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…
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.
A Crossett girl decided that she wanted to donate her birthday to the Crossett City Pound.
An Ashley County bull rider is getting national attention after making what some are calling a historic comeback in his Professional Bull Riding career.
After four years of hard work, a new exhibit will be unveiled at the end of this month that explores the history of the area now known as Felsenthal Wildlife Refuge.
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 …
A group of girls were recently given lessons on beauty inside and out.
There are no rules when making a bucket list, and the possibilities are endless. If you look around, you might find an interesting spot that you didn’t know you were looking for.
An Ashley County woman will participate in the Miss Arkansas pageant this weekend.
Last Saturday, guests from Mississippi to Maryland traveled to Crossett to attend a book release event for Shanae Govan of Crossett.
A Crossett student won first place and best of show in the 2018 Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Contest Awards.