A man who dedicated more than three decades of his life to developing forestry in the areas around Crossett will join six others in being inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.
The Arkansas General Assembly will convene Jan. 11, and when it opens two new legislators from Ashley County will be seated in their respective chambers.
When it comes to COVID-19, Arkansans are sick of it.
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.
Health care workers who have received COVID-19 vaccinations are responding very well, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.
Crossett plans to ring in the New Year by with a big ball drop.
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…
Gov. Asa Hutchinson spoke optimistically about the state’s COVID-19 fight Tuesday, saying that another round of new doses of the vaccine against the deadly virus were on their way to the state.
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.
Ruby Burgess is a lot like a typical almost-two-year-old. Put her down in the house, and she can get around on her own just fine.
The Crossett School District’s annual report to the public was presented during Monday night’s school board meeting.
The Hamburg City Council voted Monday to change the police department’s use-of-force policy to prohibit the use of chokeholds.
The school resource officer at Crossett High School is starting a new program that will give students a look at the life of law enforcement offiers.
The Ashley County Quorum Court will have a special budget meeting for the county on Dec.18 after some of the quorum members said they needed more time to review the 2021 budget.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ashley County ticked slightly upward over the last week, standing Tuesday at 125 active cases compared to 122 a week prior.
Family members announced Wednesday morning that a Crossett woman who had been missing for several days had been located.
The effort to install the infrastructure necessary for high-speed Internet in Ashley County is well under way, and should meet its Dec. 31 deadline.
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.
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…
Hamburg’s sewer customers will soon be paying more for the service.
State health officials announced Tuesday that a third COVID-19 vaccine that has demonstrated efficacy has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization.
State officials repeated Tuesday a warning from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that Arkansas, “is on the precipice of a rapid increase of cases that will be followed by new hospital admissions.”
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.
Why have just one ladder truck when you can have two?
Plans for the Crossett Area Chamber’s Christmas in Crossett have blossomed from a one-day event to a full weekend for the community.
The Crossett School board has given Superintendent Gary Williams authority to work with a company that might transition the school district to using solar power.
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.
The Hamburg School District has moved all of its campuses to a remote learning configuration because of the number of COVID-related quarantined people with connections to the district.
Ashley County hit its highest number of recorded active COVID-19 cases this week, but the numbers have fallen slightly since then.
Alicia Harris has a belief: Local students need more than moral support, they need spiritual support.
A former Crossett teacher and coach pleaded guilty to attempted sexual indecency with a child last week.
The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s dates for Christmas in Crossett.
While the United States held its collective breath into Wednesday to find out how the Electoral College vote would fall for the office of the President of the United States, most local races were decided in the unofficial numbers Tuesday night.
In unofficial vote counts, the Arkansas Secretary of State's office reports that with 100 percent of the vote in, Howard Beaty of Crossett is in the lead against incumbent Rep. LeAnne Burch for the State Rep. District 9 seat.
Election tallying for the Nov. 3 General Election is complete in Ashley County.
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)
Want to see more recreation opportunities offered in the Crossett area? Now is your chance to get involved.
The Ashley County clerk is projecting that more voters will cast early voting ballots than in the 2016 presidential election.
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.
The City of Hamburg will host a public hearing in November to discuss raising sewer rates for those on the municipal and rural water systems.