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Multiple shootings reported
Two Crossett men were injured in separate non-fatal shootings last week, according to reports from Ashley County sheriff's office. James Williams Lee, 39, was shot in the lower hip area and Jacob Smith, 27, was shot in the back.
Jun 22, 2016, 14:30


HSD ends year in positive financial position
Hamburg School District is in a better financial position than expected, according to Carlton “Buddy” Lawrence at last week’s June 13 board meeting in which members also heard announcements and recognized some district personnel.
Jun 22, 2016, 14:23


CARD looks for zoo animals’ owners
Crossland Zoo, a drainage department feasibility study, requests and updates were addressed by council members during the Crossett city council meeting Monday.
Crossett city councilwoman Lynn Rodgers speaks to other council members Monday night concerning drainage issues.

Jun 22, 2016, 14:20


No major losses in Alrez fire
The outdoor segment of the dust filtration system at Alrez awaits new rupture panels following a May 13 discharge and flash fire that caused the safety panels to deploy. The approximate 3 feet by 3 feet sheet metal covered panels go on openings at the front, side, and top. They are designed to open should the pressurized system develop too much pressure. The rupture panels rupturing is what you would want to happen in this situation, reported plant manager Keith Long.

May 26, 2016, 11:39


Relay event raises funds
Ashley County’s annual Relay for Life event went “really well and was a lot of fun,” according to the American Cancer Society’s community event coordinator Kelli White who said the May 17 “Bank Night” total of funds raised was $38,000. ACS’s overall goal, including May 25 fundraisers and those continuing through the season’s end in August, is $70,000 this year.

May 26, 2016, 11:34




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