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.
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.
A Monroe woman died in a wreck in which her vehicle caught fire on U.S. 425 South Thursday evening.
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.
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.
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)
The Hamburg City Council adopted Monday an ordinance that will increase the residential and commercial rates for rural water customers.
It’s time to take out the trash. And then it’s time to pick up the trash that’s already outside.
A former Hamburg student will be recognized next week at the 93rd Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo for receiving one of the highest achievements in the program.
Early voting for the for the Nov. 3 general election began today.
The Crossett School District has moved two grades to virtual learning and canceled the Ashley Bowl, but officials said it’s been done as precaution and not because a large number of students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
Homecoming at Crossett High School wasn’t just the usual affair.
Ashley County’s COVID-19 case count rose over the last week, and the virus claimed another life in the county.
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 cities of Hamburg and Crossett have announced that they will observe Halloween on Oct. 31.
Crossett’s Veteran’s Parade of Flags will roll through the streets on Saturday with the goal of leaving the city feeling so patriotic they’re seeing red, white and blue.
The Crossett School District had to celebrate school bus safety a little differently this year because of COVID-19.
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.
The director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation visited Crossett last week to lobby voters to continue a half-cent sales tax that funds highway work.
Ashley County’s number of active COVID-19 infections remained steady over the last week, but complications from the virus claimed another local life.
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…
After delays from a little wind and a lot of rain, the harvest is starting to click along in Southeast Arkansas.