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 …

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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…

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.

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.

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 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 …

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.

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.

As the clock ticks down to the 70th annual Crossett Riding Club PRCA event, local businesses are being challenged to “Paint the Town Rodeo.”

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.

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.