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. …
Ingevity recently presented a check donation of $5,000 to the Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry. GCAFP Executive Director Pamela Breeding received the check on behalf of the pantry.
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 Crossett Community hosted a bon fire pep rally for the 8-AAAA Conference champion Crossett Eagles on Monday night in advance of the team’s second-round playoff game.
At the expense of sounding melodramatic, there is a movement happening in Crossett. I believe that movement has been put in motion by the upheaval along our industrial backbone.
Cora Mae Summers was 17 years old when she received her diploma from Hamburg High School in 1941. She didn’t know at the time within a few years she would be a member of the U.S. Navy joining in a war effort.
“When you’re doing this, you learn different things and you learn you can do things you thought you couldn’t.”
Colleagues remembered Judge Kenny Johnson as a rare man who believed in second chances and saw the best in everyone.
When they were looking for fund raising ideas, two Fountain Hill residents said they missed what locals know as Donkey Basketball — and the ideas went from there.
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.
Kaitlin Belle Hicks recently received the first half of a scholarship she has been granted by the Hamburg Prairie Lodge #465. Lodge Secretary Tim Collier presented Hicks with the check.
The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Premier Reality Group owners Diana and Dale Martini at the new Premier location on Main Street 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…
Ashley County Medical Center has recently invested in new upgrades to its Fujifilm ASPIRE Cristalle digital mammography solution, meaning the hospital will now be able to offer the first of its kind 3D mammography in the state.
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.
Crossett’s Cowboys for Jesus hosted last weekend a riding school that they said they hoped was the first of what will become a monthly event.
What began as a prayer service has become a group set to rally to the community’s needs and offer continuing encouragement.
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 …
Do not ever complain about boring days; I made the mistake a couple of months ago and haven’t gotten the chance to take a deep breath since.
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.
Ashley County Medical Center announced this week the addition of Dr. Sarahrose Webster to its surgical team.
After 37 years of practicing medicine in Ashley County, Dr. Andy Gresham hung up his stethoscope for the last time last week.
From this week in 1982 -
When Chris Adkins puts on his boots to get ready for the 71st Annual Crossett Riding Club PRCA Rodeo parade, he’ll be doing so as the club’s youngest president in history.
From this week in 1989.
The class of 1959, the last class to graduate from the two story high school that stood where Crossett Middle School now stands, celebrated its 60th class reunion last weekend.
A county employee saved two kittens from the trash packer at the Ashley County Landfill last week.
A local restaurant will be the first Arkansas restaurant featured on a Louisiana television station’s food segment, “Feed Your Soul.”
From this week in 1995.
Ashley County Hope at Home hosted its first Hope Fest on Friday and organizers said it was a success.
The Ashley County Health Foundation hosted its annual gala on Friday night and raised more than $50,000.
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…
A Crossett resident has been selected as Arkansas Funeral Director of the Year by the Arkansas Funeral Association.
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.
Crossett American Legion Post 111 hosted a party celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion Saturday. Representatives from posts from Monticello, Lake Village, Dermott, Hamburg and Warren attended. Crossett Mayor Scott McCormick presented a proclamation in appre…
Crossett Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician Matt Gammel, second from left, recently completed the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. He is shown with, from left, FF-EMT Blake Finney, Chief Bo Higginbotham and FF-EMT Kodi Murphy.
The National Wild Turkey Federation hosted its annual Southeast Arkansas Chapter banquet last week and raised approximately $22,000.
A third Crossett family is working to adopt a child from the African country of Malawi.
The governor of Arkansas and Crossett’s mayor recognized a local resident last week for his contributions to the Gospel music industry.
Ashley County Go Red For Women hosted its annual gala Thursday night.
The Hamburg Fire Department won the Firemen’s Cup contest hosted by Zac Dunlap Band for the second consecutive year. The winners were announced last Wednesday and the reward concert will be in Hamburg March 1. The Zac Dunlap Band is an Arkansas country music band most known for their hit sin…
Hamburg natives Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and Jonathan Martin--collectively known as The Martins — recently garnered the 2019 nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album from the Recording Academy for their release of their latest studio recording “Still Standing”, released by Gaithe…
After decades of wondering if he had been lost at sea or buried anonymously, the family of a U.S. serviceman — including his relatives in Crossett — finally have an answer.
Holt Auto Group presented Crossett Superintendent of Schools Gary Williams with a donation of $1,400 from their Team Spirit Savings event, which was last fall. The dealership donated $100 per vehicle sold during the month of October to the school district of the customer’s choice.
Rep. LeAnne Burch, left, presented Mary Williams of Hamburg Helping Hands, center, with a check in the amount of $500 from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance mini-grant. Burch participated in a fundraiser where legislators volunteered to help serve tables to raise money for their local foo…