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Members of the Crossett community celebrated the life and work of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday by marching down the street that bears his name and attending a program at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church that had the theme of #Unity.

Korey Kay’Ceon Atkins was Ashley County Medical Center’s New Year Baby. He arrived at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 1, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces. His mother, Lasonya Taylor, and father, Keoddrick Atkins, welcomed him. those who joined the family in celebrating the birth include pediatrician Dr. Henry Gom…

Woodrow Wilson was president when Margaret Hill Smith was born in Crossett on Dec. 23, 1913. Since then, she’s seen 17 other Presidents take office, two world wars, the space age, the fall of Communism and a whole lot more — and as a life-long resident of Crossett, she also saw the city shif…

The Arkansas Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Ashley County Veteran’s Affair’s office hosted a banquet last week to honor Ashley County’s Vietnam Veterans.

When Centennial Park played host to a fashion show last weekend, it wasn’t about the clothes, though they played a central role. It was about promoting local business.

Kenny Laughlin, right, was named Firefighter of the Year at the Hamburg Fire Department’s annual Christmas party. Fire Chief Tim Hollis, left, presented Laughlin with a plaque noting the honor.

Last week, the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome “Off the Hook” restaurant, owned by Dee Wisecarver, as a new business and a new chamber member.

Rachel Langley and Kacee Jo Leonard, both of Crossett, have been named to the University of Arkansas—Monticello Homecoming Court. Langley, second from left on the second row, is a junior political science major and the daughter of Jeff and Melissa Langley. She is a Student Ambassador team le…

The American Legion Post 111 hosted a ceremony Sept. 11 to honor both the memory of 911 and the late Don Greene of Crossett. The Legion placed a plaque on its flag pole to recognize Greene’s years of commitment to the American Legion and to recognize the work he did while he was a member of …