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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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)

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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.

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More voters cast early ballots at the Crossett Voting Center on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 3 general election than did in total for the May sewer improvement tax election.

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The Hamburg City Council voted Monday to approve restructuring the offices in City Hall to better protect employees from exposure to COVID-19, though Mayor Dane Weindorf also said that the changes will be more convenient for utility customers in the long run.

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The Crossett Aces play a tournament at the Scott McCormick Sports Complex in this file photo from March 2019.  Crossett Mayor Crystal Marshall said Oct. 19 that she hopes residents will soon see more activity at the complex. (FILE PHOTO/News Observer)

Ashley County Judge Jim Hudson announced Tuesday that the county would be getting approximately $820,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money.

The Arkansas Supreme Court declined last week to hear an appeal for a 2019 life sentence in a case where the murder victim was burned to death in Parkdale. The court did not rule out hearing the case in the future since its rejection was based on technical errors in the case’s submission.

Congressman Bruce Westerman, left,  started his annual agriculture tour this week and made two stops in Ashley County on Tuesday. In Hamburg,  Westerman visited the Ashley County Farm Family of the Year and in Crossett he stopped at Delek Renewables. Westerman toured both locations and helpe…