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Ashley County Go Red donated an Artificial Electronic Defibrillator to the City Pool on Monday evening. Those who attended are, from left, Loretta Stell, Linda McDougald, Angela Willhite, and Shawna Hawkins, all of Go Red; and Shannon Hornsby, Sarah Hollimon, and Bradley Englerth, all of the…

We dropped the New Year’s Eve ball for the first time ever; we raised a new American flag over a new Crossett; and now we have a list of events to attend, support and-or volunteer for in 2020.

Last weekend people from across Ashley County visited the Ashley County Museum to have their photos taken with Santa. Some were happier than others to meet the jolly old elf.

The South oozes character. I don’t care if you think it cute, silly, right or wrong. We have such an interesting way of seeing the world. One of the ways we present this view is through sayings.

For a society inundated with messages of kindness, from the golden rule introduced in our elementary school years to the trendy “pay it forward” movement — which I, for one, became aware of in the early 2000s  after watching the movie  “Pay it Forward” — we are not really good at kindness.  …

Thursday is the day the nation sets aside to give thanks. People from all corners of the nation travel many miles to be with families and friends for the extended weekend. Families sit around dinner tables and eat turkey, dressing and other assorted condiments until they cannot eat another b…

The Ashley County Retired Teachers’ Association recently awarded $750 scholarships to Crossett High School’s Donna Culpepper, third from left, and Hamburg High School’s Beth Gannaway, second from right. The scholarships are awarded to teachers who are working to further their education and w…

The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rugged Redemption Resale’s grand opening Friday. The shop is located at 1001 W. First Ave., in Crossett.

The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Tru by Hilton on Unity Road in Crossett. Frank and Kim Patel own the 38,000-square foot, 82-room hotel. The hotel has had a soft opening, and has allowed the Crossett swim tean to practice in its pool unti…

The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce organized a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Ashley Family Clinic in Crossett recently. Family Nurse Practitioner is now seeing patients at the new clinic. Ashley Family Clinic is located at 124 Ray Lochala Road in Crossett on the backside of the ACMC Outr…

Is anyone else having a difficult time keeping up with how fast time is flying? I know it’s still mid-July, but back-to-school plans are already in motion. I forget every year how busy it gets and stays, until after the holidays. We have had a stellar summer and it’s not over yet! It’s hard …

Dedicated Logistics, LLC was awarded “National Carrier of the Year for Georgia Pacific” for the year of 2018 at the KBX Logistics Carrier Conference award banquet in Green Bay, on June 5.

A group of Hamburg youth recently went to the Crossett pound to volunteer their time last week. The group gave baths, cleaned out kennels, filled food and water bowls, gave treats, walked and played with the dogs. The parents of the children said the group did it just because they wanted to …

You know what’s the most amazing thing in the world? What makes me rich beyond my dreams? It’s sitting here on my porch, in my rocker, watching the babies run and play. I’m serious — if you’re down, discouraged and want to put everything in a basket and sink it in the river, just find some b…

Brian Ray Jr., center, graduated from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy Firefighter Standards Class on June 7. His father, Lt. Brian Ray with the Crossett Fire Deptpartment, left, and Crossett Fire Chief Bo Higginbotham, right, marked the occasion with him.

Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Ashley County quickly learned that they had to walk gingerly if they were going to transport their egg on a spoon during the club’s egg hunt and relay games April 18.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Crossett Fire Chief Bo Higginbotham to serve on Arkansas’ Fire Protection Services Board.

May 5, 1960, original cutline: Shown here are a few of the students who made Friday night's senior prom a success. On the ladders are Tommy Stephens and Mike Perritt. Below, from left, Glenda Rawls, Jane Regnier, Bill Johnson and John Toler. Other members of the decorating committee were Kay…

The Delta Xi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted Crossett’s annual color run Saturday. The proceeds were used to benefit Hope at Home, a county-wide non-profit group dedicated to assisting and serving cancer patients in Ashley County.

Members of Cub Scout Troop 66 and American Legion Post 111 hosted a flag retirement ceremony Saturday. During the ceremony, American flags that had become tattered, worn or faded were unfolded and then respectfully burned.