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Spring Break came to an end on Monday, but because returning to the actual school building is not an option since the state closure of school buildings, students, educators and parents entered their second week of virtual learning.

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The Ashley County Judge's Office announced on a social media post Sunday morning that the Arkansas Department of Health had contacted the county judge to notify his office of a positive case of COVID-19 in Ashley County, the first confirmed for the county. "Please remember to practice social…

A recent study by the Manufacturing Institute showed that nationally 80 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly skilled production positions. 

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday that the closure of Arkansas schools in response to the COVID-19 outbreak would be expanded until April 17. The case of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state grew from 33 to 62 from Wednesday to Thursday. As of 2:31 p.m. Thursday, the Arkansas Departmen…

University of Arkansas—Monticello officials have moved all instruction to off-campus, online virtual classrooms until March 30 after a student there had direct contact with a patient who was confirmed to have presumptive COVID-19, or coronavirus. An additional 32 other UAM students and four …

The time for homeowners and renters in Ashley County who affected by the severe storms and tornadoes Jan. 10 and 11 to apply for assistance through the state of Arkansas is drawing to a close. 

Hamburg’s mayor asked last week if there was a way to keep the political season out of sight — even if it wasn’t out of mind — for a little while this year.

While the nation watched for Super Tuesday results to see who won additional delegates for the Democratic Presidential nomination, in southeastern Arkansas one judicial candidate was able to go to bed after apparently winning the campaign for the District 2 seat in the 10th Judicial District.

Ashley County has cast fewer than 630 ballots in early voting in the Presidential primary. The local ballot also includes judicial elections and a Republican primary for Senate District 26.

The Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry’s board hosted its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, which also houses the pantry. During the luncheon Director Pam Breeding, left,  recognized Donna Jones, right, as Volunteer of the Year. (VERSHAL HOGAN/News O…

The City of Crossett has taken the second step in the process to bring a massive solar farm — and with it, hundreds of construction jobs — to the area.

The 10th Judicial District Court has determined that there was probable cause to charge all three people arrested in connection the murder of a teenager earlier this month with first-degree murder, but no formal charges have been filed at this time.

Hamburg High School’s administration has decided the best way to help students following the series of tornadoes that swept through the area Jan. 11 would be to set up a non-perishable food pantry at the high school.