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The City of Crossett’s crews strung the city’s new holiday lighting in zigzags across Main Street over the course of the last week, creating a gallery of overhead lights that extends from Main’s intersection with First Avenue to Waterwell Road. (NEWS OBSERVER/Staff photo)

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Two Ashley County residents died Friday in a vehicle collision on Highway 8 near Fountain Hill.

The deceased in the wreck, Drackus Charleston, 29, of Hamburg, and Sharrie Williams, 31, of Crossett were in the same vehicle, a 2010 Toyata.

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Local fire departments responded to a structure fire on Brooks Road in West Crossett on Friday afternoon. The structure became fully involved and was destroyed in the blaze. A family member of the building owner said the residence was not occupied at the time and no one was in the building a…

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The annual home, arts and farm crafts showcase known as the Ashley County Fair is happening at the Ashley County Fairgrounds on West Jackson Street in Hamburg in the coming week.

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While improvements to the outside of the Crossett City Auditorium have been visible in recent months — notably the awning and refinished steps on the front of the building — a transformation has also been taking place inside. The dressing rooms, long grimy from years of use, have been repain…

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Even though the special session of the Arkansas General Assembly didn’t even take up the issue of amending the law that bans school districts from setting their own mask standards, a circuit court judge has ruled the law cannot be enforced.

Readers and listeners alike from the Crossett community gathered at the Crossett Public Library as the library hosted a read-a-thon that had the goal of reading 500 stories over the course of July 29 and 30. More than 40 readers and 100 children joined in the effort. (VERSHAL HOGAN/News Observer)

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has declared a new public health emergency in light of a significant spike in the number of COVID-19 cases across the state. Ashley County Medical Center will offer a free COVID vaccine clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 4 and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Ashley Pediatri…

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Volunteers with the Arkansas Food Bank and from the Fountain Hill community hosted a free food giveaway on July 23, loading boxes into vehicles as residents came to pick up for themselves and for others. The food was provided  for by a grant from MacKenzie Scott, who donated more than $4 bil…