We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated

After months of hearing that vaccines were coming, a  local long-term care facility was able to administer inoculations against Covid-19 in Crossett on Monday evening. 

When the county’s school children wrote letters to Santa — which The Ashley News Observer dutifully forwarded to the North Pole, of course — they asked not only for toy tractors and dolls, but also for something they’ve been internalizing all year. Some of them asked Santa for a cure to SARS…

  • Updated

A divided Crossett City Council adopted a budget for the coming fiscal year Monday night. The point of contention was nearly a quarter million dollars.

  • Updated

The Hamburg City Council voted Monday to change the police department’s use-of-force policy to prohibit the use of chokeholds.

The future of the massive solar farm project south of Crossett is looking bright as ever after an infusion of funding into the project last week.

Ashley County continued this week its upward trajectory in active COVID-19 cases, sitting Tuesday at 122, a new record high for active cases of the sometimes-fatal viral infection.

  • Updated

Ashley County is best when everyone works together, and that’s part of why Crossett’s Rotary Club is sponsoring a satellite club in Hamburg.

In the City of Hamburg’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, the city is planning to receive approximately $19,000 less in general fund revenue than it budgeted for in 2020. The proposal also tells a story of an administration that has kept its expenses in check in a year when revenu…

The Crossett City Council says that the Crossett water commission must resume paying a $30,000 annual obligation that was stopped in recent years, but a representative of the commission said that in order to do that they must raise water rates.

  • Updated

The Ashley County Quorum Court adopted an ordinance to provide for the levy of ad valorem taxes of real and personal property for the year 2020 during its monthly meeting Tuesday. 

  • Updated

Volunteers with the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce and Crossett Parks and Recreation  participated in the city’s fall cleanup day, part of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful movement and Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)

  • Updated

Ashley County Cares was not able to host its annual fundraiser banquet and auction because of COVID-19 social gathering restrictions, but the organization has found an alternative way to fundraise for the year.