The Hamburg School District is considering what needs to be done to improve its facilities, and discussed a possible tax millage to fund those improvements.
Crossett Middle School administrators said last week they wanted to congratulate the 2018 Duke TIP Talent Search students, who scored in the 95th percentile or above on last year’s ACT Aspire exam. The students will now have the opportunity to take the ACT test as a seventh grader and get a …
The past week has seen three fatal wrecks in southeast Arkansas, one of which claimed the life of a Crossett woman.
A Hamburg School District bus overturned with 22 students on board last week.
Ashley County residents flocked to the county fairgrounds in Hamburg for the annual county fair last week, which included, among many other things, carnival and petting zoo offerings.
Emergency crews responded to a small fire at the new Crossett High School construction site last week.
Emergency and law enforcement officials responded to the scene of Fred's in North Crossett, where a driver had crashed into the front of the store, shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Ashley County Sheriff Tommy Sturgeon said the driver, who he characterized as elderly, mistakenly applied the a…
The Crossett Police Department is urging residents to lock their cars after a string of car thefts in the last month.
After a discussion in which some justices said they do not believe taxpayer money is being well spent at Ashley County Medical Center, two members of the Ashley County Quorum Court voted against extending the lease of the county-owned facility to the foundation that operates it.
Voters in Hamburg — at least those who showed up — overwhelmingly passed a one-cent sales tax designated to fund ambulance service in the county.
Ashley County voters will no longer have to report to a specific precinct to cast ballots in future elections.
Students at Crossett Learning Center met with law enforcement officers and said the Pledge of Allegiance outside their school as part of a Patriot Day celebration this week.
Paige Thompson, right, won the title of queen at the 2018 Ashley County Horsemanship Pageant. Other winners included, from left, Princess Brianna Jerry, Sweetheart Braley Moffatt and Teen Miss ACH Taylor Blankenship.
A Crossett man will likely plead guilty in court this week for his alleged role in the death of a young woman in a vehicle crash, his attorney said.
A Bastrop man died following an apparent farming accident in Ashley County last week.
Members of the Crossett and Hamburg chapters of the Future Farmers of America worked last week to clean up the Ashley County fairgrounds in advance of the county fair, which starts Saturday.
Hamburg High School is looking for ways to help students find their place as part of the future workforce.
Hamburg’s electorate will decide Tuesday if they want to place a one-cent sales tax on the books to fund an ambulance service.
Officials with Today's Power Inc. and the Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative recently hosted a "flip-the-switch" event at the new 1-megawatt solar farm near Hamburg. The energy generated at the array, which is one of the most advanced in the country, will be consumed locally.
Grace Christian Fellowship found out Friday that their church power would not be restored in time for their Sunday morning service. Their building required a complete rewiring after a tree fell on it and pulled out a large portion of its electrical wires. The church hosted its Sunday morning…
The Ashley County Fair is fast approaching, but it is not too late to register yourself, your pets or your masterpieces in the contests, shows and pageants.
The National Weather Service stood by its initial assessment that last Monday’s storm in Crossett was not a tornado.
The power is back on for the residents of Crossett, but the damages of the storm are still not resolved.
An Ashley County inmate was among the three prisoners found dead in a single day period at the Varner Unit, a high-security state prison in Lincoln County.
The first two babies, barbados lambs, were born at the Crossett FFA farm last week. The farm is in the former Crossland Zoo and is now home to the animals used in the FFA program. FFA adviser, Sammy Cox, pictured, has plans to open a petting zoo there in the future, but right now it is just …
The Bible calls blessed those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.
A total of 32 candidates will be elected unopposed in the November city elections, but in Crossett, Hamburg, Parkdale and Fountain Hill voters will have to choose a mayor.
Hamburg City officials are looking for ways to educate the voting public about the upcoming one-cent sales tax to fund an ambulance service in the city.
Storms roared through Ashley County Monday and left the City of Crossett in the dark.
An attendee at the It Takes a Village for Bettering All Kids back-to-school event receives a face painting Saturday. It Takes a Village has announced its plans to partner with the Crossett Youth Center to offer more events and opportunities to area children.
The Crossett Riding Club recently celebrated its 70th year of riding and their 70th rodeo, and the members plan to keep the Crossett PRCA Rodeo alive — even if that means moving the dates.
The Ashley County Quorum Court voted Tuesday to signal its intention to enter into a tax-abatement program for a solar farm near Hamburg.
The new end date for the construction of the new Crossett High School on Martin Luther King Drive is Oct. 30.
Ashley County’s justices of the peace said Tuesday they want better lines of communication with the county judge’s office, to see county policy enforced and for county offices to pay closer attention to expenses.
Crossett Fire Chief Bo Higginbotham added a new firefighter to his staff this week, a Dalmatian named Ember. She will live with Higginbotham, but will travel to the fire station each day as a mascot the department. Ember is enrolled in a four-week board and training program starting in Janua…
Members of the Crossett community pitch in with city crews Saturday to clean up around town in preparation for the 70th annual Crossett Riding Club PRCA Rodeo. After meeting up at the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce, the volunteers were assigned an area of the city on which to focus their …
Crossett Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 400 block of Third Avenue Thursday morning. Officials at the scene said no one lived at the residence at the time, and the structure did not have electrical service. The matter will remain under investigation.
The Hamburg Parks Committee met and made changes to the proposed improvements at Norman Park to bring costs in line with the total project budget last week.
A new executive director will be starting at the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce Aug. 1.
Potential candidates for office in Crossett have started to submit their election packets to the county clerk, and more candidates have declared that they will run for local office.
As the clock ticks down to the 70th annual Crossett Riding Club PRCA event, local businesses are being challenged to “Paint the Town Rodeo.”
ATVs such as four-wheelers and side-by-sides will be allowed in the annual Crossett Riding Club Rodeo Parade this year.
The Ashley County Quorum Court voted Monday to give up to $40,000 in $5,000 monthly installments to the City of Hamburg to subsidize its temporary ambulance program while the city works out a long-term solution.
What if the old Crossett City Hall could be more than an empty municipal building?
A local family practice is closing after more than 40 years in Crossett.
A California man is dead and a Crossett man was arrested following a fatal shooting Sunday.
Who needs to give up science just because it’s summer break?
Hamburg’s proposal for a one-cent sales tax for ambulance service has been forwarded to the election commission, and the Ashley County Quorum Court has indicated it will not move forward with any plan for ambulance coverage in the county until after the election.
The Hamburg City Council voted Monday to accept a clean audit of the city’s finances.
The Crossett City Council approved Monday a summer bonus for city employees and agreed that raises needed to be included in next year’s budget.
Two men whose 2016 viral video of a dying dog whose throat they had cut will not spend any time in prison.
Monticello Police arrested a Hamburg man June 5 after he allegedly attacked with a knife a man who said he did not even know the attacker.