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08/14/17

[your] NEWS Has Arrived
Coates Media proudly announces the addition of "yournews.com". Now you can get all of your news in one location. National, International and local news all from any zip  

08/11/17

New News Service Coming To CoatesMedia
We apologize for the lack of news the last couple of days. We are working on an updated news service that will allow you to see news locally and around the nation and the

08/09/17

Cherris Faith Allbright Murderer Sentenced To Death
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, Tom Wynne said the trial of 21 year old Brad Hunter Smith of Randall went relatively smoothly and only took a

Mayor MacNichol Discusses Water At Last Night's Council Meeting
The Fordyce City Council met last night for their regular meeting. Mayor John MacNichol opened the meeting with an update on the problem with the water over the

A Fordyce Woman And A Thornton Woman Charged With Shoplifting
57 year old Ermalean Fields of Fordyce and 53 year old Beverly Jean Canada of Thornton have been charged with shoplifting, possession of a controlled substance and

Meet And Greet Planned For New Fordyce Doctor Tomorrow
Tomorrow, you'll have an opportunity to come to the hospital cafeteria to “meet and greet” Dr. Jay Petty and his wife. Dr. Petty is the newly hired director of the family health

SAU Tech Adult Education Changing Location In Fordyce
SAU Tech Adult Education in Fordyce: SAU Tech Adult Education is changing their location in Fordyce. Services will be offered at the Fordyce Middle

08/08/17

Fordyce Water Department Boil Order Lifted
As of 1 o'clock this afternoon the precautionary boil order for the Fordyce water district has been lifted. The Health Department has declared that the  

Fordyce City Council Meets Tonight
The Fordyce City Council meets for their regular meeting tonight at 6pm at city council chambers at city hall. Under unfinished business in the matter of updating the telephone

Family Trees Can Be Traced Using DNA
Genealogist and private investigator Crystal Batson of Jefferson, Arkansas was a guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", yesterday. Batson said her interest and

Bearden School Open House Thursday
Bearden School District will hold an open house this Thursday starting at 5pm in the Bearden High school Commons. Grilled hot dogs and other trimmings will be served at

Burn Victims Funerals Tomorrow In White Hall
56 year old Anthony “Tony” Carruth of White Hall and his 82 year old mother Billie Matthews Carruth of White Hall died in a fire at their home Friday, August 4. Funeral

Jacks Obit
88 year old Betty Jewel Jacks of the Rowell community passed away on Sunday at her home. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 at Center Missionary Baptist

Jacobs Obit
Lee Roy Jacobs , 81, of Carthage, died Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was the son of the late Willie Bell Jacobs.

Ogles Obit
67 year old Barbara Ann Parrott Ogles of Warren died Saturday at the Drew County Medical Center in Monticello. She was a retired RN with 17 plus years of service. She

08/07/17

Three Fatal Crashes Friday Two Saturday
State Police investigated three fatal car crashed on Friday. According to state police, 71 year old Willie Brown of Searcy died in a one car crash shortly after noon on Friday

Solid Waste Service On Cleveland County Quorum Court's Agenda Tonight
Cleveland County Quorum court meets in regular session tonight at 7 at the Cleveland county Courthouse. One of the items on tonight's agenda will be discussion of solid

Congressman Bruce Westerman's Mobile Office Travels South Arkansas This Week
4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman's mobile office will be on the move this week, tomorrow, Westerman's staff will visit Clark, Nevada, Miller Lafayette and

New Classes Being Offered At SAU Tech
Classes at SAU Tech get underway on August 16. Recently on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", SAU Tech Chancellor Jason Morrison talked about new classes and

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan Says Investment Returns Are Good
State Treasurer Dennis Milligan joined the morning crew on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"  this past week to talk about what he's been able to accomplish since being

Two Area Revivals Tonight
Enon Missionary Baptist Church, located on Chambersville Road near Fordyce will be holding revival beginning tonight at 7pm and tomorrow night and Wednesday night.

Cox Obit
90 year old Norma Jean Cox of Kingsland died on Friday at her home. Graveside services will be held this afternoon at 2 at Kingsland Cemetery with Derek Peters and

Smith Obit
92 year old Lucille Reynolds Smith of Fordyce died Wednesday at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Reverend G. William “Bill” Smith. She

08/04/17

Fordyce Man Charged In Stabbing Incident
46 year old Stacy Andre Moore of Fordyce has been charged in circuit court in Dallas County with second degree battery. The charges are the result of an incident on June

Road Work Near Hampton Closes Portion Of 274
Road work continues on a section of highway 274 near Hampton and will require the road to be closed to through traffic between State highway 203 and U.S. Highway 167

Meet And Greet Scheduled For New Doctor At Dallas County Medical
There are some dates to remember this next week of things going on at Dallas County Medical Center. Wednesday, August 9, the hospital auxiliary is having a Collective

Church News
Enon Missionary Baptist Church located on Chambersville Road in Fordyce will be holding a revival August 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 PM nightly. Reverend

Breshears Obit
82 year old Sandra Dees Breshears of Pine Bluff died Tuesday in Little Rock after battling lung cancer. She taught school in the Pine Bluff area for several years and worked

Lassiter Obit
78 year old Bertia Mae Lassiter of Warren died Wednesday at her home. She retired from the City of Warren with 36 years of service as City Clerk, Special Projects

08/03/17

First Traffic Death This Month
The first fatality for the month of August occurred yesterday in Mississippi County on highway 18, east of Big Lake. According to State Police, 61 year old Shella Booth of

18 Witnesses Called In Cleveland County Murder Trial
18 witnesses were called to testify on Tuesday in Circuit Court in Rison as the capital murder trial of 21 year old Brad Hunter Smith of Randall got underway. Smith is

Camden Police Report
On July 25, Camden Police officer Charlotte Elliott stopped a vehicle in the Garden Oaks Shopping Center after observing the vehicle had expired registration. When Elliott

Cleveland County Postpones Bids For Garbage Services
At a special called meeting on Monday night the Cleveland County Quorum Court voted to postpone seeking bids for solid waste services. The action came following a

Today Last Day For School Registration
Today is the last day of registration for students in grades 7 through 12 at Fordyce High School. Today is the day juniors and seniors are to register. The hours are 8am till

Back To School Tax Free Weekend Saturday And Sunday
This Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6 is tax free holiday weekend. During these two days certain goods can be purchased tax-free. The Arkansas State tax rate varies

Bradford Obit
88 year old Dorothy Vail Bradford of Warren died Monday at the Chapel Woods Nursing Home. She was retired from Jack Winter Company and was a charter member of

Davis Obit
70 year old Judy E. Davis of Tinsman died Sunday at her home. Graveside services will be held this morning at 10 at Earnest Cemetery. Benton Funeral Home of Hampton-

Pinckard Obit
61 year old Darlene Pinckard of New Edinburg died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was employed with the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center

08/02/17

Latest Traffic Fatality Brings This Years Total To 285
A 60 year old Dover, Arkansas man was killed in a crash involving two vehicles in Pope County on Monday. According to a State Police report, Donald Keith Becker of

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, officers made a total of 12 arrests between July 24 and July 31.

Dallas County Circuit Court
On July 28,  in Dallas County Circuit Court, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Wynne of Fordyce filed criminal charges against three Fordyce men.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
In Circuit Court in Camden 26 year old Shunta Walker of Fordyce has been charged by deputy prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer with possession of meth or cocaine and

Bearden District Court
District Court in Bearden was held on July 20,  at City Council chambers at city hall, Judge Dan Ives presiding. Judge Ives quashed the case of Kenny Rogers of Bearden.

SAU Tech Classes Start August 16
Classes get underway August 16, at SAU Tech in east Camden. SAU Tech Chancellor Jason Morrison, on KQ-102.3's  "South Arkansas Today",  yesterday morning talked

08/01/17

Voter I.D. In Effect In Several Elections Today
Arkansas' revived law requiring voters to show photo ID before casting a ballot will be put to the test as soon as it takes effect this week, with early voting  Voters heading to

Camden Holding Community Unity Event Tonight
In Camden this evening from 6 to 8pm at Carnes Park, The Unity in the Community will host “National Night Out”.  There will be free games, hot dogs, bounce houses, live

Students Registering For School Today Through Thursday
Fordyce High School will hold registration for students in grades 7 through 12 today through Thursday, from 8am till 3pm each day. Registration for 7 and 8 graders takes

Back To School Revival At Word Lives
Pastor Timola Spears and The Word Lives Church of God In Christ is having their annual Back To School Revival August 3 through 7 at 7:00 pm nightly.

07/31/17

Camden Woman Among Four Killed In Weekend Traffic
State Police investigated fatality car crashes in Ouachita, Benton and Sharp Counties over the weekend. Friday night in Ouachita County..31 year old Michelle N. Daniel of

Two Altheimer Residents Dead And Wabbeseka Woman In Serious Condition Following Train Crash
A woman seriously injured in a vehicle-train crash Thursday at Wabbeseka in Jefferson County remains hospitalized at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. 25 year

Dallas County Hospital Auxiliary Planning Sale August 9
The Dallas County Medical Center's hospital auxiliary is planning a special event for Wednesday, August 9. Joe Brazil, on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"  told us

High School Athletes Could Be Limited On Competition Days During Summer
Of the nine proposals that the state's schools will vote on this week during the Arkansas Activities Association's annual meeting of the governing body,  Proposal number 6 has

New State Laws Go Into Effect Tomorrow
Several new laws passed by the legislature go into effect tomorrow, for example a 75 mile per hour speed limit..Act 1097, by Representative DeAnn Vaught of Horatio allows

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Artillery Rocket Launchers
Lockheed Martin announced last week that it has delivered the first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launcher in which both the chassis and launcher components were

Ouachita Electric Co-op Honored In Washington D.C.
Ouachita Electric Coop and its general manager Mark Cayce were honored over the weekend in Washington, D.C. As the Smart Electric Power Alliance's Cooperative

Back To School Revival
The Word Lives Church of God in Christ church in Fordyce will hold a back to school revival beginning this Thursday (Aug 3) through Monday (Aug 7) at 7pm each night.

Wheeler Obit
92 year old Mary Elizabeth Wheeler of Warren died Tuesday at her home. She was employed with 1st United Methodist Church for 30 plus years.

07/28/17

Bearden Hosting Sanctioned Chuck Wagon Races This Weekend
Tomorrow and Sunday, two big days of Western-era excitement at the Bearden Riding arena, just outside of Bearden. It's the Arkansas Chuck Wagon sanctioned Chuck

Cindy Kauffman Talks About Election Commission Meeting
The Dallas County Election Commission met last night at 6 at the old post office building in downtown Fordyce. Yesterday on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Cindy

Sales Tax Holiday First Weekend In August
The 7th annual tax holiday will be observed in Arkansas Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6. The event was held for the first time in 2011 and is held the first weekend in

Foster Obit
85 year old Bernice K Foster of Bearden passed away yesterday at Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehab in Camden. A graveside service will be held a 10am tomorrow at Moss

Stringfellow Obit
58 year old Carroll Bruce Stringfellow of Hampton died Tuesday at Lifetouch Hospice in El Dorado. Bruce was a third generation concrete finisher for over 40 years,

07/27/17

Murder Trial In Cleveland County
With the death penalty as a potential punishment in the capital murder trial of Brad Hunter Smith getting underway at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison, an expanded

Improvements At Dallas County Medical Center
The Dallas County Medical Center now has a full time doctor in its rural health Clinic, he is Dr. Jay Petty. Joe Brazil of DCMC on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" told

Dallas County Election Meeting Today
The Dallas County Election Commission will meet this evening at 6pm at the Old Post Office building in downtown Fordyce. The meeting is open to the public. Be listening to

Area School Registration This Week
Fordyce High School will hold registration for the 2017-18 school year next week. August 1 through 3,  for grades 7 thru 12. Registration will be held from 8am till 3pm each

Church News
Temple Baptist Church will hold a one day Bible School this Saturday, July 29 from 9am till 2pm. For more information, call 501-680-3108.

Obit Blankenship
79 year old William “Bill” Hunt Blankenship III of Pine Bluff died on Monday. He was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High.

Obit Ritchie
79 year old Charles E. Ritchie of Hampton died Monday at his home. He was born in Fordyce. He was a long haul truck driver for over 40 years. The last 10 years he

Obit Rogers
69 year old J.C. Rogers of Kingsland died Monday. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2pm tomorrow at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with services following at 2pm

07/26/17

Huntsville Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident
Arkansas recorded its 270 traffic fatality of the year yesterday in Washington County. According to the Arkansas State Police, 88 year old W.Q. Hall of Huntsville, Arkansas

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce officers made a total of 8 arrests between July 16 and 24.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy prosecutor for the 13th Judicial district, Phillip A. Stone,  filed three criminal cases in Ouachita County Circuit Court on July 24.

 New Ambulance Service Joins Fordyce Chamber
Barbara Finley, Executive Director for the Fordyce Chamber of Commerce has announced that Pro-MED, Fordyce and Dallas County's new ambulance service is the newest

CADC To Distribute Free Food In August
Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA commodities on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16,  at the CADC office in Fordyce.

07/25/17

Two More Die On State Highways
Two more people died in traffic crashes this past weekend. According to a State Police report, early Friday morning in Fayetteville 23 year old Tara Elizabeth Pritchett of

Stewart Obit
Funeral arrangements are pending at Brown-Williams Funeral Home in Fordyce for 90 year old John Lewis Stewart Jr. Stewart passed away on Tuesday, July 18. 

07/24/17

State Wide Traffic Fatalities Continue To Mount
A Little Rock man died in Crittenden County early Friday morning while walking down I-55. According to State Police, 36 year old Joshua A. Williams  of Little Rock died

Race Developing For Cleveland County School Board
Cleveland County School board president William King will have a challenger this September, Brian Phillips of Rison has filed to run for the Zone 7 seat in the upcoming 2017

Dallas County Fair Coming In September
The dates have been set for the Dallas County Fair. The fair will be held September 6 through 9 at the fairgrounds in Fordyce next to the City Hall Complex.

Summer Breakfast And Lunch Program Ends After Thursday
The free summer feeding program being provided by the Fordyce School District will continue through this Thursday. There is no charge for anyone under the age of 18.

School Days Begin In Three Weeks
Just three weeks from today is the first day of school at Fordyce Schools and most schools in the region. The first day of school is August 14.  Superintendent Dr. Albert

Drivers Testing Schedule
The drivers license examiner will be at Fordyce City Hall today. Road testing will take place from 8:30 till 11:15 this morning. Written tests will be given this afternoon from 1-

Ouachita Partnership Economic Development Agency Meeting Wednesday
The OPED board of directors meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday morning at 10am in the conference room of the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology

Carter Obit
91 year old Juanita Daniel Carter of White Hall passed away Thursday at White Hall Nursing and Rehab in White Hall. She was 11 of 13 children.

Dunn Obit
87 year old Nettie Sue Dunn of Arkadelphia died Thursday. She graduated from Fordyce High School and worked at First National Bank, beginning as a teller and retiring  

07/21/17

Pedestrian Killed While Attempting To Cross Highway
A Rogers, Arkansas man was struck and killed trying to cross a highway in Benton County on Wednesday night.

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce Police officers  made a total of 10 arrests between July 10 and July 17.

Dallas County Circuit Court
It was plea and arraignment day in Dallas County Circuit Court yesterday. Edward Craig of Fordyce who was charged in the stabbing of his brother Larry, had a charge of

This Weekend Law Enforcement Will Focus On Speeders
This weekend law enforcement officers in Arkansas and five other states will concentrate their patrol assignments on speeding violations. “Obey the sign or Pay the Fine” is a

Ouachita County Sheriff's Report
On July 17, Ouachita county deputy Ryan Coleman received a report from J&S Logging concerning the possible sabotage of logging equipment. Owner Scott Ray told

Fordyce Grade School Registration Next Week
Registration for new students in grades kindergarten through 6 at Fordyce Elementary School will begin Monday through next Thursday from 8am until 3pm. To register,

Youth Service Tonight At Ben Few Camp Meeting
Another special feature of the Ben Few Camp meeting near Princeton tonight is the Friday night youth service. That will be held tonight at 7:30. Chase Burns is the youth

Weekend Community News
There's lots of community events scheduled this weekend.

Harrell Obit
90 year old Donald O. Harrell of Locust Bayou passed away yesterday at his home. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Italy. Donald retired in 1992

07/20/17

Dallas County Criminal Investigators Busy
Dallas County criminal investigators have several break-ins and thefts under investigation. On July 1, Daryl Williams who resides at 2820 Barner Street in Fordyce reported

Sparkman Man Charged With Terroristic Act
Fifty eight year old Henry Alan Deaton of Sparkman has been charged by Dallas County Deputies with a terroristic act. The charge came following an incident that was

Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones With Granny's House Update
Talks having been going on for about a year now on what to do about Granny's house in Fordyce. It was closed by the owner and the building stands in complete disarray

Troop F State Police In Warren Gets New 2.8 Million Facility
The ground breaking on a new 2.8 million dollar Troop F headquarters in Warren took place yesterday with Governor Asa Hutchinson, commanders of the Arkansas State

Ben Few Camp Meeting Tonight
Tonight is Home made ice cream night at the Ben Few camp meeting near Princeton, the meeting, mostly Methodists, began on July 14 and runs through this Sunday. There's

07/19/17

Burglary And Breaking And Entering Charges In Dallas County
37 year old Kathryn Adell Reed of Fordyce has been charged in circuit court in Dallas County with residential burglary in connection with an incident that occurred May 16, 

Dallas County Sheriff's Office Investigates Stabbing
Dallas county deputy Sheriff Jacob Crain investigated a stabbing incident on July 9,  at 912 Dallas County Road 208. In his report, Crain said when he arrived at the scene he

East Camden Man Charged With Sexually Explicit Conduct
46 year old Scott A. Tedder of East Camden has been charged by deputy prosecuting attorney R. Jeffrey Sawyer in circuit court in Camden with 21 counts of distribution or

4 Camden Teens Charged With Burglary
Four teenagers from the Camden area have been charged in circuit court in Camden with four counts of residential burglary, five counts of theft of property of firearms and

Dallas County Quorum Court
The Dallas County Quorum Court met for their regular meeting last night at the Dallas County Courthouse. County Treasurer Leslie Nutt reported on the status of the funds

Camden Native Being Considered For Chancellor At UAMS
A Camden native is one of two finalists for the academic UAMS medical center's chancellor position. 62 year old dr. Danny Jacobs, A Camden native, now Serves As the

Eva Ragsdale Obit
Graveside services for 83 year old Eva Nell Clemons Ragsdale of Bearden will be held at 11 this morning at Moss Hill Cemetery near Bearden with Brother Tim Doherty

07/18/17

Mountain Home Man Dies When Struck By Car
A Mountain Home man was killed when struck by a car as he attempted to cross a highway in Baxter County. According to the State Police report, 34 year old Joshua

Dallas County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Dallas County Quorum Court meets this evening at 6pm at the Dallas County Courthouse. The JP's will hear the regular monthly report from County Treasurer Leslie

$472,000.00 Low Bid For Artificial Turf At Rison
In a special called meeting last week, the Cleveland County School Board approved a low bid of $472,000.00 for the installation of artificial turf on Wildcat Stadium at Rison.

6 States Including Arkansas Concentrate On Speeders
During the coming weekend law enforcement officers in Arkansas and five other states will concentrate their patrol assignments on speeding violations. Obey the sign or pay

Tonight Watermelon Night At Camp Ben Few
Tonight is watermelon night at the Ben Few camp meeting near Princeton. The Methodist camp meeting, dating back to 1898 goes on all week, ending on Sunday July 23, 

Ragsdale Obit
83 year old Eva Nell Clemons Ragsdale of Bearden died Sunday at her home. She was born in Bearden.

07/17/17

Three Weekend Accidents Bring Death Toll To 257
A 4l year old Widener, Arkansas man died while while walking along U.S 70, west of Madison in St Francis county. According to State Police, William Hunt

Fordyce Food Mart Destroyed By Fire
The Fordyce Food Mart, formerly Circle Inn and Jiffy Joe's was completely gutted by fire early Sunday morning. According to Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee, the fire

Bearden City Council To Meet On A New Night
The Bearden City Council will be meeting on a new day of the month beginning with their meeting in August. At the last meeting, Alderman Bobby Steelman made a motion

Ben Few Camp Meeting Continues Through Sunday
The United Methodist Ben Few camp meeting continues near Princeton through this Sunday, July 23.  Linda Clark and Jane Knickerbocker, coordinators for the camp

Fordyce Superintendent Snow Discusses Internet In The Classroom
In a recent interview on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today",  Fordyce School Superintendent Dr. Albert Snow says there's really not that much of a problem controlling the

CADC Begins Accepting Applications Today
The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications today in Dallas, Calhoun and Ouachita Counties and each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Area Meetings
The Dallas County Conservation district directors will meet tomorrow morning at 10am at the USDA office in Fordyce. All directors are urged to attend.

Rison Vacation Bible School
The Rison Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School entitled Discovering the God of the Universe”, beginning this evening at 6p and  running each evening 6-8:30pm

Duncan Obit
89 year old Lucian L. Duncan of Hampton died Friday at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.

07/14/17

Dallas County Farmers Market Open Tomorrow
The Dallas County Farmers Market will be open tomorrow morning at 7am at the Dallas County Courthouse grounds. Anyone with fresh produce to sell is encouraged to set

Free Youth Meals At Kingsland
Free meals for youth and children are being provided from 11am to 12:30 Monday through Friday at Kingsland City Hall. Tina Wilson, Jennifer Williams and Vicki Beverage

Annual Ben Few Camp Meeting Underway
The annual Ben Few Camp meeting near Princeton gets underway today and goes on through July 23.  On yesterday's KQ-102.3 "South Arkansas Today" broadcast, Linda

Weekend Community News
The Word of Life Church of God in Christ youth department will be washing cars today from noon until at the old Smitty's parking lot on West 4th. The work is by donation

Massey Obit
77 year old Betty Ruth Massey of Warren died Wednesday at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. She was born in Fordyce. She was a graduate of Fordyce  Public

07/13/17

Police Searching for Missing Bearden Man
A 38-year old Bearden man remains missing, 10 days after he was reported missing by his father. Randall Lambert reported to Ouachita county authorities that his son,

Dallas County Receives $10,000.00 Courthouse Restoration Grant
Dallas County has received a $10,000.00 courthouse restoration grant for electrical up-grades for the courthouse through the Arkansas Historical Preservation Program, a

Fordyce School District Will Pick Up Tab For School Supplies
Good news for parents in the Fordyce School District. The district will supply all the school supplies needed in the class room this year, parents won't have to buy anything.

Granny's House Topic At Fordyce City Council
The Fordyce City Council met Tuesday evening at the city council chambers at city hall. Mayor John MacNichol asked the city council members to attend a special called

Rural Teachers Of The Year Named
The Electric Co-ops of Arkansas and Arkansas Rural Education Association recently named Leonda Holtoff of the Star City School District and Marilyn Pangle of the

Goggans Obit
76 year old James Edwin Goggans of Herbine died at his home on Tuesday. He was born in Rison. Services will be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements under

07/12/17

Redfield Man Dies In One Vehicle Crash
A 71 year old Redfield man died in a one vehicle crash in Pulaski County yesterday on I-530 northbound at mile marker 6. According to a state police report an International

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police made a total 24 arrests between June 25 and July 10.

Camden Police Report
On July 7, Camden Police arrested 33 year old Ulysses Eugene Carroll of Camden and charged him with DWI, his 3rd offense, driving on a suspended license, careless and

Fisher Obit
83 year old Robert William “Bob” Fisher of Camden died July 8.  Bob and his family moved to Camden in 1964 where he was owner and operator of Fisher's Diamond

McClain Obit
59 year old Joe Andrew “Andy” McClain of Bearden died Monday at his home. He was a retired meat cutter.

07/11/17

Arkansas Highway Death Toll Climbs to 250
 Arkansas'  highway death toll has climbed to 250 with the death of a Tahlequah, Oklahoma resident in Pulaski County yesterday. According to a State Police report, 69 year

Senator Boozman Discusses Terrorism And Internet During Visit To Fordyce
Senator John Boozman, during his Independence Day Break toured South Arkansas last Thursday with a stop in Fordyce to meet with city, county and state leaders. During a

Fordyce Council Meets This Evening
The Fordyce City Council meets this evening at 6pm at city council chambers at City Hall. According to the agenda, the city councilmen will take up three items of unfinished

Humphres Obit
94 year old Charles Neal Humphries of Rison died Saturday. After graduating from High School, Humphries enlisted and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He

McDonald Obit
84 year old Katie L. McDonald of Bearden died Saturday at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. She was born in Bearden and was a retired LPN.

Sims Obit
Funeral services for 85 year old Brother Harold D. Sims of Kingsland will be held this afternoon at 3pm at Buie Funeral Home with Brother Ronald “Captain” Smead,

07/10/17

Sheridan And Prattsville Men Die In Car Crash Friday
A one car crash early Friday morning in Grant County killed two men and injured another. According to State Police report, a 2001 Mitsubishi, driven by 22 year old Robert

Boozman Talks To Residents And Leaders During Trip To Fordyce
This past Thursday, Senator John Boozman made a stop at the Dallas County Courthouse to listen to leaders from South Arkansas about their concerns and to give them an

Rison Head Coach Clay Totty Talks About New Artificial Turf
Bids were opened last week on the new turf to be laid on Wildcat Stadium in Rison. According to head football coach Clay Totty, the low bid submitted was $472,000.00.

Home Energy Assistance Now Taking Applications In Rison
The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Economic Opportunity Commission will take applications for Home Energy Assistance Program in Rison at 200 Main Street beginning today.

Meeting For Rison Football Parents Thursday
Rison head coach Clay Totty says a meeting for the parents or guardians of all junior and varsity football players at Rison High School will be held this Thursday at 6pm at the

Cleveland County Grant Money To Be Used On Courthouse
As we reported last week, Cleveland County has received a grant from the Arkansas Historical Preservation program for $163,500.00 for Courthouse restoration. According

Granderson Obit
85 year old Annie Laurie Broach Doss Granderson of Rison passed away on Friday at her home. Mrs. Granderson was a type setter for the Pine Bluff News

Jones Obit
78 year old Kenneth L. “Kenny” Jones of Hampton died Thursday. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9am till 10am at Banks Baptist Church. Memorial services will be

McDade Obit
81 year old Lamar McDade of Pine Bluff died Friday in Star City. He was born in Rison and reared and received his early education in Fordyce. He was a conductor for the

Norris Obit
90 year old Earl Robert Norris of Warren died at Gardner Nursing Home in Star City. He served his country during and after WWII as a sergeant in the Air Force. He was in

Sims Obit
85 year old Bro Harold D. Sims of Kingsland died on Friday. He was born in Kingsland. Was a New Edinburg “Eagle”, graduating in 1950 from New Edinburg High School.

07/07/17

Senator Boozman Visits Fordyce
Senator John Boozman is visiting various locations in South Arkansas during his 4th of July break. Yesterday he visited Fordyce and met with South Arkansas leaders

Fordyce School Superintendent Talks About Free School Lunches
The Fordyce School District is providing a free summer feeding program beginning this Monday, July 10 through July 27,  Monday through Thursday. The food is available at

Low Income Home Energy Program Begins Next Week
The Central Arkansas Development Council has announced that the summer Low Income Home Energy Assistance program will begin next week and run until funds run out.

Fordyce First United Methodist Giveaway Today
There will be a clothes, furniture and household item give away today at First United Methodist Church Lighthouse in Fordyce. For more information call the church office.

Bread Of Life Ministries Appreciation
The Bread of Life Ministries appreciation celebration honoring Bishop Glen D. Shields and Lady Lacie Shields for their 15 years of service will be held Sunday at 3pm at the

J.E. Wallace Alumni Plans Trip To D.C.
The J.E. Wallace Alumni Classes of 1965 and 1966 are sponsoring a trip to Washington, D.C. The group will be leaving Monday, July 10.

07/06/17

Fordyce Waterline Replacement Project Complete
Work has been completed on the replacement of about 24 hundred feet of old water lines in Fordyce, at a cost of nearly $75,000.00. Bids for the project were opened in

Ouachita County Quorum Court Held Tonight
Due to the Independence Day holiday the Ouachita County Quorum court meeting was moved to tonight at 7pm in Circuit Courtroom “A” on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse.

McMan Obit
82 year old Lloyd G. McMan of Fordyce died July 4,  at St. John's Place. He was a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard where he was a mess hall sergeant and

Powell Obit
76 year old James Preston Powell of the “Y” community near Rison died on July 4. He served in the Army in the infantry. He retired from Simmons First National

Stone Obit
94 year old Josephine McDaniel Stone of Pine Bluff died July 3, at Trinity Village Center in Pine Bluff. She was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, graduating from Watson

07/05/17

Two More Added To The Arkansas Traffic Fatality List
Arkansas' 241 traffic fatality of the year was recorded by State Police on June 30,  in Washington County. According to a  State Police report 52 year old Jimmy Blakemore

Many In Ouachita County Without Electricity Over Weekend
A strong but brief storm in Ouachita County on Saturday afternoon caused  a power outage to many residences and businesses until Saturday night at around 7pm for some

Ouachita County Historical Society Receives Grant Money
According to a news release, Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of  Arkansas Heritage,

Ouachita County Medical Center Accepting Applications For RN Scholarships
The Ouachita county Medical Center Auxiliary is now accepting applications for a $1,500.00 LPN and a 2 thousand dollar RN scholarship. Applications must be received by

07/04/17

South Arkansas Continues to Lead the State in Unemployment
The latest unemployment figures are out from the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dallas County ranked 40th in the state with an

Drunk Driving Crack Down Continues Through 4th Holiday
The crack down on drunk drivers continues this 4th of July holiday, ”Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. The stepped up campaign began last Friday involving law enforcement

Gannaway Obit
91 year old Aber A. Gannaway of Warren passed away July 1.  He was born and raised and lived his 91 years in Warren. He was a lifelong member of Warren First Baptist

07/03/17

Latest Traffic Fatalities Bring Latest Total To 239
According to state police records, so far this year 239 people have died in motor vehicle crashes. On June 26, Monday, 65 year old Vernon L. Short of Little Rock died in

Cleveland County School Board Hopes To Turf Football Field With Donations
The Cleveland County School Board at their last meeting aid they prefer collecting 100 percent of the expected cost of installing a turf field at Rison High School's Wildcat

No More "Aldermen"
Municipalities across the state will say goodbye to their city aldermen in August and say hello to council members. Act 879, approved this year by the state legislature, to take

Cuban National Arrested In Little Rock On I.R.S. Scam
A Cuban national suspected of personally collecting more than 1.3 million dollars in cash from 784 fraud victims across the U.S., including many in Arkansas, was detained

227-Ton Transformer Completes Trip
The heaviest load every permitted to travel on an Arkansas highway arrived at its destination Friday with 15 minutes to spare. The one million pound transport was permitted

Kidwell Obit
Funeral services for 76 year old John Howe Kidwell Sr. of Warren were held yesterday in Warren. He served from 1962 until 1997 in the State Police.

06/29/17

Three More Names Added To Traffic Death Statistics
A 26 year old Texarkana, Arkansas man died in a car pedestrian accident in Texarkana this past Sunday and is just getting on the State Police fatal crash summary. According

Work Begins On Walking Trail At Fordyce City Park
Work began this past week on a new walking trail at Fordyce City Park on College Street. The city received a $192,000.00 recreational trails grant to construct the trail. The

18 Miles Of Cleveland County Roads To Get New Surface
Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears says some Cleveland County residents could encounter delays as the county's 2017 road improvement project gets underway. Spears

Thornton Clean Up Ends Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the final day of the city wide clean up in Thornton. Trash bins have been placed across from the park for public use. Discarded electronics will be only accepted

Ouachita Electric Receives Award For Work On Solar Array
Ouachita Electric Coop at Camden was recently named as the Smart Electric Power Alliance Electric Coop Utility of the year by SEPA for the coop's work to construct a

Two Important Dates Coming Up For Ouachita 4-H Members
Any youth between 5 and 19 years of age that wish to exhibit livestock as a member of the Ouachita County 4-H, must declare their intention to show with the Ouachita

No Drivers Test In Camden
There will be no drivers testing in Camden today or tomorrow. The drivers license examiner will return on Thursday July 6 and Friday, July 7.

Cash Obit
90 year old Dewey C. Cash of Rison died Monday in Rison. He was born in Rison, was a WW II Army veteran. Cash was retired from Central Maloney in Pine Bluff.

06/28/17

Dallas County Circuit Court
20 year old Taujah Tyril Lewis of Little Rock has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with theft by receiving. The charges were filed by deputy prosecuting attorney

Latest Arkansas Highway Death Reported Yesterday
229 people have died on Arkansas' roadways since January 1. The latest death was recorded yesterday in Pulaski County. According to a State Police report, 49 year old

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 6 arrests between June 19 and June 25.

Bearden District Court
District Judge Dan Ives held court in Bearden on June 15, at city council chambers at Bearden City Hall. One of the actions taken as the result of the court proceedings was

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District..Phillip A. Stone filed a number of cases on June 26, in Circuit Court in Camden.

06/27/17

Tasty Tuesday Today
This afternoon at 4 is “Tasty Tuesday” at the Farmers Market in Fordyce at the Dallas County Courthouse. The menu is spaghetti, corn, green beans, bread, dessert and drink

Arkansas Educators Attending NEA Meeting
The National Education Association's 155th annual meeting and representative assembly is underway in Boston with Arkansas educators among the nearly 8,000 educators

Pilgrim Rest Revival Tonight
The revival continues tonight at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church on Chambersville Road near Fordyce. Tonight, pastor Floyd Bennett of New Providence Baptist

Cleveland County School District Hires 18 For Early Head Start
Cleveland County School Board, at their regular meeting last week, approved the hiring of 18 people to fill jobs associated with the new Early Head Start program that will

Jayne Obit
95 year old Clinton Eugene Jayne of Warren died Sunday at Chapel Woods in Warren. In 1941, Jayne enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a pharmacist's mate.

Rawls Obit
70 year old David Lloyd Rawls of Rison died Sunday. He was born in Pine  Bluff.  He was a custodian for many years with Rison Public Schools.

06/26/17

Three Highway Deaths Over Weekend
 A 53 year old Blythevillle, Arkansas man died and two others were injured in a two vehicle crash in Craighead County on Saturday afternoon. According to State Police, a

Kauffman And Barnes Attend Election Law Meeting
Dallas County Clerk Pam Barnes and Cindy Kauffman recently attended a meetin at the Secretary of State's office in Little Rock to be updated on the latest changes in the

Earnhardt To Retire From Racing
Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season. Earnhardt made the announcement Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most

Thornton City Wide Cleanup Wednesday
The City of Thornton will kick off its city wide clean up this Wednesday through Friday. Trash bins will be placed across from the park for public use. Anyone with heavy

Cleveland-Dallas Retired Teachers meeting
The Cleveland-Dallas County Retired teachers will hold a planning meeting tomorrow afternoon at 1pm in Hope Hall at First United Methodist Church in Fordyce. Members

Haley Obit
71 year old Judy Allen Hahn Haley of Jefferson died Friday. She was a school teacher for many years in the Dollarway and White Hall  School Districts, retiring as a 5th

Hughes Obit
82 year old Lyndell Abbott Hughes of Fordyce died Friday at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was born in Dallas county..graduated from Sparkman High School. Funeral

Ruelle Obit
70 year old Raymond F. “Ray” Ruelle of Herbine passed away on Thursday in Little Rock. Ruelle served over twenty years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 1987. A

Sturgis Obit
71 year old Eugenia Ann Sturgis of Kingsland died Friday at her home. She was born in Camden. Visitation will be 6-8pm this evening at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce

06/23/17

174 Days 223 Deaths
A 40 year old Mountain View man died in a one vehicle crash on Wednesday in Stone County. According to State Police a 2002 Ford, driven by Joshual L. Kellams of

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Phillip A. Stone filed charges on June 12 in Circuit court in Camden against 20 year old Liberty Cook of Camden. Cook is charged with 2nd

Dallas County Circuit Court
It was plea and arraignment day yesterday in Dallas County Circuit Court. Willie Lee Harris, charged with 1st degree domestic battery, was sentence to 10 years in the

First Pickins Lunch Today
Today at Beech Grove Baptist Church..a first pickins lunch will be served, Layne Parham. on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", told us what folks will get for $6.00.

Harry Puterbaugh Receives Million Mile Safety Award
Kingsland rural mail carrier Harry Puterbaugh, who have driven for the Postal service for 35 years, has received the Million Mile Safe Driver Award. The honor is part of the

Clothes Giveaway Tomorrow
Tomorrow, the Greater Bradley District women's department, located at 740 Ouachita 589 in Bearden, will host a clothes giveaway, from 8am till 12 noon. According to

Gresham Obit
Funeral services for 102 year old Jack Harris Gresham of Fordyce will be held at 2pm this afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Fordyce. Gresham died on Monday.

Nugent Obit
84 year old Charles Edward Nugent of Camden died Wednesday. He was born in Pine Bluff and moved to Camden in 1952. Known to many as Hot”, he worked as a

Thompson Obit
75 year old John M. Thompson of North Little Rock died June 20. He was born in Fordyce. Graveside services will be held at 1pm tomorrow afternoon at Oakland

06/22/17

Malvern Man Dies When Mo-Ped Runs Into Car
A Malvern man died of his injuries following the collision of a mo-ped and a car on U.S. Highway 270 at Del Rio Loop. According to the State Police report, 76 year old

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police made 8 arrests between June 13 and 19.

Dallas County Circuit Court
Valorie Michelle Langley of Fordyce has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with 1st degree criminal mischief and theft of property. The charges stem from two

Health Plan For Dallas County Inmates
The Dallas County Quorum court is being asked to consider a plan that would offer affordable medical, dental and mental health services for inmates at the Dallas County

Woodlawn School Superintendent Hopes For Waiver From Act 1240
The Woodlawn School District hopes to join the 13 other districts in the S.E. Arkansas Educational Cooperative by receiving a waiver through Act 1240 that will give the

President Of AEA Questions If We Are Over Testing Students
The annual NEA meeting and representative assembly will be held in Boston June 25 through July 5. The president of the Arkansas Education Association is Brenda

06/21/17

Judge Jimmy Jones  And Sheriff Stan McGahee To Attend Marijuana Meeting
Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee and County Judge Jimmy Jones will be attending a meeting in Little Rock being held to help educate county Sheriff's departments and

Jack Gresham Dies at 102
Former Fordyce High School Superintendent and Principal has died. 102 year old Jack Harris Gresham died on Monday.  

06/20/17

Dallas County Quorum Court
The Dallas County Quorum Court meets this evening at 6pm at the courtroom on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. Under new business for tonight's meeting is the consideration

Today Is Tasty Tuesday At Dalco Farmers Market
Today is Tasty Tuesday at the Dallas County Farmers market at the Dallas County Courthouse. The event begins at 4:30. In a recent interview, Layne Parham, told us about

AEA President Talks About "Every Student Succeeds Act"
On KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" program yesterday, Arkansas Education Association President, Brenda Robinson talked about some of the topics to be discussed

Dallas County Health Unit To Hold Diabetes Program Tomorrow
If you are a diabetic, you may be interested in the Diabetes self-management program set for tomorrow at the Dallas County Health Unit.

Drake Obit
72 year old Lyn Falk Drake of Pine Bluff died Sunday. She was very active in the community. A memorial service will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff on

Hall Obit
83 year old Dorothy Dale Turner Hall of Kingsland died Sunday at her home. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Lanthrip Obit
69 year old Ronald “Red” Lanthrip Sr. of Fordyce died Sunday. A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at a later date. Benton Funeral Home of

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

06/19/17

Another Deadly Weekend On Arkansas Highways
Two more traffic fatalities were recorded in Arkansas over the weekend. Saturday night in Pulaski County, a pedestrian was killed attempting to cross  highway 67.

Arkansas Attorney General Invited To White House
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was recently invited to the White House for the signing of two bills submitted in support of law enforcement.

Dr. Petty To Join Dallas County Medical Center Full Time
According To Hospital Spokesman, Joe Brazil, there have been lots of improvements at the Dallas County Medical Center, including a rural health clinic. Up until this time,

No Child Left Behind Or Every Child Succeeds
Our guest this morning on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" is Brenda Robinson, president of the Arkansas Education Association. Robinson will be among nearly eight

Layne Parham Talks About Marijuana Laws
Layne Parham, administrative assistant for Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol was our guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" program on Friday. Parham had just

Dallas County Solid Waste Board Meets Today
The Dallas County Solid Waste Authority board meets this afternoon at 5 at the Dallas County Courthouse. Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones urges all board members to  

06/16/17

Rison Juneteenth Celebration Today And Tomorrow
The 18th annual Juneteenth celebration, sponsored by the Lanwood-Risonian Civic/Social Club in Rison will be held today and tomorrow in Rison with an R&B concert

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
Dallas County Sheriff's deputies investigated a couple of theft reports. One reported on June 7 the other on June 9.

06/15/17

Dallas County Medical Hosting Other Health Care Facilities Today
This morning beginning at 10am, the Dallas County Medical Center began hosting several other health care facilities in Fordyce to conduct a “table top exercise”, Joe Brazil of

Bearden Gazebo Festival Begins Tomorrow
The 31st annual Gazebo Festival will be held tomorrow and Saturday in downtown Bearden. Cleo Beard, from the festival committee recently said there are a couple of new

Fordyce City Council Report
At the Fordyce City Council meeting Tuesday night..there was discussion of writing an ordinance pertaining to LeadsOnline reporting. LeadsOnline is a technology service

Juneteenth At Rison
The 18th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, sponsored by the Lanwood-Risonian Civic and Social Club of Rison will be held Friday and Saturday in Rison with an R & B

06/14/17

Elderly White Hall Woman Dies Following Single Vehicle Accident
68 year old White Hall woman died following a one car crash in Jefferson County yesterday morning. According to State Police, Kathryn Faultersack of White Hall died of

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 8 arrests between June 5 and June 12.

Camden Woman Arrested On Second DWI Charge
42 year old Shelia Hervey of Camden has been charged by Camden Police with her 2nd DWI offense, drinking in public and no proof of insurance. Hervey was arrested by

Granny's House Back In Discussion At Fordyce City Council
The Fordyce City Council last night took a positive step in getting the ball rolling on the clean up of the old nursing home property known as “Granny's House”. After

Administrator Jean Lexington Talks About Green House Cottages
Green House Cottages of Southern Hills of Rison is one of the newest  sponsors of KQ-102.3's  "South Arkansas Today" broadcast. Recently, we spoke with Green House

No Summer Vacation At Fordyce School Administration Office
When summer vacation time arrives for school students it doesn't necessarily mean the Superintendent and other employees of the school district are going to be off. 

Byrd Obit
56 year old James Wilkes “Buck” Byrd of Woodlawn died Sunday at UAMS in Little rock. He was born in Pine Bluff and was a retired auto mechanic.

Quarles Obit
64 year old Bobby Ray Quarles of Bearden died yesterday (Tuesday) at Longmeadow Nursing Home in Camden. Visitation is this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral

06/13/17

Monday Morning Accident Brings State Deaths to 208
A 28 year old Marianna woman became Arkansas' 208 traffic fatality of the  year early yesterday morning. Casey Sandefer of Marianna died in a one car accident in

Several Items To Discuss At Tonight's Fordyce City Council
The Fordyce City Council meets this evening at 6pm at the city council chambers at city hall. On the agenda are a couple of items of unfinished business. one is an update on

Caldwell Obit
Odell Caldwell, age 76, of Fordyce, died June 3, 2017. He was born January 24, 1941 to the late Harvey Caldwell and the late Inez (Reynolds) Cross.

06/12/17

Since Last Thursday, 5 People Have Died On State Highways
A Bosier City, Louisiana woman and a minor child from Texarkana were killed in a one vehicle crash in Miller County on Thursday. According to State Police, a 1998 Toyota

Rutledge Says Medical Marijuana Would Put Strain On State Agencies
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the medical marijuana issue will  definitely put more of a work load on a number of state agencies. She addressed the issue in an

Trash Talk At Cleveland County Quorum Court
At the Cleveland County Quorum Court meeting last week, officials with Get Rid of It, the county's solid waste contractor, presented new household numbers to the Quorum

Two Public Meetings Scheduled Tonight
A couple of meetings are scheduled for tonight. The Fordyce School Board meets this evening at 5pm at their regular meeting place. The Bearden City Council will meet

Glove Obit
79 year old Jacqueline Ann “Jackie” Glover of Pine Bluff died on Thursday. She was raised and educated in Pine Bluff. She was a 1956 graduate of Pine BLuff High. She

Perry Obit
69 year old Luellar Elizabeth Hunter Perry of Warren died Thursday in Conway. She was born in Cleveland County. She was retired from the Arkansas Department of

Roark Services
Funeral services for 81 year old DeWitt “Wendall” Roark of Fordyce will be held at 10 this morning at Beech Grove Baptist Church. Burial at Stoney Point Cemetery.

06/09/17

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy Prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed charges on May 30,  in Ouachita County Circuit Court against 33 year old Cameron D. Porchia of Camden. According to

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Guest On KQ-102.3
The mobile office of Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was in Fordyce yesterday. One of the topics addressed by the Attorney General's staff was scams. In our interview

Dallas And Cleveland County Farmers Markets Open Today And Tomorrow
The Dallas County Farmers Market will be open at 7 this morning with fresh produce and other items for sale. Vendors are encouraged to bring their fresh produce, crafts or

06/08/17

Secretary Of State Mobile Office In Fordyce Today
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's mobile office will be in Fordyce today from 10am to 11:30am at the Fordyce Civic Center to assist people in the area with consumer

Fordyce Seniors Receive Over Half Million In Scholarships
According to information provided by Fordyce High School Counselor Nikki Rice, this years graduating seniors in the Fordyce School District were awarded a total of

Green House Cottages In Rison Promotes Independence
 Green House Cottages of Southern Hills has been in Rison since 2010. In a recent interview on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Green House Cottages administrator

The Tick Hunt Continues In Dallas County
The tick hunt continues in Dallas County and surrounding area. A project of the cooperative extension service. According to Dallas county extension agent Keith Gresham,

Garner Obit
85 year old Lee Elton Garner of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Fordyce died May 16,  at Nashville. Garner grew up in Fordyce and graduated from Fordyce High

McElroy Obit
62 year old Bobby Lee McElroy of Fordyce died Tuesday at his home. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

06/07/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police made a total of 10 arrests between May 28 and June 5.  On June 4, officer Terry Carter was dispatched

Camden Police Report
On May 31, Camden police were called to Wal-Mart on a report of an individual with a handgun sitting on the benches in front of the store. Upon investigation, Sgt. Jimmy

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
Around 8am on June 5, Dallas County investigator Keith Axsom received a call that an inmate had escaped from custody. Axsom states in his report at around 7:25 on

Dallas County Circuit Court
43 year old Valorie Mechelle Langley of Fordyce has had two different cases filed against her in Dallas county Circuit Court by deputy prosecutor Tom Wynne. On April 8,

Small Business Training Set For June 15
Free small business training will be available Thursday, June 15 at the Camden Accelerated Business Services Center in the OPED building at 625 Adams Avenue. According

06/06/17

One Vehicle Accident Yesterday Brings State Total To 200
A 46 year old Holiday Island, Arkansas man was killed in a one vehicle  accident in Carroll County early yesterday morning. According to a State Police report, a 1988

Bearden School Board Meets Tonight Without Superintendent Rosenberg
The Bearden School Board meets tonight at 7pm at the Superintendents Conference Room at the middle school. Renee McKelvin will be sitting at the head of the table in

Ouachita County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Ouachita County Quorum court meets in regular session tonight at 7pm on the 2nd floor of the Ouachita County Courthouse. The JP's will hear four requests for

Dallas County Farmers Market Opens At 4:30 Today
The Dallas County Farmers Market will be open at 4:30 this afternoon. The farmers market opened officially on Saturday and will be open at 4:30 each Tuesday afternoon

Longtime Fordyce Businessman Dead At 81
81 year old DeWitt “Wendell” Roark of Fordyce died Sunday at Monticello. He was manager of First Federal Savings and Loan in Fordyce for 31 years.

Cannon Obit
93 year old Robert William “Bill” Cannon Sr. of Pine Bluff died Sunday. After serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Cannon went on to serve in the U.S. Navy for six

Roberts Obit
81 year old Virginia V. “Peggy” Mattheson Roberts of Kedron died yesterday. She graduated from Pines Vo-Tech in 1971 with her LPN and spent 23 years working in the

06/05/17

Warren Man Dies In Two Vehicle Accident
A 34 year old Warren man has died following a two-vehicle accident on I-40 in Crawford County. The Arkansas State Police report stated that Marlon A. Jackson of

Green House Cottages Administrator, Guest On South Arkansas Today
The administrator of Green House Cottages of Southern Hills in Rison, Jean Lexington was a guest Friday on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" program. She explained

No Foster Homes In Dallas County
There's a need for more foster homes in Arkansas. Lisa Harvill of CASA told us in a recent interview, there are no foster homes in Dallas County.

Barton Obit
53 year old Robin Vickers Barton of Rye died Thursday as the result of an automobile accident in Cleveland County. She worked at Burlington Rug Mill in Monticello and the

Nelson Obit
83 year old Betty Morris Nelson of Pine Bluff died Saturday at St. Vincent's Hospice Care Unit. She and her husband owned and operated Sportsman's Haven for 25 years.

06/02/17

Fordyce Police Arrest Two
A Fordyce man and an Arkadelphia man were arrested by Fordyce police following a traffic stop on May 27,  in the area of Abernathy and Russell Street. According to a

Is Cleveland County Losing Population?
When the 2010 Census figures were released, Cleveland County was one of the few counties in southern Arkansas to see a population increase over the 2000 Census. That

Area Farmers Markets
The Dallas County Farmers Market will open tomorrow at the Dallas County Courthouse. Producers are urged to bring their produce. Crafts and baked goods are also

Possible New Business Coming To Kingsland
At the Kingsland city council meeting last Thursday night Tina Wilson approached the council inquiring as to what permits she will need to move forward with putting in a

1st Assembly Fish Fry Today
First Assembly of God Church in Fordyce, located on Upton Drive, just off  the by-pass in Fordyce will have their monthly fish fry today.  Fish and chicken plates with all the

Leslie Rutledge Mobile Office Coming To Fordyce June 8
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's mobile office will be in Fordyce next Thursday, June 8th. The office will open from 10-11:30am at the Fordyce Civic Center to assist

Rain Moves Pine Bluff Blues Festival To June 24
This year's annual Pine Bluff-Altheimer Blues Festival has been rescheduled due to all the rain. A spokesman said they haven't been able to cut the grass. The Blues Festival

CASA Softball Tournament Postponed
The CASA softball tournament, scheduled for the Fordyce Civic Center for tomorrow has been postponed. CASA's Lisa Harvill made the announcement yesterday on KQ-

Brasher Obit
76 year old Mary Brasher of Pine Bluff passed away on Wednesday. She was raised and educated at Magnolia.

Dabney Obit
85 year old Ann Burks Dabney of Kingsland died Wednesday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in Cleveland county. She was an avid golfer and was a

Glover Obit
74 year old Benny T. Glover Jr. of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. He was born in Rison, raised and educated in Star City. He had worked for W&A Manufacturing Company

06/01/17

Saturday Grand Opening For Fordyce Farmers Market
Donna Ferguson, Dallas County Health Unit Administrator, said  this Saturday is the grand opening of the Farmers Market.  According to Ferguson  June 21,  DEEP, a

Kidney Educator To Speak At Bearden Senior Coffee Club
Monday, June 5,  at 11am at the Bearden Senior Coffee Club, kidney health will be discussed. According to Linda Lambert of the club, the guest speaker will be LaSonda

Cleveland County Farmers Market Coming June 9
There will be three Farmers Markets opening soon in Cleveland County. While the Rison Farmers Market will hold its official grand opening on June 9. According to market

Barrett Obit
65 year old David Edwin Barrett of Bearden died yesterday at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.

Mitchell Obit
Mother Florine Mitchell, 83, of Fordyce passed away May 24 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Her memory shall forever be cherished by her loving

05/31/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a report from Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police made a total of 7 arrests between May 22 and May 28. 

Camden Police Report
A 40 year old Camden man has been charged by Camden police with leaving the scene of an accident and with obstructing governmental operations. The incident was

McBee Obit
63 year old Neva Beth Harrelson McBee of Rye died Sunday at Hospice Homecare in Little Rock. She was a retired flight attendant for Braniff Airlines and a former gift

McKinnon Obit
73 year old Bruce Edward McKinnon of Warren, formerly of Camden passed away on Monday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was the former head football

Motsinger Obit
67 year old Mark Dana Motsinger of Rison passed away on Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He served two years in Okinawa, the Philippines

Pearson Obit
62 year old Effie Carr Pearson of Monticello died Monday at her home. She was employed by Burlington Industries for many years.

Sullivan Obit
91 year old Dannie Maxine Sullivan of Bearden passed away Monday. A memorial service will be held at 2 Friday afternoon at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden with

05/30/17

Community News
he Acadia Lodge #98 will hold their second annual Trustee banquet this Saturday at the Fordyce Civic Center. A silent auction begins at 5pm and the banquet starts at 6pm.

Keeton Obit
70 year old William Henry “Bill” Keeton of Fordyce died Sunday at his home. He was born in Fordyce and was the owner of Bill's Muffler in Fordyce and was on the

Powell Obit
Graveside services for 56 year old Ellen L. Bright Powell of Thornton will be held at 2pm this afternoon at Pinecrest Cemetery in Alexander. Reverend Steve Fleming

Quarles Obit
68 year old Gerald Wayne “G.W.” Quarles of Swan Lake died Saturday at the VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Camden, was reared in White Hall and graduated

05/29/17

One Vehicle Accident Near Bearden
A car was found in the ditch near some railroad tracks just outside Bearden Saturday morning. According to a Ouachita County Sheriff's Department supervisor at the scene,

New Saw Mill Under Construction Near Rison
Wilson Brothers new saw mill, being built on highway 79 about two miles south of Rison could be operational as early as August.

Camden Police Report
A 53 year old Camden woman has been charged with driving on a suspended license, DWI and failure to pay registration fee.  According to a Camden police report, on May

21-Year Old Man Killed In One Vehicle Accident
Arkansas' 193rd traffic fatality was recorded early Saturday morning in White County. According to State Police, 21 year old Aurora K. Cisneros of Searcy was killed in a

How Sports Shape America Exhibit, Ends Saturday
If you want to see the “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” exhibit at the Dallas County Museum annex, you have until this Saturday.  According to Melrose

Vendors Needed For Fordyce Farmers Market
Vendors are needed for the Farmers Market at the Dallas County Courthouse in Fordyce. Growers are needed with produce, homemade crafts, canned or baked goods.

CASA Softball Tournament Saturday
If you plan to have a team in the CASA softball tournament scheduled for this coming Saturday, you need to enter your team by tomorrow, that's the word from CASA's Lisa

Labeff Obit
61 year old Brenda Gail Labeff of Camden died Friday at Ouachita Nursing and Rehab in Camden. Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2 at First Assembly of God in

Reeme Obit
57 year old Rufus Bartley “Bart” Reeme of Kingsland died Thursday at  Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Smith Obit
82 year old Vergie Kathleen Smith of Fordyce died Friday at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was born in Thornton. Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2 at Benton

05/26/17

Fordyce Police Catch Burglar in The Act
39 year old Kathryn Reed and 40 year old Carlos Robinson, both of 1126 Lincoln Street in Fordyce have been charged with residential burglary following an incident on May

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce Police officers made a total of 12 arrests between May 15 and 22.

Many Cleveland County Residents Without Internet 1st Part Of Week
Roughly 400 residents and businesses in Cleveland County spent the first of the week without internet service due to a loss in connection this past Saturday. According to

Solar Field Under Construction Between Bearden And Holly Springs
A solar field is being constructed off highway 203 between Bearden and Holly Springs, a project of Ouachita Electric Coop. The General Manager of Ouachita Electric

Community News
First United Methodist Church of Fordyce CDO pre-school is holding open enrollment for classes in 2017-2018. For more information, call 870-352-3767 between 10am

Hadley Obit
79 year old Beth Ann Ivy Hadley of North Little Rock died Wednesday. She retired after 30 years of service to UALR. Graveside services will be at 11 this morning at

05/25/17

WW1 Exhibit Opens This Afternoon At Dallas County Museum
This afternoon at 3 there will be a special program at the Dallas County Museum. A World War I exhibit will be unveiled. Prior to the unveiling and reception, Elizabeth Griffin

Dallas County Extension Service Looking For 40 Volunteer Tick Catchers
Keith Gresham at the Dallas County Extension Service is looking for 40 people in Dallas County and surrounding area willing to catch ticks.

Ouachita County Judge Says Spraying Mosquitoes Can Harm Bees
There's a mosquito explosion in Ouachita County and probably all over South Arkansas with all the rain we've had. Ouachita county Judge Robbie McAdoo said spraying is

Community News
A Thornton school reunion will be held this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Thornton. Visiting will be from 4-6pm with a meal served at 6pm. The cost of the meal is

Reynolds Obit
62 year old Donald Aubert Reynolds of Warren died Friday in North Carolina. He was a graduate of Warren High School, and a retired grocer for Aubert Reynolds

Small Obit
84 year old Nannie Jo Small of Rison passed away Tuesday at Green House Cottages of Southern Hills in Rison. Mrs. Small worked at Glover Foodliner.

05/24/17

Bearden District Court
In Bearden District Court May 17,  with Judge Dan Ives presiding, a number of cases were dealt with. The court received a letter from Kenny Rogers, who owes the city

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 36 year old Camden man has been charged in circuit court in Ouachita County with aggravated assault and 3rd degree battery. The charges were filed against Lawrence R.

Ouachita County Designated As Disaster Following Recent Rains
Governor Asa Hutchinson included Ouachita County in the disaster declaration for federal funds for repairs to roads and property as the result of the recent flooding. We

WW1 Exhibit To Open Thursday At Dallas County Museum
Everyone's invited to attend the unveiling of the WWI exhibit at the Dallas County Museum this Thursday afternoon at 3pm. The exhibit is entitled Let's all be Americans

Kell Obit
Memorial services for 63 year old Deborah Hobbs Kell of Pine Bluff will be held Friday at 2pm at Ralph Robinson and son Chapel in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Kell died at her home

05/23/17 

Ouachita Electric Getting Power From The Sun
The offices of Ouachita Electric Coop at Camden receive much of their electric power from the sun. Ouachita Electric Coop General Manager Mark Cayce was on KQ-

Fordyce Seniors Receive $115,000.00 In Local Scholarship Money
Seventeen graduating seniors at Fordyce High School received a total of $115,000.00 in scholarship money at graduation ceremonies held this past Friday at FBT arena.

OPED Board Meeting Tomorrow
The OPED Board of Directors board meeting will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at the CDIC training room at the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology Development

Harrod Obit
48 year old Wanda Kristine “Kristie” Cook Harrod of Vilonia, formerly of Hermitage,  died Saturday at her home. She was born in White Hall, attended  UA-M and was a

Miller Obit
69 year old Sarah Katherine “Kathy” Tucker Miller of Hampton died Saturday at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. She was a school teacher and a published author of  

05/22/17

Three Fatal Crashes Bring The State's Total To 182
Three more fatal crashes occurred over the weekend in Arkansas. On Friday in Pulaski County a 56 year old Alexander woman died when she was attempting to cross the

Calhoun County Woman Pleads Guilty In Childs Washing Machine Death
A Calhoun County woman has entered a guilty plea in the washing machine death of her daughter and will serve five years probation.  25 year old Brooke Haney of Hampton

High School Baseball And Softball State Championship Results
Four, state high school baseball and softball championships came home to South Arkansas over the weekend. The games were heard on Regional  Radio KQ-102.3.

Arkansas Click It Or Ticket Campaign Cranks Up Today
State, county and city law enforcement officers will begin devoting additional patrols today through June 4 as part of the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign.

Two Weeks Left To Enter CASA Softball Tournament
If you want to compete in the CASA softball tournament scheduled for June 3 at the Fordyce Civic Center, you have two weeks to get your team together and enter.  In a

Dallas County Judge Talks About Industry In South Arkansas
Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones, in an interview following last week's Quorum court meeting,  talked about business and industry locating in South Arkansas.

Bearden Black And White Game
The Bearden Bears Black and White game is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 2pm at Rogers Field in Bearden. The game is a fund raiser for the Bearden Bears

Pennington Obit
85 year old Alyce Rae Sorrells Pennington of Holly Springs died Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 10 this morning at Holly Springs United Methodist church with

Riggs Obit
66 year old Belinda Carol Riggs of Camden passed away May 18,  in Springdale. Funeral services will be held at 2pm this afternoon at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden

Walter Obit
Visitation will be held this evening from 4-5pm at Brown-Williams Funeral Home in Fordyce for 18 year old Farano De' John Walter of El Dorado who died Thursday.  

05/19/17

Traffic Fatalities Continue To Mount, Prescott Woman Brings Total To 179
A Prescott, Arkansas woman died in a one car crash yesterday in Nevada County. According to a State Police report, 41 year old Jennifer Parnell of Prescott was

Dallas County Circuit Court
Two trials were set and three individuals entered pleas in Dallas County Circuit Court yesterday. A trial was set for June for James Hall of Fordyce. Hall was charged with

Graduation Day Today
It's graduation day for seniors at Fordyce High School and Bearden High School. 48 seniors will receive their diplomas at graduation ceremonies this evening at 6pm at FBT

CASA Softball Tournament Slated For June 3
Lisa Harvill of C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Fordyce says get your softball team together for the big CASA softball tournament coming up June 3 at the

Brown Obit
Funeral services for 91 year old Lonnie Vernon Brown of Warren will be held at 2pm tomorrow at Frazer's Funeral Home in Warren with Reverend Jerry Carter and

Holland Obit
64 year old John Thomas Holland of Warren died Wednesday at his home. He was the former owner of Holland's Fish Market and was a commercial fisherman.

Jenkins Obit
83 year old Georgia Lou Jenkins of White Hall passed away yesterday. She was reared and received her education in Rison. She worked as an RN at Jefferson Regional

05/18/17

Man Dies Following Head On Collision With Tractor Mowing Right Of Way
Arkansas recorded its 177th traffic fatality of the year on Tuesday in Benton County.  According to a State Police report, 38 year old Shawn Leverich of Bentonville died

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce officers made a total of 10 arrests for the period May 8 through 15.

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
According to a report from Dallas County investigator Keith Axsom, on or about March 30, Christopher Wilkerson of Fordyce and other unnamed individuals  are accused

Ouachita County Circuit Court
58 year old Frederick Johnson of Camden has had 5 felony charges filed against him in Ouachita County Circuit court. According to court files, deputy prosecuting attorney

Recent Rains Cause Damage To Dallas County Medical Center
In his report before the Dallas County Quorum court Tuesday night, Dallas County Medical Center Administrator Ken Sanders said the hospital received damage as the result

Rison Installing Digital Water Meters
Rison is installing new digital water meters. Rison Mayor Vernon Dollar informed the city council installation of the new water meters would begin this week.

Woodlawn School Gives Certified Staff $1,000.00 Raise
The Woodlawn school board voted Monday night to give the certified staff a $1,000.00 a year pay raise beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. The Raise exceeds what

05/17/17

Sparkman Man Arrested After Run In With Entergy
A Sparkman man became upset when an Entergy employee came to his residence and was going to disconnect his electricity. On May 4,  Dallas County Deputy Ryan

Woman Arrested Following routine Traffic Stop
27 year old Kayla Denis Jenkins on May 12,  was stopped by Dallas County deputies on patrol on highway 7 north of Sparkman. She was clocked doing 73 in a 55 mile per

Florida Man Arrested Outside Of Fordyce Wal-Mart
A Florida man was arrested outside Wal-Mart in Fordyce on May 9,  after he went inside the store with a handgun and was asked to leave. Upon investigation,

Dallas County Judge Says Rains Have Damaged County Roads
South Arkansas received a lot of rain the past month and in some counties there was considerable damage. Ouachita and Drew Counties were both included in the Governor's

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
Prior to giving his regular report to the JP's of the Dallas County Quorum Court last night, Dallas county Sheriff Stan McGahee mentioned a proclamation by the President.

Dallas County Medical Center Administrator Gives Report To Quorum Court
In his report to the Dallas county Quorum Court last night, Dallas County Medical Center Administrator Ken Sanders gave a mostly positive report. He said the outpatient

Free Small Business Training May 23
Free small business training is now being offered at the Camden Accelerated Business Services Center at the OPED building at 625 Adams in Camden. Next Tuesday, May

05/16/17

Two More Traffic Fatalities Bring Total To 176
Two more traffic fatalities have been recorded in Arkansas. One in Scott County and one in Lonoke County. According to State Police, on Saturday on Highway 71-north in

Westerman Town Hall Meeting Thursday
Thursday night at 7:10pm, 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman will host a telephone town hall meeting. The event will be a live interactive video chat by Facebook

ATV Safety Class Slated For May 23
An ATV Safety Class for youth ages 10 to 18 will be held Tuesday, May 23 from 4:30 till 8:30pm at the Ouachita County Fair Grounds. ATV's and  protective gear will be

Beekeepers Association Will Meet May 22
The South Central Arkansas Beekeepers Association meeting will be held May 22,  at 6pm at the Ouachita County Extension Office located at 2760  Mt. Holly road, at the

With Summer Driving Near Law Enforcement Urges Everyone To Buckle Up
As of yesterday, 176 people have lost their lives on  Arkansas' highways since the first of the year. In one of the crashes we reported on, neither the driver nor the passenger

Ashkanipour Obit
Funeral services for 69 year old Genevieve Rose Ashkanipour of Houston, Texas will be this Saturday morning at 11 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Visitation Friday

Jones Services This Morning
Funeral services for 88 year old Homer Harold Jones Jr. of Bearden will be held this morning at 11 at First United Methodist Church in Bearden with interment at Moss

Keeton Obit
Funeral services for 70 year old Jo Ann Keeton of Fayetteville will be held  tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Visitation this evening from 6-8pm

Williams Obit
80 year old Sylvia Ann Williams of Harrell passed away Sunday at Silver Oaks Nursing Home in Camden. She was born in Calhoun county and was a retired bookkeeper for

05/15/17

El Dorado Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident
A 27 year old El Dorado man died in a one vehicle crash in El Dorado Friday night. According to a State Police report, a 2003 Chevy SUV, driven by Corey Lee Halcomb

Woodlawn Wins, Harmony Grove Loses
High school state championship baseball and softball playoffs continued over the weekend.

One Day Mission Trip Set For June 3 In Bearden
Reach Bearden”, a one day mission trip will be held in Bearden on Saturday, June 3. Derek Reed of Eagle Mills Baptist Church attended the Bearden School board meeting

May 26 Last Day Of School In Fordyce And Bearden
The last day of school for Fordyce Schools and Bearden schools is May 26. Graduation for Fordyce High School seniors will be May 19 at 6pm at FBT Arena. The senior

Bearden All Sports Banquet Tonight
The Bearden Bears will have their all-sports banquet this evening at 6pm at the First Assembly of God Life Center in Bearden.

Jones Obit
A long time Bearden resident, businessman and former mayor died yesterday. 88 year old Homer Harold Jones Jr. died yesterday at Ouachita County Medical Center in

05/12/17

Fordyce Schools To Start New STEM Program Next Year
The Fordyce School District will be instituting a STEM program in its curriculum next year. The action was taken at the Fordyce School Board meeting this past Monday. 

Bearden School Board And Millage Election Set For September
At their meeting last night, the Bearden School Board set September 19,  as the date for school board and millage election. School Superintendent Denny Rozenberg

Bearden Spring Fest Saturday
Spring Fest will be held in Bearden tomorrow at the Gazebo Park downtown. The festival will include, music, crafts and food. The festivities get underway at 9am and

Solid Waste Meeting Monday
The Dallas County Solid Waste Authority board meeting will be held this Monday evening at 5pm at the Dallas County Courthouse. Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones

Southerland Obit
77 year old Frederick G. Sutherland of Rison, formerly of New Orleans died Wednesday at Greenhouse Cottages in Rison. He was a retired truck driver and moved to Rison

05/11/17

Fordyce School Superintendent Snow honors Retiring Teachers
The Fordyce School Board met for their regular meeting on Monday night. According to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Albert Snow, the board hired several teachers to be

Area Summer Kids Choir
The Potter's House Church in Fordyce Is teaming up with Zion Hill Church in Camden this summer to host a Summer Kids Choir. This event is free to

Chambers Obit
89 year old Anna Christine Chambers of Fordyce passed away yesterday. She made sure every child and grand child had a home made quilt of hers and on each of their

Gavin Obit
67 year old Steve Gavin of Pansy died Sunday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He had been an employee of the Cotton Belt Railroad as a switchman and

Ryburn Obit
82 year old Benny Ryburn Jr. of Monticello passed away on Monday. Benny was born in Pine Bluff. The family moved to Monticello in 1946 and his father got into the

05/10/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 8 arrests between May 1 and May 8. 

Dallas County Circuit Court
The prosecutor's office for the 13th Judicial district has filed criminal charges in Dallas County Circuit Court. On May 3, deputy prosecutor Tom Wynne filed charges against

Mayor MacNichol Reports On City Auction,  Cotton Belt Festival, Land Purchase And Phone Upgrade
There wasn't much business conducted at last night's Fordyce City council meeting, mostly it was reports from Mayor John MacNichol on ongoing projects and events that

Camden Man Charged With Stealing 30-Pack From Wal-Mart
A Camden man has been charged with theft by receiving and public intoxication. According to a report from Sgt. Jimmy Plyler, he pulled onto the Camden Wal-Mart parking

Bearden City Officials Discuss Police Presence At Night Business Closings
At last month's city council meeting there were concerns expressed about having police presence at closing time for businesses who stay open later hours. A meeting was held

Newly Appointed Bearden Councilman Talks About Improving City
Vincent Waller was appointed to serve out the unexpired term of Lois Hopkins representing the ward three-position two position on the Bearden City council. Now that

Alvis Obit
 88 year old Jeanine Walters Alvis of Pine Bluff passed away on Sunday at  Trinity Village Medical Center. She worked at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in the Department of Army

Golden Obit
70 year old Mary L. Golden of Kingsland died yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday at First Baptist Church of Kingsland with burial at Watson-

05/09/17

Princeton Motorcycle Wreck Update
A Fordyce couple is recovering from injuries suffered Saturday in a motorcycle accident near Princeton. The accident occurred around 5pm on Saturday afternoon on  

Redbug All Sports Banquet To Be Held Tonight
The annual Fordyce Redbug High School all sports banquet will be held tonight at 7pm at the Fordyce High School cafeteria.The meal is $10.00. The banquet is open to the

Bearden City Council
The Bearden City council met in regular session last night at city hall, all members were present. The alderman got a report from city superintendent Terry Launius about

Ferguson Warns Vacationers Against Zika Virus
If you're planning a cruise this summer to some Caribbean paradise, Dallas County Health Unit manager, Donna Ferguson says beware of the Zika virus, and bringing it back

Pond Management Workshop Scheduled For Thursday
A pond management workshop will be held this Thursday from 6-7:30pm at a pond near Fordyce. Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham said Scott Jones, small 

Bearden Spring Festival This Saturday
A spring festival will be held in downtown Bearden this Saturday. According to Fire Chief E.W. Evans, the proceeds going to support the Bearden Fire department, and

Small Business Seminar Today
A free small business seminar will be given today from 10 am till noon at the OPED building at 625 Adams in Camden. The seminar will clarify some of the myths and realities

05/08/17

Two Separate Accidents Bring State Highway Death Toll To 163
A Malvern man died in a one vehicle accident Saturday morning in Hot Spring County. According to State Police, 75 year Joseph G. Hicks of Malvern died when his 2016

Med Flight Called For Motorcycle Accident Near Princeton
Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash on Saturday just outside Princeton. According to Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee, the accident occurred on highway 8 at

Kingsland Fire Department Switching To Cell Phone Alert System
Kingsland Mayor, Charles Crain, told Kingsland City council members at their meeting last Thursday that the Kingsland Fire Department will soon be transitioning to a cell

No Government Funds For Storm Shelters
In years past it used to be possible to get a storm shelter built on your property with a portion of the cost provided by funds from the federal government, but now, according

New Edinburg Farmer's Market Grand Opening Saturday May 20
The New Edinburg Farmers Market will have a grand opening on Saturday, May 20.  Activities for the day begin at 7am with a community-wide garage sale to be held along

Horse Show In Bearden Friday
The Ouachita County Fair Board will hold a horse show at 7pm this Friday night at the Bearden Riding Arena at Bearden. Entry fee is $3.00 per activity. Concessions will be

Area Meetings Tonight
Fordyce School Board will meet this evening at 5pm for their regular monthly meeting.

Weed Control Registrations End Today
If you plan to attend the summer weed control and sprayer calibration training meeting on Thursday at the Hot Spring County 4-H center, you need to RSVP by today so they

Ouachita County Extension News
Any youth between 5 and 19 years of age that wish to exhibit livestock as a member of Ouachita County 4-H, must declare their intention to show with the Ouachita County

05/05/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 14 arrests between April 24 and May 1.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A number of criminal charges were filed in Ouachita County Circuit Court recently.

Weather Damaged Dallas County Roads
Cary Dunn of the Dallas County OEM reports that most of the county road damage is concentrated in the North Western section of Dallas County. They

Pesticide Training Class Scheduled In Hampton
Anyone who needs the Pesticide Training Class to be able to purchase restricted use pesticides can attend a class in Calhoun county at the Extension Office in Hampton on

1st Baptist Church Live Broadcast To Start At 10:45
We have a programming note and something of interest to those of you who attend First Baptist Church or listen to their radio broadcast on KBJT AM 1590. Brother Rusty

Community News
The Fordyce High School Class of 1987 is trying to locate classmates for a  30 year reunion set for July 29. For more information, contact Will Vetter at 870-648-0896.

Belvedresi Obit
Mary Elizabeth Belvedresi of Pine Bluff passed away  yesterday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was 104. She was the oldest living member of St.

Bowers Obit
86 year old Nebitt Bowers of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. In January of 1951 he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving for four years. He worked for AP&L, now Entergy, as

Sharp Obit
71 year old Gerry Roger Sharp of Warren died yesterday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Gerry spent over 40 years in the banking sector, working with Warren Bank and

05/04/17

Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident
A Mayflower, Arkansas man died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday in Pulaski County.

National Day Of Prayer Today
Observances are taking place throughout the region today during the 66 annual National Day of Prayer. Yesterday on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" program,  our

Assembly Of God Fish Fry Tomorrow
Tomorrow is fish fry Friday at 1st Assembly of God Church on Upton Avenue in Fordyce. Church Pastor, Brother Matthew Hodges told us that this month's

41 Year Old Cleveland County Man Guilty Of Sexual Assault Of Minor
A Cleveland County Jury has found 41 year old Jason McDaniel of the Randall Community guilty of one count of sexual assault of a minor.  The conviction came last

Dispute Continues Over Cleveland County Waste
Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears says he won't deposit a $17,500.00 check for fuel reimbursement from the county's solid waste contractor Get Rid of It,  until a dispute

Great Outdoors Youth Day Saturday In Warren
Saturday is the Great Outdoors Youth Day in Warren at the Bradley County Park. Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham tells us about it.

Black Obit
52 year old Mark Andrew Black of White Hall died May 1.  He and his family owned and operated Pine Bluff Furniture from 1985 until 2010. He had a passion for music

Huitt Obit
68 year old William Paul Huitt of Hermitage died Tuesday at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. He worked for Milam construction company for 20 years

James Obit
94 year old Mary Rose Milam James of Thornton died Tuesday at St. John's Place in Fordyce. Visitation will be tomorrow evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in

Miller Obit
73 year old Wanda Miller of the Herbine community near Rison died Tuesday. She was born in Warren and was a retired beauty operator.

05/03/17

A Pedestrian Struck And Killed Monday
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Garland County on May 1, at about 15 minutes past midnight. The pedestrian was a minor, a male, from Hot Springs.

Dallas County Circuit Court
A number of criminal cases have been filed in Dallas County Circuit Court by Deputy Prosecutor Tom Wynne of Fordyce. On April 28. Wynne filed forgery charges against

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
A 35 year old Sparkman man was arrested on April 19,  by Dallas County Deputy Ryan Coleman following an incident at a Sparkman residence. Coleman says in his report

Appropriation Ordnances On the Agenda At Tuesday's Ouachita County Circuit Court
The Ouachita County Quorum Court met last night at the Ouachita County Courthouse. Three appropriations ordinances were on the agenda. The first was an appropriations

Uttam Deb Joins UAPB Faculity
Dr. Uttam Deb has joined the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as an  assistant professor of aquaculture and fisheries economics. Dr. Deb has over 20 years of experience

05/02/17

National Day Of Prayer Thursday
This Thursday, May 4, will mark the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. In Dallas County a special service will be held at noon at the Dallas County Courthouse Gazebo.

Area High School Banquets Coming Up Next Week
The annual Fordyce Redbug High School All Sports Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 9, at 7pm at the high school cafeteria. The public is invited. The meal is $10.00.

Fordyce On The Cotton Belt Director Looks Ahead To Next Year
The 37th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt is history and planners are already looking forward to next year's festival and considering how the festival might be improved.

Good Bad And Ugly Sale Coming To Dallas County Hospital Gift Shop
Joe Brazil of the Dallas County Medical Center was in on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"  last week to promote a sale at the Dallas County Medical Center Gift Shop

05/01/17

Cleveland County Special School Board Meeting Tonight
The Cleveland County School Board will meet in special session this evening at 6pm at the administration building in Rison. Superintendent Johnnie Johnson said the meeting is

OEM's Cary Dunn Says Business And Residence Should Have Disaster Plan
This is the time of the year things can get hectic for Dallas County Office of Emergency Management Manager, Cary Dunn. Dunn was recently on KQ-102.3's "South

Cleveland-Dallas Retired Teachers Meet Tuesday
The Cleveland-Dallas County Retired Teachers will meet tomorrow morning at 11:30 at Becky's Bread and Butter.

Honorable Not Seeking Reappointment
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which can't meet because it has too many vacancies, soon will be losing another member. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning For Ouachita County
The National Weather Service in Little Rock issued a flood warning for residents living along the Ouachita River, the warning was issued on Saturday and not only affects

National Day Of Prayer Set For Thursday
A special National Day of Prayer service will be held Thursday, May 4, at the Dallas County Courthouse Gazebo at 12 noon. The service will be short and everyone's invited

Dallas County Cattleman's Meeting Tuesday Night
The Dallas County Cattlemen's Meeting is scheduled for tomorrow evening at 7pm at the Princeton Community Center. Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham told us

Gronwald Obit
70 year old Rita Ann Rocconi Gronwald of Jefferson died Thursday. She began working for Simmons First National Bank in 1990. Rita retired in 2009 as Assistant Vice

Harrod Obit
62 year old Fred Harrod Jr. of Hampton died Thursday at his home in Hampton. He joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 1980, and in June 2015, he retired

Wooley Obit
76 year old James Olen Wooley of Woodlawn died Thursday. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor after 41 years of service.

04/28/17

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 38 year old Camden man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit court with possession of a firearm by certain persons, resisting arrest and fleeing.  The charges were

23 Year Old Woman Dies In Two Vehicle Crash
A 23 year old Hot Springs woman died in a two car crash in Garland County yesterday on U.S. 70-east at Beulah Road. According to a State Police report, a 2008 Cadillac

Rabies Clinics Going On This Weekend
A rabies clinic in Dallas County is scheduled for tomorrow, sponsored by the Dallas County 4-H program and Fordyce animal clinic. Dallas County Extension agent Keith

Mike Trammell Discusses Cotton Belt Festival Turnout
The 37 annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival is history and despite cold, damp weather on Saturday festival director Mike Trammell says attendance was okay.

Dickey Funeral Tomorrow
Funeral services for former 4th District Congressman Jay Dickey of Pine Bluff will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 at First Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. Visitation will be

Hobson Obit
73 year old Barbara Bishop Hobson of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. Barbara was a waitress for many years, including at George's, John Noah's and Jones Cafe.

04/27/17

Reckless Driving Gets Camden Man A Date In Court
A 21 year old Camden man has been charged with reckless driving following an incident that occurred in Camden on April 23.  According to a Camden Police report, offier

Jones Obit
81 year old William Murphy Jones Jr. of Pine Bluff passed away Tuesday. He was raised and received his early education in Hamburg.  In 1958 he and his wife “Sissy”  

04/26/17

McGhee Woman Dies In Single Car Crash
Arkansas recorded its 152nd traffic fatality early yesterday morning in Pulaski County. According to a State Police report, a 2003 Nissan, driven by 35 year old Lisa Michelle

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 8 arrests between April 17 and 24. On April 18, Officer Bryce McKinney

Bearden City Attorney Clarifies Freedom Of Information At  Council Meeting
At the April Bearden City Council meeting, Mayor Iva Lou Stoker wanted to go into executive session to talk about police matters. However, City attorney Tom Wynne

Bearden District Court
In District Court in Bearden last week, Shawn Berry of Bearden failed to appear in court. A bond was posted for his arrest. Berry owes $1,095.00 in unpaid fines to the city

Bearden High School Awards Assembly Scheduled For May
Bearden High School will hold its annual Academic Excellence Awards Assembly Wednesday, May 3,  beginning at 1:15 in the high school gymnasium. Guest speaker will be

Clanton Obit
Ora King Clanton of Warren died Monday in Little Rock. She retired from State Farm Insurance in Warren with 30 years of service at age 65.

04/25/17

OPED Meeting Wednesday
The OPED board meeting will be held this Wednesday at 10am in the CDIC training room in the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology Development Center at OPED, at

Grasty Obit
89 year old Zelpha Grasty of Thornton died yesterday in Fordyce. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Watson Obit
95 year old Jessie Almera Shook Watson of Thornton passed away on Saturday at Dallas county Medical Center in Fordyce. Lovingly known to many as “Almama”, she

04/24/17

Jay Dickey Dies In Pine Bluff
Former 4th District Congressman Jay Dickey of Pine Bluff died unexpectedly on Thursday at JRMC in Pine Bluff from complications of Parkinson's disease. Dickey

Donna Ferguson Discusses Zika Virus Symptoms
On a recent KQ-102.3 "South Arkansas Today" broadcast, Dallas County Health Unit Donna Ferguson, discussed the Zika Virus. The Disease is spread to people primarily

High School Art Competition Open To 4th District Students
A nation-wide high school arts competition is being sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman says the

Westerman Honored With Spirit Of Enterprise Award
4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs received the Spirit of Enterprise Award on Wednesday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Cemetery Workshop In May
A Cemetery Conservation Workshop will be held May 13,  at Selma Cemetery at Selma, Arkansas in Drew County. To register, or for information, contact Holly Hope at

Boozer Obit
72 year old Daniel Boozer of Hermitage died on Thursday at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. He worked at Kroger's Grocery Store and retired from

Bucher Obit
77 year old Mary E. Bucher of Camden died Saturday. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm Wednesday at Victory Church in Camden with services following at 2pm.

King Obit
75 year old Lester Ray King Jr. of Camden died Friday after suffering a massive stroke. He served in Vietnam as a Munitions Maintenance Technician, working on the “Puff

Small Obit
87 year old Leonard Small of Rison died Thursday at Green House Cottages in Rison. He worked for Borden's Dairy for 38 years before retiring in 1996.

Thompson Obit
81 year old Billy Frank Thompson of Sheridan, formerly of Herbine Community in Cleveland County,  passed away Wednesday. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Vontungeln Obit
65 year old Dale Von Tungeln of Grapevine died Wednesday. He began working for International Paper in 1988 and retired from Evergreen Packaging in 2011. After

04/21/17

Motorcyclist Dies on I-40
A 57 year old Lexa, Arkansas man died in a motorcycle accident Thursday night on I-40 westbound at mile marker 283 in Crittenden County. According to a State Police

Dallas County Sheriff's Department Made Record Of Arrests In 2016
Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee reported to the Dallas County Quorum Court on Tuesday night that his department made a record number of arrests in 2016. He said it

Today And Tomorrow Are The Two Big Days Of The Cotton Belt Festival
The two big days of the 37th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival will be held today and tomorrow in Fordyce. The weatherman has been predicting the possibility of

Bearden Coffee Club Awards Recognition Program Saturday
The Bearden Senior Citizens Coffee Club is sponsoring an awards-recognition program tomorrow evening at 6pm at the Assembly of God Christian Life Center in Bearden.

Rabies Clinic Set For Last Saturday In April
A rabies clinic in Dallas County is scheduled for next Saturday, April 29, sponsored by the Dallas County 4-H program. There are eight different locations in Dallas County

Church News
Fordyce First United Methodist church will have a homecoming service this Sunday at 11am. The Arkansans will be the featured gospel singers. Everyone is welcome to

04/20/17

Gospel Singing Main Event At Cotton Belt Festival Tonight
There's a gospel singing tonight at 7pm at the Courthouse Lawn as the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival continues. If it rains, the event will be moved to the Fordyce Civic

Water In A Bottle Cap Can Proliferate Mosquitoes
The mosquito season is upon us, and that means we need to know how to protect ourselves from mosquito bites, and most importantly from contracting the Zika virus.

04/19/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn reported his officers made 10 arrests between April 10 and 17.

Camden Police Report
59 year old Jessie E. McKenzie of Camden has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. The charge came following a traffic stop by Camden police.

Dallas County Circuit Court
26 year old Jasmine Noel Gregory of Rison has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with residential burglary and robbery. According to a police report, the incident

Dallas County Quorum Court
The Dallas County Quorum court met in regular session last night at the Dallas County Courthouse. On hand for last night's meeting was David Crawford with U.S. Next, a

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
4l year old Eric Shane Wheerler of Camden and 38 year old Megan Lrissa Edge of Hot Springs have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of

Cotton Belt Festival Takes A Day Off
There's no activities planned for tonight at the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival, church night. Activities resume tomorrow night with Gospel singing on the courthouse stage

04/18/17

Garner Will Not  Proceed With  Mass Picketing Bill Following Governor's Veto
Senator Trent Garner says he won't try to override the governor's veto of his bill that would have criminalized mass picketing. Under the bill Garner introduced, penalties of up

Cotton Belt Festival Continues Today With Comedian Hypnotist Show
It's day two of the 37th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival. Director Mike Trammell says there's great entertainment scheduled for the stage at the courthouse tonight.

Brantley Obit
72 year old Billy L. Brantley of White Hall died Thursday. He was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 at Family Church at

Denton Obit
82 year old Erma Rice Denton of Warren died Saturday at home. She worked for Piggly Wiggly and Mad Butcher stores as a cook. Funeral services will be held this

James Obit
62 year old Ricky Daniel James of Pine Bluff died Thursday at his home. He owned and operated Ricky James Auto Mechanic Shop for 33 years. Funeral services will be

04/17/17

Seven People Die Thursday Through Saturday On Arkansas Highways
The traffic death toll in Arkansas climbed to 142 over the weekend with the death of a 30 year old Lake Charles, Louisiana woman and two children and the death of a 56

Today Is First Day Of Week Long Fordyce Cotton Belt Festival
The 37th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival kicks off today, wrapping up with the big day on Saturday April 22. In a conversation on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas

Coffee With Westerman Wednesday In Sheridan
Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman will be in Sheridan on Wednesday morning to host “coffee with your Congressman” at MooMoo's Cafe, 120 West Center in

Boyd Obit
66 year old Beverly Ann Cook Boyd of Pansy passed away Thursday in Memphis. She was a graduate of Pine Bluff High. She was a longtime junior high and high school

Bryant Obit
75 year old Jerry “Bud” Bryant of Hampton died Thursday at his home. He was a retired truck driver. Graveside services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Means Cemetery

Ramer Obit
Evelyn McGarity Ramer of Fordyce passed away Thursday at Dalton's Place in Fordyce. She was owner-manager of the Fordyce Credit Bureau. She was married to C.A.

Stover Obit
81 year old Charles E. Stover of Pine Bluff died Friday in Sheridan. Stover was born in Fordyce and graduated a proud Red Bug in 1953. He worked for and retired from

04/14/17

Highway Fatality Yesterday Brings States Toll Up To 135
As of yesterday, 135 people had died on Arkansas highways in motor vehicle accidents. The latest reported fatality was yesterday morning in St. Francis County. According

Fordyce On The Cotton Belt Begins Monday
The 37th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival kicks off Monday in  Fordyce and runs all week through Saturday 22. On KQ-102.3's South Arkansas Today program,

Acoustic Jam Saturday
An acoustic instrument jam session will be held tomorrow evening at the New Edinburg Community Center. The doors open at 5 and the music gets underway at 6. There's

Community News
The 9th annual Fordyce High School Prom Parade will be held tomorrow afternoon from 5:30 till 6:30 at the Dallas county courthouse. In case of rain, the event will  be

Breshears Obit
45 year old Kevin Thomas Breshears of Woodlawn died Tuesday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was employed with T.M.E. Inc as a draftsman.

Clemons Obit
65 year old Marilyn Ann Mosely Clemons of Bearden died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 2pm this afternoon at Benton Funeral Home Chapel in Fordyce with

Holcomb Obit
90 year old Melba “Granny” Holcomb of Pine Bluff died Tuesday at her home. Her husband Billy Joe Holcomb was a pastor and they lived in Michigan, Missouri and

Moore Obit
67 year old Nancy Kay Moore of Arkadelphia passed away Wednesday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia. She was born in Rison and worked for various

04/13/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 17 arrests between April 3 and April 10. 

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
March 10, Dallas County deputy Keith Axsom went to serve an active warrant on 43 year old Robert H. Bryant at his residence off 167 north near Fordyce. At a deer camp

Fordyce Offering Bonus For New Teachers
In his report to Fordyce School District patrons recently on KQ-102.3's South Arkansas Today, Fordyce School Superintendent Dr. Albert Snow says test preparation is 

Moore Obit
67 year old Nancy Kay Moore of Arkadelphia passed away yesterday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Arkadelphia. She was born in Rison and worked for various s as

Reichen Obit
93 year old Valerie Shaw Reichen of Jonesboro, formerly of Pine Bluff died Tuesday in Jonesboro. She had worked for 29 years for Arkansas Power and Light, retiring as a

04/12/17

North Little Rock Man Charged With Dallas County Burglaries
A 28 year old North Little Rock man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit court in connection with two Dallas County Break-ins on February 23.  Jewel Lamont

Fordyce City Council Accepts Bid On Walking Trail
The Fordyce City Council met last night at city hall to conduct the city's business. Mayor John MacNichol says the city has accepted a bid of $44,584.00 for the work for

Busy Night At Bearden City Council
The Bearden City Council, at their meeting Monday night took action on a number of items, including accepting the low bid for the sidewalk project downtown,

04/11/17

Teenager Killed In Single Car Crash
An unidentified teenager was killed in a one car accident in Fayetteville on Sunday. According to State Police, an unidentified teenager was driving a 2014 Honda West on

Fordyce City Council Meets Tonight
The Fordyce City Council meets in regular session this evening at 6 at city council chambers at City Hall. On tonight's agenda is a report of the city wide auction at the armory

Patricia Sims Guest Speaker At Today's DASH Meeting
A DASH meeting will be held from noon until 1 today at the Dallas County Medical Center's Board Room. This month the guest speaker will be the Re-entry Manager for the

Berry Obit
Janet Robertson Berry of Cape Girardeau, Missouri passed away April 7,  at Southeast Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer for several years. She graduated from

Daniels Obit
Funeral services for 52 year old Karen Sue Daniels of Sheridan will be held  Thursday afternoon at 2pm at Fuller-Hale-South Funeral Home in Pine Bluff with Gail and Marlin

Smith Obit
59 year old Mark “Steve” Smith of Pine Bluff died on Sunday. He was reared and educated in Pine Bluff. He was owner-operator of Smith's Complete Janitorial Service.

04/10/17

Weekend Crashes Bring Highway Death Toll To 127
State police investigated the 127 traffic fatality of the year on Saturday night in Pulaski County on I-30 eastbound at 6th Street in Little Rock. According to police, 36 year old

CASA Volunteers Needed For Dallas And Cleveland Counties
Lisa Harvill on a recent KQ-102.3 "South Arkansas Today" program said recruiting volunteers for Dallas and Cleveland County isn't going as well as she had hoped.

 New Law Allows School Boards To Change When Elections Are Held
Annual school board election dates in Arkansas school districts will change, beginning in 2018 as the result of Act 910 signed this past week by Governor Hutchinson.

Ouachita County 4-Her's Recently Returned From Washington Trip
Addie Wilson, family consumer sciences agent for the Ouachita County Extension service recently returned from Washington following a trip that 4-H'ers from Ouachita

Bond Obit
81 year old Troy E. Bond of Rison died Thursday at his home. He moved to Arkansas from Mississippi in 1963 and worked as an engineering tech at Pine Bluff Arsenal.

Davis Obit
79 year old Jimmie D. Davis of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. Jimmie worked as a heavy equipment operator and worked many years for the Pine Bluff Arsenal.

Hopkins Obit
75 year old Mary Ellen Cathey Hopkins of Bearden passed away on Friday at St Vincent's in Little Rock. She worked at various jobs in the Bearden area. 

04/07/17

Dallas County Chief Deputy Speaks Out On Medical Marijuana
Will medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed in Fordyce and Dallas county? That's a question that's been brought before the Fordyce City Council just as a matter of

Bearden City Cleanup Ordinance Irritates Some Residence
The Bearden City Council chambers may be full Monday night when the city council meets for its regular meeting. At the March meeting the council voted for passage of an

Bearden Police Investigating Weekend Break-in
Bearden police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Sunday. According to Police chief John Ainsworth, the break-in occurred at a residence on “D” street

Bearden District Court Changes Scheduled Date
Bearden City Recorder Ginger Bailey reports that District Court in Bearden will be held on Tuesday, April 18, .instead of April 20. Anyone who's been called to appear in

Rison Homesteading Conference Attendance Down
While attendance was down somewhat this year due to competition from other events being held in neighboring counties and in Little Rock, the Homesteading conference at

Cleveland County Solid Waste May Open Bids On New Contract
Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears says he intends to put Cleveland County's solid waste contract out for bid in May. The contract with the City of Rison is coming to an

04/06/17

Two Separate Accidents Raise Traffic Death Toll to 120
To date 120 people have lost their lives on Arkansas highways since the year began. The 119 fatality was recorded on Tuesday in Craighead County involving two vehicles.

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 18 arrests between March 24 and April 4. On March 24, Keshaun D. Crain of

Ouachita County Quorum Court
The Ouachita County Quorum Court met Tuesday night for their regular meeting and the JP's took action on four appropriations ordinances. The first ordinance appropriated

4-H Volunteers Sorely Needed In Ouachita County
Addie Wilson, Ouachita County Family and Consumer Sciences agent was a  guest on KQ-102.3's Bearden Brunch Bunch broadcast. Addie recently returned from a week

Preparation Meeting Tonight For Mission Trip
Another meeting will be held this evening at 7:30 at First Southern Baptist Church in Bearden in preparation for the One Day Mission Trip planned for Bearden on June 3.

Two Workshops Scheduled April And May
A pasture spraying equipment workshop and pond management workshop are scheduled in April and May. On Tuesday, April 18,  from 6 to 7:30pm, a pasture spraying

04/05/17

Gurdon Man Faces Drug Charges In Dallas County
A 38 year old Gurdon man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Scammers Active In Dallas County
Beware of scammers they're active in Dallas county and probably all over the state, according to Dallas County Chief Deputy Josh McMullen. In a recent interview McMullen

Fordyce City Hall Phone Upgrade Meeting Set For Tuesday
A meeting to discuss a phone upgrade for Fordyce City Hall will be held next Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 at city hall. Mayor John MacNichol and members of the city council

Fordyce Prom Parade Planned For April 15
The annual Fordyce High School Prom Parade at the Dallas County Courthouse is planned for April 15, beginning at 5:30 and ending at 6:30.

Distracted Driving Month
Arkansas law enforcement agencies have joined the national “U Drive U Text U Pay” campaign to stop distracted driving.

Newton Obit
Wanda Newton of Victoria, Texas died on Monday, she was 79. She was born in Kingsland. Mrs. Newton owned her own business for 23 years called Electrolysis of

04/04/17

Stone County Traffic Death Brings Total To 116
Another traffic fatality in Arkansas raises the number to 116. This one occurred in Stone County Sunday. According to the State Police report, 79 year old Dorothy Fore of

Ouachita County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Ouachita County Quorum Court meets in regular session tonight at 7 at the Ouachita County Courthouse in Camden. The meeting is open to the public.

Ault Obit
75 year old Reverend Billy Ault of New Edinburg died on April 2.  Visitation will be from 6-8pm this evening at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Schalhlin Obit
Funeral services for 45 year old Todd Lindsey Schalhlin of Hampton will be this Thursday at 2pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Camden. Visitation will be from 5-7pm

04/03/17

Three More Succumb To Traffic Accidents Over Weekend
Saturday two deaths occurred in Ouachita county and a third in Lincoln County.  State Police report 41 year old Shawn T. Walker of Camden and 45 year Todd L.

Fordyce Mayor Discusses Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In The City
Will medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed in Fordyce and Dallas County? That's a question Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol says he wants the city council to be

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court meets tonight at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison. Under new business, an ordinance will be discussed having to do

CASA Softball Tournament Planned For June
CASA of Fordyce is planning a co-ed softball tournament for June 3 according to CASA's Lisa Harvill. She was a guest recently on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"

3-D Printing Open House Coming To Camden
A D3 Technologies 3-D printer open house will be held in Camden at the OPED building on Wednesday April 12,  from 10am till 3pm. You'll see the New 3DP workbench

Cagle Obit
90 year old Louise Easterling Cagle of Texarkana, Texas died on March 31. She was born and educated in Kingsland.

Lindsey Services
Funeral services for 96 year old Harry Lindsay of Pine Bluff were held on Saturday.

Newton Obit
Visitation will be from 6-8pm this evening at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton with funeral services at 11 tomorrow morning at the Community Church at Earnest Cemetery

Raines Obit
66 year old Donna Rae Raines of Warren died Wednesday at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado. She suffered from A.L.S. She was a retired educator

03/31/17

Several Events In South Arkansas Tomorrow
The annual Health Fair, sponsored by DASH and the Dallas County Medical Center will kick off tomorrow morning at 9 at the Fordyce Civic Center... Dallas County Health

Mayor John MacNichol Discusses Rebid On Walkway At Civic Center
At the last Fordyce City Council meeting, the council decided to rebid the work scheduled on a walkway near the Fordyce Civic Center. Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol

Camden Man Arrested Following Run-In With Police
36 year old Kameini Reed of Camden was charged on March 27,  with public intoxication, obstruction of governmental operations and resisting arrest. The charges were the

Ouachita County Circuit Court
In Ouachita County Circuit Court records, deputy prosecuting attorney R. Jeffrey Sawyer has filed charges of residential burglary and criminal trespass against 26 year old

Upcoming Community Events
The Fordyce High School Class of 1967 will hold a 50 year reunion during the Cotton Belt Festival. For more information contact Rebecca Kilgore Hutt at 318-465-5447.

Free Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled In Thornton
Saturday, April 8,  beginning at 11am, Joannie, Daniel and JoAnn Cayce will stage their Free Easter Egg hunt, across from the Thornton Post Office. There will be 20,000

One Day Mission Coming To Bearden
A one day mission trip is coming to Bearden June 3,  sponsored by the Carey Baptist Association Community Missions. All the activities will be centered around the Gazebo

03/30/17

Fordyce Mayor Says City Wide Cleanup Begins This Weekend
According to Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol, the 4th annual Razorback Roundup held last month was a big success.

Fordyce Chamber Banquet Tonight
The annual Fordyce Chamber of Commerce banquet is scheduled for this evening at 6pm at the Fordyce High School Cafeteria with Channel 7 sports director Steve Sullivan

DASH Health Fair Scheduled For Saturday
Don't forget the Health Fair, sponsored by DASH and the Dallas County Medical Center, scheduled for this Saturday at the Fordyce Civic Center. Remember there will be

Letters Going Out To Bearden Water Customers
Letters will be going out April 1,  to Bearden water customers who have two or more resident lines tied into one water meter. The violators will be given 60 days to complete

Terry "Taco" Howard Memorial Trail Ride This Saturday
The annual Terry “Taco” Howard Memorial trail and ATV ride, benefitting the Children's Hospital will be held this Saturday,  from 9am till 2pm. The event is sponsored by

03/29/17

One In Miller County One In Independence County, Traffic Deaths Continue To Mount
Two more fatalities have occurred on Arkansas roadways in the past couple days. According to State Police, on Monday, in Miller County, a 29 year old Texarkana,

15-Year-Old Sparkman Boy Entertains At Dallas County Courthouse
We visited the courthouse yesterday on our regular Tuesday morning visit and when we opened the front door, this is what we heard.

One Passenger Still Hospitalized From Ouachita Industries Van Accident
One person still remains hospitalized following the van-car collision last Wednesday in Camden involving a Ouachita Industries van. According to a report from the Ouachita

Bearden Man Charged With Breaking And Entering
A 32 year old Bearden man has been charged in circuit court in Camden with breaking and entering, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and theft of property

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn reports his officers made a total of 13 arrests between March 20 and 27. The arrests included Ashley Nicole Conner of Bearden, who

Bearden District Court
Numerous cases were heard by District Judge Dan Ives in District Court in Bearden on the March 16.  Amy Caldwell of Bearden had her court date re-scheduled for next

Kleppin Obit
Graveside services for 91 year old Nina Rothwell Kleppin of Jonesboro will be held at 10:30 this morning at Ebenezer Cemetery with Dusty Rhodes officiating. Kleppin was a

O'Neill Obit
67 year old Gary O'Neill of Warren died Sunday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was retired from the U.S. Postal service with over 40 years of service and he

West Obit
61 year old Debra West of Banks died Tuesday at her home. She was a former employee of Martin's Department Store, Merchants and Planters Insurance, a former Justice  

03/28/17

Two More Fatalities On Arkansas Roadways
According to a State Police report,  a one vehicle crash killed a 24 year old Mt. Home woman in Stone County on Sunday. According to the report, a 2008 Toyota, driven

Child Car Seats Inspected Free At Saturdays Health Fair
Let Good Health Win in 2017” is the theme of this year's Health Fair at the Fordyce Civic Center, co-sponsored by DASH and the Dallas County Medical Center, on

Hart Obit
93 year old Robbie Lavern Hart of Fordyce-New Edinburg died Sunday at Green House Cottages in Rison. She retired from Phelps Dodge.

Kleppin Obit
91 year old Nina Rothwell Kleppin of Jonesboro died yesterday at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was a retired Vice President of Regions Bank in

03/27/17

Another Deadly Friday Raises Traffic Death Toll To 103
Two more highway fatalities were investigated by State Police on Friday, bringing the death toll on Arkansas highways to 103 so far this year.

Still Time To Purchase Fordyce Chamber Banquet Tickets
There's still time to get your ticket for the annual Fordyce chamber banquet to be held this Thursday evening at the Fordyce High School Cafeteria. Channel 7 Sports Director

Homesteaders Conference Bigger Than Just Rison
The 4th annual Homestead Conference will be held at Pioneer Village in Rison this weekend, March 31 and April 1.  Homestead conference founder, Britt Talent told says

Keri Welch Discusses Last Weeks Pesticide Drop Off Day
Dallas and Ouachita County's both offered a pesticide drop off day last week. Monday in Dallas County and Tuesday in Ouachita County. Ouachita County Extension agent

Arkansas Dems Pick Gray To Lead Party
Arkansas Democrats on Saturday selected State Representative Michael John Gray as chairman of the party. Gray defeated Denise Garner, a non-profit executive from

Congressman Westerman To Host Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow
4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman will host a telephone town hall tomorrow night at 7pm. During the town hall, 4th district residents will be able to get their

Gilbert Obit
49 year old Martin Greeson “Marty” Gilbert Jr., a resident of Rogers, Arkansas passed away March 20,  at the Circle Of Life Hospice in Bentonville. Gilbert was born in

Nestorick Obit
77 year old Jean Frances Nestorick of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. Growing up in a military family, Mrs. Nestorick was reared and received her early education in many cities

03/24/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police records, Fordyce Police officers made a total of 14 arrests between March 13 and 20.

Camden Police Report
60 year old Dennis W. Tubbs of El Dorado was arrested by Camden Police on March 20,  following a traffic stop in the Cardinal Shopping Center. When officer Dilllion

Steve Sullivan Main Speaker At Fordyce Chamber Banquet Thursday
Thursday evening, March 30, the annual Fordyce Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held at the Fordyce High School Cafeteria. Channel 7 TV Sports Director, Steve

Barn Quilt And Johnny Cash Center Topics At Kick-Start Cleveland County
According to Britt Talent of Rison, Kick-Start Cleveland County will be hosting a meeting this Monday evening at 6pm at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds meeting room.

Dobis Obit
74 year old Kathryn A. “Kay” “Honeybun” Harp Dobis of Pine Bluff passed away Wednesday. She worked in the trust department as a loan officer at Simmons First

03/23/17

Two Fordyce Men Charged In Purse Snatching From Handicapped Woman
Fordyce Police have charged two Fordyce men in connection with a purse snatching incident that occurred February 13,  at the Mad Butcher in Fordyce. The victim was

No Fooling, April First Is A Big Day In South Arkansas
April 1,  will be a busy day in South Arkansas, with several events going on that day. The Health Fair is scheduled for 9am on April 1 at the Fordyce Civic Center. The

New Administrator Says Bottom Line Improving At Dallas County Medical Center
Dallas County Medical Center Administrator Ken Sanders told the Dallas County JP's at their meeting Tuesday night the hospital ended the month of January with the first

Unsung Hero Nominations Are In For Bearden Senior Citizens Coffee Club
The Bearden Sr. Citizens Coffee Club is sponsoring an awards-recognition program April 22, at 6pm at Assembly of God's Christian Life Center in Bearden. The Club was

03/22/17

Dallas County Circuit Court
24 year old Christian Blake King of Fordyce has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with breaking and entering and theft of property. King is charged with stealing a

97 Motorists Have Died On Arkansas Highways
As of yesterday, 97 motorists had lost their lives on Arkansas highways since the beginning of 2017. The latest fatal crash occurred on Monday night in Bentonville.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
52 year old Freeman Earl Green of Camden has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court in Camden with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening. Green is

Dallas County Quorum Court
The Dallas County Quorum Court met for its regular monthly meeting last night at the courthouse. All JP's were present but District 5 JP Clark Brent. The JP's heard reports

Dallas County Clerk Agrees With Voter Photo I D
Arkansas lawmakers have approved a measure requiring voters to show photo ID before casting their vote, sending to the Governor a requirement that was struck down as

03/21/1

Football Field At Rison To Be Named After Former Player
The Cleveland County School board unanimously approved a motion at their last meeting to name the football field at Rison High School after former star football player and

Carter Obit
84 year old Horac Reese “Boe” Carter of Sparkman died Saturday. A graveside service will be held this afternoon at 2pm at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Carley Davis

Clay Obit
86 year old James E. “Ed” Clay of Camden died Friday. He served in the U.S. Army as an MP at Kileen Base, Texas for two years. After serving his country, he worked

Howard Obit
49 year old Lillie Ann Howard of Conway died Sunday at Baptist Medical Center in Conway. Her parents are Janice and Red Lanthrip of Fordyce. Graveside services will

03/20/17

Friday Traffic fatalities bring the Years Total To 94
As of Friday, Arkansas has counted 94 traffic fatalities in the state since the beginning of 2017. A double fatality occurred March 15,  on the Main Street bridge in Little Rock

Dallas And Ouachita Residents Can Dispose Old Pesticides This Week
A pesticide collection service will take place in Ouachita and Dallas Counties this coming week. In Dallas county today and in Ouachita County tomorrow.

Chambliss Obit
83 year old Martha Ann White Chambliss of Pine Bluff died Saturday. She worked at Leslie Brokerage Company and AP&L. And after her marriage she joined her husband

Wood Obit
97year old Jeannette Lee Wood of Pine Bluff died Friday. She and her husband Claud “C.J.” Wood owned and operated National Rug and Furniture Cleaners and later a

03/17/17

15-Year-Old Passenger Dies In Two Vehicle Collision
The 89th traffic death of 2017 occurred in Craighead County on Wednesday. According to a preliminary State Police report. a 1998 Chevy driven by 18 year old Dustin

Bearden Coffee Club Awards
Today is the deadline for submission of nominations for the Bearden Senior Citizens Coffee Club awards recognition program scheduled for April 22.  Categories for

OPED Board Meeting Scheduled For Wednesday
The OPED board of directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 22 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board will be on Wednesday,

Marks Cemetery Nature Trail And Picnic
The second annual Marks Cemetery, nature trail and picnic area clean up is scheduled for tomorrow at 9am at the cemetery. Participants are asked to bring a gas blower,

Community News
The New Edinburg Community Center will host an acoustic instrument jam session Saturday. Bring any acoustic instrument and join in. Everyone's invited to come enjoy the

Edwards Obit
68 year old Curtis “Sam” Edwards of Rison passed away on Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at Prosperity Cemetery in Rison with Brother

Kincy Obit
63 year old Robert Lee Kincy of Bearden died Wednesday at Ouachita County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday afternoon at Proctor Funeral  

03/16/17

Shooting Death In New Edinburg
A 57 year old New Edinburg man has been charged with first degree murder. The charges were filed on Monday by Cleveland County Criminal investigators against Travis

Pesticide Collection Scheduled For Dallas And Ouachita Counties
A pesticide collection service will take place in Ouachita and Dallas Counties this coming week. In Dallas county on Monday, March 20 and in Ouachita County the next day.

Watkins Obit
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2pm at First Assembly of God church in Camden for 20 year old Taylor M. Watkins of Bearden. Taylor died as the result of

Lewis Obit
Marie Gresham Lewis of Hot Springs passed away Monday morning, Just three months short of her 91st birthday. In her teens she worked in the office of the Quartermaster

Kermit Simmons Early, Jr. Memorial Announcement
Memorial services for Kermit Earley, Jr. will be held at Zion Baptist Church in Fordyce, Arkansas on Thursday March 16th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

03/15/17

Investigation Continues Into The Thurman Bell Shooting Death
The Arkansas State Police continue their investigation into the shooting death on March 6,  of 49 year old Thurman Bell of Fordyce.  Special Agents of the department's

Bearden Woman Dies In Car-Truck Crash
A 20 year old Bearden girl was killed in a car-truck crash in Hot Spring County on Monday morning. According to State Police, Taylor M. Watkins of Bearden died at the

Bearden Council Passes Ordinance Aimed At Cleaning Up City
The Bearden City Council voted unanimously for the passage of an ordinance requiring the clean up of grown up lots and removal of unsightly, unsanitary articles and the

Job Fair Coming To SAU Tech Student Center
Mark you're calendar, April 25,  from 9am to 4pm, for the Camden Job Fair. The event is sponsored by Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development, SAU Tech, the

Allen Obit
79 year old Master Sergeant Joel Leon Allen, U.S. Army retired, of Pine Bluff died Sunday. For over 20 years, Sergeant Allen served in the U.S. Army. For 20 years after

03/14/17

Final Bids For Bargains Session Airs This  Morning At 10 On KBJT And KQEW
This Years Final Bids For Bargains program will be heard this morning in a two hour session beginning at 10am. The program will be heard on both KQ-102.3 FM and

Davis Obit
93 year old Willie Ray Davis of Benton died Sunday. He enlisted in the Army on June 25, 1943 and was wounded in action on January 6, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.

Hendrix Obit
Kattie Lucille Hendrix, long time resident of Camden,  passed away Sunday at The House of Three in Sheridan. Graveside services will be held this afternoon at 2 at Mt.

03/13/17

Two Die In Separate Crashes Saturday
A 37 year old Bee Branch man died of injuries suffered in a one car crash in Van Buren County on Saturday. According to a State Police report, a 2006 Lincoln, driven by

A Mission Project Is Coming To Bearden In June
A Reach Project, sponsored by a Baptist Church organization is coming to Bearden June 3. Mary McWhorter, a member of First Southern Baptist Church told us about the

Customer Service Is Main Topic At OPED Workshop
Top notch customer service will be the topic of a small business training workshop tomorrow from 11am to 1pm. The workshop will be held at the OPED building on Adams

Bearden Senior Citizens Sponsor Awards Program
The Bearden Senior Citizens Coffee Club is sponsoring an awards-recognition program April 22,  at 6pm at the Assembly of God Christian Life Center in Bearden.

Blann Obit
94 year old Frances Davis Blann of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff passed away Friday. Mrs. Davis graduated from Fordyce High School and retired from Simmons First

Ludwick Obit
70 year old Lillian Ruth Ludwick of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was a graduate of Kingsland High School. Graveside

Wright Obit
80 year old Robert Eldon Wright of Pine Bluff died Thursday. He moved to Pine Bluff from Illinois in 1984 and worked in maintenance for  the Arkansas Department of

03/10/17

Judge Phillips Issues Arrest Warrants In Fordyce District Court
Several warrants were issued by District court Judge Ronnie Phillips of Fordyce following a recent district court session. Warrants were issued for seven individuals on

Camden Man Faces DWI Charges Following Accident
42 year old Michael Wayne Lay of Camden faces DWI charges, failure to maintain control of his vehicle, driving a suspended license, failure to pay registration and no proof

Camden Police Report
A 46 year old Camden man has been charged with second offense DWI,  refusal to submit to blood alcohol test, refusal to submit to arrest, running a stop sign and failure to

Renee McKelvin Appointed Interim Bearden School Superintendent
The Bearden School Board last night approved the appointment of Renee McKelvin as interim school superintendent for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year as  

New York Woman Jailed In Arkansas
Authorities say a body found in a suitcase at a farm in central Arkansas appears to be that of an elderly man who died in upstate New York. Johnstown, New York Police Lt.

SAU Tech Works With District Court In Alternative Sentencing Program
On a recent interview during KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch" broadcast, SAU Tech's Adult Education director, Barbara Anthony talked about a GED fast track class

Allen Obit
81 year old Bobby D. Allen of Fordyce died Wednesday. Visitation is this evening from 6-7:30 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services tomorrow morning at

Miller Obit
86 year old Robbie Sue Miller of Rison passed away Thursday in Rison. Mrs. Miller was a school teacher for Rison Public Schools for 41 years.

03/09/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce officers made a total of 18 arrests between February 27 and March 6. During that time period, Fordyce police

Ouachita County Quorum Court
There were only two items on the agenda for Tuesday night's Ouachita County Quorum court meeting. Both were appropriations ordinances and both were passed by the

Tickets On Sale For Fordyce Chamber Banquet
Tickets are now available for the annual Fordyce Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Thursday, March 30 at the Fordyce High School Cafeteria. Channel 7 Sports Director

Cockrell Obit
61 year old Ricky D. Cockrell of the Rowell community in Cleveland County died Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. At the age of 16 Rickey

Ross Obit
76 year old Norma Dene House Ross of Fordyce died Tuesday at St. John's Place. The family will receive friends tomorrow from 12:30 to 1:30pm at Benton Funeral Home

Strickland Obit
62 year old Thomas Meek Strickland of Hampton died Tuesday at UAMS in Little Rock. He was a supervisor at General Dynamics. The family will receive friends this

03/08/17

Dallas County Man Dead Following Shooting Monday
Special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, along with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, are investigating a shooting death that occurred late

Fordyce Woman Arrested On Drug Charges
A 53 year old Fordyce woman has been arrested and charged by Fordyce police with possession of Tramadol with the purpose to deliver. According to information filed by

Dallas County Circuit Court
49 year old Edward Louis Craig of Sparkman has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with terroristic threatening, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession

El Dorado, Camden And Smackover Residents Charged In Meth Case
33 year old Robert M. Jones of El Dorado, 66 year old Rex McGhee of Camden  and 24 year old Laura Wright of Smackover have all been charged in circuit court in

McGehee Man Dies After Falling From Vehicle
A 21 year old McGehee, Arkansas man died early yesterday morning after he fell off the hood of a vehicle. According to a State Police report Rhett Runyan of McGehee was

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Two Bearden residents have had criminal charges filed against them in Circuit Court in Camden. According to the information filed in court, 35 year old Kenny Rogers of

Sex Offender Case In Dallas County
A Harrison man has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. According to information filed in Dallas County Circuit court, 22 year old Kerry Lynn Ray of

Davis Obit
68 year old Terry Wallace Davis of Bismarck died Monday. He was born in Fordyce. Graveside services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at Oak Grove Cemetery in

Erwin Obit
94 year old Dorothy Sue “Dot” Erwin of Thornton died Monday at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was a retired telephone operator and a member of the Thornton United

Monk Obit
58 year old Teenia Lee Hamilton Monk of Pine Bluff died Sunday. She worked at Simmons First National Bank for 25 years, retiring in 2015 due to illness.

03/07/17

Ouachita Electric To Build 1-megawatt Solar Array At Holly Springs
The project will be completed in the second quarter of this year and will involve an array of about 4,080 panels that will encompass about 5.5 acres of a 10-acre site. The

Kingsland Kindergarten Registration Tomorrow
Kingsland Elementary will hold Kindergarten registration this Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 8am and 3pm. Children who turn 5 years of age on or before

SAU Tech's Barbara Hamilton On Local Education Opportunities
In a recent interview, SAU Tech's director of Adult Education, Barbara Hamilton talked about opportunities available in education through Adult Education Centers located in

500 Entries Expected At Backwoods Poultry Show Saturday In Rison
As many as 500 entries from across Arkansas and surrounding states are expected to be on hand for the Backwoods Poultry Show to be held this Saturday at the Cleveland

Space Still Available At Ouachita County Community Garden
If you live in Ouachita County and are interested in the Community Garden in Camden, Ouachita County Extension Agent Keri Welch says there's still space available for your

Cleveland-Dallas Retired Teachers Meet Today
The Cleveland-Dallas County Retired teachers will meet at Becky's Bread and Butta this morning at 11:30. The program will be a book review by Ruth Roberts on Five

Ballard Obit
80 year old Thomas James Ballard of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Tommy began teaching school in Dumas, Wells

Work Obit
67 year old Samuel Fischer Work III of Pine Bluff died Saturday. He worked at the Cotton Belt Railroad for 34 years, retiring as a general foreman in Purchasing and

03/06/17

Bids For Bargains Airs Tomorrow Morning On KBJT And KQEW
Bids For Bargains program will be heard tomorrow morning in a two hour session beginning at 10am. The program will be heard on both KQ-102.3 FM and KBJT 1590  

Arkansas Traffic Deaths Continue To Rise
A Cleveland County Man died Sunday afternoon following a one vehicle accident at highway 63 and Spring road. 49 year old Scotty Wayne Newman of Rison died when his

Cleveland County Quorum Court
Tonight is meeting night for the Cleveland County Quorum Court. The meeting begins at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse. At tonight's meeting, Connie Keese will

Annual Homesteaders Conference Coming At End Of Month
The South Arkasas Homesteaders Conference is coming up the last of this month at Pioneer Village in Rison, Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1.  Dallas County

New Act Part Of This Years Cotton Belt Festival
The Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival will be held April 17 thru 22 this year. Last week, Mike Trammell, Cotton belt festival  director and Richard Ledbetter, who handles

Hospital Administrator Says Cafeteria Serves More Than Just Patients
The administrator of the Dallas County Medical Center, Ken Sanders, in his report to the Dallas County Quorum Court at their meeting last week, said a lot of people come

Special Adult Education Class begins Today In Fordyce
Beginning today and running the rest of the month, the Fordyce Adult Education Center on West 3rd will be offering a special class. Barbara Hamilton of SAU Tech's Adult

Nature Quilting Classes At Dallas County Library
Quilting classes, focusing on nature, are being offered at the Dallas County Library the first Tuesday of each month, from 3:30-5pm. Classes are available today. Participants

Coats Obit
90 year old Mary Parsley Coats of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday at Green House Cottages in Rison. Mrs. Coats began her nursing career at Davis Hospital. She also

Corder Obit
73 year old Ansel Dixon Corder of Bearden died Friday. Memorial services will be held at 11 this morning at Holly Springs Baptist Church with Brother David Dillard

Bohannon Obit
66 year old Doug Bohannon of Pine Bluff died Thursday. He was retired from Entergy and also had worked at the Pine Bluff Arsenal before he became disabled. Memorial

Matthews Obit
91 year old Stephen Arch Matthews of Pine Bluff died Wednesday after losing consciousness at the Defense table in a courtroom in Pine Bluff. He served in the U.S. Navy

Rice Obit
68 year old Sharon Ashley Rice of Warren died Thursday at the Hospice Home Care in Little Rock following a courageous battle with cancer. She was employed by the

03/03/17

Conway Mans Death Brings State's Traffic Toll To 75
A Conway man died in a one vehicle crash in Conway on Wednesday morning. According to a State Police report, 59 year old William M. Watson of Conway was killed

Metcalf Benefit Saturday Night
There will be a benefit luncheon tomorrow evening at 5pm at the New Edinburg Community Center to benefit Libby Metcalf. Amanda Barns explained details of the fund

Church News
A Sparkman Disaster outreach fund raising program will be held tomorrow evening at 6pm at New Life Church in Sparkman. The event will feature local talent and Reverend

Youth Outdoor Hunting Event Tomorrow In Cleveland County
The Cleveland County Cutters and Strutters Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting its annual Jakes Day event for youth beginning at 8am tomorrow

Cockrum Obit
82 year old Jack C. Cockrum of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 60's. He owned Ye Ole Garden Shop before co-owning and operating

Johnston Obit
82 year old Janis Juanita Johnston of Hampton died Wednesday. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8pm at Harrell Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held

Thornton Obit
88 year old Joseph Kenneth “Kenny” Thornton of North Little Rock died Wednesday. He was born in Fordyce.

03/02/17

Head-on Collision Claims Marianna Woman
A 66 year old Marianna woman died in a head-on crash on Tuesday in Phillips County. According to State Police report, a 2014 Dodge charger driven by 25 year old

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce officers arrested a total of 14 people between February 20 and 27.

Ouachita Circuit Court
Criminal filings in Ouachita County Circuit Court on February 21, by Deputy Prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer.

First Assembly Fish Fry Tomorrow
First Assembly of God Church on Upton Drive in Fordyce will hold their monthly fish fry tomorrow (Friday). Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm and dinner from 4-7:30.

Residential Cleanup Effort In Bearden
A clean up effort is being launched in Bearden. Mary McWhorter of Bearden attended the Bearden City Council at the last meeting and told us that the Mayor is going to

Nowlin Obit
67 year old Donnie L. Nowlin of Texarkana, Arkansas died Tuesday at his home. He was born in Hampton. Visitation will be tomorrow evening from 6-8pm at Faith Chapel

03/01/17

A Traffic Death Yesterday And One Sunday Brings Arkansas Deaths To 71
A Marianna, Arkansas man died in a one vehicle crash in Lee County on Sunday. According to a State Police report, 71 year old William H. Harris Jr. of Marianna died

Burglaries In The Ramsey Community
Two rural Dallas County residences were broken into February 23. According to Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones, the break-ins occurred in the Ramsey community, and

Fordyce Woman And Kingsland Man Charged In Burglary Case
A 38 year old Fordyce woman and 33 year old Kingsland man have been charged by Fordyce Police with residential burglary. Misty Autumn Qualk of Fordyce and Clayton

Bearden Woman Charged With Theft And Forgery
Criminal charges have been filed in Dallas county Circuit court in Fordyce against 50 year old Lisa Lorraine Toney of 539 Ouachita 95 at Bearden. The charges come as a

Bearden Man Charged In Domestic Battery Case
43 year old Earl Lee Turner of 191 Ouachita 85 was charged following an investigation by Ouachita County Deputy Sheriff Lt. Cedric Gregory.

Bearden District Court
In District Judge Dan Ives' court in Bearden on February 16,  Lindsey Bennett of Camden, charged with driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, failure to

Metcalf Benefit
There will be a soup and chili luncheon to benefit Libby Metcalf this Saturday a 5pm at the New Edinburg Community Center. The Lisemby's will be performing and a pie

Work On Holly Springs Water Tower Underway
Work is underway on the renovation of all the water towers in the Bearden Water District. The project  is currently focusing on the tower off highway 203 in the  Holly

02/28/17

Razorback Roundup Founder Talk's About This Year's Event
The 4th annual razorback round up in Fordyce is history and planning for next year's big event gets underway. Razorback round up founder,  Jeromy Sullivent of Fordyce told

One Week To Register For Strawberry Field Day
According to information from the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center at Hope, you have one week left to register for the spring strawberry

Walk Across Ouachita County Begins March 10
Walk across Ouachita County, in conjunction with Walk Across Arkansas is scheduled for March 10 thru May 5. Ouachita County Extension Agent Keri Welch tells more.

Ashcraft Obit
86 year old Billy E. Ashcraft of White Hall passed away Sunday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at

02/27/17

14-Year-Old Girl Dies In Pine Bluff Auto Accident
According to a State Police report a 14 year old girl died in a one vehicle crash in Pine Bluff early Saturday morning.  Apparently a 2010 Mercury, driven by an unidentified

4th Annual Razorback Roundup Deemed A Success
Good weather helped the turnout at the 4th annual Razorback Roundup held in Fordyce over the weekend. KQ-102.3 was there between 2-3pm yesterday afternoon

Bee Keeping Meeting Tonight
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham says he received word from Roland Waters at Camden about a new South Central Beekeeping Association being formed, and

SAU Tech To Provide Adult Education Classes In Fordyce
Beginning March 6 thru 31 in Fordyce at the Adult Education Center on West 3rd, a fast track class will be offered. Barbara Hamilton of SAU Tech's Adult Education Center

Applications Being Taken For Teenage Ag Discovery Program
According to UAPB Ag Discovery program coordinator, Willie Columbus, applications are now being accepted for Ag Discovery, a residential career and science

Applications For Energy Assistance Begins Today
The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin low income home energy assistance crisis assistance today. Applications will be taken at the Dallas County Office on

Babin Obit
Dr. Claude H. Babin, longtime resident of Monticello died Saturday at the age of 92. In September of 1954, Dr. Babin was appointed to the faculty of Arkansas A&M

Howard Obit
Dr. Don Gene Howard died Friday morning in Hot Springs. He was 81. Dr. Howard dedicated his life to proudly serving Fordyce as a family practitioner and his country as a

Porter Obit
73 year old William Anderson “Andy” Porter of Camden passed away Friday at John R. Williamson Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. Andy was known as an excellent

02/24/17

Edgar Street Railroad Crossing Closed All Day Saturday
According To Fordyce Mayor Assistant, Lanyne Parham, Union Pacific Railroad will close the Edgar Street Crossing Saturday 8:30am until 6pm. The access is being closed  

Three Die In Two Separate Vehicle Incidents
Three more traffic fatalities occurred in Arkansas on Wednesday, including two in a fiery crash of a truck loaded with ammunition in Franklin County.

New Phone System For Dallas County Courthouse
The Dallas County JP's gave their approval at Tuesday night's Quorum court meeting for the installation of a new phone system for the offices in the courthouse.  Holly

Day Two Of Razorback Roundup
Today is day two of the 4th annual Razorback roundup in Fordyce, sponsored by the Arkansas Dog Hunters Association. The big day is actually tomorrow when the hog

Jefferson County Still In Running For Fuel Processing Plant
Little Rock based Energy Security Partners LLC and Pine Bluff officials announced recently that Jefferson County is being considered as the top location to build and operate

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 34 year old Sparkman man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court with 2nd degree battery. Steven Kirk Alsobrook was charged as the result of  an incident

New Beekeeping Association Being Formed
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham says he received word from Roland Waters at Camden about a new South Central Beekeeping Association being formed., and

Bates Obit
Lorene Green Bates of Conway...formerly of Pine Bluff died on Wednesday..she was 92. Mrs. Bates was born in Rison. Bates” as many of her customers knew her, was

Hinkle Obit
86 year old Lewis Dee Hinkle of Pine Bluff passed away Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

Williams Obit
84 year old Betty Jo O'Barr Williams of Camden died yesterday at Silver Oaks Nursing and Rehab in Camden. She was born in Dallas County. Graveside services will be

02/23/17

Dallas County Quorum Court - State Auditors Pleased With Hospital
The Dallas County Quorum court met Tuesday night at the Dallas County Courthouse for their regular monthly meeting. First on the agenda a report from County Treasurer

At Midnight Tonight The Hog Hunt Begins
Tonight, at a minute past midnight, hog hunting teams from all over the state and all over the region will be turning their dogs loose in the 4th annual Razorback Round-up hog

SAU Tech To Offer Adult Education Class In Fordyce
Barbara Hamilton who heads the Adult Education Department at SAU Tech was a guest on KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch" broadcast yesterday, and talked about an

Seymore Weathers Benefit Fish Fry Raises Over $7,000.00
The benefit fish fry for Seymore Weathers turned out to be very successful. Over $7,000.00 was raised to help Weathers defray medical bills. that figure was after the

Pruning Workshop Tonight at Ouachita County Extension Office
If you need some help in pruning your fruit trees or any other information about pruning in general, you may want to attend a pruning workshop scheduled for this evening at

02/22/17

Two More Traffic Deaths On Arkansas Highways
Two traffic fatalities were recorded in Arkansas on Monday. 28 year old Justin K. Dixon of Russellville died when his 2010 Kawasaki, southbound on highway 27, west of

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 8 arrests between February 13 and February 20.  Fordyce officers made three

Camden Police Report
A 48 year old Camden woman has been charged with obstructing governmental operations. On February 20, Camden police officer Dillion McGee was dispatched to a

Smackover Man Charged With Criminal Trespass And Intoxication
A 56 year old Smackover man was charged by Camden Police February 16 with criminal trespass, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Camden police were called to

Fordyce Schools Use Private Business For Substitutes
On a recent  KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Fordyce Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Albert Snow talked about substitutes in the classroom. Snow says the district is

Fordyce One Of Only 6 Arkansas Cities To Have Smithsonian Display
This years' Fordyce on the Cotton Belt festival is scheduled for April 18 thru 25. On a KQ-102.3 "South Arkansas Today"  broadcast, Joe Bill Meador introduced the new

Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development Board Meeting Today In Camden
This morning at 10 the OPED board of directors meet in the training room of the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology Development Center at the OPED building at 625

Lavelle Obit
73 year old Louise Green Lavelle of Sheridan died Sunday at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant. She retired from the Arkansas State Police after 43 years, the longest

Slaughter Obit
68 year old Alvin Roy Slaughter of Warren died Monday at his home. He was a retired mechanic. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 at Frazer's Chapel

Temple Obit
79 year old Charles H. Temple of Camden passed away Monday. He was retired from the Camden Fairview School District and retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a

02/21/17

Hot Springs Man Dies In A One Vehicle Crash
Arkansas recorded it's 55th highway traffic fatality of the year early yesterday morning in Saline County. According to a state police report, 41 year old John Edward

Dallas County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Dallas County Quorum Court meets this evening at 6pm at the meeting room on the second floor of the Dallas County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

Dallas County Republican Meeting Tonight
A Dallas County Republican organization committee meeting will be held this evening at 6:30 at the old post office building in downtown Fordyce. You can call Matthew

Kick Start Cleveland County Fundraising Banquet Set For Friday
Those behind the Kick Start Cleveland County Community Development Initiative are hoping the “Celebrate Cleveland County” banquet set for Friday evening at 6pm at the

Trauma Survivors Meeting In Rison
The Women's Crisis Center of South Arkansas, based at Camden, will host a support group meeting for survivors of trauma at 2pm this afternoon at the Cleveland County

CADC Energy Assistance Coming To Dallas County At End Of Month
The Central Arkansas Development Council will begin low income energy assistance crisis assistance in Dallas County on February 27. Applications will be taken at the

Outlaw Obit
76 year old Levan H. Outlaw of Pine Bluff died Sunday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was a former employee of Smart Chevrolet and retired from

02/20/17

52 People dead On Arkansas Highways
So far this year 52 people have died in highway traffic crashes in Arkansas. On Friday a double fatality in Crawford county, on highway 59 north, a mile south of the

Fordyce School Superintendent Talks About Student Testing And Alert System Testing
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Albert Snow, a guest last week on KQ-102.3's "South  Arkansas today", told us the main focus in the district right now is on preparation for

Gresham Says Now Is The Time To Test Garden Soil
Now is the time to get out in the garden or field and take soil samples, that's the word from Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham..

Bill To Change Antique License Plate To 45 Years Withdrawn
The sponsor of a bill that would increase the minimum age of a car qualifying for “antique” plates agreed to withdraw the bill from consideration .However, Representative

Arkansas Legislative Week 7
Voter ID, Internet sales tax collection and constitutional amendments are among the items expected to receive debate in week 7 of Arkansas' legislative session.  A bill to

Huitt Obit
97 year old Lorena Huitt of Warren died Friday at the Chapel Woods Nursing Home in Warren. She retired from Kroger Grocery Store with 25 years of service, she was a

02/17/17

Texas Man Is Latest Traffic Death On Arkansas Highways
A 67 year old Texas man was killed in a two car crash on U.S. Highway 70 in Sevier County on Tuesday. According to Police report a 2006 Ford Escape, headed west on

Razorback Roundup Registration Ends Tomorrow
Tomorrow at 5pm is the deadline for wild hog hunters to get signed up for the wild hog hunt that's part of the 4th annual Razorback Round up to be held in Fordyce February

Bearden Water Tower Project Begins March 1
The water tower renovation project in Bearden will get underway March 1. That was the news Mayor Iva Lou Stoker reported to the Bearden City Council on Monday

Pesticide Collection Service Coming to Fordyce Area Residents
A pesticide collection service will be made available to area residents who have old pesticides stored that they might not have been able to get rid of. Dallas County Extension

St John AME Revival Sunday
A revival is scheduled at St. John AME in Fordyce. This Sunday revival  services will be held at 3pm. Next week, Monday and Tuesday, services will be held at 7pm.

Little League Softball Registration Tomorrow In Pine Bluff
Little League softball player registration in Pine Bluff is scheduled for tomorrow February 18 thru 25 from 10am till 2pm at Monroe-Ryburn field box office, next to Good

Becton Obit
78 year old L.D. Becton III of Hampton passed away Tuesday at UAMS in Little Rock after a hard fought battle with leukemia. He was awarded the prestigious John H.

02/16/17

Tonight's Seymore Weathers Benefit Fish Fry Sold Out
The fund raising fish fry for Seymore Weathers has been sold out, according to Layne Parham, administrative assistant to Fordyce Mayor John McNichol. As of today 700

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police made a total of 15 arrests between February 6 and February 13. Fordyce police made three arrests for

Fordyce Offers Bonus For Teachers Who Have Good Attendance
Superintendent of Fordyce Schools, Dr. Albert Snow on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today",  said the Fordyce School Board took steps at its last meeting to try to keep

This Saturday Is Deadline For Razorback Roundup Registration
The deadline for registration for the 4th annual Razorback Round up Wild Hog Hunt is this Saturday at 5pm. Wild Hog Hunt founder, Jeromy Sullivent of the Arkansas Dog

02/15/17

Dallas County Circuit Court
Several criminal charges have been filed in Dallas County Circuit court by Deputy Prosecuting attorney Tom Wynne. On February 10,  25 year old Darrell Jamal McWilliams

Ouachita County Circuit Court
In Circuit Court in Camden, 33 year old Jonathan Hawkins of Camden was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and filing false paperwork. On October 9, 2006,

Camden Police Report
Three Magnolia women were arrested and charged with shoplifting by Camden Police. The women were charged with taking merchandise from Dollar General on California.

Fordyce School Closed Monday Due To Flooding
Fordyce students missed school Monday due to flooding in the cafeteria. Students will have to make up the day of school missed, on  Monday April 17 during spring break.

Pruning Workshop Postponed
The pruning workshop that had been scheduled for this Thursday at the Ouachita County Extension Service has been cancelled. A fruit tree pruning workshop is scheduled for

Clemons Obit
73 year old Sam L. Clemons of Bearden died yesterday. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services tomorrow at 2pm

02/14/17

Fordyce City Council Meets Tonight
The Fordyce City Council meets in regular session this evening at 6pm at city council chambers at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and the public will have an

All Dogs In Rison Must Be Registered
The Rison City Council last week approved a new ordinance requiring all dog owners within the city limits to register their pets for $5.00 and pay fines ranging from $25.00 to

Applications For Assistance With Energy Bills Are Being Taken
Pine Bluff-Jefferson County EOC began accepting applications for the Crisis portion of Low-income Home Energy Assistance program yesterday. To qualify for assistance

Two Area Gospel Singings Coming Soon
A couple of gospel singing events are coming up, the public is invited to come participate or listen to a Gospel singing on Saturday, February 25, at 6pm at the Woodlawn

02/13/17

Three Die In Three Accidents Over Weekend
Three Arkansans lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes over the weekend. According to a State Police report, 55 year old Kenneth W. Millsaps of Enola, Arkansas died on

Area Government Meetings Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court meets tonight at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison. The meeting is usually held the first Monday of the month but was

Caddo Indian Remains Found In Hempstead County
Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton thought he would be solving a mystery when a forensic lab finally identified a skull found on a Red River sandbar more than two

4th Annual Homesteading Conference Coming To Rison
Britt Talent of Rison reports in the Cleveland County Herald that the 4th annual South Arkansas Homesteading Conference will be held Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April

Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime Meets Tonight In Cleveland County
The Call of Cleveland county will meet tonight at 6pm at Bethel No. 1, about a mile and a half north of U.S. 79 on state highway 35. 

Bill Dealing With Waste Tires Fails In Arkansas House
A bill to revamp the state's program dealing with waste tires failed by one vote in the Arkansas House on Friday. According to an Arkansas News Bureau report, House bill

Barner Obit
76 year old Pat Barner of Camden died Tuesday at Longmeadow Nursing Home in Camden. She was born in Bearden. She retired from General Motors.

Elliott Obit
86 year old Zelma Dean Elliott of Fordyce died Saturday.  Visitation is this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Graveside services will be held at 10am

Grissom Obit
88 year old Edward Earl Grissom of Elliott died Friday at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. He retired from International Paper and owned and operated Grissom

Morgan Obit
94 year old Mamie Ruth Cook Morgan passed away Friday at Arkansas Hospice Care in Little Rock. She was born in Fordyce, was reared and received her education in

Reaves Obit
44 year old Dana Michell Houser Reaves of New Edinburg died Thursday at the Bradley county Medical Center. She was a business analyst with Computer Services

02/10/17

Donald Cain Resigns From Bearden School Board
Longtime Bearden educator and school board member, Donald Cain tendered his resignation from the school board on February 1st.  Cain served the Bearden School

Ticket Sales Continue For Weathers Benefit Fish Fry
If you plan to attend the Seymore Weathers benefit fish fry on February 16 at the Fordyce Civic Center, you better get your ticket now. According to Mayor John

Acoustic Guitar Pull At New Edinburg
A guitar pull will be held at the New Edinburg Community Center on February 18 beginning at 5pm. Anyone with an acoustic instrument is invited. Admission is free. Food

Quilting Class Coming To Dallas County Library
Quilting classes, focusing on nature are being offered at the Dallas County Library and are being held the first Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm. Other classes are set for

Church News
Lighthouse Baptist Church in Fordyce is celebrating their 4th church anniversary this Sunday at 3pm.

Dyke Obit
75 year old Tommie Lou Dyke of Pine Bluff died Wednesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She graduated from UAPB as a registered nurse and worked as an RN

Nutt Obit
88 year old Vivian Alice Manuel Nutt of Sheridan died Wednesday in Little Rock. She was born in Rison and graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1947. Mrs.

02/09/17

Fordyce District Court Today
District Court will be held in Fordyce beginning at 9am this morning. A hundred twenty-three cases are to be heard by District Judge Ronnie Phillips.

Camden Police Report
February 2, Camden police officer Dillion McGee was on patrol in the Cash and Washington area when he spotted a vehicle with expired tags. McGee made the stop and the

Bearden School Board Meets Tonight
The Bearden School Board meets tonight at 7pm at the Superintendents office on the elementary school campus. The meeting is open to the public and there is a time allotted

Seymore Weathers Benefit Fish Fry February 16
A limited number of tickets are still available for the benefit fish fry on February 16 for Seymore Weathers. Layne Parham talks about the fare.

Free Small Business Training Seminar February 14
Team Camden is offering a number of free small business training seminars at the Camden Accelerated Business Services Center at the OPED building on Adams Avenue in

Ogle Obit
50 year old Sharon Annettee Everette Ogle of Pine Bluff passed away Monday. She was a graduate of White Hall High School and UAPB.

Pennington Obit
85 year old Matthew Lee Pennington of Warren died Tuesday at his home. He was a retired butcher for Aubert Reynolds Grocery. Graveside services will be held this

02/08/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police made a total of 17 arrests between January 30 and February 6. Those arrests include one made by officer

Fordyce Man Charged In Circuit Court In Camden
28 year old Terry W. Jones II of 908 Charlotte street in Fordyce has been charged in Circuit Court in Camden with commercial burglary, possession of meth or cocaine,

Camden Police Report
A 20 year old Camden woman was taken into custody on January 31 and charged with obstruction of government operations following a traffic stop in Camden on West

Ouachita County Circuit Court
On February 2, Deputy Prosecuting attorney R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed charges of possession of a controlled substance against 39 year old Ricky Strickland of Hampton. 

Pennington Obit
45 year old Karen Sue Pennington of Bearden passed away on Monday at her home. Graveside services are scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10 at White Oak Cemetery

02/07/17

Ward Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident
A 37 year old Ward man died in a one vehicle crash yesterday morning in Lonoke County.  According to State Police, Wesley A. Brown of Ward when he crossed the

Dallas County Traffic Stop Results In Two County Chase
Ouachita County Deputies, Bearden Police and a Dallas County Deputy cooperated in the apprehension Cedric Bernard King. According to a report Ouachita County

Criminal Mischief In Ouachita County
On Saturday, Ouachita County Deputy Anthony Nicholson took a report on  the phone referencing a criminal mischief incident. Robert Mitchell, who resides on highway 376

Barlow Obit
74 year old Holland Moffett Barlow Jr. of Rison passed away on Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a

02/06/17

Arkansas Highways Claim Two Over Weekend
To date, 36 people have lost their lives on Arkansas roadways since the beginning of 2017. A 68 year old Springdale man died in a two car crash on Friday evening in

Seymore Weathers Talks About Recovery
Seymore Weathers, photographer for the Fordyce News-Advocate is on the road to recovery. Weathers who recently suffered a debilitating back injury underwent surgery

12 Days Left To Sign Up For Razorback Roundup
Just 12 days from today is the deadline to get signed up for the Razorback Round Up. This years event has been moved up to an earlier date. Razorback Roundup organizer

4th District Congressman, Bruce Westerman Named To Federal Lands Subcommittee
Natural Resources Chairman Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah last week announced 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman's appointment to the subcommittees on

Flowers Obit
90 year old William Harvey Flowers of White Hall died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was retired from the railroad and was a Navy veteran

Lunsford Obit
45 year old Mitchell Ray Lunsford of Rison died Saturday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He was born in Fordyce. He had been employed with Welspun

Stanfield Obit
62 year old James Michael Stanfield of Pine Bluff died at his home on Friday. He was a Pine Bluff Police officer for 28 years, retiring as Deputy Chief in 2005. Stanfield also

Waddle Obit
74 year old Walter S. “Ham” Waddle of White Hall died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Ham spent his entire life serving the residents of Jefferson County.

02/03/17

Joe Bill Meador Announces New Chairman For Cotton Belt Festival
Fordyce on the Cotton Belt will have a new chairman this year. The announcement was made by current chairman Joe Bill Meador, who's been heading up Fordyce on the

Church News
Pastor Harvey Goodwin and the members of Mt. Gillard Baptist Church in Fordyce will observe their annual Men's and Women's Day this Sunday at 11a.m. A fellowship

Garden Author, Felder Rushing Coming To Monticello
The Drew County Master Gardeners are presenting Felder Rushing,  internationally known garden author and designer to speak on the subject Slow Gardening”, tomorrow,

Adair Obit
92 year old Ann Ivareese Redden Adair passed away Monday at her home in Pine Bluff.  She was married to Dr. Toby W. Adair Jr. They attended Centenary College and

Barner Obit
79 year old Barbara Nahdyne Harrell Hollis Barner of Fordyce died Wednesday at her home. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm this evening at Benton Funeral

Dean Obit
77 year old William Olen Dean Sr. of White Hall died Wednesday. He worked for many years in the White Hall School District, retiring as a maintenance supervisor. In his

Garlington Obit
74 year old Boyce Garlington of Rowell died Monday. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. For 20 years, Brother Garlington was pastor of

McClain Obit
58 year old Tina B Simmons McClain of Warren died Wednesday at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. She worked for the Arkansas Department of Health for 20 plus

02/02/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police made a total of 13 arrests between January 24-31. On January 27,,  Lisa Lorr aine Toney of Carthage

Camden Police Report
33 year old Billy Don Holmes of Camden was charged by Camden police with obstruction of government operations and refusal to submit to arrest. The charges were filed  

02/01/17

Dallas County Circuit Court
A 33 year old Sparkman woman has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with criminal charges in connection with two separate incidents in November of last year.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 33 year old Bearden man has been charged with aggravated assault, and  criminal mischief following an altercation at Anthony Timberlands in Bearden on December 17.

4th Annual Razorback Roundup Set For February 23rd
The 4th Annual Razorback Roundup, sponsored by the Arkansas Dog Hunters Association will be held the last weekend of this month, Feb 23, 24  and 25.  Razorback

Four South Arkansas Schools Improving Academically
The Arkansas Department of Education has recommended that four schools in South Arkansas be removed from the list of academically distressed schools.

Gober Obit
87 year old Mary B. Gober of the Tyro community in Lincoln County passed  away on Monday. She enjoyed a long career at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, retiring in 1989. She

01/31/17

Fulton Man Becomes Traffic Fatality 33
A Fulton, Arkansas man has become Arkansas' 33 highway traffic fatality of the year. According to State Police, the fatal crash occurred early yesterday morning in Miller

Fourth Annual Razorback Roundup Coming In February
Mayor John MacNichol and Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones were recently on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" along with the General Manager of Titan Marine, Tim

Today Is Deadline To Signup For Obama Care
Today is the deadline to get signed up to purchase health insurance to avoid paying a fine. The insurance is available through the state's My Arkansas Insurance Individual

Stark Obit
49 year old Robert Lewis Stark of Warren died Saturday in Conway. He was a mechanic at Stark and Sons garage in Warren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow

01/30/17

Auto Accident Friday Brings Death Count To 32
The 32 traffic fatality of the year was recorded in Arkansas on Friday. According to a State Police report, 60 year old Allan D. Jumper of Palestine, Arkansas died in a two

In Fordyce Keep Up Property Or Pay Fine
The City of Fordyce has begun writing tickets to residents who fail to keep up their property. Mayor John MacNichol Explains.

Titan Marine Of Fordyce Makes Number One Selling Duck Boat In State
General Manager Tim Scott of Titan Marine in Fordyce talked last week about how well the company was doing and stated that Havoc duck boats are now number one in

Game And Fish Working On New Regulation Proposals
Game and Fish biologist will be submitting regulation proposals next month for next year and its also the time that proposals received from the public during the previous year

State Senate Passes New Bill Concerning Seat-Belts
The State Senate has passed a bill that, if it becomes law, would add uniformity to the fine for not wearing seat belts. Senate Bill 102 would make the fine for failure to wear a

Master Gardener Applications End February 1
If you're interested in the Master Gardeners program, you have until Wednesday February 1 to apply. A class is scheduled for Camden on Tuesday February 7 at the

Rogers Obit
78 year old Joe E. Rogers of Pine Bluff died on Friday. He was a life long resident of Pine Bluff and founded Rogers Sheet Metal in 1971, and owned and operated it until his

01/28/17

Obit Sledge
Weldon Sledge, age 90, of Warren, died Thursday, January 26, in a car accident. He was born March 1, 1926, in Morrilton, to the late Henry and Eva Long Sledge. He was

Cal Ripkin Sign Ups Today In Fordyce
Cal Ripkin Baseball and softball sign ups will be held today at the Fordyce Civic Center from 9am till noon for youngsters 4 to 15 years of age.

01/27/17

Longtime Warren Broadcaster Dies In Auto Accident
90 year old Weldon Sledge of Warren, former owner of radio station KWRF, died in a two car crash in Chicot county yesterday. According to a preliminary State Police

Fordyce Police Department
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce officers made 7 arrests between January 16 and 24.  Officer Bryce McKinney on January 16 cited Willie Ernest

#1 Duck Boat In The State Is Manufactured In Fordyce
General Manager for Titan Marine, Tim Scott, along with Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol and Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones were guests Thursday on KQ-102.3's

Area Schools Have Their Eye's On State Capitol During Legislative Session
Superintendents around the state have their eyes and ears on news coming out of the state capitol as the legislature meets to decide issues that will affect their respective

Special Children's Program Scheduled For Tuesday At Dallas County Library
A children's program about birds will be held Tuesday (Jan 31) at 4pm at the Dallas County Library. The program will include making bird feeders and bird decorations. The

Area Church News
Temple Baptist Church in Fordyce will host Heavens Echoes in concert this Sunday at 5:30pm. The event is open to the public.

Cobb Obit
78 year old Harvey T. Cobb of Bearden died Wednesday at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs. He was a retired truck driver. Memorial services will be held tomorrow

Puthoff Obit
63 year old Sandra Kay Puthoff of Rison passed away Wednesday at her home. A memorial service will be held at Buie Funeral Home in Rison at a date to be announced

01/26/17

Fordyce Man Charged In A September Burglary
A 25 year old Fordyce man has been charged in a residential burglary that occurred on September 16, 2016. According to a Fordyce Police report, Darrell Jamal

Fordyce Mayor Reminds Residence Of Heavy Truck Ordinance
Fordyce city ordinance 868, regulating the driving and or parking of heavy trucks and trailers on city streets has been re-published. The ordinance was originally passed in

Hundreds Show Up At State Capitol In Support Of School Choice
Hundreds of students and education leaders gathered at the State Capitol Rotunda yesterday, rallying in support of school choice. The rally, which coincided with National

Board Extends Superintendent Snow's Contract
At the latest Fordyce School Board meeting, the board voted to extend  Superintendent Dr. Albert Snow's contract for a two year period. Snow commented on it on KQ-

Fordyce Basketball Homecoming Tomorrow
The Fordyce High School Basketball homecoming ceremonies will be held tomorrow at FBT Arena. An assembly will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 in the FBT Arena.

Hankins Obit
86 year old Mary Margaret Donaldson Hankins of White Hall, formerly of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday. A homemaker first and foremost, Mrs. Hankins also worked alongside

Usry Obit
64 year old Edell August Usry of Wilmar, passed away yesterday at the Bradley County Medical Center after losing his battle with cancer. He was a U.S.

01/25/17

Fort Smith Man Becomes 25 Highway Fatality
Arkansas highway fatality number 25 occurred on January 15,  but some how wasn't listed on the State Police list of highway fatalities until just yesterday. At least it was given

Bearden District Court
It was a busy day in court on January 19,  for District Court Judge Dan Ives as he held court in Bearden at City Hall.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Charges of second degree murder have been filed in Ouachita County Circuit Court in Camden against a 54 year old Camden man. The charges were filed on January 19,  by

Fordyce And  Bearden School Superintendents Discusses State Legislature Actions
The legislature will be making decisions affecting Arkansas schools in the current sessions and that includes South Arkansas schools. In recent  interviews, we got comments

Harlin Obit
85 year old Margie Lee Harlin of Greenville, Texas passed away on January 21.  Graveside services will be held at Crossroads Cemetery in Kingsland at 10am Friday

Osburn Obit
71 year old James W. Osburn of Vick, Arkansas died Monday at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. He was a retired employee with the Arkansas State Medical

Porter Obit
83 year old Perry Lee James Porter died Monday. She worked as an inspector at Georgia Pacific from 1956 until her retirement in 1998. She was a member of the Cherokee

01/24/17

Kickstart Cleveland County Seeking Advice On Johnny Cash Project
Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas Heritage Sites at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, has agreed to visit Kingsland and Cleveland County late next month (Feb)

Representative Lowery Wants House To Consider Voter ID
Arkansas State Representative Mark Lowery of Maumelle says he expects the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee to consider House Bill 1047

SAU Tech's Annual Black History Event Set For February 16
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee will speak at the SAU Tech's annual Black History Event scheduled for February 16 at 6pm at the South Arkansas University Tech Student center in

SAU Tech Talent Show Coming In February
SAU Tech is hosting its annual talent show, Tech Idol, on February 9 at 6pm at the Ross Center on California Avenue in Camden. The event is open to all talents and the

Pruning Workshop Slated For February 16 in Ouachita County
A pruning workshop is scheduled for February 16 at the Ouachita County Extension Service office in Camden, according to Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch.

Ouachita Partnership For Economic Development Board Meeting Tomorrow
The OPED board of directors will hold their board meeting tomorrow morning at 10 at the training room of the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology Training center at

Davis Obit
77 year old Dr. Charles M. Davis died on Saturday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He earned his medical degree from UAMS in 1965. His academic appointments

Ollar Obit
74 year old Clifton W. Ollar of Pine Bluff died Saturday at his home. He was raised and received his education in Pine Bluff. He worked at the Cotton Belt, retiring as a

01/23/17

Arkansas Traffic Fatality 21 Occurred Saturday
So far, 21 people have lost their lives on Arkansas roadways in this new year. The latest fatality occurred Saturday afternoon on I-40-west at mile marker 163 in Pulaski

Cleveland County Looking To Hire Jailers
The Cleveland County Sheriff's department has begun advertising for jailers. The Arkansas Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee cited the county as being in non-

Minimum Wage Will Be Discussed At Tonight's Fordyce School Board Meeting
The Fordyce School Board will meet this afternoon at 5pm in the boardroom of the Middle School Building. One of the items listed under new business is the minimum wage.

Fordyce City Council Approves Ordinance That Allows Use Of $466,000.00
The Fordyce City council, at their last meeting approved an ordinance establishing the Arkansas Development Finance Authority Home Investment partnership program fund

Weathers Continues Rehab In Little Rock
Seymore Weathers, photographer for the Fordyce News Advocate for many years and well known throughout South Arkansas as a photo-journalist, is still in rehab at Baptist

Bearden Superintendent Considers Staff Cuts
On KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch"  last week, Bearden Superintendent Denny  Rozenberg said it may be necessary to consider some cuts in staff in the school district.

Pine Bluff Meetings Today
The Youth Advisory Council of Pine Bluff will meet this afternoon from 4:30 to 5:39 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center at 211 West 3rd Avenue. The speakers

Evans Obit
83 year old Tommy Evans of Bearden died Thursday. He retired from International Paper after 38 years of service. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 at Eagle

King Obit
Dr. Y.Y. King of Pine Bluff died at his home on Wednesday at the age of 81. Dr. King started out obstetrics and gynecology and then switched to ophthalmology where he

McMillan Obit
75 year old Wilma Ruth McMillan of Warren died Thursday at Jefferson  Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be held at 10am this morning at Benton

Peterson Obit
Elsie Marie Speer Peterson of Camden passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter in Mobile, Alabama. She was born in the Hopeville Community in Calhoun

Raper Obit
Coach Jamie Raper of Warren died Thursday at the age of 84. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Colonel of the Arkansas National Guard. He was an assistant

01/20/17

A Death A Day On Arkansas Highways
There have been 20 traffic fatalities in Arkansas so far this year. The twentieth traffic death was recorded last night in Independence County.  According to State Police, a 16

Two injured in car crash near Thornton
A two vehicle crash occurred early yesterday morning at the outskirts of Thornton. According to State Trooper Brian Dixon, the crash occurred around 6:55 yesterday

Cleveland County Murder Trial Moved To March
The capital murder trial for Brad Hunter Smith of the Randall community in Cleveland County has been moved to March 27 thru 31. Smith is one of three to be charged in the

Women's Crisis Center Training Tomorrow
The Women's Crisis Center of South Arkansas will have volunteer training tomorrow from 9:30am till 3:30pm at the Business office at 1112 West Washington Street in

Atkinson Obit
91 year old Reverend Donald M. Atkinson of Union City died Wednesday. Reverend Atkinson served as minister in the United Pentecostal Church for 60 years and was also

Wiley Obit
87 year old Merlin Wiley of Pine Bluff died on Wednesday. He received his education at Carthage High School and served in U.S. Navy. He worked for International Paper

01/19/17

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 12 arrests between the dates of January 9 and January 16.

Fordyce Opens Bids For Water Line Repairs
The City of Fordyce has opened a bid for replacement of about 2,400 feet of old water lines at a cost of $74,929.00. According to a story published in the News Advocate,

Bearden Water Safe To Drink
The Bearden School District has been given the green light on the safety of its drinking water. The water was tested at the school following a random check of the City of

Monticello Former Mayor Named Interim Mayor
Former Monticello Mayor David Anderson has been named interim mayor until a special election is held to select a new mayor. The action came at a specially called meeting

Crouse Obit
96 year old Ruth J. Womack Crouse of Hot Springs passed away Tuesday. She was born in the Wave Community in Dallas County. She served the Carthage Community for

Gresham Obit
87 year old Margarette Gresham of Hampton died Tuesday in El Dorado at Life Touch Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 2pm this afternoon at Victory Baptist Church

Puckett Obit
80 year old Bonnie Ree Puckett of Rison passed away on Tuesday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a retired floral designer and homemaker.

01/18/17

Dallas County Circuit Court
Three Hampton residents and a Jersey resident have been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court in connection with a house burglary that occurred  in November outside

Goodman Obit
76 year old Erman Voy Goodman of Pine Bluff died on Monday. He was an electrician by trade, working for Arkansas Power and Light Company from 1957 till 1978. He

01/17/17

State Traffic Death Count Continues To Rise
This is January 17,  and the state of Arkansas has recorded 17 traffic fatalities since the beginning of the year. There were 3 fatalities on Sunday. The latest fatality to be

Dallas County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Dallas County Quorum Court meets tonight for their first meeting of 2017. This will be the first meeting for newly elected County-Circuit Clerk Pam

Tax Cuts On The Agenda For State Legislature
Tax cuts will be on the agenda of the Arkansas State Legislature as it begins its second week of the 91, regular session today. Lawmakers return to the Capitol after

Pesticide Disposal Program
If you have old pesticides that you've been storing in your shed outside and have wanted to get rid of them and don't know how, Keri Welch, Ouachita County Extension

01/16/17

Traffic Deaths Rise To 14 In Arkansas
An 84 year old Van Buren, Arkansas woman became Arkansas' 11th traffic fatality of the year on January 11.  According to State Police,  Wilma Glass of Van Buren was

Earthquake In Sheridan
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a minor earthquake centered near Sheridan was recorded Thursday. The agency said the 2.6 magnitude quake

Camden Police Report
On January 4, early In the morning, Camden Police Sgt Jimmy Plyler was sitting at the intersection of U.S. 79 and Bradley Ferry Road in Camden when a vehicle approached

Westerman Named To House Transportation Committee
On Friday, 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs was named to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and  Congressman Rick

Brannon Obit
89 year old Del Lewis Brannon of Pine Bluff, known as “Pepsi”,  died January 13.  Pepsi was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly in World War II and

De France Obit
61 year old Gregg F. de France of Camden passed away on January 12,  at the Medical Center of South Arkansas at El Dorado. Gregg worked at Lockheed-Martin in

Dykes Obit
87 year old Geraldine Smith Dykes of Tulip died Thursday in Hot Springs. Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 at Tulip Methodist Church. Burial at Tulip

Glass Obit
73 year old James “Jim” Glass of Fordyce passed away Jan 11. He had a long career as a registered investment and securities representative for A.L. Williams. Jim joined the

01/13/17

Fordyce News Advocates Seymore Weathers Recovering From Surgery
At last report Seymore Weathers, photographer for the Fordyce News Advocate was in rehab and recovering from recent surgery. Weathers was injured a few months ago

Area Church News
St. John AME Church in Fordyce is providing a free vegetable soup kitchen on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Serving is from 11am till 1pm. Anyone is welcome.

Ban On Mobile Homes Lifted In McCroy
McCrory officials have removed a ban on mobile homes that are worth less than $7,000.00. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that officials in the tiny northeastern

Felder Rushing Coming To Drew County
The Drew County Master Gardeners will present Felder Rushing, internationally known garden author and designer who will speak on the subject “Slow  Gardening”. The

01/12/17

Ken Sanders Named New Hospital Administrator At Dallas County Medical
Dallas County Medical Center has a new administrator, Joe Brazil, on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" said the announcement was made at the hospital Tuesday.

Ouachita County Extension Offers Get Fit Program
The “Get Fit” program is being offered through the Ouachita County Extension Service. It used to be called the “Strong Man Strong Woman” Class. Keri Welch Ouachita

Culbreath Obit
75 year old Joseph C. Culbreath of Pine Bluff died Tuesday. In 2001, J.C. Retired as Diesel Division Supervisor with the Union Pacific Railroad after 27 years of service.

01/11/17

Bearden Mayor Reports On Old Depot Progress
Mayor Iva Lou Stoker gave the Bearden City Council Monday night an update on the progress of redoing the old depot, which is being converted into a combination library-

Camden Police Report
A 23 year old Camden man was arrested by Camden police on January 2, following an incident at 233 North street in Camden. A resident in the area said that Adonis J.

Bearden District Court
In District Court in Bearden on December 15, Kiayru Holman of Fordyce, charged with obstruction of government operations was ordered to pay $260.00.

Ballenger Obit
91 year old John D. Ballenger Sr. of Pine Bluff died Sunday. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps 4th Division during WWII. He moved to Pine Bluff in 1953. He owned and

Bates Obit
83 year old John O. Bates died at his home on January 8. John served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He was an employee of Southern

01/10/17

6 Days 7 Fatalities on Arkansas Highways
The 7th highway traffic fatality of 2017 was recorded on Friday in St. Francis County. State Police report, 46 year old Otis D. Love of  Memphis, Tennessee was killed when

Lead Found In Bearden Water Supply
The Bearden City Council met last night for their first meeting of the year. The first order of business was swearing in the new city council members and all of the officers and

Scroggins Obit
71 year old James Oscar “Jim” Scroggins of Pine Bluff died Sunday. He was a graduate of DeWitt High School and attended UAPB. He served in the U.S. Army for two

01/09/17

Snow Covered Roads Blamed For Two Deaths Friday
State Police investigated two fatal crashes in the state on Friday morning, both on snow covered roads. 49 year old Daniel Wayne Blair of Benton died of his injuries when his

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 21 arrests between December 16 and January 3, including 9 arrests for failure to

Dallas County Supporting Health (DASH) Meets Tomorrow
A DASH planning meeting will be held tomorrow at the Dallas County Medical Center Board room beginning at noon. According to Donna Ferguson the group's goals and

Delta Regional Authority To Invest $250,000 In Training
The Delta Regional Authority and nonprofit organization Operation Hope said Friday they'll invest $250,000.00 each in an initiative to provide training and education in

Fordyce School Board And Bearden City Council Meet Tonight
A couple of meetings are scheduled for tonight. In Fordyce the School Board meets for the first time in 2017. The meeting will be held on the Fordyce High School Campus

Arkansas' 91st General Assembly Convenes Today
The 91st General Assembly will convene at noon today for a legislative session expected to include topics such as tax cuts, health care and medical marijuana. Govenor, Asa

Abla Obit
86 year old Hulon Levi Abla of Camden passed away at his home Saturday. He served 12 years as a hospice volunteer, served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean

Bobo Obit
Funeral services for 92 year old Martha Mann Bobo of Raleigh, North Carolina,  formerly of Pine Bluff will be held at the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral

Bolin Obit
Funeral services for 84 year old Joy Marshall Bolin of Carthage will be held at 2pm this afternoon at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Reverend John Brown officiating.

Hester Obit
Funeral services and visitation has been rescheduled for 89 year old Nina Faye Hester of Warren who died Monday in Pine Bluff.

Rushing Obit
77 year old Margie Lorene Rushing of Pine Bluff died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She worked as a cashier at TG&Y and Magic Mart in Pine Bluff.

Smith Obit
Funeral services for Dorothy M. Smith of Sheridan will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan. She was 102 when she died at

01/06/17

Rison Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident
A 54 year old Rison man died in a one vehicle crash on Wednesday in Lincoln County. According to State Police, Rodney Eugene Wages of Rison died at the scene of the

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn reports Fordyce police officers made a total of 21 arrests between December 16 and January 3.  Included in the arrests is one we've

Former Georgia Pacific Sawmill May Reopen In El Dorado
Conifex Timber Inc., the Canada based company that owns the former Georgia-Pacific sawmill in El Dorado, has obtained 130 million dollars in financing for the

Hester Obit
Funeral services for 89 year old Nina Faye Hester of Warren will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 at Frazer's Chapel in Warren with burial in Oakland Cemetery.

01/05/17

Traffic Accident Claims Life In Carroll County
The 2nd highway fatality of the new year occurred early yesterday morning in Carroll county. According to a preliminary report from the State Police, 50 year old Mandi R.

Not Enough Traffic To Open Clinic On Saturday
Joe Brazil of the Dallas County Medical Center said yesterday,  that the clinic at the hospital will no longer be open on Saturday.

Assembly Of God Fish Fry Tomorrow
The Assembly of God Church in Fordyce will have a fish fry at the church tomorrow. Lunch is from 11am till 1pm and dinner is from 4-7:30pm. The cost is $10.00 for lunch,

Pesticide Training Class Tonight
A private pesticide applicator training class will be held this evening at 6 at the Sparkman Fire Station. Another one is scheduled for next Thursday, January 12,  at the Dallas

Harden Obit
87 year old Barbara “Bobbye” Case Reed Harden of White Hall passed away Tuesday. She and her husband of 68 years, George Harden,  owned and operated Harden's

Lloyd Obit
76 year old Ronald G. Lloyd of Selma died yesterday at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. He was employed by Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad from

Reid Obit
79 year old Floradel G. Reid of Pine Bluff died Tuesday. Mrs. Reid was very active in her church, First United Methodist, an active  member of her Sunday School class for

Staton Obit
81 year old Bennie Y. Staton of White Hall died Tuesday. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from the water treatment facility at the Pine Bluff Arsenal.

01/04/17

Dallas County Criminal Charges
According to the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, on December 15 a warrant was issued for the arrest of 32 year old Kristy Hall on charges of residential burglary and theft of

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 34 year old Camden man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court with insurance fraud. The charges were filed December 27,  against Roderick J. Smith of

Ouachita County Quorum Court
Two items were on the agenda for the 1st regular meeting of the new year for the Ouachita County Quorum Court. The JP's were presented an appropriations ordinance

Camden Gives National Guardsmen Big Send Off
National guardsmen being deployed to Africa got a big send off in Camden on Sunday. Ouachita County Veterans Representative Jim Bob Davis told us about it.

3-D Printer Seminar Scheduled For January 11
There's still time for free sign up for the 3-D printer seminar to be held January 11,  from 12 noon till 2pm at the OPED building in Camden on Adams Avenue, at the Camden

Langley Obit
87 year old Lois Iva Langley of Pine Bluff died on January 1,  at her home. She worked as a beautician in Pine Bluff for 64 years, owning and operating Lois' Beauty Shop in

Roark Obit
80 year old Jimmie Sue Bryant Roark of Hampton died Sunday at her home. She was a school teacher for 60 years.

Wright Obit
53 year old Annettee Adair Wright of Monticello died Saturday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Pine Bluff. She was a former employee of Potlatch

01/03/17

Sparkman Woman Charged In Domestic Case
On November 25, Dallas County Chief Deputy Josh McMullens and Deputy Ryan Coleman were dispatched to Sparkman on a domestic battery call. The caller indicated

Four Hampton Residents Charged In Breaking And Entering Case
According to a report by Dallas County Criminal investigator Chance Dodson, four Hampton residents have been charged in a November 14,  break in at Gloria Quimby's

Cleveland County Historical Society Focuses On Native Son, Johnny Cash
The life and times of Johnny Cash in Cleveland County will be the subject of a new Cleveland County Historical society journal or book. The society has launched a drive to

Ray Obit
61 year old Julia Ellen Ray of the Randall community near Rison passed away on December 31. She was retired from Wal-Mart.

01/02/17

Lincoln County Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident
A Grady, Arkansas man died in a one vehicle crash on Thursday in Lincoln County. According to State Police report, 58 year old Samuel Lee Hegwood

Dallas County Investigator Still Chasing Cold Case
According to Dallas County Criminal investigator Chance Dodson, his department is closing out 2016 with no open felony cases. Dodson says since he

Warren Man Destroys Video Equipment Dallas County Jail
A Warren man being held at the Dallas County Detention center for Warren Police was charged on December 5 with 2nd degree criminal mischief.

Felony Charges Filed Against Hampton Man
A Hampton man has had felony charges filed against him in two separate incidents. On November 23,  Amanda Wadlington came to the Dallas County

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court meets tonight for its first meeting of the new year. A question and answer session with state legislators will be part

McIntyre Obit
93 year old Leslie T. McIntyre Jr. of Pine Bluff died December 29. He played on the 1939 Zebra National High School Championship team. McIntyre

Phillips Obit
86 year old Clemit Phillips of Pine Bluff died Thursday. Mr. Phillips was a social studies teacher, counselor and retired as high school principal in 1988

Quarles Obit
84 year old Weabur Jean Quarles of Bearden died Saturday at her home. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Weaver Obit
87 year old Lloyd Elbert Weaver of Warren died New Years Eve at Bradley County Medical center in Warren. He was a retired lumber grader for

12/30/16

82 Year Old Marshall Man Becomes Fatality 539
An 82 year old Marshall, Arkansas man has become Arkansas' 539 traffic fatality of 2016. According to State

Latest On Flood Warning In Camden
The flood warning from the National Weather service for the Ouachita River at Camden continues until Monday

Sprinkle Suspended From Bowl
Arkansas senior tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended from the Belk Bowl after Charlotte Police cited him for

Biggs Obit
16 year old Steve David “Lil David” Biggs of White Hall died on Monday. He attended White Hall High School.

Brock Obit
35 year old Tammy Lynn Brock of Little Rock died yesterday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She

12/29/16

New Year Holiday Closings Schedule
Here are the closings that we know about for the New Years holiday weekend. The Dallas County Courthouse will be closed Monday, January 2.

Ouachita River Flood Warning Extended For Camden
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has extended the flood warning for the Ouachita River until Monday evening, or until the warning is

Achenbach Obit
91 year old Ruth Gregory Achenbach of Pine Bluff died Monday at her home. She worked at International Paper for many years in the accounting

Ferguson Obit
89 year old Charlotte Jean James Ferguson of Fordyce died yesterday. She lived in Fordyce her entire life. She made her career in social work.

Mitchell Obit
91 year old Nina George Mitchell of Pine Bluff died on Tuesday. Nina and her husband Emil celebrated 70 years of marriage, he died in 2015.

Vanlandingham Obit
95 year old Dorothy Jean Vanlandingham of Lebanon, Illinois, formerly of Salem died December 22 in Lebanon. A memorial service for Mrs.

12/28/16

Man Arrested For Camden Christmas Eve Murder
Camden Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting death on Christmas Eve. The Arkansas Democrate-Gazette reports the suspect was arrested on a

Jefferson County Fatality Raises Arkansas Toll To 536
Arkansas has recorded the 536 traffic fatality of the year. The death occurred in Jefferson County on Monday.  State Police reported an unidentified

Two Bearden Residents Charged With Shoplifting
Two Bearden residents have been charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart in Camden. According to a Camden Police Report, on December 20,  Camden

Flood Warning Continues For Camden Area
The National Weather Service in Little Rock says the flood warning continues for the Ouachita River at Camden affecting Ouachita and Calhoun counties.

Pesticide Training Classes Scheduled For January In Dallas County
Individuals who use restricted use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities on property owned or rented by them or their employer, are advised of 

National Health Survey Coming To Arkansas
Dallas County Health Unit Administrator, Donna Ferguson, is urging all DASH members to participate in a legitimate health survey that is coming to

Falkenrath Obit
76 year old Enah Lou Nowlin Faldenrath of Camden died at her home on  December 23. She was born and raised in Fordyce until the age of 10 when

Murdock Obit
76 year old Roy Jackson Murdock of Pine Bluff died on Christmas Day. He was the owner-operator of Murdock Insurance Company for several years,

Womble Obit
73 year old Barbara Womble of Pine Bluff died Monday. She was a boiler operator for Delta Natural Kraft, retiring in 2006 after 28 years of service.

Wright Obit
74 year old Paul A. Wright of Rison died Saturday at his home. He served in the U.S. Army, in the 101st Airborne Division as a Sergeant with Company

12/27/16

Two Die In Traffic Accidents Christmas Day
Arkansas recorded its 533rd and 534th traffic fatality on Christmas Day in Yell County. According to a State Police report, 33 year old Gina L. Smith of

Flood Warning For Camden
The National Weather service in Little Rock has issued a flood warning for the Ouachita River at Camden until Friday evening or until the warning is

Christmas Eve Shooting Brings Murder Charges Against Pine Bluff Man
A 59 year old Pine Bluff man has been charged with first degree murder following a shooting on Christmas Eve. According to Little Rock Police, the

12/26/16

Arkansas Highway Death Toll Continues To Rise
With just 5 more days to go in 2016 the death toll on Arkansas roadways has risen to 530. According to a State Police report, on December 22,  a Hempstead County

Burkholder Obit
62 year old Rebecca “Becky” Burkholder of Bearden died Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 10 this morning at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden. Burial at Moss Hill

Slaughter Obit
91 year old Azalee Starr Slaughter of White Hall died on Thursday. She was the owner and bookkeeper of Slaughter Septic Tank Service for 56 years.

Sims Obit
85 year old Jimmie Sue Sims of Warren died Friday at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. She was an employee of S.W. Bell Telephone Company

12/23/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a release from Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce police officers made a total of 6 arrests between the dates of December 12 and 19.

USDA Conservation Meeting Scheduled For January
A conservation stewardship program outreach meeting, sponsored by the resources conservation service of the USDA will be held January 10,  at 10am at the Clark County

Bastien Obit
78 year old Robert Eugene Bastien of Hampton died Wednesday. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Graveside services will be held this morning at 10

Stone Obit
80 year old Shirley Jean Stone died at her home in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 20. She was an employee of Fairbanks-Morse and Co. in Stuttgart for 9 years

West Obit
79 year old Jackie Eugene West of Warren died December 20,  at his home. He was retired from Potlatch Corporation and Warren Printing Company.

12/22/16

Central Ambulance Says Fordyce, Dallas County And Hospital All Pitching In
Lynn Luscomb of Central Ambulance and Medical Service in Fordyce  recently asked the City of Fordyce, Dallas County and the Dallas County Medical Center for a

Update Holiday Closings
The Fordyce School District will dismiss tomorrow for Christmas Holidays. Classes will resume on January 9.

Doherty Obit
68 year old Peggy Ann Jenkins Doherty of Bearden died yesterday. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Langford Obit
77 year old Frances Ann Smith Langford of New Edinburg died yesterday. She was born in Pine Bluff and graduated from New Edinburg High School in 1958.

Ledbetter Obit
47 year old Laura Dionne Johnston Ledbetter of Fordyce died Tuesday at her home. She was a nurse. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 at First Assembly of

12/21/16

More Holiday Traffic Deaths
81 year old Charles Ballegeer of Mansfield, Arkansas became Arkansas highway traffic fatality 519 yesterday following a one car crash in Scott County. 

Brenda Black Asks Dallas County Quorum Court To Address Grievances
The Dallas County Quorum Court met last night at the Dallas County courthouse to enact the new budget for 2017, the budget ordinances were passed

Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones 2016 Was OK
In his office at the Dallas County Courthouse yesterday, Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones took time to reflect on accomplishments of the past year in the

Fordyce Man Charged In Rogers Burglary
A 19 year old Fordyce man has been charged in the burglary of Roderick Rogers in Fordyce on December 13. Fordyce police officer Mark Hopkins

Holiday Hours For Dallas And Ouachita Counties
The Dallas County Courthouse will be closed this Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26.

12/20/16

Arkansas' Death Toll Continues To Climb During Holidays
Arkansas is ahead of last year's highway fatality count for the year. Last year Arkansas recorded a total of 512 highway fatalities, this year the count is

Bearden Depot Project Update
At the Bearden City Council meeting last week, Mayor Iva Lou Stoker gave a progress report on the work being done on the depot that's being

Free Business Training In Camden
Free small business training is now being offered at the Camden Accelerated Business Services Center at the OPED building at 625 Adams Avenue in

Johnson Obit
Funeral services for 51 year old Kevin Andre Johnson of North Las Vegas, Nevada will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at Bethel A.M.E. Church in

Link Obit
Funeral services for 97 year old Zettie Griffith Link of Bearden will be held this afternoon at 2 at Bearden First United Methodist Church with Reverend

Vinson Obit
74 year old Opal L. Vinson of Rison passed away on Sunday. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries.

Young Obit
41 year old Daniel Newton Young of White Hall passed away on Sunday  following a long battle with ALS. Daniel worked as the manager of Green

12/19/16

Pickup 18-Wheeler Head-on Claims Number 515
Arkansas record d its 515th traffic fatality of the year with the death of a Friendship, Arkansas man on Thursday in Hot Spring County. According to State Police report, 74

Fordyce Showing Christmas Spirit Over Local Citizens Burglary
Residents of Fordyce have been stepping forward to assist Pastor Roderick Rogers and his family whose home was recently broken into. The burglary took place last

Damage At Minimum From Saturday Evening Storms
Severe weather hit Arkansas Saturday evening and triggered numerous tornado watches and warnings from S.W. Arkansas to N.E. Arkansas. We checked with Sheriff's

Fordyce Regular School Board Meeting Tonight
The Fordyce School Board will meet this evening at 5pm on the Fordyce High School campus in the middle school building. The meeting is open to the public.

Johnny Cash  Visitor Center Discussed Tonight At Kickstart Cleveland County
According to Britt Talent, member of the Cleveland County Kickstart steering committee, Kickstart will meet this evening at 6pm at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds to

Dallas County Solid Waste Board Meets Tonight
Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones reminds board members of Dallas County Solid Waste Authority of a meeting this evening at the Dallas County Courthouse, the meeting

Link Obit
97 year old Zettie Griffith Link of Bearden died Thursday at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden. She was a lifetime member of PTA and in 1937 was chosen as the

Matthews Obit
98 year old Flossie Rucker Matthews of Tulip died December 16. She married in 1944 and she and her husband Herbert Chester Matthews lived at the Pine Bluff Arsenal

Ratterree Obit
53 year old Nancy Heritage Ratterree of Sheridan passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in Pine Bluff and graduated from nursing school at University of

12/15/16

The Grinch Visits Fordyce
The home of Roderick Rogers, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Fordyce was broken into Tuesday morning sometime between 7-11am and the thieves took

 Dallas County Medical Clinic Open Half Day On Saturday
The newly opened clinic at Dallas County Medical Center continues to attract more patients. The clinic increased its hours recently to include Saturday. Hospital spokesman

Bearden School Superintendent Talks About  Teacher Workshop In January
At the Bearden School Board meeting last week, Superintendent Denny Rozenberg talked about a two day workshop coming up in January to help teachers “get it right”.

Buildings In Pine Bluff And Camden Added To Historic Sites
The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated 10 Arkansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met on

Grider Obit
88 year old Edward Harrison “Buddy” Grider of Warren died Wednesday at Chapel Woods Health and Rehab. He was a retired millwright.  

12/14/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police made a total of 5 arrests between December 5 and December 12.  On December 7, Margurite Henderson of Fordyce was charged with failure to pay fines.

Dallas County Circuit Court
Twenty year old Joseph Imani Deshawn Smith of Fordyce, an intake officer for the Dallas County Detention Center has been charged in Dallas County Circuit court with

Camden Police Report
Camden police investigated a couple of shoplifting cases at Camden businesses last week. On December 6, Sgt Corey Sanders was dispatched to Sav-A-Lot in reference to

Bids Open For Bearden Sewer Project
Bids were opened yesterday at Bearden City Hall for the sewer renovation project in Bearden. The project, slated to get underway after the first of the year will cost the city

Dallas And Ouachita County Holiday Hours
Christmas and New Years holidays are coming up and here is the holiday schedule at the county offices and services. In Dallas County.

Legislative Round Table For Teachers
A legislative round table for South Arkansas Educators in particular, featuring newly elected and current state legislators, will be held in Camden tomorrow at the Coop on

Governor Proposes Possible Two Year College Grant For High School Grads
In an effort to produce workers who can either navigate a computer keyboard or wield an acetylene torch, Arkansas unveiled a possible way for high school graduates, home

 Holmes Obit
Funeral services for 75 year old John Allen “Jack” Holmes of Pine Bluff will be held this afternoon at 1 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff with Pastor

Johnson Obit
Graveside services will be held at 11 this morning at Wilmar Cemetery for 83 year old Billie J. “Short” Johnson of Fordyce who died Monday at her home. She was a retired

Thomas Obit
Graveside services for 85 year old Braxton Bragg “BB” Thomas of Camden will be held this morning at ten at Riddick Cemetery at Troy, Arkansas with Don Phillips

Webb Obit
98 year old Mabel Estelle Martin-Harris Webb of Little Rock died Saturday in Little Rock. She was born in Warren and graduated from Warren High School.

12/13/16

Early Today Accident On I-30 Raises Death Toll To 510
Arkansas recorded its 510 traffic fatality early this morning in Little Rock.  According to a preliminary State Police report., 40 year old Antonious D. Williams of Little Rock

Johnson Obit
70 year old Perry Johnson Jr. of Pine Bluff, known as PJ by many, passed away on Monday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Johnson was owner-operator

12/12/16

London Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident
A 22 year old London, Arkansas man died in a one car crash on Thursday at the 83 exit ramp off I-40. According to a preliminary state police

Bearden School Superintendent Comments On School Bus Seatbelts
Will the legislature offer legislation that would make seat belts mandatory on school buses? That's a question we asked Bearden School Superintendent 

QuickBooks Free Workshop
A free workshop on QuickBooks for beginners will be held tomorrow afternoon  from 3-5pm at the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development

Allred Obit
83 year old Velma Jr. “Betsey” Allred of Helena, Alabama, formerly of Swan Lake and Pine Bluff passed away Friday. She worked at Paul's Shoes in

Wegner Obit
78 year old Fred Benjamin Wegner of Kingsland died Friday. Wegner served in the U.S. Navy and served on the Cleveland County Quorum court for

12/09/16

Time To Check On Neighbors And Pipes
With the coldest air of the fall season upon us, area residents are being reminded to check on the elderly, take care of your pets and insulate your exposed

Today Is Deadline For Angel Tree Gifts
Today is the day that CASA is asking that you bring your Angel tree gifts to the office on North Clifton. On KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today",

Clothes Giveaway In Bearden
The Greater Bradley District women's department, located at 740 Ouachita 589 in Bearden will be hosting a clothes giveaway tomorrow from 8am till

Camden Christmas Parade Saturday
The 29th annual Main Street Camden Christmas parade will be held in downtown Camden tomorrow evening beginning at 6pm.

Area Christmas Church Programs
Several area churches have planned special Christmas programs at their churches. Southside Baptist Church on the bypass in Fordyce will be presenting

Free Extension Holiday Cookbook
With the Christmas holidays here there will be lots of cooking and food shopping going on. On a recent visit to the KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch"

Todd Obit
71 year old Patsy Louise Taylor Todd of White Hall passed away Tuesday. She retired from Simmons First National Bank in 2007 after 40 years of

12/08/16

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Several criminal cases were filed in Ouachita County Circuit Court on November 28.  Deputy Prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer of the 13th Judicial District, filed charges against

Tri-County Lake Gets New Name
By a unanimous vote at the November meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Tri-County Lake near Fordyce will have a longer name. The commissioners

Daniels Obit
We just observed Peal Harbor Day yesterday, today we bring you the obituary of a decorated World War II veteran, who died yesterday at the age of 100 years. John C.

Ferguson Obit
The former owner-operator of the Trotline Inn in White Hall has died. 77 year old Theo “Sonny” Ferguson passed away Monday. Sonny retired as a salesman from Capital

Glaze Obit
Rubye Lee Carter Glaze of Camden died Monday at Silver Oaks Health and Rehab Center following a short illness. She and her husband Foard owned and operated

Smith Obit
78 year old Barnard Chesley Smith of Warren died yesterday at the Bradley County Medical Center in Warren. He was a retired forester. Funeral services will be announced

Thomason Obit
85 year old Ruby L. Thomason of Harrell died Monday at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. She was a retired school teacher.

12/07/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police officers made 4 arrests between November 28 and December 5. On December 3, Officer Bryce McKinney arrested Scotty Warner of Fordyce and charged

Camden Police Report
November 29, Camden police officer Sharlotte Elliott was dispatched to 2769 Mt. Holly Road in response to a burglary report. Kathy Harrell met officer Elliott and showed

Bearden District Court
In District Court in Bearden on November 17,  Larichia Canada pled guilty to failure to present registration at the time of a  traffic stop, the judge levied a $120.00 bond.

Ouachita County JP's Approve $451,490.00 For Hospital
The Ouachita County Quorum court acted on 7 appropriations ordinance and one resolution at their meeting last night at the Ouachita County Courthouse in Camden.

Response Has Been Positive For Angel Tree Project
Lisa Harvill of CASA says the response has been great for this year's Angel Tree project.

12/06/16

62 Year Old Woman Becomes 503 Traffic Fatality
Arkansas has recorded its 503 traffic fatality with the death on Saturday of a 62 year old West Memphis, Arkansas woman. State Police report, Willie B. Davis of

Dallas County Jail Employee Charged With Selling Narcotics To Inmates
October 3 Criminal investigator Chance Dodson was contacted by Dallas County Detention Center inmate Paul Dotson, who reported that Detention Center

 If Buying From Angel Tree Don't Forget Clothing
Only a few more shopping days for the kids needing gifts, whose names are posted on Angel Trees at several different locations in Fordyce, including at KBJT-

Turchi Obit
90 year old Johnny Peter Turchi of Pine Bluff died Sunday. Johnny and his wife Kathryn worked together for 50 years operating Turchi's Grocery at 1217 Ohio in

12/05/16

Pine Bluff Youth Killed Four Injured In Jefferson County Accident
A Pine Bluff boy is dead and four others injured in a one car crash in Jefferson County on Saturday evening. According to State Police, a 2006 Dodge

Sparkman Man Arrested And Charged With Burglary And Theft
The Dallas County Sheriff's Department office of criminal investigation has filed charges of breaking and entering and theft of property against Coby L.

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court meets this evening at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse. Cleveland county Clerk Jimmy Cummings will

DASH Members To Ring Bells For Salvation Army
Donna Ferguson, Head of Dallas County Alliance Supporting Health (DASH) reminds members that December 16, is the date for DASH to ring bells for

Free Turnip Greens At Community Garden
If you'd like to have some free turnip greens, Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham, says the Community Garden in Fordyce, next to St. John's

Fordyce Chamber Parade And Fun Night Thursday
The Fordyce Chambers' “Family Fun Night”, including a Christmas parade, silent auction and chili supper will be held Thursday, beginning at 5pm in

One Week Late Thornton Christmas Parade Slated For Saturday
Due to inclement weather, the 5th annual Thornton Christmas parade that was to have been held this past Saturday will be held this coming Saturday in

OPED Board Meets Wednesday
The Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development (OPED) board of directors will meet this Wednesday morning at 10 in the OPED training room at

Moore Obit
93 year old Dr. Jim Moore Sr. of Pine Bluff died November 30. He grew up and attended high school at Pine Bluff High, received his degree in dentistry

12/02/16

Thornton Christmas Parade Postponed One Week
The 5th annual Thornton Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to the heavy rain predicted for tomorrow.  Mayor Libby

Three South Arkansas Teams Still In the State Playoffs Tonight
Three area teams are scheduled to take to the field tonight in state semifinal football games. In Class 4-A, the Warren Lumberjacks, still undefeated at 13-

December Community Events In Bearden
A reminder for Bearden area residents..there will be a Christmas party at the Bearden Fire Department Saturday, call A-W Evans for time and other

Area Church Events Saturday
The 2nd annual appreciation service for Pastor Teresa Gail Bryant with Apostle Woodrow Parker and Pastor Margaret Parker of Greater Second

Free Business Training Session Monday
Free business training is available at Camden's Accelerated Business Services Center at the OPED building at 625 Adams in Camden. 

CASA Toy Drive Tomorrow
A week from today is when CASA hopes all the gifts for kids on the Angel Trees will be turned in. But Lisa Harvill says no gifts will be turned down if

Mitchell Obit
Funeral services for 4l year old Cass Mitchell of Hot Springs, formerly of Fordyce,  will be held this afternoon at 2 at Benton Funeral Home Chapel with

12/01/16

ATV Accident Claims Life In Dallas County
A Benton man died as the result of an ATV mishap this past Wednesday in Dallas county. Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee said the dead man was

More Names Received For Angel Tree
CASA's Lisa Harvill says more names have been received to receive gifts for the Angel Tree project, therefore a toy drive will be held again this

Matthews Obit
85 year old Alice Elizabeth Matthews of Tulip died Monday at her home. She was born in Thornton and was a retired Allied Telephone Company

Mitchell Obit
41 year old Cass Mitchell of Hot Springs died Tuesday. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Fordyce, a member of the Chambersville Fire

11/30/16

Dallas County Circuit Court
Forgery in the second degree and charges of theft of property were filed in Dallas County Circuit Court on November 18 by Deputy Prosecuting

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to information released by Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughn, Fordyce officers made a total of 4 arrests between November 22 and

Camden Police Report
Camden Police officer Justin Harper made two arrests following a traffic stop in Camden November 26, in the Cash Road area. Harper said in his report

Veterans Medicare Workshop
Veterans eligible to receive Medicare benefits will want to attend one of two workshops being held today and sponsored by Milton Insurance Agency in

Ouachita Industries Looking For New Home
Ouachita Industries in Camden is looking for a new building to move to. We spoke yesterday with Ouachita Industries Administrator Kathy Cash.

Delta Regional To Invest Over 11-Million Dollars In South Arkansas
The Delta Regional Authority says nearly 26 million dollars will be invested in Arkansas for projects aimed at driving economic growth and improving

Edwards Obit
74 year old Billy Fay Edwards of Hampton died Sunday in Hampton. Visitation is this evening from 5-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Hampton with

Jankowski Obit
70 year old Paul Jankowski of Warren died Tuesday at the Bradley County Medical Center. He worked for Byron Smith Construction, Williams

Porter Obit
79 year old Mary Ann Anders Porter of Camden passed away Monday at Silver Oaks in Camden. Her family moved all over the U.S. Due to her father's

Pullin Obit
94 year old Ralph Eugene Pullin of Warren died Tuesday at Bradley County Medical Center. He was a former owner-operator of Warren Tire and

11/29/16

Angel Tree Locations In Fordyce
There's 11 days left, counting today, to choose an angel off a CASA Angel tree from one of the six locations in Fordyce and deliver your gift to the CASA office

Bowen Obit
87 year old June Bowen of Bearden died Saturday at her home.  She was a retired teller for Bank of Bearden. Funeral services will be held at 2 this afternoon at

Whiteside Obit
83 year old Ella Louise Shook Whiteside of Fordyce died Sunday at Dallas County Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm this evening at

Wood Obit
72 year old Vonna Bell Wood of Little Rock passed away on Saturday. Vonna had a long, fulfilling teaching career. She first taught children with special education

11/28/16

Two Fatal Crashes Sunday
Arkansas State Police Troopers investigated a pair of fatal car crashes early Sunday morning. 62 year old Wash J. Whitelaw of Fayetteville became Arkansas'

High School Playoff Schedule
State Championship Schedule at War Memorial in Little Rock:

New Class At Bearden Geared To Teaching Profession
A new class is being offered at the Bearden High School this year in an effort to get students interested in going into education as a career. Superintendent of

The 12 Days Of Angel Tree Christmas
You have 12 days, counting today, to get your Angel Tree gifts turned in to the CASA office on Clifton in Fordyce. In a recent interview on KQ-102.3's "South

Anthony Obit
83 year old Sylvia Hollingsworth Anthony of Hot Springs died November 23. She was born in Hampton. She owned many thoroughbred racehorses over the

Commer Obit
88 year old Jake B. Commer of Pine Bluff died Saturday at Davis Life Care. Commer was raised and received his education in Pine Bluff.

Dews Obit
82 year old Bonnie Marie Dews of Camden died Thursday. She retired from Performance Chevrolet after 25 years. Mrs. Dews was a familiar face around

Harrison Obit
73 year old Marvin Lee Harrison of Thornton died Saturday at the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. He worked in law enforcement for 30 years and was

Woodfield Obit
86 year old Gene Woodfield of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Korean Conflict. Gene worked for the

11/25/16

492nd  Highway Fatality Following Three Car Crash
An 87 year old Lakeview, Arkansas man became Arkansas' 492 highway fatality of the year on Wednesday following a three car collision in Baxter

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police officers made 12 arrests between November 14 and 21.

New Clinic At Medical Center Seeing More Patients
According to Joe Brazil of the Dallas County Medical Center, with the institution of the new clinic at the hospital, 15 to 23 percent more patients are being seen.

Guffy Obit
51 year old Dave Guffy Jr. of Rison passed away yesterday in Little Rock. He was employed with Evergreen Packing and a member of the Woodlawn Fire

Simmons Obit
92 year old Erman Adele Cook Simmons of Pine Bluff passed away yesterday. She graduated from Stuttgart High School in 1943, moved to Pine Bluff and

Skipworth Obit
63 year old Gary Don Skipworth of White Hall died Tuesday. He worked at NCTR/DCT in maintenance. A memorial service will be held at 11am next

11/24/16

One Dead Three Injured When Vehicle Runs Stoplight
One person was killed..three others injured in a two vehicle crash in Craighead County on Tuesday. According to

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police made a total of 12 arrests between November 14 and 21. Officer John Cutrell arrested Melissa

Thanksgiving Service Today
An hour of praise and thanksgiving will be offered today beginning at 11am at Solid Rock Missionary Baptist church

Angel Trees In Several Locations In Fordyce
CASA's Lisa Harvill recently reminded Fordyce area residents that they have until December 9 to deliver Angel Tree

Burn Ban Lifted In Ouachita County
Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo has lifted the burn ban for Ouachita county following recent rains.

Bruce Westerman's Mobile Office To Visit Camden
Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman's mobile office will visit Camden at 9am on Friday, December 2,  at

11/23/16

Camden Woman Shot
A Camden woman was found shot in the chest in the driveway of her home at 523 Carver Street in Camden around midnight on November 17. According to a Camden

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 28 year old Camden man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court in Camden with possession of meth or cocaine, two counts of possession of drug

Bearden Woman Charged With Aggravated Assault And Endangering A Child
A 56 year old Bearden woman has been charged in circuit court in Camden with aggravated assault on a family member and endangering the welfare of  a child.

A Heber Springs Republican Vows To Run For Land Commisioner
A Heber Springs Republican is the first person to announce a run for state land commissioner in 2018. Tommy Land told the Ark Demo-Gazette he had never held elected

Milton Insurance Agency To Sponsor Veterans Workshop On Medicare
November 30, the Milton Insurance agency of Fordyce is sponsoring a pair of workshops for veterans on Medicare. Patrick Milton told us the purpose of the workshops.

Holiday Events Scheduled In Bearden
There are a number of events coming up in Bearden and some of the surrounding communities. The Bearden Christmas Parade will be held December 7 at 6pm. Parade

Extension Agent Keri Welch Reports on Recent Meeting For Cattlemen
A meeting for cattlemen was held last week to assist cattle producers in seeing that their herd is getting the proper nutrients they need in the hay they consume. Ouachita

Wooley Obit
72 year old Maxine Owen Wooley of the Randall community in Cleveland County died Sunday. She was a graduate of Glendale High School. She taught Sunday School for

11/22/16

Morrison Named Chancellor At SAU Tech
Southern Arkansas University System President, Dr. Trey Berry has announced that Dr. Jason Morrison has accepted the position of chancellor at SAU Tech and will begin

Team Camden Sponsors New Class At SAU
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and SAU will present a new class, ”Creating a Business Model Canvas” on Thursday, December 1,  at

Cogbill Obit
93 year old Thomas C “Sonny” Cogbill Jr. of Star City died Friday in Pine Bluff. He was a retired Lincoln county farmer, who had farmed since 1946. He was a veteran of

Fox Obit
69 year old Cheryl Ellis Fox of Pine Bluff died Saturday. Cheryl taught school in the Pine Bluff school district at Pine Bluff High School, Jack Robey Jr. High and worked for

Marshall Obit
75 year old Marilyn Faith Marshall of Carthage died Sunday at Garden Pointe in Pine Bluff. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Benton Funeral Home

11/21/16

Car Rear Ends 18-Wheeler Driver Dies
A 21 year old Taylor woman became Arkansas' 482 highway fatality on Friday. According to State Police, Meghan M. Thibodeaux died following the collision of her 2016

Arkansas' Mike Huckabee Contemplates Position In Trump Administration
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee told Newsmax on Friday that he and President-elect Donald Trump are discussing a position in his administration but Huckabee

Dallas County Gets Grant For Tulip-Princeton Water
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has approved up to $877,250.00 in loans and $462,606.00 in grant money.

Bearden Seniors Coffee Club Meets Mondays
The Bearden Seniors Coffee Club will meet in Bearden at the Launius  Community Building on 3rd Street every Monday from 10am till 2pm. All those age 60 and above are

Turkey Day Cancels Drivers Testing Day
Due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, there will be no written or driving tests for drivers licenses in Camden this Thursday and Friday at the testing site on Mt. Holly Road.

Angels Adorning Christmas Trees In Fordyce
CASA spokesperson Lisa Harvill, on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" on Friday said it's time to get out and choose an angel from one of CASA's Angel trees.

Bearden School District Interested In Upcoming Legislative Round Table
A legislative round table, featuring newly elected and current state legislators, will be held in Camden December 15,  at the Coop on California Avenue. 

Be Warned Arkansas State Police Every 20 Miles
Beginning today, Arkansas State Troopers will team up with law enforcement officers from local and state agencies to make sure drivers are obeying the rules of the road, but

Hargis Obit
69 year old Diana Carrol Hargis of Bearden passed away Saturday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Diana's family will have a memorial service for her at a later date.

May Obit
85 year old Margaret Ann Wilson May of Rison died on Friday. She was a graduate of Woodlawn High School.

Pennington Obit
70 year old Betty Dean Pennington of Camden died Saturday. Graveside services will be held tomorrow morning at 10n at Salem Cemetery at Bearden with Reverend

Stone Obit
98 year old Floy M. Ross Stone of Perryville, formerly of Pine Bluff died Tuesday at Brookridge Rehab and Care in Morrilton. She lived most of her life in Jefferson County,

11/18/16

Special Veterans Service This Morning At FBT Redbug Arena
Veterans, and anyone who would like to honor area veterans are invited to a special service this morning at 9:30 at FBT Redbug Arena on the Fordyce

Thornton Christmas Parade Slated For December 3
The 5th annual Thornton Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 3 beginning at 2pm. According to Levenis Penix of Step by Step of

Cleveland County Christmas Parade Scheduled For December 10
The annual Cleveland County Christmas parade will be held December 10, at 6pm in downtown Rison, and the 2nd annual Christmas in the Village,

Bearden High School College Program Students Doing Well
In a recent interview following the Bearden School Board meeting, Superintendent of Schools Denny Rozenberg said Bearden college students are doing

Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday At First Baptist Church In Fordyce
A community wide Thanksgiving service will be held at 1st Baptist Church in Fordyce this Sunday, November 20, at 6pm. Any church that would like to

Quarles Obit
89 year old Leslie Jean Quarles of Holly Springs died Sunday. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

11/17/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
40 year old Tracy Murphy of Fordyce has been charged by Fordyce Police with endangering the welfare of a minor in the 3rd degree and third degree

Bearden School Board Accepts Resignation and Approves Bonuses
The Bearden School Board met Tuesday night at the Elementary school.  Superintendent Denny Rozenberg said the board heard academic

Rawls Obit
86 year old Dewey Rawls of Rison died Wednesday at his home. He founded Rawls Concrete in 1977. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon

Stephan Obit
81 year old Joseph L. Stephan died on Monday. He retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1972 and went on to teach at Fairview High

Vance Obit
75 year old Jacqueline “Jackie” S. Vance of Camden died Monday at Mena Regional Health System. She was a registered nurse by profession serving as

11/16/16

Bearden Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase
A Bearden man was arrested on October 24 and charged with three counts of aggravated assault and fleeing. On October 5, 28 year old Dylan E.

Fordyce City Council Approves Subsidy For Ambulance Service
In action at the Fordyce City Council at their November meeting, the council voted to approve a request by Lynn Luscomb, owner of Central Ambulance

Camden Man Faces Multiple Charges Including Felon With Firearm
A 34 year old Camden man has been charged in circuit court in Camden with possession of a firearm by a felon, 2nd degree battery, theft by receiving a

Bearden City Council Discusses New Budget And A Raise For Employees
At Monday night's meeting of the Bearden City Council, Mayor Iva Lou Stoker distributed copies of the 2017 city budget. A couple of the stipulations in

Ouachita County Sets Record For Early Voting But Not Election Day
The votes in Ouachita County will be certified by the election commission this Friday. Ouachita County Clerk Britt Williford said a record was set for

Commodities Today In Dallas And Calhoun Counties
The Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute commodities in Dallas and Calhoun counties today. Dallas county's distribution began at 9am at

Second Week For Bearden's Food Bank
It will be week number 2 for food distribution for Bearden's recently instituted Food Bank. Jan McWhorter, one of the founders of the Food Bank said

Rodgers Obit
92 year old Ruby Lee Rodgers of Rison died Monday. She and her late husband, Charles T. Rodgers Sr. were owners of Rodgers Grocery Store.

11/15/16

Bearden City Fathers Accept Bid On Water Tower
The Bearden City Council last night accepted a bid on the work to be done on the city's water towers to bring them into state specs. The winning bidder was Utility Service

Thanksgiving Free Food Giveaway At Thornton
Cayce's Charities of Thornton is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Free Food  Givaway Wednesday November 23 from 9am to 2pm at the Thornton Gym. One food box will be

Yoga Being Offered Through Ouachita County Extension
Yoga is being offered through the Ouachita County Extension Service and according to family consumer science agent, Addie Wilson, yoga is a good way for young and old

Free Business Training From SAU Business Consultants
Free business training is now being offered at the Camden Accelerated  Business Service Center at the OPED building at 625 Adams Avenue.

11/14/16

Dallas County Medical Center Continues To Expand Services And Hours
The Dallas County Medical Center is expanding the number of hours service will be available to patients, and a new practitioner is coming on board on Wednesday, Joe Brazil

Bearden City Council/Fordyce School Board Meet Tonight
The Bearden City Council and the Fordyce School Board meet this evening. The Bearden City Council will meet at 7pm at city council chambers at city hall. The Fordyce

OPED Board Meeting Wednesday
A Thanksgiving program will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at the Dallas County Library. There will be crafts and door prizes..everyone's invited to attend.

11/11/16

Election Turnout Was Big In Dallas County
The unofficial results of Tuesday's election have been made available at the Dallas County Clerk's office. County Clerk Susie Williams said the election

It's Veterans Day - Area Events
This is Veterans Day and a couple events honoring area veterans will be held this morning. In Bearden, at the Bearden High School Commons, a

Master Gardener Programs Available
Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch says if you're interested in joining the Master Gardeners Program, now is the time to get involved.

11/10/16

Veterans Day Programs Scheduled For Bearden, Camden, Fordyce
Veterans Day programs are scheduled for Bearden and Camden tomorrow. In Bearden at the Bearden High School Commons veterans will be honored

Food Bank In Bearden
A food bank has been started in Bearden. The first food offering attracted 120 families from the Bearden area. If you'd like to volunteer to help with the

11/09/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers arrested a total of 13 people between October 28 and November 7.

Dallas County Circuit Court
41 year old Stacy Tyrone Matlock of Arkadelphia has been charged in Dallas County Circuit court with two counts of 1st degree terroristic threatening.

Camden Police Report
Camden police officer Al Sabban was dispatched to Family Dollar on California Avenue on November 1,  in reference to three disorderly females in the

Veterans Breakfast In Bearden And Camden
A veteran's day breakfast will be held for all Bearden area veterans this Friday morning at the Commons at Bearden High School. The event will begin at

11/08/16

Early Voting Numbers Up
As of yesterday afternoon, a total of 1,299 early votes had ben cast in Dallas County, of that number 42 ballots were absentee.

Cleveland County Sales Tax
Voters in Cleveland County will decide today the fate of a proposed new  Cleveland County Jail. Voters will decide on two proposed sales taxes, they will be voted on

Fordyce City Council Meets Tonight
The Fordyce City Council meets tonight at 6pm at city council chambers at city hall. The city will have their Christmas Party on Monday night, December 5 at 6pm. All city

Mass Flu Shots Today In Ouachita And Cleveland Counties
Flu shots will be administered in Ouachita County today. The Health Unit will be set up at First Assembly of God Church on Maul road in Camden.

Rison Drivers Testing
Drivers testing in Rison for both written and road testing takes place each Tuesday, with the skills test conducted between 8:45 and 11:30am and the written portion between

Cox Obit
A memorial service for 86 year old Harley Cox of Pine Bluff will be held this afternoon at 2 at First United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff. He died at his home on Saturday.

Dixon Obit
72 year old Anoel K. Dixon passed away on Sunday. The family will receive friends at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden this Friday evening from 6-8pm. Graveside services

Thomason Obit
93 year old Georgia L. Steelman Thomason of Anniston, Alabama, formerly of Hampton, died Wednesday. While in Hampton, she worked alongside her husband in the

Young Obit
82 year old Paralee Virginia Young of Kingsland died Friday at her home. She was a retired employee of Fordyce Bank and Mortgage.

11/07/16

Louisana Man Dies In Headon Crash In Jefferson County
A Louisiana man died and two other people were injured as the result of a head-on crash on Highway 365, south of Redfield in Jefferson County on Friday night.

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court will meet tonight at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse. A number of items will be discussed by the Cleveland County JP's.

Kingsland Elementary Raising Funds For Yearbook
Kingsland Elementary School is planning a yearbook drive again after a successful drive last school year. Kingsland Elementary media specialist and year book advisor,

Free Small Business Class Coming To Camden
 free class on “Building Your Brand” will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at the OPED center on Adams Ave in Camden from 10:30-12:30.

Camden Christmas Parade Planned For December 10
The 29th annual Main Street Camden Christmas parade is coming up December 10 at 6pm in downtown Camden. The theme of this year's parade is I'll be home for

New Drivers Test Schedule For Rison Area
State Police Troop F has announced a new scheduled for written and skills driver's testing in the Rison area. Both tests will be given each Tuesday with the skills test

Free Cancer Support Group Meeting
Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello hosts a cancer support group meeting at noon on the second Monday of each month in Conference Room A of the hospital.

Gilcrest Obit
87 year old Glenn Thomas Gilcrest of Pine Bluff died November 2. He served in the Korean War. After his service he obtained his master's degree in Aerospace Engineering

11/04/16

First Assembly Fish Fry Today
First Assembly of God in Fordyce will hold their monthly fish fry today. Lunch is from 11am till 1pm and dinner is from 4-7:30pm. Lunch is $10.00.

Bearden Fall Festival Tomorrow
The Bearden Fall Festival will be held tomorrow in downtown Bearden at the Gazebo Park from 9am till 3pm. Vendors will be on site as well as

Veterans Celebration Set For Sunday In Fordyce
This Sunday afternoon at 2:30 the annual Veterans Celebration will be held at First Baptist Church in Fordyce. The event honors all who have worn or are

Pesticide Applicator Training Coming To Dallas And Cleveland Counties
Pesticide applicator training sessions are coming up in Dallas and Cleveland Counties.  Cleveland County has scheduled a training session for December 6

Area Flu Clinic Schedules
There will be a flu clinic for Sparkman Schools today. In Ouachita County their will be a mass flu clinic held on November 8 at 1st Assembly of God

Fordyce BPW Dinner And Auction Set For November 10
The Fordyce Business and Professional Women's Club will hold their annual dinner and auction next Thursday, November 10 at First Baptist Church

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday
We “spring ahead” in the spring and “fall back” in the fall. We're talking about Daylight savings time of course, and it's time to “fall back” this Sunday.

11/03/16

Woman Struck And Killed And Left At Scene
42 year old Crystal Davis of Rosston in Nevada County died Tuesday night after she was apparently struck and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene of

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 9 arrests between October 24 and October 31.

Camden Police Report
25 year old Jessica D. Doherty of Camden on October 29,  was charged by Camden Police with criminal trespass. Doherty entered a home at 140

Ouachita County Road Superintendent Resigns
Rudie Galbert, Superintendent of Roads for Ouachita County tendered his resignation to Ouachita county Judge Robbie McAdoo on October 21.

Bangs Vaccinations Today In Dallas County
Dallas County cattle will be receiving vaccinations today to protect them from brucellosis. Dallas county extension agent Keith Gresham gives details.

Clemons Obit
72 year old Lola Evans Clemons of Camden died Tuesday. She was a graduate of Thornton High School and played basketball for the Red Devils.

11/02/16

Ramsey Community Receives $2,500.00 Grant For Historical Marker
Governor Asa Hutchinson, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, AEDC Vice President of Operations Amy Fecher and Rural Services Director Alex

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Several criminal cases were filed in Ouachita County Circuit Court in Camden by Deputy Prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District, R. Jeffrey Sawyer.

Ouachita Quorum Court Appropriates 1-Million For Courtroom
The Ouachita County Quorum Court last night approved appropriating one million dollars to the construction of a new district courtroom at the Ouachita

Bearden High School College Night
Bearden High School is hosting College Night on Monday, November 14  from 5-7pm in the Bearden High School commons. Eleven universities, three

Laney Obit
25 year old Hunter Roberts Laney of Pine Bluff died Saturday. He was a graduate of Watson Chapel High School and was manager of Direct Connect

Lewis Obit
91 year old Mark Edwin Lewis died Sunday at a Pine Bluff hospital after a brief illness. He was one of 18 children. He joined the Marine Corps in 1944

Taylor Obit
81 year old Helen Bernice Bryant Taylor died Friday at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was born in Fordyce and graduated from Fordyce High

Turchi Obit
90 year old Kathryn Hunter Turchi of Pine Bluff died Monday. Kathryn and her husband Johnny worked together for 50 years operating Turchi's Grocery

Williams Obit
49 year old Crystal Doyle Williams of Fordyce died Monday at Jefferson  Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She was a school teacher and

11/01/16

Two Nurse Practitioners Hired At Dallas County Medical Center
Joe Brazil gives frequent updates on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" about improvements being made at the Dallas County Medical Center. The

Teacher Recruiting Going On Today
An all out effort to recruit teachers who want to teach in South Arkansas Schools is taking place today at the South Central Education Service

Ouachita County Added To The Growing Burn Ban List
Ouachita County has added its name to the counties that have issued burn bans. Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo yesterday issued a residential

Hanry Obit
80 year old Hallette Thomas Hanry of El Dorado died Sunday. She was born in Rowell. She was an LPN and worked in the GI lab at Warner Brown

10/31/16

Cleveland County Murder Trial Set For January
A Cleveland County Capital murder trial will get underway in late January. According to a Cleveland County Heald report, the capital murder trial for Brad Hunter Smith, one

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan reports his officers made a total of 14 arrests between Oct 12 through Oct 24. 

And The Winner Of The Razorback Package Is...
Lisa Harvill of CASA's Fordyce office was on the air Friday on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"  to announce the winner CASA's annual Razorback package.

Teacher Recruitment For South Arkansas Scheduled For Tomorrow
Anyone interested in teaching, or who has teaching experience and for some reason quit and wants to come back, or someone who's let their license expire, should attend the

Benton Obit
92 year old Ernest Clark “E.C.” “Bubba” Benton Jr. of Little Rock died Thursday. He was a 1942 graduate of Fordyce High School.

Keith Obit
81 year old Delbert Keith of Pine Bluff died Friday. For 15 years he was district supervisor for United Dollar Stores based in Dumas. For 20 years he worked for the

Montague Obit
72 year old Sharalyn “Sherry” Montague of Pine Bluff died Friday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mantague worked in the radiology department of JRMC

Tiner Obit
96 year old Alma Jean Ratliff Tiner of Pine Bluff died Friday. Mrs. Tiner was a resident of Pine Bluff from 1942 until the time of her death.

10/28/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
On September 26, Fordyce Police charged 51 year old Oscar Edward Moore of Fordyce with driving on a suspended license, driving with no signal

Early Voting Update
Early voting continues in the state until November 7. In Dallas county today, in addition to the voting site at the old post office building downtown

Recruitment Event For Teachers In South Arkansas
If you are considering a career in teaching, have been a teacher and got out and want to get back in, there's an event coming up you may be interested in

Flu Shots Are Coming To Cleveland County
The Cleveland county Health Unit has announced it's schedule for flu shot clinics. The shots are free. Anyone with an insurance card or Medicare card is

It's Hard To Beat Free
If you didn't have an opportunity last Friday to get some free turnip greens at the community garden at St. John's Place, they'll be available again today.

10/27/16

Teenage Girl Killed In Three Car Crash
An 18 year old Quitman girl was killed in a crash involving three vehicles on Tuesday morning in Faulkner County on

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Several criminal cases were filed in Ouachita County Circuit Court in Camden on October 17 by R. Jeffrey Sawyer,

Early Voting Continues In Dallas County
Early voting continues today in Dallas County and throughout the state. In Dallas County, in addition to the Old Post

Beef-Forage Field Day
Beef cattle producers will learn about optimum cow size, hay quality issues, cost of production, and an update on the

Evans Obit
13 year old Hayleigh Jade Evans of Kingsland died Monday. She was an 8th grader at Rison Public School.

Seamons Obit
A former police lieutenant on the Pine Bluff Police Department has died. 80 year old Jack Seamons of Pine Bluff

Thomason Obit
58 year old Lisa M. Thomason of Hampton died Tuesday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was an

10/26/16

Dumas Man Dies In Two Vehicle Accident
A 31 year old Dumas man died in a two vehicle crash within the city limits of Dumas on Sunday. According to a preliminary State Police report, the

Bearden District Court
District Court Judge Dan Ives held court on October 20 at City Hall in Bearden. Several cases ere presented.  Arnold Michael Scott of Bearden,

Early Voting Appears To Be Heavy
Thousands of Arkansans have already voted early for the November general election. Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said yesterday. 37,240

Bryant Obit
66 year old Bob D. Bryant of Fordyce died Tuesday at St. John's Place in Fordyce. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8pm at Benton

Nott Obit
77 year old Bonnie Nott of Fordyce died Sunday at her home. Graveside services will be held this afternoon at 2 at Smith-Morgan Cemetery with

10/25/16

Early Voting In Full Swing
Early voting continues today, early voters can cast ballots for the presidential election and U.S. Senate race between Republican Senator John Boozman and Democratic

Census Jobs Available
There are U.S. Census Bureau Field Representative jobs available for this area. In Ouachita County a test for the jobs will be given at the Ouachita Valley and Business

Financial Aid Night Coming To Bearden High School
Bearden High School will host Financial Aid night on Tuesday, November 1,  beginning at 6pm in the Bearden High School Commons. All juniors and seniors are encouraged

Cook Obit
53 year old Joe Wayne Cook of Rison died Friday in Rison. Joe graduated from White Hall High School. He pitched for White Hall helping them win their first state high

Keene Obit
86 year old Joyce Christine Keene of Hot Springs, formerly of Fordyce died Sunday. Visitation will be Thursday at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce beginning at 1pm

Wegner Obit
80 year old Christ Henry Wegner of Rison died Friday in Little Rock. He was employed with IBM as a computer technician. Memorial services will be held Friday morning at

10/24/16

There Is Opposition For Two City Council Seats In Bearden
There are two races for Bearden City council this year.  Paula Bounds, who has served as Ward One, Position One councilman is not running for reelection. There

One New Candidate For Bearden School Board November 8
There will be one new candidate on the ballot on November 8 for election to the Bearden School Board. Bearden Superintendent Denny Rozenberg says there are

Revival This Week At Fellowship Baptist Church
Fellowship Baptist Church in Bearden is having revival services beginning tonight at 7pm and running through Thursday, Oct 27. The preacher will be Brother Luke

Extension Homemakers Council Serving The State For 104 Years
Kathy May, Dallas County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, on a recent KQ-102.3 "South Arkansas Today"  broadcast says the Dallas County

Ouachita County Fair Board Election Tonight
The public is invited to the annual Ouachita County Fair board meeting and election tonight at 7pm at the Courthouse in the Courtroom. Each candidate running for

Former Ouachita County Sheriff Dies At 82
A former Ouachita County Sheriff has died. 85 year old Junius Beverly “Jack” Dews Jr. died Thursday following a battle with cancer.

10/21/16

Early Voting Begins Monday
Early voting begins Monday morning at 8am at locations across the region. In Dallas County, early voting takes place beginning at 8am Monday through November

Mass Flu Shots Coming To Fordyce And Bearden
According to Dallas County Health Unit Director Donna Ferguson, the mass flu clinic in Fordyce will be held next Friday at Beech Grove Baptist Church from

Fordyce Community Garden Open For Turnip Green Harvest
Dallas County Extension Agent Keith Gresham says the community garden at St. John's Place on the bypass in Fordyce will be open beginning at 8 this morning

Acreage Reporting Deadline
Randy Floriani of the FSA office in Fordyce advises Dallas and Cleveland County producers that FSA has just received notice that the acreage reporting deadline

10/20/16

Man Dies When Fourwheeler Struck By Car
A Hope man died in a two vehilce crash on highway 278, three miles from Hope Tuesday morning. According to State Police, 58 year old Malcolm Dougan of Hope was

Attorney General's Mobile Office Comes To Fordyce Next Week
Thursday, October 27, Arkansas Attorney Leslie Rutledge's mobile office will be in Fordyce at the Fordyce Senior Center from 10am till 11:30. At the same time, the Dallas

Bangs Vaccination Clinic Coming To Dallas County
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham reminds all Dallas County Cattle people of the fall Bangs vaccination clinic for Dallas County on November 3.

Dallas County Extension Agent Kathy May Talks About 4-H
On KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" recently, Dallas County consumer science 4-H extension agent Kathy May talked about getting more youth interested in becoming 4-H members. This

Flumm Obit
91 year old George Harrison Flumm of Pine Bluff died yesterday in Pine Bluff. George served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he

Starr Obit
Funeral services for 65 year old Sue Starr of Locust Bayou will be held  tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Calvary Baptist Church in Camden with Reverend Don Phillips officiating.

10/19/16

Camden Police Report
On October 16, 27 year old Tevuance Naashlin Harris of Camden was charged with three traffic violations..driving on a suspended license, speeding 78 in a 50 mile per hour

Out Patient Services Are Up At Dallas County Medical Center
The Dallas County Quorum court met last night for their regular monthly meeting. The JP's heard a very positive report from Ken Sanders with the Dallas County Medical

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 29 year old Camden woman has been charged in Ouachita county Circuit court with domestic battery in the 2nd degree and aggravated assault on a family or household

Interest In Voting Is High In Dallas And Ouachita Counties
Both Dallas County and Ouachita County Clerks tell us there's been a lot of interest in voting this year, Dallas County Clerk, Susie Williams.

Bevill Obit
78 year old Sylvia Anthony Bevill of Bearden died Monday. She served as a nurse on numerous medical missions to Honduras. She was an active member of First Southern

Sanders Obit
Sixty year old Ricky DeWayne Sanders of New Edinburg died Sunday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a retired I.T. Manager for Potlatch Corporation and

10/18/16

Dallas County Sheriff Arrests
Dallas County deputies made three felony arrests earlier this month, two were drug related, one for terroristic

Dallas County Man Faces Felony Firearms Charges
On September 6, Dallas County Chief Deputy Josh McMullen and investigator Dodson were dispatched to 311

 Bridges Of Ouachita County
According to information released recently at County Judge's meeting in Little Rock, the state's counties need 750

Healthcare Enrollment Coming Up For Those 64 And Younger
In a recent interview on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Patrick Milton of the Milton Insurance agency in

Sparkman Area Residents Can Register To Win Free Gardening Supplies
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham has announced that Sparkman area residents are invited to stop by

10/17/16

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Four Camden residents were charged in Ouachita county Circuit Court on October 11 with various criminal charges.

South Arkansas Residents Appointed To Positions By Governor Hutchinson
A number of South Arkansas residents were included in appointments announced by Governor Asa Hutchinson on

Bearden's Food Bank Began Distribution Last Saturday
Saturday was the first day for food distribution at the newly formed Food Bank in Bearden, according to Jana

Bearden Gazebo - Politics Is Spoken Here
A political rally was held in downtown Bearden on Saturday at Gazebo Park, sponsored by the Bearden Fire

Congressman Bruce Westerman Talks Up The Coding App Challenge
In his weekly newsletter, 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman talked about the Congressional App

State Fair Attendance Up
Arkansas State Fair General Manager Ralph Shoptaw says attendance on the first day of the fair was up 16 percent

Miller Obit
50 year old Joel Miller of New Edinburg died Friday. He worked at Picture Frame in Fordyce for 20 years and for

Neal Obit
11 year old Tristan Robert Neal of Hampton died Thursday at St. Jude's Childrens Hospital in Memphis. Tristan was

10/14/16

Camden Police Report
A 47 year old Camden woman has been charged by Camden Police with  possession of a controlled substance and

Three Die In Two Seperate Accidents
Three people died in traffic crashes in Garland County this week. On Monday night, two people from Estero, Florida

Bearden City Marshall Brings The Need For Another Car To Councils Attention
At Monday night's Bearden City Council meeting, City Marshall John Ainsworth discussed with the council the need

Area Flu Clinics
The Dallas County Health unite will hold their annual mass flu shot clinic on Friday, October 28 in the fellowship hall

Trick Or Treat Halloween Is On The Way
Several Fordyce churches have announced Halloween events at their church, on Halloween, October 31, which falls

Arkansas Supreme Court Changes Face Of The Ballot In The Upcoming Election
Arkansas Supreme Court Justices made decisions yesterday that will impact the upcoming election. The justices say

10/13/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan. three arrests were made by  Fordyce Police officers between October 3 and October 10.

Dallas County Circuit Court
 Four felony cases were filed for prosecution in Dallas County Circuit Court on October 6.

Granny's House Committee Moved Forward In A Meeting Wednesday
The committee named by Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones and Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol to work on a solution to the Granny's House clean

Fordyce City Council Tables Ambulance Request
The Fordyce City Council on Tuesday night tabled a request by Lynn Luscomb, owner of Central Ambulance and Medical Service of Fordyce for a

Political Rally At Gazebo Saturday In Bearden
The Bearden Fire Department will host a political rally this Saturday at Gazebo Park in downtown Bearden beginning at 10am. Fire Chief A-W Evans

Bearden Mayor Addresses Rural Water Misuse
At Monday night's Bearden City Council meeting, Mayor Iva Lou Stoker told the council members that there's a problem with some rural water users.

10/12/16

Dallas County Holding It's On
It was recently pointed out in a news release from the County Judge's Association that the counties across the state need a total of $750,000,000.00

Teachers And Staff Largest Item In Fordyce School Budget
Fordyce School District Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Albert Snow gave his report to the people of the district prior to the school board meeting on

Bearden Council Deals With Several Issues At Monthly Meeting
The council did not take any action at Monday night's meeting on the request for the installation of a speed bump on Plum street Mayor Iva Lou Stoker

Bearden Food Bank Begins Food Distribution Saturday
The Food Bank in Bearden will be handing out its first food this Saturday. Jana McWhortor, a teacher at Bearden High School, in an earlier interview

Noble Obit
74 year old Sue Noble of Calmer died Monday at her home. She retired as a medical records clerk for Primrose Place Nursing Home. Funeral

Scroggins Obit
56 year old Debbie Scroggins of Monticello died Tuesday at the Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. For a number of years she worked for Gulf

10/11/16

Four Die In Two Vehicle Accident
Four Berryville residents died and three more were injured in a head-on crash involving two vehicles on Sunday afternoon. According to State Police

Cleveland County School Board Runoff
The Zone 3 sat on the Cleveland County School Board will be decided today in a runoff election between Charlene Freeman and Amber Offut. The

Political Rally At Bearden Gazebo Saturday
The Bearden Fire Department will host a political rally this Saturday at the Gazebo Park in downtown Bearden beginning at 10am, Fire Chief A-W

Fordyce City Council Meets Tonight
The Fordyce City Council will meet for their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6pm at council chambers at City Hall. One item of business the

Bearden Council Fills Vacant Seat
The Bearden City Council, by a unanimous vote, appointed Vincent Waller to serve the remaining term of Lois Hopkins, who has moved from

Tax Deadline Days Away
The deadline to pay personal property or real estate taxes in Arkansas is October 15, but since October 15 falls on a Saturday this year, the deadline is

Fellowship Baptist Celebrates 33 Years
Sunday, October 23 is the 33rd Anniversary of the founding of Fellowship Baptist Church in Bearden. Dr. Kevin Stevicks, pastor of Fellowship Baptist

Rison In The Fall Cook-off Deadline Nears
The dead line to enter the Rison in the Fall Barbeque Cook-off is this Thursday, October 13. The grand prize is $1,000.00. The entry fee is $35.00 per

Hammons Obit
93 year old Ann H. Thrash Hammons of Fordyce died Sunday. In the later years of her working life she was County Clerk for Dallas County.

10/10/16

Warren To Get 400 Thousand Dollars For Sports Shooting Complex
The city of Warren will have up to $400,000.00 to expand its shooting sports complex thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission through the U.S. Fish

Sheriff Rogers Carries His Sales Tax Message To New Edinburg Tonight
Cleveland County Sheriff Jack Rodgers will conduct another public meeting to discuss the proposed sales tax supporting the construction of a new jail for the county. The

Flu Clinic Schedules
The Dallas County Health Unit will hold their annual mass flu shot clinic on Friday, October 28, in the fellowship hall of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Fordyce. Clinic hours

Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow
If you plan to vote in the November 8 Presidential Election, you have until tomorrow to register. If you have not registered and plan to vote, go to the county clerk's office in

Lighthouse Baptist Church Grace Conference In Fordyce
Lighthouse Bapitist Church of Fordyce will hold a grace conference today and tomorrow beginning at 7pm. The speaker will be Pastor Melvin Jackson.

Fordyce School Board/Bearden City Council Meets Tonight
A couple of meetings will be held tonight. The Fordyce School Board meets this afternoon at 5pm at the school. The Bearden City Council will meet tonight at 7pm at city

Johnson Obit
55 year old Joey Henry Johnson of Rison passed away Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Buie

Massanelli Obit
73 year old Nadine Evelyn Massenelli of Pine Bluff died Friday. She worked at the Holsum Bakery Thrift Store in Pine Bluff for many years, retiring as manager.

Strong Obit
87 year old John Edward Strong of Fordyce passed away Thursday at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as

10/07/16

Fish Fry 11am Till 1pm Only, Today At Assembly Of God Church In Fordyce
Today is Fish Fry Day at 1st Assembly of God Church in Fordyce, located across the street from the track on the Fordyce School grounds. There will

Highway 167 Four Lanes From Fordyce To Little Rock Dedication Today
It's been a long time in the making, but today a short ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 this morning in the Farindale area on Highway 167 to

Cleveland County Seeking Temporary Relief For County Jail
At the Cleveland County Quorum Court meeting this past Monday night, Cleveland County Sheriff Jack Rogers told Judge Gary Spears and the JP's

Poker Run Tomorrow In Ouachita County
The Southark Poker Run, benefitting the Heath Carroll Medical Fund will be held tomorrow, with registration from 9:30 to 11:30 tomorrow morning at

Womble Obit
74 year old Paul V. Womble of Waldo died Wednesday. He was retired from the National Guard and served as a police officer and county deputy.

10/06/16

 Granny's House Committee will Meet Wednesday
The next meeting of the committee looking into the Granny's House property in Fordyce will be next Wednesday evening at 5pm. At the meeting

Good News From Dallas County Medical Center
Joe Brazil of the Dallas County Medical Center is featured on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" each week telling our listeners about programs and

0/05/16

Committee Will Ask Ford And Crowder To Attend Next Meeting On Granny's House
The committee chosen by Fordyce Mayor John MacNichol and Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones to discuss the clean up of the Granny's House site in Fordyce met for the

Dallas County Circuit Court
Charges were filed September 20 in Dallas County Circuit Court against 19 year old Michael Alexander Moffett. On August 10, Moffett was caught in the Dallas County

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police officers only made a couple of arrests in the period from  September 27 thru October 3.

Arkansas Drivers License With Chip Began Monday
The issuance of the voluntary enhanced security drivers license or ID card began on Monday. The licenses or ID cards will only be available at 25 selected State Revenue

Porter Obit
78 year old Patsy Ray Porter of Pine Bluff passed away Monday at her home. Mrs. Porter worked as a secretary-bookkeeper for several places including M-K Distributing,

10/04/16

What To Do With Granny's House - Meeting This Afternoon
The committee chosen to decide what to do with the Granny's House property in Fordyce will meet for the first time this afternoon at 5 at City Hall in Fordyce.

Retirement Party For 23-Year Bearden Fireman
The Bearden Fire Department will be holding a retirement party for 23 year veteran Gray Preston at the Bearden Fire Department this evening. There will be refreshments served.

Free Small Business Training Today
Free Small Business training will be held today at the Camden Accelerated Business Services Center at the OPED building on Adams Avenue in Camden. The

Ashcraft Obit
93 year old Louie Edward Ashcraft of Hermitage died Sunday at Williamson Hospice in El Dorado. He was retired from the City of Warren as a truck driver. He

Wagnon Obit
76 year old Raymond Cecil “Little Bit” Wagnon of Monticello died Sunday at Drew Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8pm at

10/03/16

Correctional Officer Taken Into Custody Following Standoff
State Police say correctional officer has been taken into custody following a standoff on Saturday at the Delta Regional Unit in Dermott. The incident

Health Clinic Up And Running And Physician On The Way
Joe Brazil with the Dallas County Medical Center, during his regular visit on Friday on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" had good news to report.

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court meets tonight at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison. Under new business for tonight's meeting is

Volunteers Needed For Bearden Food Bank
A Food Bank has been established in Bearden, located next to the Superintendent's office in the old middle school building. Jana McWhorter, who

Jones Obit
67 year old Margaret Louise Poore Jones of White Hall passed away Wednesday. She was a legal secretary for many years, most recently for Winfred

Roper Obit
92 year old Veetaugh L. Roper of White Hall died Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He served in the Navy during World

09/30/16

Redbug Homecoming Tonight
It's Homecoming night for the Fordyce Redbug at Bear Bryant Field as the Redbugs take on the Fouke Panthers. The homecoming coronation

Church News
Tonight is the last night of the revival at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist church at Rowell. The revival service begins at 7pm with Brother Ben Hulsey,

Kerri Welch On 4-H Month
October is a big month for Arkansas' more than 120 thousand 4-H members. Not only is it National 4-H Month, but it's also the Arkansas 4-H Month

McMahan Obit
Funeral services for 26 year old Jorre McMahan of Warren, assistant football coach at Hampton, will be tomorrow afternoon at 1pm at the Hampton

09/29/16

McMahan Autopsy To Be released Soon
Results of an autopsy on the body of Hampton Assistant coach Jorre McMahan should be released today. That's the word from Ouachita County

Bearden Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year
Jan McWhorter, who teaches career and technology class at Bearden High School was recently named Arkansas Career and technological Education

Benton Cemetery Association Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Benton Cemetery Association will be held Saturday at 1:30pm followed by a potluck dinner. The cemetery is located

News From Area Churches
Preaching and Praising services will be held at 1st Assembly of God Church in Fordyce Oct 2 thru 6, Sunday through Thursday. Services will be held

SAU Resumes GED Classes In Rison And Hampton
SAU Tech is resuming GED classes in Rison and Hampton. Hampton classes resume Monday, October 3 and will be held each Monday and Tuesday

Cleveland-Dallas Retired Teachers Meet
The Cleveland-Dallas County Retired Teachers Association will meet this Tuesday, October 4 at 11:30 at Becky's Bread and Butta. Guest speaker is

Shady Grove Cemetery Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of Shady Grove Cemetery Association will be held this Sunday at 2pm at the New Edinburg Methodist Church. For more

Fordyce School System Offers PSAT/NMSQT Tests In October
Fordyce High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT test for Sophomores and Juniors on Wednesday, October 19. The test gives students a fresh

09/28/16

Hampton Coach Dies During Practice
Hampton High school football coach Jorre McMahan reportedly died during football practice Tuesday. It's believed the 26-year-old coach collapsed and was

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, police made a total of 8 arrests between September 19 and 26. The arrests included a theft charge filed against

Fordyce Woman Arrested For Domestic Violence And Public Intoxication
A Fordyce woman has been charged following a domestic dispute at 634 Cherry Bark Road on September 20. According to a report filed by officer Bryce

Bearden Man Charged With Six Felonies
A Bearden man has been charged with 6 felony drug violations. On September 26, Deputy Prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed the charges against Faqir Abdus

Bearden District Court
There was a double case load waiting for District Judge Dan Ives in Bearden District Court on September 22, since Ives had to postpone court last month.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
This past Wednesday, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed criminal charges against 29 year old Rachel Ann Rowlett

Rison In The Fall October 15
According to Roy Phillips, the chief organizer of Rison in the fall, a color run, a children's carnival and a dance will be among the new features of Rison in the fall,

Poker Run To Benefit Heath Carroll
The South Arkansas Poker Run will be held October 8, benefitting the Heath Carroll Medical Fund. Registration time is 9:30-11:30am at Sandy

Jones Obit
62 year old John R. “Randy” Jones of Chidester died Sunday at UAMS in Little Rock. He was retired from International Paper at Gurdon.

09/27/16

Committee On "Granny's House" Will Meet Tuesday October 4
The committee, comprised of three Dallas County JP's and three Fordyce City Councilmen, will meet on Tuesday, October 4 at City Hall at 5pm. Fordyce city

New Clinic At DCMC Now Open
The new clinic at the Dallas County Medical Center is open for business. Joe Brazil, on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" said there are yellow signs posted

Veterans Celebration Coming In November In Fordyce
Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 6 at 2:30, the date and time for the annual Veterans Celebration in Fordyce at First Baptist Church. The event honors

Straughn Obit
82 year old Edith M. Brown Straughn of Melbourne, Arkansas died Sunday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. She and her husband Robert

09/26/16

Cleveland County Sheriff Announces Times For Public Meetings On New Jail
Cleveland County Sheriff Jack Rodgers has announced the time and places for public meetings in Cleveland County to discuss the need for a new jail in the county.

OPED Board Of Directors Meeting Wednesday
The Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development (OPED) board of directors will meet this Wednesday morning at 10 at the OPED training room in the

U Of A Cemetery Workshop Set For Thursday In Rowell
The U of A Cooperative Extension Service and Arkansas Historical Preservation program will present a workshop entitled “Bringing it Back”, a basic cemetery

Bellew Obit
80 year old Johnnie B. Bellew of Rison died Thursday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. He served 20 year in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank

Lee Obit
84 year old Joyce Lynell Stuart Lee of Warren died Thursday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was retired from First State Bank.

Saunders Obit
57 year old Sharon Corrine Saunders of Rison passed away Saturday. Visitation will be this evening from 6-8pm at Buie Funeral Home in Rison.

09/23/16

Drug Bust In Cleveland County
Following a lengthy drug investigation, the Cleveland County Sheriff's department assisted by Game and Fish officers, State Police and 13th Judicial

Dallas County Sheriff Says Total Receipts For August Over $87,000.00
At the Dallas County Quorum Court meeting on Tuesday night, Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee reported to the JP's on the jail receipts.

Dallas County Treasurers Report
At the Dallas County Quorum court meeting Tuesday night, Dallas County Treasurer Leslie Nutt gave the JP's a report on the financial condition of the

Kingsland City Council Meeting Moved To September 29
The Kingsland City Council will meet Thursday, September 29 at 6pm. The council usually meets the fourth Thursday of the month but moved the

Sheriff Has No Comment On Legalization Of Marijuana
We asked Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee how he felt about the issue of the legalization of marijuana.

Lea Obit

61 year old Tyrone Henry Lea of Carthage died Monday. Visitation will be held at Lea's Ridge Missionary Baptist Church in Farindale tomorrow

Tuberville Obit
87 year old David Richard Tuberville of Camden died Wednesday. He was a U.S. Army Korean Veteran. After returning from Korea he went to

Williams Obit
61 year old Mary Grayson Poole Williams of Fordyce died Wednesday at her home. She was senior loan processing officer at Fordyce Bank and

09/22/16

Today Arkansas Supreme Court Hears Case In Fordyce
The Arkansas Supreme Court's “Appeals on Wheels” will be holding an official court hearing in Fordyce this morning at the Fordyce Civic Center. Oral

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 8 arrests between September 1 and 19.

Camden Police Report
Camden Police on September 19 arrested a Greenville, Mississippi man for public intoxication, drinking on the highway, no drivers license and no proof

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 24 year old Camden man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit court on two counts of residential burglary. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for

Fordyce School Enrollment Down Again This Year
Enrollment at Fordyce Schools is down a bit, Superintendent of Fordyce Schools, Dr. Albert Snow said enrollment is at 786. He said enrollment was

Lowman Obit
93 year old Euell Laurens Lowman of Pine Bluff died Monday in Little Rock. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in the Railroad

09/21/16

Monticello Man Dies In Monday Evening Crash
A 63 year old Monticello man died in a two car crash on U.S. Highway 425 on Monday evening. According to a

Fordyce Man Charged With Two Counts Of Theft
30 year old Danselle Lee Lawson of Fordyce has been charged in two separate cases involving theft of property.

Two Dallas Count Residents Face Arson Charges
38 year old Jason Scott Poole of Fordyce and Stephan Chadwick of Sparkman have been charged in Dallas

Appeals On Wheels Tomorrow In Fordyce
Appeals on Wheels” will be rolling into the Fordyce Civic center tomorrow to hear a case involving the

Dallas County Judge Appoints Committee To Deal With Granny's House Issue
Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones appointed three JP'S to serve on a  committee comprised of three Dallas

Developmentally Disabled Care Less Expensive In Home Setting
John Stephen, a consultant for the Stephen Group told a legislative panel on Monday providing services to the

New Hospital Clinic Operational Monday
Ken Sanders of the Dallas County Medical Center, who was subbing for Tammy Rieves at last night's Quorum

McPherson Obit
90 year old Nina Irene Bitely McPherson of Pine Bluff died Monday. For a number of years, she was secretary

Sanders Obit
79 year old Clarence Edward Sanders of Perryville died Monday. He was a retired convenience store owner.

Stone Obit
95 year old Lauree Freeman Stone of Pine Bluff died Saturday at Trinity Village Medical Center. She was born in

09-20-16

School Board Elections Today
This is school board election day in Arkansas. There are no races in Dallas County. Voters will elect school board members in the Harmony Grove and Camden

Dallas County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Dallas County Quorum Court meets on the second floor of the courthouse this evening at 6pm. The only item listed on the agenda is the regular report from the

Bearden Fire Department Needs Volunteers
If you're looking for a way to give back to your community and you live at Bearden, Fire Inspector Tim Rogers says the Bearden Fire Department Needs More

Coding Competition Could Win An Arkansas School $20,000.00 In Computers
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Albert Snow on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" recently,  told us he didn't know for sure if Fordyce schools would be

Area 4-Hers Busy Attending Fairs
The Ouachita and Dallas County Fairs were held earlier this month, but there's still a lot of fairs on the calendar for this month. Ouachita County extension agent

Carson Obit
53 year old Lisa Gail Ables Carson of Hampton died Sunday at her home. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8pm at Hampton First Assembly of

Holley Obit
89 year old Reverend Herbert Howard Holley of Hot Springs died Friday. Reverend Holley was a Southern Baptist minister for many years, most recently serving

Owens Obit
71 year old Patricia Gail Owens of Hampton died Sunday at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. She was a retired beautician and co-owner of Granny's Grill in

Swinney Obit
88 year old Cathleen Clark Swinney of Warren died Sunday at the Bradley County Medical Center. She was retired from Mad Butcher.

09-19-16

Home Destroyed By Fire Sunday In Bearden
A house fire in Bearden yesterday afternoon around 1:30 has left a family without a home. According to Bearden Fire inspector Tim Rogers, the fire department

New Clinic At Dallas County Hospital Opening Soon
Joe Brazil, with Dallas County Medical Center, says the new clinic in the hospital should be opened in the next week or two, Brazil says

Work Continues On Bearden Library-Museum Complex
Mayor Iva Lou Stoker gave the Bearden City Council an update on progress to get the old depot restored into a library-museum complex.

Courtney Obit
59 year old Richard Courtney of Thornton died Saturday at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. He was a retired boiler operator for Georgia-Pacific.

Stone Obit
94 year old Herbert M. “Buck” Stone of Pine Bluff died on Thursday. He and his brother, Sherman, established Stone Cotton Company, a cotton brokerage

Trafford Obit
76 year old Winfred Allen “Win” Trafford of Pine Bluff passed away on  Wednesday. In 1973 and 1974, Trafford was a part-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

09/16/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police only made four arrests between September 5 and 12. Kaneisha Jones of El Dorado and Kaylynn

Dallas County Sheriff's Arrest Report
Dallas County Sheriff's deputies made several criminal arrests last month. Dansell Lawson was charged on three

 Freddie Preston Retiring From Bearden Fire Department
The Bearden Fire Department will be holding a retirement party for a veteran of the department. In An interview

Keri Welch Rates Ouachita County Fair "Very Good"
On KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch" broadcast, Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch said she'd

09/15/16

Four Lanes From Fordyce To Little Rock Complete October 7
According to Glen Bolick, special projects coordinator for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation

Fordyce Mayor Says City Books Look Good But Unhappy With Some Property-owners
Fordyce Mayor John McNichol told the city council at their meeting Tuesday evening he was very happy with the

Fordyce Schools Start With Positive  Outlook
On KQ-102.3's South Arkansas Today earlier this week, Fordyce Superintendent of schools,

Tonight Special For Veterans In Ouachita County
Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo has designated September as  Veterans and Patriots Awareness and

Area Church News Sparkman, Thornton, Fordyce
A men's luncheon and fellowship will be held Saturday from 10am until 1pm at Williams Temple Church of God

Bearden's Jana McWhorter Honored
Jana Graham-McWhorter of Bearden recently was named the Arkansas Association for Career and Technical

09/14/16

State Supreme Court In Session At Fordyce Thursday September 22
The Arkansas Supreme Court's “Appeals on Wheels” is coming to the Fordyce Civic Center Thursday, September 22 . An actual case will be argued

Fordyce Mayor Talks About Granny's House City Council Updates Fireworks Ordinance
The Fordyce City Council met last night. The issue of Granny's House cleanup and ownership was not discussed at the meeting. Mayor John McNichol

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A number of criminal cases were filed in Ouachita county Circuit Court on September 1 and 2 by deputy prosecuting attorneys for the 13th Judicial

Judge Jones Comments On The Year's Dallas County Fair
The Dallas County Fair wound up last Saturday. When we asked Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones his evaluation of this year's fair, he said

Trent Garner Announces To Bearden Council He Is Running For Senate
Trent Garner announced at the Bearden City Council Monday night that he was running for State Senate seat for District 27, but Garner said he

Early Voting For General Election Draws Near
Early voting in the general election will begin October 24 at the County Clerk's office in Ouachita County. 8Am till 6pm, Monday thru Friday. Saturday

Early Voting For School Election In Progress In Ouachita County
Early voting is in progress in Ouachita County in school board elections for the Camden and Harmony Grove School Districts. Most schools have their

09/13/16

18-Wheeler Stops Train Traffic In Bearden
An 18 wheeler, loaded with lumber got stuck on the railroad tracks in Bearden late yesterday afternoon, and as of 8:30 last night, workers using heavy  equipment

Fordyce City Council Meets Tonight
The Fordyce City Council will meet this evening at 6:30 in city council chambers at City Hall. One of the items that most likely will be discussed at tonight's meeting

Chambersville Water Recipients Asked To Conserve Water Wednesday
The city of Thornton is continuing with the installation of their new water system. The workers are currently installing new service in the

Bearden's Sewer Project Moved Forward At Council Meeting
The Bearden City Council last night passed unanimously a bond ordinance for the sewer project. Prior to the city council's vote,

Bearden City Council To Appoint Lois Hopkins Replacement
At the next meeting in October, the Bearden City council will be appointing someone to take the seat of Lois Hopkins, who was elected to serve Ward 3 position

Moss Obit
67 year old David Wayne “Grubby” Moss of Pine Bluff died Sunday. He retired after 45 years at International Paper as a supervisor. He was the longest tenured

09/12/16

South Arkansas Highways Turned Deadly Last Weekend
State Police investigated a pair of fatality traffic accidents in South Arkansas this past week. A 64 year old Bentonville, Arkansas woman died in a

Ouachita County September Veterans Celebration
All during the month of September Veterans in Ouachita County are being saluted during what's being called Veterans and Patriot's Awareness and Appreciation

Fordyce School Board/Bearden City Council Meet Tonight
A couple of meetings will be held tonight, the Fordyce School Board meets for its regular monthly meeting at 5pm and the Bearden City Council will meet  tonight

Lavelock Obit
84 year old Tressie Jo Lavelock of Fordyce died Friday at the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce. Visitation will be at 1pm tomorrow at Fordyce Assembly

Robertson Obit
83 year old Gearl “Jerri” Williams Robertson of Pine Bluff died Thursday. She worked as secretary at First Arkansas Insurance for many years.

Shirron Obit
86 year old Betty Jean Lea Shirron of Manteca, California, formerly of Manning passed away on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at

09/08/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, On August 30,Fordyce Police officer Mark Hopkins arrested Steven Len Trowbridge of Morrilton

Ouachita County Fair
 It's Sr. Citizen's Day today at the Ouachita County Fair in Camden. The gates to the fairgrounds will be opened this afternoon at 3. The H-T Building

Veterans and Patriot's Awareness Month In Ouachita County
Ouachita County Veterans Service Officer Jim Bob Dais of Camden was a guest on KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch" and talked about a special

Jungles Obit
70 year old Donna Faye Jungles of West Monroe, Louisiana, formerly of Warren, died Tuesday at Farmerville, Louisiana. She was born at New

Sedano Obit
Funeral services for 24 year old Miguel Sedano Jr. and his father 45 year old Miguel Sedano Sr. of Warren will be held at 6pm tomorrow night at Light

09/07/16

Two Die Two Injured One Vehicle Crash
Two men were killed and two others injured in a one vehicle crash in Drew County on Labor Day. According to State Police,      46 year old Miguel

Ten Drug Charges Filed Against Bearden Man
A Bearden man has been charged in Circuit Court in Camden on 10 felony violations, all drug related. Deputy Prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed the

Camden Woman Accused Of Passing $100.00 Counterfeit Bills
A 35 year old Camden woman has been charged with forgery. Ami S. Thompson of Camden was charged on July 26,  after she passed a counterfeit

Thornton Man Facing possible Habitual Criminal Charges
A 29 year old Thornton man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, and fleeing.

Ouachita County Quorum Court
The Ouachita County Quorum Court met last night to conduct the county's business. There were only three items acted on by the court under new

09/06/16

Two Revivals This Week In Fordyce
A couple of Fordyce area churches are holding revivals beginning tonight. Revival will be held at New Providence Baptist Church this evening through Thursday

McNulty Obit
79 year old Jean Hartsell McNulty of Little Rock, formerly of Pine Bluff died Sunday. Mrs. McNulty was the first president of the Jr. League of Pine Bluff and was

Mitchell Obit
91 year old Clyde Lafayette Mitchell of Twain Harte, California, formerly of Kingsland, Arkansas died August 25 in Sonora, California. He was educated in the

Vanderpool Obit
81 year old Gary Lee Vanderpool of White Hall died Friday. He served in the U.S. Army and moved to Pine Bluff in 1954, where he was stationed at Pine Bluff

Yaney Obit
54 year old Teresa Mae Yaney of White Hall died Saturday at home. She worked for the White Hall School District for 18 years, currently serving as cafeteria

09/05/16

Two Killed In Two South Arkansas Crashes Friday
Two South Arkansas men died in separate car crashes on Friday. According to State Police, 21 year old Jonathan Kyle Smith of Warren died as the result of a

A Portion Of Highway 48 In Dallas County Closed Tomorrow
According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, work to repair a culvert will require closing a section of Arkansas 48 east of Carthage in

It's Fair Week In Dallas County
A pet show will be held during this year's Dallas County Fair. The event will be held on Saturday from 10am till 1pm. There is no charge. Categories are large

Alzheimer's Group Meeting Tomorrow
St. John's Place, a nursing home-rehab facility in Fordyce,  will hold their first Alzheimer's Group meeting tomorrow evening beginning at 6pm. St. John's

Cleveland-Dallas Retired Teachers Meet Tomorrow
The Cleveland-Dallas County Retired Teachers will meet tomorrow at 11:30 at Becky's Bread and Butta. It's the first meeting of the year. All retired teachers are

Green Obit
82 year old Dorothy L. Green of Fordyce died Friday in Longview, Texas. She was a rtired bookkeeper. Visitation will be this Friday, Sept 9 from 6-8pm at

09/02/16

Dallas County Fair Next Week
The Dallas County Fair and Livestock Show kicks off next Wednesday, September 7 and runs through Saturday, September 10.  Activities get

Portion Of Highway 48 In Dallas County Closed Next Week
We've been advised by Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones's office that there will be roadwork in the Carthage-Farindale area this next week. Highway

Preparations For Cleveland County Fair Parade
If you plan to participate in this year's Cleveland County Fair Parade, you need to fill out the registration form and return to Amette Guyer via the mail

Drunk Driver Crackdown
There will be “Zero Tolerance” for drunk drivers this Labor Day weekend. According to a state police news release, it's a dangerous time over the

Alzheimer's Group Meeting
In a recent interview on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" show, St. John's nursing home-rehab administrator Deb Thornton told us her staff is

Ratliff Obit
A memorial graveside service for 62 year old Wayne Allen Ratliff, a lifelong resident of Pine Bluff,  will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 at Graceland

09/01/16

Hospital Clinic Nearing Completion More Doctors Needed
At the Dallas County Quorum Court meeting Tuesday night, Dallas County Medical Center administrator Tammy

Dallas County Treasurer And Sheriff's Report
Dallas County Quorum Court JP's heard a pair of financial reports at their meeting on Tuesday night.  Dallas

08/31/16

One Killed Three Injured In Head-on Collision
A 31 year old Almyra, Arkansas woman died as the result of a two car crash on Monday afternoon. According to State Police, the dead woman was

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police made a total of 11 arrests between August 22 and August 29.

Bearden Man Charged With 10 Felonies
A 45 year old Bearden man has had 10 felony drug cases filed against him in Ouachita County Circuit Court by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney R. Jeffrey

Dallas County Circuit Court
Four criminal cases were filed in Dallas County Circuit Court on August 24, by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Wynne of Fordyce.

Over The Court And Through The Council To Grandma's House We Go
There was much discussion at last night's Dallas County Quorum Court meeting concerning the disposition of Grandma's House, an old nursing home

Bearden School board Filings
Tony Harcrow of Bearden has filed for Zone 1 position on the Bearden School Board. The filing deadline was noon yesterday. Joannie Cayce of

Ouachita County Designates September For Vets
Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo has designated September “Veterans and Patriot's Awareness and Appreciation Month”. Judge McAdoo

08/30/16

Hot Springs Village Woman Killed In Motorcycle Accident
A 52 year old Hot Springs Village woman was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon in Hot Spring county. According to a State Police report, Relda

Westerman-Boozman Seed 2 Sawmill Tour
Today is the day that 4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman joins Senator John Boozman for the Seed 2 Sawmill Tour through south Arkansas to promote

Dallas County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Dallas County Quorum Court will meet tonight at 6pm in the Quorum Court meeting room on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. This is not the regular meeting

Cleveland County Quorum Court To Meet Thursday
The Cleveland County Quorum Court will meet Thursday night at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Rison. On the agenda under new business, Judge

Hankins Obit
83 year old Bonita Jean Moss Hankins of Pine Bluff died Saturday. She was a saleswoman for Woolworth's and worked at the Georgia Pacific factory. She was a

Humphries Obit
91 year old Yolanda Adrianne Humphries of Rison died at her home on Sunday. She was a retired state employee. Her husband of 71 years, Charles Neal

Langford Obit
91 year old Jaes E. Langford of Kingsland died Sunday at Greenhouse Cottages in Rison. He was a WWII veteran. The family will receive friends this evening

Mann Obit
71 year old William “Larry” Mann of Warren died Sunday at his home. He retired from Select Concrete Company and worked as an E.M.T. For Pafford

Rich Obit
78 year old John W. “Jake” Rich of Jessieville, formerly of Fordyce, passed away Sunday. The family will receive friends at the home of Chris Rich of Fordyce.

08/29/16

Deadline For Filing For Bearden School Board Is Tomorrow
Those persons interested in running for school board member in the Bearden School District have until tomorrow at noon to turn in their petitions with 20 signatures

Ashcraft Obit
74 year old Reverend James Everett Ashcraft of Richmond, Kentucky, formerly of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at

McMullen Obit
Funeral services will be held this morning at 10 at Ouachita Baptist Church for 65 year old James Phillip “Phil” McMullen of Sparkman, who died at his home on

Strickland Obit
Graveside services for 89 year old Annie Jo Strickland of Hampton will be held this morning at 10 at New Hope Cemetery near Hampton with Reverend Rickey

08/26/16

Fordyce Police Equipped With Body Camera's
Police officers in cities across America are getting a bad rap due to the actions of a few officers. On a recent KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"

St John's Place Dementia Meeting and Alzheimer's Walk
According to St. John's Place administrator Deb Thornton, there are many changes coming to the nursing home rehab facility in Fordyce, including staff

Franklin Obit
Funeral services for 69 year old Billy Joe Franklin of Fordyce will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church with

Henderson Obit
Funeral services for 92 year old Leon Henderson of White Hall will be held at 10:30 tomorrow morning at Watson Chapel Baptist Church with

Joiner Obit
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday at Frazer's Chapel in Warren for 83 year old Joe W Joiner of Warren who died yesterday at Chapel

Pennington Obit
75 year old Hubert Amos Pennington died Wednesday at St. Vincent's in  Little Rock. He was born in Bearden. The family will receive friends this

08/25/16

Doctor Recruiting Efforts Continue At Dallas County Medical Center
Dallas County Medical Center is still trying to hire more doctors. The doctors that were to come to Fordyce evidently changed their minds and hospital

There Will Be No Written Or Road Testing Today Or Tomorrow In Camden

Endsley Obit
Funeral services for 78 year old Bobby G. Endsley of Monticello will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at Frazer's Funeral Home in Warren. Visitation  

08/24/16

Elderly Woman Dies In One Car Crash
An 82 year old Springhill, Louisiana woman died on Monday in a one vehicle crash on U.S. 371 in Columbia County. According to a State Police

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, officers made just 4 arrests between August 15 and 23.

Dallas County Circuit Court Filings
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Wynne filed four criminal cases in Dallas County Circuit Court on August 19. Twenty-seven year old Beau Allen

Upcoming Election Promises Two Races For Bearden City Council
There will be two contested city council races in Bearden this upcoming election. For Ward one, position one on the Bearden City Council, a seat

What do Clinton, Trump,  Hedges, Kahn, Hoefling and Johnson Have In Common
There are more candidates running for President than just Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to records at the Ouachita County Clerks

Dallas County Election Commission To Hold General Election Ballot  Draw
The Dallas County Election Commission will be holding the November General Election Ballot Draw tomorrow evening at 6pm at the Old Post office

Barner Obit
Graveside services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Salem Cemetery near Bearden for 91 year old Rosemary Barner of Camden, who died

08/23/16

Fordyce Police Chief Talks About School Bus Safety
A reminder to everyone driving in school zones, slow down and watch out for kids and school buses. On KQ-102'3's "South Arkansas Today",  recently Fordyce

08/22/16

Cleveland County Quorum Court Special Meeting On County Jail Tax
The Cleveland County Quorum court meets in special session tomorrow night at 7pm at the Courthouse in Rison. The main item the JP's will have to consider is

Filing Deadline For Bearden School Board
The filing deadline for persons interested in running for school board positions is August 30.

Learn More About 4-H In Upcoming Meeting
Anyone in Ouachita County interested in becoming a 4-H member can attend an upcoming meeting to learn more about 4-H. Ouachita county extension agent,

Congressman Boozman To Begin Three Day Forestry Tour
Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman and Senator John Boozman are launching a forestry tour on August 30.  Westerman says in this 3 day tour, various

OPED Board Meeting Wednesday
The Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development Board (OPED), will meet this Wednesday morning at 10 in the Ouachita Valley Business and Technology

Ashcraft Obit
84 year old Aline Ward Ashcraft of White Hall died Thursday. She was a partner with her daughter Trish at Trish Ferrell Photography. She graduated from

Barner Obit
83 year old James F. Barner of Fordyce died Friday. He was born in Ramsey. Funeral services will be private. Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce in charge of

Morris Obit
Funeral services for 83 year old Rommie Bernard Morris of Grapevine will be held tomorrow morning at 11 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son in Pine Bluff

Williams Obit
Funeral services for 80 year old James Isaac “Ike” Williams of Camden will be held at 10 tomorrow morning at Cullendale Baptist Church in Camden with Dr.

08/19/16

Two Students Injured In School Bus Accident
Another school bus accident reported in Arkansas yesterday, this one occurred at Hazen. Two students were injured when a Hazen school bus was

Bearden Alumni Lavelle Wright Returns To Teach
School got underway in Bearden on Monday morning and during an interview Bearden Superintendent Denny Rosenberg says there's one new

Fordyce United Way Kickoff Held Yesterday At Hope Hall
The Fordyce United Way drive was officially kicked off last night at Hope Hall at First United Methodist. Appearing on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas

08/18/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, between August 8 and August 15, Fordyce officers made a total of 5 arrests.

Fordyce United Way Kickoff Today
The United Way Kickoff will be held this evening from 5-7pm at Hope Hall at 1st United Methodist Church in Fordyce. Donna Ferguson and Kevin

McNeice Obit
Funeral services for 63 year old Diann McNeice of Ingalls will be held  this afternoon at 2 at Union Hill Baptist Church with burial at Union Hill  

08/17/16

Charges Filed In Dallas County Against Four Fordyce Residents
Deputy Prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District, Tom Wynne has filed charges of fraudulent use of a debit card against 19 year old Blaze Michael

Date Changed For Dallas County Quorum Court
The date has been changed for this month's Dallas County Quorum court meeting. The meeting originally scheduled for this past Tuesday  has been

Charges Filed In Ouachita County Circuit Court
Several criminal charges have been filed in Ouachita County Circuit court by the Prosecuting Attorney's office. On August 5, Deputy Prosecuting

Today It's Back To School In Fordyce
It's the first day of school for Fordyce School District Students. High School Principal Dr. Judy Hubble says any student who missed registration should

Two new Filings For Positions On Bearden City Council
Two Bearden residents have filed for positions on the Bearden City Council. Jay Doherty Jr. has filed for Ward 2, position 2 on the council, a seat

Dallas County 5K Color Run September 10
Early registration is underway for the Dallas County 5K Color Run scheduled for Saturday, September 10 at 7:30am, the last day of the Dallas County

Pennington Obit
Graveside services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2pm at Salem Cemetery at Bearden for 67 year old Roger Ray Pennington of Fordyce who died

08/16/16

Four Bearden School Board Positions Due In November
There will be four school board positions available in the upcoming election in November at Bearden. Bearden School Superintendent Denny

Garner Obit
Graveside services for 75 year old Eva Jeanette Garner of Fordyce will be held at Stoney Point Cemetery this Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. with

Maddox Obit
 79 year old Nellie Mae Maddox of Rison died Saturday at Greenhouse Cottages of Southern Hills. A memorial service will be held at 2pm Saturday

Webb Obit
71 year old Jimmy Dale Webb of Pine Bluff died Saturday. He was a retired carpenter. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or

08/15/16

Bearden School Starts Today With Three City Bus Routes
Bearden Schools begin class today. Bearden Superintendent Denny Rosenberg told us there will be three bus routes in Bearden city limits this year and

Dallas County Conservation District Meets Tomorrow
The directors of the Dallas County Conservation District will meet tomorrow morning at 10am. That meeting will be held at the district office in Fordyce on

Women's Crisis Meeting
The women's crisis center of South Arkansas, based in Camden, will host a support group meeting for survivors of trauma tomorrow afternoon at 2pm at the

Drivers Testing Fordyce-Camden
Drivers testing in Fordyce is scheduled for each Monday and Tuesday at Fordyce City Hall. Road testing is done from 8:30am till 11:15 and written  testing is

Dow Obit
71 year old Linda Carol Dow of Fordyce died Friday. Funeral arrangements will be private. Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce in charge of arrangements.

Holmes Obit
A man well known in Jefferson and Cleveland County and throughout the state has died. Major Joe “Buddy” Holmes of Pine Bluff died at his home on Friday. He

Scroggins Obit
83 year old Herbert Scroggins of Cleveland County died at his home on Friday. He owned and operated his farm for many years and worked as a logging

08/12/16

Charges In Dallas County Circuit Court
A Pine Bluff man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit court on two felony counts. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Wynne filed the charges on

All Fordyce School Students Will Eat Free
Good news for Fordyce School District parents, no child attending schools in the Fordyce school district will have to pay for breakfast or lunch this

Cayce's Charities Food Giveaway
Cayce's Charities in Thornton will be giving away produce, fruit and bread this afternoon from 3-4pm at the red metal building of Cayce's Food Bank,

Dallas And Ouachita County Fairs On The Way
Fair time is just around the corner. The Dallas County Fair pageant will be held on August 27 and the Dallas County Fair will kick off on September 7

Zion Baptist Revival
Zion Baptist church of Fordyce will hold revival services beginning Sunday at 5pm and at 7pm this next week through Wednesday night, August 17. 

Smith Obit
Funeral services for 73 year old Mary Ann Huitt Smith of Many, Louisiana, formerly of Hermitage,  will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Frazer's  

08/11/16

Two Camden Men Charged With DWI
Sixty-five year old Arnie Edward Purifoy of Camden was charged and arrested on August 6 by Camden Police officer Andrew Tollefson. In his report,

Ouachita County JP's Take Action On 3 Appropriations Ordinances
The Ouachita County Quorum Court met on Tuesday night at the Ouachita County Courthouse. The meeting date was moved to accommodate

Fordyce Starts School In The Middle Of Next Week
Fordyce Schools will begin classes on Wednesday, August 17. Fordyce Superintendent of Schools Dr. Albert Snow was asked, why the middle of the

Cleveland County Schools Begin Monday
Cleveland County and Woodlawn School districts will begin classes on Monday. Woodlawn Elementary and Woodlawn High School will hold open  

08/10/16

 Fordyce Police  Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 8 arrests between August 1 and August 8.

Bearden City Council Votes To Apply For 2 Grants That Affect City Park
The Bearden City Council Monday night passed a couple of resolutions having to do with recreational facilities at city park. The council passed a  

08/09/16

Bearden Council Says No To Burning In City Limits Without Permit
The Bearden City council at its regular meeting last night passed an open burning ordinance. Anyone wanting to burn within the city limits must first obtain a permit

Cleveland County School Open House Schedule
School starts August 15 for both the Cleveland county and Woodlawn School Districts and open houses will be held for students and their parents at the various  

Free Cooking Classes In Dallas County
Free cooking classes, conducted by Dallas County Family and consumer science agent Kathy May of the Dallas county Extension service, will begin August 25 and

Cleveland County Commodity Distribution Schedule
Food commodities will be distributed today at Center Baptist Church from 9-11am.

Fordyce United Way Kickoff
The United Way Kickoff in Fordyce will be held on Thursday, August 18 from 5-7pm at Hope Hall at 1st United Methodist church in Fordyce. There will be free

08/04/16

Ouachita County Circuit Court
A number of felony charges were filed in Ouachita County Circuit court on July 26 and August 1 by Deputy Prosecuting attorneys Phillip A. Stone and 

Camden Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
Camden police officer Corey Sanders on August 1, while patrolling West Washington at Agee observed a vehicle stopped for traffic as though he was

Area School Registration
Registration for Fordyce High School Juniors and Seniors is today from 9am till 3pm. Schedules will be available upon registration and lockers will be

New Fordyce Drivers Testing Schedule
Drivers testing for Fordyce has changed. Beginning immediately, drivers tests will be given from 8:30am till 11:15am and written tests from  1-

Cathey Obit
Funeral services for 88 year old Oliver Daniel “O.D.” Cathey of Fordyce will be held at 10am tomorrow morning at 1st United Methodist Church of

Hollingsworth Obit
Funeral services for 50 year old Lt. Don Hollingsworth of the Warren Police Department will be held Saturday afternoon at 2pm at Frazer's Funeral

08/03/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 8 arrests between July 25 and August 1.  On July 25, officer Chad

Back To School Girls Summit Scheduled For The 14th In Fordyce
A back-to-school girls summit will be held August 14 at the Fordyce Civic Center at 4:30pm. The summit is open to girls in the Fordyce School District

Marijuana Main Topic At DASH Meeting Tuesday August 9
The next DASH meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, August 9, noon till 1pm at the Dallas County Medical Center Cafeteria. Pride State

St Johns Reaps The Fruit Of Their Labor
The Community Garden at St. John's in Fordyce has done well. According to Donna Ferguson, so far 8 different churches and the boy scouts have

Cranford Obit
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce for 94 year old Lena Mae Cranford of Fordyce, who died

Dancer Obit
Memorial services for 74 year old Sue Evans Dancer of Pine Bluff will be  held tomorrow morning at 10 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and son

Marshall Obit
Funeral services for 96 year old Clifton Henry “Buddy” Marshall of Carthage will be held Saturday morning at 9 at Temple Baptist Church in Fordyce

Ryan Obit
Funeral services for 71 year old Jimmy Edward Ryan of Camden will be held Friday afternoon at two at Victory Church followed by interment at Moss

08/01/16

Delinquent Tax Land Sale In Dallas County
According to the Commissioner of State Lands, John Thurston, a public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Dallas County will be held at the Dallas County

Back To School Revival
A back-to-school revival will be held beginning this Friday evening at 7pm and running through August 9 at The Word Lives Church of God in Christ church.

Bearden Back To School Registration
Registration begins today (Monday) for grades 7 thru 12 at Bearden High School. Juniors and Senior students register between 9am and 5pm Monday.

Rice Expo To Be Held In Stuttgart
In 2025, where in the world will Arkansas rice be found? That's a question experts and speakers will ponder Wednesday, August 10 at the 2016 Arkansas Rice

Boozman Discusses Vets And Arsenal In Pine Bluff
Senator John Boozman was in Arkansas last week making appearances at a number of locations including Pine Bluff. In an interview on KQ-102.3's  "South Arkansas

07/29/16

One Vehicle Accident Claims A Life In Chicot County
An Oak Grove, Louisiana man died in a one vehicle mishap in Chicot County on Wednesday morning. According to State Police, 66 year old Eddie R.

07/28/1

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 10 arrests between July 18 and 25.

Anderson Obit
Funeral services for 82 year old Bobby Joe Anderson of Pine Bluff will be held tomorrow afternoon at two at Watson Chapel Baptist Church with  

07/27/16

Prattsville Man Arrested In Hit And Run Death
A Prattsville man has been charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an injury crash. According to a State Police report, 21 year old Thomas

Tillar Man Killed When Struck By Automobile
A 20 year old Tillar man was struck and killed on Highway 138 east in Drew County early Monday morning. According to a preliminary report from

Dallas County Circuit Court
Several criminal cases were filed on July 15 in Dallas County Circuit Court by Deputy Prosecutor Tom Wynne. Charges of residential burglary, theft of

99 Lawmen Graduate Basic Training Friday From Police Academy
Ninety-nine law enforcement officers from across the state will be graduating from basic training class this Friday. The director and staff of the Arkansas

Pope Obit
87 year old John Ed Pope of Pine Bluff passed away on Sunday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Pope never officially retired,

Smith Obit
68 year old Donald “Don” Smith of the Glendale Community died Sunday. He was retired from Evergreen-International Paper after many years of

07/26/16

District Court In Bearden
District Judge Dan Ives held court in Bearden on July 16.  According to court records Michael Arnold of Bearden failed to appear in court as ordered on a criminal

Free Tax Weekend Begins August 6
Good news for parents getting their children dressed and supplied for back to school, the sales tax free weekend is coming up August 6 and 7. This year's sales tax

Many Are Unaware Of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program
CASA has existed in this area for about 20 years, but Lisa Harvill of Fordye's CASA office says there's still people that don't know about them 

Keri Welch Available To Speak At Club And Organization Meetings
If your club or organization is wanting a speaker at your next meeting to talk about growing things, getting a 4-H club started and other related topics, Keri Welch

Bryant Obit
Funeral services for 76 year old Morris Dean Bryant of Warren will be held tomorrow afternoon at two at Frazer's Chapel in Warren with burial at Oakland

07/25/16

Back To School Registration Begins Next Week At Fordyce
Registration for back to school in the Fordyce School District begins next week. On Tuesday, August 2,  7th and 8th graders register. Wednesday, 9th and 10th

Hampton Couple Wins An Energy Makeover 
Tim and Shelia Bastien of Hampton, Ouachita Electric Coop members, was one of 17 homes that will soon become much more energy efficient thanks to the

Boozman To Visit Pine Bluff Arsenal Thursday
U.S. Senator John Boozman will be visiting the Pine Bluff Arsenal this Thursday. Boozman will be receiving an update from the arsenal commander. The senator

07/22/16

One Of Dallas Counties Most famous Singers Dies At 77
Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers, died Saturday, July 17 in Little Rock.  

Ben Few Camp Meeting Continues Tonight Through Sunday
The Ben Few Methodist Camp Meeting has been going on all week at the campground at Princeton. A youth service will be held this evening at 7:30.

SAU Tech To Host Open House At Civic Center In Fordyce
SAU Tech will host an open house Thursday, July 28 at the Fordyce Civic Center from 4:30-7pm. This fall the college will offer two classes at the civic

Benefit For Wings Of Joy Singer
A benefit program honoring Bro Paul Smith, a Wings of Joy singer, will be held tomorrow (sat) at 6pm at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church

Four Day Gospel Meeting Begins Sunday At Bearden Church Of Christ
A gospel meeting will be held at Church of Christ in Bearden beginning Sunday and will be held each day through Wednesday night. Services will be

07/21/16

Free Ice Cream Tonight At Ben Few Camp Meeting
There's free homemade ice cream tonight following the services at 7:30 at Ben Few Campground near Princeton. The Camp meeting has been going on

Camden Farmers Market Doing Well
On KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch" yesterday, Ouachita county Extension agent Keri Welch said the Farmers Market at Camden is doing well  

07/20/16

Auto Accident Claims A Fordyce Life Injures Rison Resident
A Fordyce man was killed and a Rison man injured in a two vehicle crash on Monday afternoon on state highway 35-north in Cleveland County. According to a

Fordyce Police Blotter
On July 12, Jeremy Kimbrough of Kingsland was cited by officer Hopkins with failure to pay fines.

Police Chase In Fordyce Ends In Accident
Fordyce Police officer, Bryce McKinney, assisted by officer John Cuttrell on July 2,  cited a Little Rock man with 11 charges following a chase through Fordyce

Camden Man Charged With Forgery And Burglary
In Ouachita County Circuit Court, on July 7, Deputy prosecuting attorney R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed charges of residential burglary and forgery against 43 year Chris

Free Fruit And Produce Giveaway Friday In Thornton
Cayce's in Thornton will give away fruit and produce at the red metal building next to their home this Friday from 3:30-4:30. The Giveaway location is at  the red

Broughton Obit
Ja Kinlee Ca Joyce Broughton, the infant daughter of Johnny and Kimberly Broughton of Fordyce died July 14. Graveside services will be held tomorrow morning

Kemp Obit
83 year old Robert Lynn “Bob” Kemp of Pine Bluff passed away Saturday. Funeral services will be held this morning at 11 at Fuller-Hale-South Funeral Chapel in

0719/16

Electricity Restored To 138,000 Homes After Several Days Outages
Entergy Arkansas says it's restored electricity of 138,000 homes and businesses that lost power during severe thunderstorms Thursday. Some of  those customers

Ouachita County Planning To Install Security System
At it's last meeting Ouachita County JP's voted to okay the installation at the courthouse of a security system, including the courtrooms. Judge Robbie McAdoo told

Local County Extension Offices Help Local Gardeners
If you'd like to get some ideas about how to improve your garden or have questions, or are looking for ideas, contact your local county extension office.

Ben Few Camp Meeting Founded In 1898
The Ben Few Camp meeting continues today at the Princeton campground founded by Ben Few, a circuit riding Methodist preacher back in 1898. Everyone's

CASA Looking For Volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates is looking for a few good men and women to help abused kids in South Arkansas. Recently on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas

Brazale Obit
74 year old Loyce Fred Brazeale of Sparkman passed away on Sunday at his home. He was an Air Force Veteran and retired mechanic from Sparkman school.

Brown Obit
86 year old Ruby M. Brown of Pine Bluff died on Sunday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born in Kingsland.

Hood Obit
86 year old Emma Jean Adams Hood of Warren passed away Wednesday at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was a retired food service worker.

Huff Obit
87 year old Hattie Louneil Huff of Fordyce passed away yesterday. Graveside services will be held at 10 tomorrow morning at Marsden Cemetery near

07/18/16

Train Kills Mother And 4 Children
A 39 year old Dermott mother and four children were killed when their 1997 Ford Econoline Van was struck by a train. A State Police report identifies the dead

Fordyce School Superintendent Not Surprised Test Scores Down
Superintendent of Fordyce Schools, Dr. Albert Snow, on a recent KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" broadcast told us he wasn't surprised to hear that

Annual Ben Few Camp Meeting In Full Swing
The Ben Few Camp meeting near Princeton kicked their meeting off on Friday night and there activities going on every day of the meeting now through this Sunday,

Reed Obit
Funeral services for 62 year old Randy Steve Reed of Rowell will be held this afternoon at two at Center Missionary Baptist Church in Rowell with Brother

07/14/16

Fordyce City Council Discusses New Fireworks Ordinance
At Tuesday night's monthly city council meeting Mayor John McNichol asked the council members to come up with some ideas for a

Bringing The Jail In Compliance Topped Discussion At Cleveland County Quorum Court
At it's meeting last week, the Cleveland County Quorum Court JP's heard a report from JP Bruce Brown regarding work the jail committee has done

White Springs AME Church Celebrates 148 Years
This Sunday is the 2nd Anniversary of the new White Springs A.M.E. Church. The church is celebrating its 148 year history, being founded in 1868.

Riley Obit
Funeral services for 66 year old Richard Travis Riley of Hermitage will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Frazer's Chapel at Frazer's Funeral Home in

07/13/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan reports Fordyce police officers made a total of 12 arrests between July 4 and July 10.

Camden Police Report
Camden police filed charges of 2nd degree criminal mischief, criminal trespass and public intoxication against 29 year old Merico Ray Lewis of

Fordyce School Superintendent Snow Says Not All Teachers Hired After All
Fordyce Superintendent of schools, Dr. Albert Snow, a guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" yesterday, said he thought he had

Sadler Obit
A well known Cleveland County resident has died. 86 year old Ruth Wynn Carmical Sadler of Rison died Tuesday at Green House Cottages in Rison.

07/12/16

Bearden Council Votes To Move Ahead With 1.4 Million Dollar Water Tower Project
The Bearden City Council met for two hours last night including a half hour public hearing at 6:30 to give residents an opportunity to ask questions

Keith Gresham To Conduct Free Program On GPS
Dallas County Extension Agent Keith Gresham has been involved in the Dallas County Library's children's programs this summer. Recently he

Hot Dry Weather Forces Burn Ban In Ouachita County
Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo yesterday afternoon placed all of Ouachita County under a burn ban. Judge McAdoo said the burn ban

Ouachita County JP's Vote To Purchase Time-Clock For County Employees
The JP's of the Ouachita County Quorum Court voted unanimously at their meeting earlier this month to purchase a time clock system. Ouachita

Three Fordyce High School Students Recently Competed In Skills USA Championships
17 year old Callie Young, a recent Fordyce High School Grad, recently competed in the Skills USA Championships. The event, by invitation only, was

Hill Obit
Funeral services for 26 year old Rebecca Leann Hill of Warren will be held at 10am Thursday at Family Worship Center in Warren with burial at Mt.

07/11/16

CADC Taking Applications To Assist With Energy Bills
Central Arkansas Development Council has begun taking applications for Regular and Crisis Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The program assists

Fordyce School Board And  Bearden City Council Meet Tonight
A couple of meetings are scheduled for tonight. The Fordyce School Board will meet at 5pm.

Russell Obit
85 year old James “Jim” Russell of Kingsland passed away yesterday. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce.

Socia Obit
76 year old Ray W. Socia of Watson Chapel, formerly of Star City, passed away Friday at  White Hall Nursing and Rehab. He was retired from W&A

07/08/16

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District..Division 4, Phillip A. Stone filed charges of aggravated assault on a family or household

Fordyce Police Blotter
From the incident reports from Fordyce Police officers, on July 3, officer John Cutrell arrested Nicholas Charles Robinson of Fordyce and charged him

Lash Charged In Keeton Garage Theft
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, Division 4,Tom Wynne of Fordyce, has filed criminal charges in Dallas County Circuit Court

Ray White Lumber Earns Sawmill Safety Award
Ray White Lumber Company's Sparkman sawmill is the recipient of the 2015 Sawmill Safety Award in Division One. The award was presented by the

Ouachita Judge McAdoo Applies For Trailer For Recycle Center
At the Ouachita County Quorum Court meeting on Tuesday night, Judge Robbie McAdoo talked about a new trailer for the recycle center in

New Edinburg All School Reunion Tomorrow
The annual New Edinburg all school reunion will be held tomorrow from 10:30am till 2pm in the school cafeteria. Everyone's asked to bring a potluck

Frost Obit
Funeral services for 90 year old Josie Thompson Frost of Little Rock will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at Bingham Road Baptist Church in Little

Hearne Obit
Funeral services for 75 year old Kay Hearne of Fordyce will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at Benton Funeral Home Chapel, with visitation

McLarrin Obit
Funeral services for 80 year old Billy Fred McLarrin of the Randall community near Rison will be held this morning at 11 at Buie Funeral Home Chapel

Thompson Obit
Funeral services for 78 year old Bobby Lee Thompson of Rison will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Bethel #2 Missionary Baptist Church with

07/07/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 14 arrests from June 27 thru July 5.

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum court meets tonight at 7pm at the Cleveland County Courthouse. On the agenda under new business is the quarterly

Ouachita County Judge Unhappy With Phone Service
Ouachita County offices may be getting new phone service. Judge Robbie McAdoo told JP's at the Quorum Court meeting Tuesday night

Ouachita County Quorum Court Approves Three Appointments To Medical Board
The Ouachita County Quorum Court Tuesday night approved the appointment of William Bass, Reginald Cooper and Dr. Jerry Kendall to a two year

Greater Bradley District Association To Present A Pre-Musical Sunday
The Greater Bradley District Association, Congress of Christian Education, will present a pre-musical “An Exceptional Night of Praise” this Sunday at

Butler Obit
Graveside services for 95 year old James Luther Butler of Sparkman will be held this morning at 10 at Sardis Cemetery in Sparkman with Reverend

Harris Obit
Funeral services for 77 year old B.K. Harris of Hamburg will be held at 10am this morning at Frazer's Chapel in Warren with burial at Wilmar

07/06/16

Ouachita County Quorum Court Discusses New Roof And New Time Clock
The Ouachita County Quorum Court met last night at the Ouachita County Courthouse, one of the first items discussed was a time clock program.

Stephens Mayor Recently Elected President Of Municipal League
Harry Brown of Stephens, who is mayor of Stephens and JP on the Ouachita County Quorum Court was recently elected president of the Municipal

CADC Home Energy Assist
In Ouachita County, applications tomorrow is mass intake day for Ouachita County Home Energy Assist Program. Applications will be taken from 8am

Training Class For Adie Wilson's Jams And Jellies Coming Next Week
During her last visit to KQ-102.3's "Bearden Brunch Bunch", Ouachita County Extension agent Kerri Welch put in a plug for Adie Wilson's Jams and

07/05/16

Warren Receives Over $59,000.00 Grant for Repairs To The Old Railway Station
Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has awarded $2,842,862.00 in grants for projects in 54 Arkansas

Ouachita County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Ouachita County Quorum Court meets at 7pm this evening on the second floor of the courthouse, in the courtroom. The meeting is open to the public.

Still Time To Sign Up For Tonight's Catfish Noodling Class
There's still time to get signed up for Keith Gresham's class on how to make a catfish noodle. Gresham will be conducting his class beginning at 6 this evening at the

Dallas County Effected By Tomato Blight
According to the latest information from the Arkansas Cooperative Extension service, currently 15 counties in Arkansas have had tomato plants test positive for late

Registration For Home Energy Assistance Begins Today In Dallas County
Residents in Dallas County may begin applying for Regular and Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program utility assistance this morning at 8am.

07/04/16

Today Is The 4th Of July What Does That Mean
Today is July 4th..Independence Day, the day we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. I think it appropriate to hear a quote from Thomas Jefferson,

Telemeds A New Service At Dallas County Medical Center
There are lots of services available at the Dallas County Medical Center you might not be aware of, telemeds for example.

At Fordyce School District Work Continues During Summer Vacation
We talked with Fordyce Superintendent of Schools Dr. Albert Snow recently about what's going on in the district and things that go on when the students aren't

Energy Assistance Program Begins Tomorrow
Residents in Dallas County may begin applying for Regular and Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program utility assistance tomorrow morning at 8am.

Eleventh Grade ACT Scores Hold Steady
According to the Department of Education, Arkansas' 11th graders average ACT scores held mostly steady during the 2015-2016 school year, with some areas

New Commander At Pine Bluff Arsenal
A new commander takes over at the Pine Bluff Arsenal this Thursday. Col. Kelso C. Horne III, a career army man who's been stationed in Korea will take

07/01/16

Dallas County In Need Of 4-H Leaders
4-H leaders are needed in Dallas County. Dallas County Extension Agent Keith Gresham talked about it on his last visit on KQ-102.3's South  

06/30/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 18 arrests between June 20th and June 27th.

Repairs To Anthony Mill In Bearden Complete By Mid July
It will probably be mid-July before repairs are complete for the damaged portion of the mill at Anthony Timberlands in Bearden. That was the

July 7 Deadline To Exhibit Livestock As Ouachita County 4-H Member
According to Ouachita County Extension Agent, Keri Welch, next Thursday, July 7 is the date any youth 5 to 19 years of age who wishes to exhibit

OPED Special Meeting Wednesday July 6
A special called meeting for the Ouachita Partners for Economic Development, OPED,  board of directors will be held on Wednesday, July 6 at 10am

Miller Obit
4l year old Tracy Lynn Miller of Woodlawn passed away on Sunday at  Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

Owens Obit
84 year old Sally Dolph Owens of White Hall died Sunday at the White Hall Nursing and Rehab Center.

Reep Obit
87 year old Rita Reep of Rison died Tuesday. She was a retired employee of the Area Agency on Aging and spent time volunteering at the Sr. Citizens

Robinson Obit
A man well known in Pine Bluff and South Arkansas died on Tuesday at his home. Ninety-three year old Ryland Robinson, who worked for State

06/29/16

Bearden District Court
In District Court in Bearden on June 16, Judge Dan Ives heard several cases. On May 28, Jose Guillen of Bearden was cited by Bearden police officer Dustin

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District, division four, Phillip A. Stone filed several criminal charges in Ouachita County Circuit court on June 20.

Jobs Available At Anthony Timberlands Mill
Steve Anthony of Anthony Timberlands Inc. in Bearden was a guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" yesterday and we asked Anthony what kind of an

Scam Costs Elderly Carthage Woman $27,000.00
An 89 year old Carthage woman has been scammed out of $27,000.00. According to a Dallas County Sheriff's Department report, dated May 23, 

One Driver Flees After Near Head On Collision In Ouachita County
Ouachita County Sheriff's deputies investigated a two car crash that occurred Sunday evening at the intersection of Highway 278-west and Highway 376 north.

Young Manufacturers Academy At SAU Tech
S-A-U Tech is hosting a Young Manufacturers Academy in partnership with the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce. The event will held on the main campus at SAU

Jacks Obit
78 year old Perry Lynn Jacks of Conway, formerly of Pine Bluff died Sunday at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. He was a retired employee of the

06/28/16

Arkansas High Court Appoints New Judge To Preside In Pine Bluff Disbarment Case
The Arkansas Supreme Court last Thursday appointed a new special judge to preside over disbarment proceedings against at Pine Bluff lawyer.

City Officials Continue To Work On Water Tower Problem In Bearden
Inspection of the water towers in Bearden has been ongoing for the past week or so. The city was instructed by the state that it needed to clean up the towers.

Crack Down On Drunk Driving This Coming Weekend
In the words of Colonel Bill Bryant, Arkansas State Police Director, ”Don't  even think about drinking and driving this Fourth of July, or you risk being arrested". 

06/27/16

Hampton Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident In Union County
A 34 year old Hampton man died in a one vehicle accident in Union County early Saturday morning. According to a preliminary State Police report, William J.

Bearden's Old Train Depot Moved Over Weekend
The old depot building that had been parked along 79-B, just as you coming into Bearden, has been moved. Sanders Moving of Pine Bluff moved the building

Catfish Noodle Demonstration July 5 At Dallas County Library
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham will be at the Dallas County Library Tuesday, July 5 at 6pm teaching anyone that's interested how to make a catfish

King Obit
Brother Roy Gene King of Rison passed away Friday at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was 71.

Lunsford Obit
J.D. Lunsford of the Pleasant Ridge community near Rison died oThursday. He was 89.

Thrower Obit
Funeral services for Betty Thrower will be held this morning at 11 at The Word Lives in Fordyce with burial at Greenville Cemetery.  Mrs. Thrower died

06/24/16

Dr. Payne Closing His Fordyce Medical Clinic At End Of June
Dallas County Medical Center administrator, Tammy Rieves told Quorum Court members on Monday night that Dr. Michael Payne is closing his office

Dallas County Community Garden Helps Needy Families
The Dallas County Community garden is open by appointment to area churches, civic groups and other non-profit groups to pick produce for needy

Boozman Mobile Office To Be In Fordyce July 1
Senator John Boozman says members of his staff will host a mobile office event in Fordyce on July 1 at the Dallas County Library.

Clothes Giveaway Scheduled For Monday In Bearden
The Greater Bradley District Women's Department in Bearden will host a clothes give away on Monday, June 27 from 6-8pm. Clothes of all sizes will

Space Available For Growers At Camden Community Garden
Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch, on the Bearden Brunch Bunch on Wednesday said there's still space available for growers at the

06/23/16

Dallas County Quorum Court Monthly Meeting
The JP's of the Dallas County Quorum Court Monday night heard from the various department heads at their meeting.

06/21/16

Positive Things Happening In Public Education
On his latest visit to KQ-102.'s "South Arkansas Today"  broadcast, Fordyce Superintendent of schools Dr. Albert Snow said despite all the negatives you hear

06/20/16

Fordyce School Superintendent Talks About Summertime Repairs
Superintendent of Fordyce Schools Dr. Albert Snow told us in a recent interview that repair work can be done now that school is out.

Vacation Bible School This Saturday At South Side Baptist Church In Fordyce
Vacation Bible School at Southside Baptist in Fordyce will be held this Saturday from 8am-2pm. A member of Southside, Bonnie Bowers says there will be a lot for

Zion Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Today Through Friday
Zion Baptist Church is holding Vacation Bible school today through Friday from 8:30 till 11am for children ages 4 through 5 grade. For more information you can call

Arky The Clown Featured Friday At Dallas County Library
This week's children's program at the Fordyce Public Library on Friday will feature Arky the Clown at 10am. The Little Rock Zoo program will be held July 8. 

Substitute Teacher Training Seminar Tomorrow In Rison
A free substitute teacher training seminar for persons interested in substitute teaching in the Cleveland County School District, will be held tomorrow from 9am till

King Obit
Funeral services for 82 year old Mary Elizabeth Neal King of White Hall will be held tomorrow morning at 10 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral

06/17/16

Fordyce School District Fully Staffed For Coming Year
Fordyce Superintendent of schools, Dr. Albert Snow covered a wide gamut of topics on his appearance on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"

30th Annual Bearden Gazebo Festival Activities Today And Tomorrow
The 30th annual Gazebo Festival in downtown Bearden will be held today and tomorrow. Festival organizer Cleo Beard says everything kicks off with

Catfish Noodle Class July 5
What is a catfish Noodle? On Tuesday, July 5 at the Dallas County Library Dallas County Extension Agent Keith Gresham will teach you how to make

OPED Board Meeting For June Cancelled
The OPED board meeting scheduled for June 22nd at the Ouachita Valley  Business and technology Development Center in Camden has been

06/16/16

Pine Bluff Soldier Dies At Fort Chaffee
The Arkansas National Guard says a Pine Bluff soldier has died while training at Fort Chaffee. The guard said in a statement that 32 year old Spc.

Donations Being Sought For Star City Robbery Victims
An account has been set up at Simmons Bank to help with the medical expenses of Quinton and Ruth Culliford of Star City.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Twenty five year old Cullen Dewayne Rufus of Camden is facing drug charges in Ouachita County Circuit court. On June 7,  Deputy Prosecuting

Nominations Being taken For Position At Local Farm Service Agency
The Cleveland-Dallas county Farm Service agency in Fordyce has announced the nomination period for a representative from the Local Administrative

Gospel Singing In Woodlawn Saturday
Everyone's invited to participate or listen to the community gospel singing to be held this Saturday at the Woodlawn Community center on highway 63

Drivers Testing Today And Tomorrow In Camden
Written and drivers testing will take place today and tomorrow at the Ouachita County Sheriff's office in Camden, located just off highway 7 south.

06/15/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, officers made a total of 16 arrests between June 6 and June 13.

Dallas County Circuit Court Charges
A 39 year old Bearden man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with delivery of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

30th Annual Gazebo Festival This Weekend
The 30th annual Gazebo Festival is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday in  downtown Bearden. Gazebo Festival coordinator Cleo Beard talked to

Hensley Obit
Graveside services for 68 year old Kenneth R. Hensley will be held Friday at 2pm at Bellwood Cemetery in Pine Bluff with David King officiating.

06/14/16

Two Killed Two Injured In Two Car Crash Sunday
Two people died in a two car crash in Garland county on Sunday afternoon. According to State Police, 32 year old John A. Collum of Mena and 24

Cleveland County School Board Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County School Board will be held tonight at 7pm. The board  usually meets the second Monday of each month. The meeting is being

Bearden Introduces Two New Deputies
At last night's Bearden City Council meeting, Bearden City Marshall John Ainsworth,  introduced to the council two new part time deputies, both of

The Old Train Depot In Bearden Is Scheduled To Be Moved Tomorrow
If all goes as planned the old train depot that sits out of the edge of town at Bearden will be moved to its new location tomorrow

Bible School This Week At 1st Baptist Church In Fordyce
First Baptist Church in Fordyce is holding Bible School all this week through Friday from 9am-12 Noon. It's for ages 4 through 6 grade.

Drivers Testing Site Change In Camden
From now on, there will be no more written or driving tests given at OPED in Camden. All the testing will take place at the Ouachita County Sheriff's

Juneteenth Celebration This Saturday In Rison
The annual Juneteenth parade and activities at Rison will begin this Saturday at 10am in the downtown area.

Wright Obit
Graveside services for 86 year old Garland Ray Wright of Hampton will be held at 11 this morning with visitation at 10 till time of service at Benton

06/13/16

Woman Dies When Van Runs Into Lake Chicot
A Louisiana woman died following a one car crash at the junction of 65-south and highway 82-east at Lake Chicot in Chicot County.

Pine Bluff Police Identify Two Suspects In May 14 Murder
Pine Bluff Police Detectives have now identified two suspects in the murder of Andre Eason at 19th and Poplar Streets on May 14.  According to Pine Bluff

May Retail Sales Up In Fordyce And Dallas County
Fordyce Chamber executive director Barbara Finley reports that according to sales tax figures released by the Municipal League, Fordyce showed a slight increase

Bearden School District Receives It's Report Card
The Bearden School Board at its meeting last week heard the letter grade report for the district. We talked with Superintendent of schools Denny Rozenberg

Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo Says Roads Are In Good Shape
Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo told us in a recent interview the roads in Ouachita County have been repaired, now the focus switches to other areas  

Joe Brazil Says Dallas County Medical Center Provides Many Types Of Therapy
Joe Brazil of the Dallas county Medical Center, on KQ-102.3's, "South Arkansas Today"  Friday program,  talked about the hospital's physical therapy department 

Fordyce School Board And Bearden City Council Both Meet Tonight.
A couple of meetings are scheduled for tonight. The Fordyce School Board will meet at 5pm this afternoon. That meeting is streamed live on coatesmedia.com.  The

Belt Obit
Funeral services for 84 year old Margie Ann Belt will be held this morning at 10 at Eagle Mills Baptist Church with Chris Morgan officiating. interment at Salem

Hope Obit
Funeral services for 93 year old James Cleveland “Poppie” Hope will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Fuller-Hale-South Chapel with Brother Billy George West

Morrison Obit
Funeral services for  95 year old Stella Lorene Reed Morrison of Calmer will be held at 2 this afternoon at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Randy

Potillo Obit
Funeral services for 94 year old Joseph C. Potillo of Pine Bluff will be held this afternoon at 1:30 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home with

06/10/16

Pine Bluff Man Found Dead In Stuttgart
Special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are assisting the Stuttgart Police Department in a homicide investigation reported on

Cleveland County Quorum Court
A number of items were taken care of on the agenda of the Cleveland County Quorum Court on Monday night. According to Cleveland County Clerk Jimmy

Fund Raiser For Cleveland County Fairgrounds
A fund raiser for the maintenance and upkeep of the Cleveland County Fair Grounds will be held Friday, June 17 from 5:30-8:30pm. It's “Beans, Maters and Taters,

Jefferson County Plane Crash Update
A Polk County man died Wednesday when the aircraft he was piloting crashed  in a wooded area of rural southwest Jefferson County near the Grant County line.

06/09/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 5 arrests between May 31 and June 6. Included in those arrest reports

Camden Man Charged With Striking A Pregnant Woman
On May 31, deputy prosecuting attorney for the 13th Judicial District, Phillip A. Stone, filed charges in Ouachita County Circuit Court against 22 year old Terrion

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy prosecuting attorneys for the 13th Judicial District were busy filing criminal charges in Ouachita County Circuit Court on May 31. Deputy Prosecutor R.

Pilot Dies Passenger Injured When Plane Crashes In Jefferson County
According to a KATV report, emergency crews have confirmed that one person died and another was injured following a plane crash in Jefferson County last

Suspicious Death Update
The Pine Bluff Police Department had been investigating a suspicious death that occurred on Tuesday morning at a residence on west 19th.  In an update, information

Cleveland County Considering New Jail To Relieve Overcrowding
At the Cleveland County Quorum Court meeting on Monday night, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears assigned a five-person committee to investigate the

06/08/16

Benton Man Killed Fordyce Man Injured on Highway 35
A Benton man was killed and a Fordyce man was injured in a two vehicle crash Monday on State Highway 35.

Suspicious Death In Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff detectives have a suspicious death under investigation. According to Public Information Officer Lt. David

Robbery Suspect Apprehended
A suspect wanted in the robbery of the United gas station on Dollarway Road in Pine Bluff has been apprehended in

Criminal Charges Filed In Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 38 year old Bearden man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court by deputy prosecutor R. Jeffrey

Today Is Final Day Of Judging For District Farm Family
Judging ends today for county winners to determine the district Farm Family of the year. There will be 8 district

Matlock Obit
Funeral services for 84 year old Matthew Matlock of Princeton will be held at 1pm tomorrow at Greater Beulah

06/07/16

Bids Have Been Let For District Court Expansion In Camden
The bids were let recently for District Court expansion at Camden at the Ouachita County Detention Center site. Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo says new 

Tasty Tuesday Today In Fordyce
Don't forget about “Tasty Tuesday” today at the Fordyce Farmers Market location next to the Dallas County Courthouse..the event will be held at 4:30 and 

Addition To The Dallas County Rural Health Clinic Staff
Joe Brazil, Dallas County Medical Center disaster preparedness director was a recent guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" program. He talked about

Green Obit
Funeral services for 78 year old Henry P. “Wimpy” Green of Pine Bluff will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 at Old Troy Church, near Collins in Drew County with

06/06/16

Cleveland County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Cleveland County Quorum Court will meet to conduct the county's business tonight at 7pm.  On tonight's agenda under new business, the Justices of the Peace

Dallas County Library Accepting Sign-ups For Summer Reading Program
According to Dallas County librarian Keena Trammel, the annual Dallas County Library summer reading program sign ups are underway with programs running

Dallas County Auxiliary To Host Book Sale
The Dallas County Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a return of “Books are Fun” sale, this Wednesday, June 8 from 9am till 4:30pm. There will be some items

Tasty Tuesday At Farmers Market In Fordyce
Tomorrow at 4:30 at the Farmers Market location adjacent to the Dallas county Courthouse, it's tasty Tuesday. Layne Parham talked about the event on KQ-

Grider Obit
Funeral services for 83 year old Harry Lloyd Grider of Warren will be held at 2pm today at Frazer's Chapel in Warren with burial in Pattsville Cemetery.

06/02/16

Weekend Water Damage Underscores Need For Roof Repairs At Ouachita County Courthouse
A contract was recently let by Ouachita County Justices Of The Peace to get the roof repaired on the Ouachita County Courthouse. The roof has been

Drivers License Testing Today And Tomorrow In Camden
A reminder, the written and road testing at Camden will take place at the Ouachita County Sheriff's office today and tomorrow. Written testing will be

Curry Obit
Graveside services for 71 year old Mamie Henry Curry of Warren will be held at 10 tomorrow morning at Union Hill Cemetery with Reverend

06/01/16

Camden Police Report
A 29 year old Camden man was cited on several traffic violations by Camden Police following a traffic stop on May 26.

Fordyce Man Charged With Possession In Dallas County Circuit Court
A 23 year old Fordyce man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court with possession of a controlled substance. The charges were filed on

51 Year Old Fordyce Man Charged In Ouachita County
A 51 year old Fordyce man has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court with several violations. The charges were filed on May 25 by deputy

Ouachita County Judge Says He Is Not Surprised Billion Dollar Mill Went To Arkadelphia
The Sun billion dollar paper mill will be built in Clark County. Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo told us lots of people worked really hard to try

Hamilton Obit
Funeral services for 53 year old Quinton “Mule Skinner” Hamilton of Kingsland will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at Benton Funeral Home

Railsback Obit
A memorial service for 67 year old Thomas C. “Tom” Railsback Jr. of Rison will be held Monday, June 6 at 1:30 at Ralph Robinson and Son Chapel

05/30/16

SAU Tech Raises Tuition
Southern Arkansas University students will pay 3.8-percent more in  tuition and fees for the 2016-17 school year.

DeMaine Obit
A celebration of life for 60 year old Oscar “Burney” DeMaine Jr. of Sheridan will be held tomorrow afternoon at

Evans Obit
Funeral services for 58 year old Jackie Ray Evans of Bearden will be held this afternoon at two at Benton Funeral

Mrs. Rudy Hamilton Dies At 101
Funeral services for 101 year old Ruby L. Hamilton of Kingsland will be held at 10 this morning at Hebron United

05/27/16

Two Children Killed In Two Vehicle Accident
Two minor children from Hermitage died in a two vehicle collision on highway 63 last night. According to a State

Ouachita County Extension Service Hosts Summer Camp
The “Get Up and Go” summer day camp, hosted by Ouachita County Extension Service will be held June 28 thru

Fleas And Ticks A Problem This Season
Fleas and ticks are a real problem in Arkansas every summer. This year in this part of the state, ticks are a real

05/26/16

Sparkman Man Charged With Aggravated Assault
A Sparkman man has been charged with aggravated assault and endangerment of a minor. The incident occurred May 11.

TV And Guns Taken In Dallas County Burglary
On May 3, Marcus Brooks, who resides at 365 Dallas 126 called the Dallas County Sheriff's office to report his house had been broken into. Deputy Dimitri

Esterline Defense Technologies Temporarily Closed Following Explosion
According to Michelle DeGrand, a spokesman for Esterline Defense Technologies located in Highland Industrial park in East Camden, the company will be closed

Kingsland City Council Meets Tonight
The Kingsland City Council meets for its regular monthly meeting this evening at 6pm at Kingsland City Hall. Kingsland's City Council meets the 4th Thursday of

Cleveland County To Get New Voting Machines
Cleveland County is one of only five counties from across the state to receive a grant from the Arkansas Secretary of State's office for the purchase of new state of

Karaoke This Afternoon In Rison
CASA Karaoke will be one of the highlights for the 2016 grand opening of the Rison Farmers Market, beginning this afternoon in the FBT Community Park in

Today Final Day For Kindergarten Registration In Bearden
This is the final day for kindergarten registration in the Bearden School District. Registration will be held in the kindergarten building. Parents are asked to bring their

Nutt Obit
Funeral services for 89 year old Virginia L. Nutt of Harrison will be held Friday afternoon at 2 at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce with Reverend Damon Launius

Webb Obit
A memorial visitation for 81 year old Charlotte Jeanette Webb of White Hall will be held this evening from 4:30-6:30 at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home in

05/25/16

Ouachita County Detention Inmate Charged In Circuit Court
An inmate at the Ouachita County Detention Center has been charged in circuit court in Camden with furnishing a

Two Injured In East Camden Explosion
Two employees of Esterline Defense Technologies in East Camden received minor injuries yesterday following an

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a report released by Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce Police officers made a total of 8

Bearden Man Faces Battery Charges
William Pete Moseley of Bearden has been charged in circuit court in Camden with second degree domestic battery

Ouachita County Circuit Court
On May 19, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed charges against 34

No Injuries In Minor two vehicle Accident
On May 20, Fordyce police investigated a two vehicle mishap on 79-B at the Green Acres intersection. According

Bearden Graduates 44 Students
Bearden High School graduated 44 students this past Friday night. The Class of 2016 has 5 valedictorians and one

McClain Obit
Funeral services for 78 year old James William McClain Jr. of Warren will be  held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at

05/24/16

Fordyce School Superintendent Says Parents Should Get Involved
School is winding down for students across the region, most have had their graduation ceremonies. Sheridan will

OPED Board Meets Tomorrow
The Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development Board of Directors meets tomorrow morning at 10 at the

Jones Obit
Funeral services for 90 year old Raymond Jones of White Hall will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 in the Chapel of

05/23/16

Fordyce Students receive $118,000.00 In Scholarship Money
Seventeen graduating seniors at Fordyce High School were awarded a total of $118,000.00 dollars in scholarship

Bearden Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration in the Bearden School District is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday in the

Bearden Report Card
All the school districts in the state are now graded..A..B..C..D and so on. In a recent interview, Bearden School

Extension Service Annual Field Day Coming June
The annual field day at the extensive service office in Hope is coming up next month..a day chock full of information

Harvill Obit
Funeral services for 88 year old Marian Alice Harvill of Rison will be held at 10am tomorrow at Rison Baptist

Saeler Obit
Graveside services for 78 year old Kenneth Leon Saeler of Fordyce will be held at 11am Saturday at Camp Springs

05/20/16

Dallas County Medical Center Disaster Preparedness
In an interview on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Joe Brezeale of the Dallas county Medical Center talked

Seniors Graduate Tonight In Fordyce And Bearden Next Friday In Sheridan
Pomp and Circumstance will be ringing in the ears of graduating seniors in Fordyce and Bearden tonight. Fordyce

Jones Obit
Funeral services for 88 year old Henry Wilson Jones of New Edinburg will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at

05/19/16

Bearden High School Graduation Friday
Bearden High School graduation services will be held this Friday evening at 7pm.Superintendent Denny Rozenberg explains

Annual Youth Fishing Derby Saturday In Camden
This Saturday, the Ouachita County Extension service, Ouachita county 4-H and the Camden Police department in cooperation with Game and Fish

Drivers License Road Test Update
Yesterday we reported there would be no road testing at OPED in Camden today and tomorrow. That has been updated, there will be written and

Black And White Game Today In Bearden
The Bearden Bears' Black and White game will be played this afternoon at 2 at Rogers Field. The games proceeds will go to the cheerleading program.

05/18/16

Ouachita County Intake Officer And An Inmate Facing Charges
A Ouachita County jail intake officer and an inmate at the jail have been charged with multiple felonies by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th

Bearden Black And White Game Tomorrow
The Bearden Bears' Black and White game will be played tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Rogers Field. The games proceeds will go to the cheerleading

Free Stanford University Diabetic Workshop Today In Camden
Another free Stanford University Diabetic self-management workshop will be held this morning from 10-11:30am at the Ouachita County Extension

Kimbrell Obit
Funeral services for 81 year old Troy Kimbrell of Pine Bluff will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at Summit Baptist Church on Ridgway Road in

05/17/16

53 Year Old Woman Dies In Sunday Crash
A 53 year old Little Rock woman lost her life in a one vehicle crash in Saline County on Sunday. State Police report, a 2004 Chevrolet, driven by Terri

Bearden Mayor Discusses New Employee Policy Book
At the last Bearden City Council meeting, Mayor Iva Lou Stoker discussed the new personnel policy book for city employees. She directed the

Blood Drive Today At Dallas County Medical Center
Today is the day to give blood at the Dallas County Medical Center. Joe Brazeale, the man who wears many hats in his job at the hospital, said

Free Diabetic Workshop Tomorrow In Camden
Another free Stanford University Diabetic self-management workshop will be held tomorrow morning from 10-11:30am at the Ouachita County

Donnelly Obit
Funeral services for 59 year old Julie Elain Trussell Donnelly of Warren will be held at two this afternoon at Frazer's Chapel in Warren with Reverend

05/16/16

Two People Die In Separate Accidents Thursday And Friday
Thursday A Canadian resident was killed on Thursday, May 12 in Hempstead County in the westbound lane of I-30 at mile marker 29.7. A State

Fordyce Superintendent Dr. Snow Talks About District's Report Card
Superintendent of Fordyce Schools Dr. Albert Snow on a recent appearance on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"  talked about the district's

Aud Obit
Funeral services for 28 year old Lauren Williams Aud of Kingsland will be held this morning at 10 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison with Brother Brian

05/13/16

Fordyce Superintendent Dr. Albert Snow discusses Hiring Teachers And Students Leaving District
On a recent "South Arkansas Today" broadcast on KQ-102.3, Fordyce Superintendent Dr. Albert Snow talked about the difficulty of hiring and

Arkansas Junior Spring Livestock Show May 21 In Rison
According to Les Walz, Clevland County Extension Service agent, the Southeast Arkansas Junior Spring Livestock Show is scheduled for Saturday,

Traband Death
A memorial service will be announced later for 69 year old William Henry “Bill” Traband of Fordyce, who died yesterday at the Dallas County Medical

05/12/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 16 arrests between May 2 and May 9.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy prosecuting attorney Phillip A. Stone filed charges in Ouachita county Circuit Court on May 3 against 29 year old Phillip S. McBride of

Measles Outbreak In Memphis Gets Arkansas' Attention
Dallas County Health Unit Administrator Donna Ferguson talked about getting immunized against measles recently on KQ-102.3's South Arkansas

Baxter Obit
Funeral services for 77 year old Glen Baxter of Pine Bluff will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral

Brock Obit
A funeral mass for 64 year old Shirley Tomboli Brock of Pine Bluff will be held at 10 this morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Frank

Woolems Obit
Funeral services for 79 year old Patsy Jean Woolems of Pine Bluff will be held this Saturday morning at 10 at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home

05/11/16

Dallas County Circuit Court
Tom Wynne, deputy prosecuting attorney for the 13th judicial district, filed several criminal cases in criminal court on

Bearden City Fathers Address Animal Control And Downtown Building In Disrepair
The city of Bearden no longer has six different ordinances on the books concerning animal control, on Monday night

Fordyce School Superintendent Guest On South Arkansas Today
The Fordyce School Board met on Monday night, yesterday on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today",

05/10/16

Gill Obit
58 year old LaVetrice Ann Gill of New Edinburg died Saturday at her home. A memorial service will be held  

05/09/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 14 arrests between April

Measles Found In Tennessee Dallas County Urged To Get Shots
The Tennessee Department of Health and the Shelby County Health Department on April 25, confirmed six cases of

Fordyce School Board And Bearden City Council Meetings Tonight 
 A couple of meetings will be held tonight. The Fordyce School Board will meet at 5pm this evening.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge one of Newmax's most influential female Republicans.
According to a story written by John Blosser of Newsmax, despite the  oft-repeated line from the left that

Container Gardens Can Solve Wet Growing Season Problems
If you're having trouble getting a garden planted due to wet ground, you might consider a container garden this year.

Wherry Obit
Ninety-Eight year old Rena Adams Wherry of Greenbrier, Arkansas, formerly of Warren, died Thursday. She

05/06/16

Camden Fairview Students Participate In Job Shadowing
As part of the SAU Tech Arkansas Career Coach Program, students from Camden Fairview High School participated in a job

Memorial Service Honoring Fallen Arkansas State Troopers
Arkansas State Troopers will gather with survivor families of the 19 State Troopers killed in the line of duty on Monday afternoon, May 9 at 1:30 in

Arkansas State Police Annual Awards Ceremony Set For May 12
The Arkansas State Police Annual Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 12. The presentations will be made at the

Selby Obit
Sixty-five year old Phyllis Crutchfield Selby of Herbine died on Tuesday at the Bradley County Medical Center.

05/05/16

Ouachita County Quorum Court Passes Several Ordinances At May Meeting
The Ouachita County Quorum Court met Tuesday night at the Ouachita County Courthouse. The Justices of the Peace passed several ordinances

Tri-County Lake In Good Shape According To Andy Yung Of Game And Fish
In an interview a couple weeks ago on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Andy Yung, fishing supervisor for the Camden regional office for Game

Steelman Obit
Sixty-one year old Rickey Edward Steelman of Fordyce died Monday. Graveside services will be held at 10am Saturday at Chambersville Cemetery.  

05/04/16

Three Vehicle Accident Claims Two Lives
State police investigated a double fatality crash that occurred Monday night in Lawrence county that involved three

Ouachita County Circuit Court
Criminal charges have been brought in Ouachita County Circuit Court by 13th Judicial District deputy prosecutor

Latest On Ouachita County Medical Center Improvements
Renovations and improvements at OCMC in Camden are moving along pretty much on schedule. During a recent

Williams Obit
Funeral services for 87 year old Elizabeth “Libby” Jane Caperton Williams, who died Sunday in League City, Texas,

05/03/16

Cody Story to Speak At Dallas County Cattleman's Association Tonight
The Dallas County Cattlemen's Association will meet this evening at 7pm at the Princeton Community Center. The

Baker Obit
A Life Celebration for 85 year old Louise W. “Lou” Baker of Camden will be held this Sunday, May 8 at 5:30pm at

Bearden Obit
Graveside services for 73 year old Josephine Bearden of Jasper Alabama, formerly of Woodlawn, will be this

Ezell Obit
Funeral services for 77 year old Mary Anne Ezell of Bee Branch will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Buie

Fuller Obit
Funeral services for 2 year old Edwin Alexander Fuller of Pine Bluff will be held Thursday at 2pm at 1st United

05/02/16

Poultry Chain And Free Chicks
On her monthly Bearden Brunch Bunch broadcast heard on KQ-102.3 last week, Ouachita County Extension agent

Small Ruminant Workshop Set For May 5
According to Les Walz, Cleveland County Extension service staff chairman, a small ruminant workshop,part two,

Training For Early Childhood Professionals Set For El Dorado Thursday
The 2016 Best Care training, for early childhood professionals, will be held Thursday, May 5 from 6-10pm at TAC

Lasiter Obit
90 year old Charles Raymond “Bear” Lasiter of Fordyce, retired principal and educator for the Fordyce School

04/29/16

Charges Filed In Ouachita County Circuit Court
Phillip A. Stone, deputy prosecuting attorney for the 13 Judicial district, division three, filed charges on April 21 in Circuit Court in Camden against 25

Funeral Services Today For Longtime Pine Bluff Businessman
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 o'clock this morning in Pine Bluff for 78 year old Henry Trotter Jr. who died April 25, at a Little Rock Hospital.

Wildlife Officers Watching For Wasting Disease In Deer
Game and Fish officers are expanding their testing area for chronic wasting disease in deer and elk. Although he's a fishing guy, Game and Fish fishing

Proposal To Restrict Spending For Those On Government Assistance Fails
According to an Arkansas News Bureau report, a proposal to restrict what low-income Arkansans can buy with government assistance failed to clear

04/28/16

Good News Bad News
Yesterday there was good news for Southern Arkansas, an announcement by Governor Asa Huthinson of the construction of a 1 billion dollar bio-

Dallas County Taking Applications For 911 Supervisor
The Dallas County 911 Board has announced an opening for 911 Supervisor. For more information on the position as to minimum qualifications for the

New Medical Director, Renovation and New Helli Pad At Ouachita Medical Center
In an interview earlier in the week, Ouachita County Medical Center administrator Peggy Abbott told us the hospital will be offering an expanded and

Ouachita County Agent Keri Welch Declares Farmer's Market Opening A Success
Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch appeared on KQ-102.3's  “Bearden Brunch Bunch” broadcast yesterday, and said that last Saturday's

Reap Obit
Graveside services for 88 year old Ouita Jo Parker Reap of Warren will be held at two this afternoon at at Union Cemetery in Rye. Visitation at 12:30

Riggins Obit
Funeral services for 90 year old Helen Louise Riggins of Rison will be held at 1pm tomorrow at Buie Funeral Home Chapel in Rison with Brother

Tillman Obit
Funeral services for 73 year old Myrtle G. Tillman of Warren will be held at 10 Saturday morning at First Assembly of God Church with Reverend Jim

04/27/16

Billion Dollar Mill To Be Built In Arkadelphia
A billion dollar bio-products mill will be built in southern Arkansas, creating 250 jobs. Governor Asa Hutchinson,

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made 12 arrests between April 18 and

Bearden District Court
In Bearden District Court on April 21, District Judge Dan Ives heard a number of cases including the trial of Johnny

Long Time South Arkansas Auto Dealer Dies
78 year old Henry Trotter Jr. of Pine Bluff has died. According to a brief announcement in the obituary listings, Ralph

New Construction At Ouachita County Medical Center Nears Completion
New construction and renovation continues at Ouachita County Med Center in Camden. In an interview yesterday

Bearden Water Project Continues
Following a public hearing on proposed work to be done on Bearden's water tanks, the council voted unanimously

Sheriff's Office Reports Only Minor Incidents During Cotton Belt Festival
Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee reports his officers were called out on a few minor incidents during the Fordyce

Bearden School District Looking To Hire Security Guard
At this month's school board meeting, Bearden Superintendent Denny Rozenberg was asked by a board member

Morgan Obit
Funeral services for 86 year old William Hal Morgan of Fordyce will be held this morning at 11 at Benton Funeral

04/26/16

County Winners Of Farm Family Of The Year Announced
County winners for the annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected. County winners will

Childhood Care Training Scheduled For May 5
The 2016 Best Care training, for early childhood professionals, will be held May 5 from 6-10pm at TAC House in

Spakes Obit
Graveside services will be held this morning at 11 at Rowell Cemetery near Rison for 79 year old Havis “Pete”

04/25/16

Cotton Belt 5-K Run Winners (Complete Times)
Here is a list of winners from Saturday Mornings 5-K Run at the 36th annual Fordyce On The Cotton Belt Festival. 

Texas Woman Dies In Motorcycle Accident Over The Weekend
A Mt. Pleasant, Texas woman died in a motorcycle wreck in Miller County early Saturday morning on I-49 at the 27

Good News For Rural Dallas County Residents At Quorum Court Meeting
At the Dallas County Quorum Court meeting last Tuesday night, Justice of the Peace, Paul Williams had good news

Fishing Good At Tri-County Lake
Game and Fish fishing supervisor Andy Yung of the Game and Fish District  office at Camden was our guest on KQ-

Six Counties represented At Cemetery Workshop At Chambersville
According to Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham, the multi-county Cemetery Workshop, held at

Diabetic Self Management Workshop Begins Wednesday
You can get the tools you need to help you or a family member manage diabetes for a lifetime by attending a free

Minimizing Misquotes Can Minimize Chances Of  Zika Virus
According to Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, if

Veterans Group Therapy Today
A veterans group therapy will be held today from 10:30am till noon at the OPED building in Camden at 625 Adams

04/24/16

Cotton Belt 5-K Run Winners
Here is a list of winners from Saturday Mornings 5-K Run at the 36th annual Fordyce On The Cotton Belt Festival.

04/22/16

Cotton Belt Activities Schedule For Friday And Saturday
Today and tomorrow are the big days of the 36th annual Fordyce on Cotton Belt Festival. KQ-102.3 had Joe Bill

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 10 arrests between April 11

Charges Filed Against 31-Year-Old Camden Man
District 13, Division 4 deputy prosecuting attorney R. Jeffrey Sawyer filed charges on April 18 against 31 year old

Dallas County Sheriff Discusses New Non-Lethal Weapon
A bit of high-tech less-lethal weaponry has come to Dallas County, it's the Cobra pepper spray gun. Dallas County

Saturday Opens Ouachita County Farmers Market
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23..the grand opening of the Ouachita County Farmer's Market. The event will

Poultry Biosecurity Workshop Monday
A poultry biosecurity workshop will be held this Monday, April 25 at the Ouachita County Extension Office at 2760 Mt.

Forestry Workshop Scheduled For April 28
The 2016 Southwest Research and Extension Center Forestry workshop at Hope will be held Thursday, April 28 from

04/21/16

Dallas County Medical Center To Hire A Doctor And Two Nurse Practitioners
Dallas County Medical Center Administrator Tammy Reeves, in her report to the Dallas County Quorum Court Tuesday night said  the hospital will

Weather Relents, Outlook Good For Cotton Belt Weekend
The Forecast For Friday and Saturday is calling for clear skies and mild temperatures providing great weather for the two biggest days of the Fordyce

Fordyce Track Team Heads Monticello Today
The Fordyce High school track meet that had been scheduled for Tuesday is rescheduled for today, weather permitting, at Monticello High School.

Ouachita Partnership For Economic Development Board Meeting Cancelled
The OPED board meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on May 25 at 10am.

04/20/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, officers made a total of 10 arrests between April 11 and 18.

Drug Charges Filed Against Camden Man Found Sleeping In Car Wash
A twenty-three year old Camden man found sleeping in his vehicle in a car wash early March 8, has been charged with possession of drug

Free Class On Operating Home Business
A free class on operating a home-base business will be held Tuesday, May 3, at the OPED center on Adams Avenue in Camden, sponsored by Team

04/19/16

Dallas County Sheriff's Report
On February 8, 2016 Dallas County Deputy Ryan Coleman arrested 64 year old Sharron M. Watkins of El Dorado and

Rain Causes Some Changes At Cotton Belt Festival
This is day two of the 36th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival. Due to the rain in the forecast CASA's Karaoke

Flag Disposal Ceremony Saturday At Fordyce Peace Park
The Dallas County Museum, the GFWC Sesame Club, Chicot Trace Chapter DAR and Ouachita Valley Chapter

04/18/16

Monticello Woman Receives A Total Of 30 Years
A Drew County Circuit Court jury convicted a Monticello woman on Friday in the death of a Hamburg man. Thirty year old Heather Hackett was found guilty of

Billion Dollar Pulp Mill South Arkansas Or Mississippi?
According to a report in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette over the weekend, Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission,

State Police Lieutenant From Sheridan Promoted To Captain
Lt. Ron Casey has been promoted to the rank of captain and will assume duties as commander of the department's Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division,

36th Annual Fordyce On The Cotton Belt Starts Today
The 36th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival kicks off today and runs thru Saturday with activities going on every day except Wednesday.

Fordyce Kindergarten Registration In Progress
Kindergarten registration in the Fordyce School District begins today through Thursday. The hours are from 8:30am till 3:30pm at the Patterson Building Office.

Small Ruminant Workshop Coming To Cleveland County
According to Les Walz, Cleveland County Extension service staff chair, a small ruminant workshop, Part two, will be held May 5 from 3-7:30pm at the James Raby

Cemetery Workshop Tonight At Chambersville
A basic cemetery maintenance and safety workshop will be held this Monday evening at 6pm at the Chambersville Volunteer Fire Department  on Calhoun County

Mitchell Obit
Graveside services for 58 year old Jim Ed Mitchell of Fordyce will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at Temperance Hill Cemetery, with a celebration of his life at

04/15/16
Joe Bill Meador Gives More Details on Cotton Belt Festival
Joe Bill Meador with Fordyce on the Cotton Belt was a guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today"  Thursday and talked about the festivities

04/14/16

Pickup Crash Claims One Injures One
An Arkadelphia man was killed and another injured in a one car crash in Clark County early yesterday morning. Apparently, the crash occurred on

Fordyce On The Cotton Belt Festival Begins Monday
The 36th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival kicks off on Monday in Fordyce. Most of the events will take place in the vicinity of the

Cemetery Workshop To Be Held Monday
A basic cemetery maintenance and safety workshop will be held this Monday evening, April 18th at 6pm at the Chambersville Volunteer Fire

Ouachita County Farmers Market Opens April 23
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23, the grand opening of the Ouachita County Farmer's Market. The event will kick off at 9am and Addie

Veteran's Center Mobile In Camden Today
The Little Rock Veteran's Center mobile vet center will be parked on the Wal-Mart  parking lot in Camden today from 9am till 4pm providing outreach

Carter Obit
Thirty-six year old Trent Edwin Carter of Camden died Tuesday at his home. He worked as an ER Nurse at the Ouachita County Medical Center.

Rauls Obit
Forty year old Mario L. Michaels Rauls of Rison died Monday. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 at Buie Funeral Home Chapel in  

04/13/16

1590 KBJT AM Is Back On The Air
KBJT-AM 1590 returned to the air waves at 1 o'clock this afternoon after being off the air for about a week. KBJT lost power last Wednesday when

Charges Filed In Dallas County Circuit Court
In Circuit Court in Dallas County, on April 8, deputy prosecuting attorney Tom Wynne, for the 13th Judicial District, division 4, filed charges of

Mobile Veteran's Center Comes To Camden Tomorrow
The Little Rock Veteran's Center's mobile vet center, resembling a super-sized recreational vehicle, will be in Camden on the Wal-Mart parking lot

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, officers made a total of 13 arrests between April 4 and April 11.

Ouachita County Circuit Court
In Ouachita County Circuit court, deputy prosecutor Phillip A. Stone filed charges of DWI, driving with a suspended license, drinking in public and

Bearden City Council
Bearden Mayor Iva Lou Stokes, In a recent council meeting, told the council the city has no  ordinance on the books pertaining to people living in

04/12/16

Cotton Belt Festival T-Shirts On Sale Now
The 36th annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival on the courthouse square in Fordyce kicks off on the 18th and runs all week, through the 23rd.  Festival

Feral Hog Workshop This Evening At 6
A feral hog control workshop will be held this evening beginning at 6pm at the Fordyce Civic Center and according to Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham

04/11/16

Woman Dies When Wheel Comes Off ATV
A Little Rock woman was killed on Saturday in a one vehicle crash in St. Francis County. According to a State Police Preliminary report, 30 year old Kimberly

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a report released by Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, police  made a total of 15 arrests between March 28 and April 4. Those arrests do not

Bearden City Council Meets April 11 To Discuss Water Tower
The Bearden City Council will be meeting at the Launius Community Building on 3rd street in Bearden on April 11 at 6:30 to discuss the water towers. A

Deb Crawford To Speak On PRIDE At Tomorrow's DASH Meeting
There will be a DASH (Dallas County Alliance Supporting Health) meeting tomorrow from 12 noon till 1pm at the Dallas County Medical Center Cafeteria. This

Feral Hogs Get Smarter Making It Harder On Landowners
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham says that farmers and landowners need to use their wits when trying to control feral hogs because the animals are

Veterans Group Therapy Today In Camden
Veterans of all conflicts who have been honorably discharged from the military are invited to participate in the veterans group therapy today from 10:30am till noon at

Lisa Harvill Calls For More CASA Volunteers
Lisa Harvill with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), was a guest on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today" this past week and talked about the

Dunn Obit
Funeral services for 77 year old Herman Larry Dunn of Hampton will be held at 2pm tomorrow at Faustina Methodist Church with Reverend Charles Perry

McClure Obit
Funeral services for 42 year old Alaina Marie McClure of Sparkman will be held at 10 this morning at Sparkman First Baptist Church with burial at Easley Cemetery

04/08/16

1590 KBJT AM Temporarily Off Air For Repairs (Update)
Wednesday morning, a rare part on the KBJT Tower failed and the radio station lost power.  An entire day was lost while the engineers identified the

Dallas County Circuit Court
Second degree escape charges have been filed in Circuit Court in Dallas County against 38 year old Paul Grice of Warren. The charges were filed on

Record Attendance Expected At Homesteading Conference Today and Tomorrow in Rison
Today is the first day of the South Arkansas Homesteading Conference at Pioneer Village in Rison. It will be two days packed full of useful information

All Day Events Scheduled Today And Tomorrow At Hogskin Holidays In Hampton
Another full day of events are scheduled for today at Hogskin Holidays Festival at Hampton. There's activates going on all day at the fairgrounds and

New Faith Way Church Celebrates Pastors 11th Anniversary
The New Faith Way Church of God in Christ will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of service of their pastor Superintendent Terry W. Williams and

Daniel Obit
Funeral services for 57 year old George Leslie Daniel of Fordyce will be held  at noon tomorrow at Kingsland United Methodist Church with Reverend

04/07/16

Bearden Man My Be Charged As Habitual Offender
A Bearden man has had more drug charges filed against him in Circuit Court in Camden by Deputy prosecuting attorney R. Jeffrey Sawyer. The

Ouachita County Circuit Court
13th Circuit deputy prosecuting attorney Phillip A. Stone on April 4, filed criminal charges against Michael Crews of Camden. On July 30, 2015,

Neal McCoy Performs Tonight At Hogskin Holidays
The Hogskin Holidays Festival moves into another activity filled day today topped off with the Neal McCoy concert tonight at 7pm at the Hampton

Annual Trail Ride Raises $11,500.00 For Children's Hospital
According to Hank Mayhan of Holly Springs Baptist Church and sponsor of the annual Taco Howard Memorial trail ride, the ride this year was a big

Rabies Clinic
The rabies vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Dallas County 4-H program and Fordyce Animal Clinic will be held this Saturday.

04/06/16

Hamburger Lunch And Bean Super At Hogskin Holidays
The Hogskin Holidays Festival continues through Saturday at Hampton. Today, a hamburger lunch will be served from 11 till 1pm at the fairgrounds. A

04/05/16

Bids For Bargains Session From 4 Till 6 Today
Another Bids For Bargains Session will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The two hour auction will be heard on KQ-102.3 FM and KBJT 1590 AM. Thousands

Hogskin Holidays Underway In Hampton
The 2016 Hogskin Holidays at Hampton is underway. It started Saturday with the Miss Hogskin Holidays Pageant, Thornton BBQ and Bass Tournament.

Post Obit
Funeral services for 95 year old James Aubrey Post of Kingsland will be held at 2pm tomorrow  at Benton Funeral Home Chapel in Fordyce with burial at Shady

04/04/16

McCrory Woman Dies When Vehicle Overturns In Water Filled Ditch
A McCrory, Arkansas man died in a one car crash Saturday on State Highway 17, one mile north of McCrory.

Cotton Says US More Secure Than Europe
Senator Tom Cotton, in his remarks before the Fordyce Chamber banquet this past week said the majority of questions

Homesteading Conference This Weekend In Rison
The two day South Arkansas Homesteading conference is coming up Friday and Saturday at Pioneer Village in Rison.

Ouachita County Quorum Court Meets Tonight
The Ouachita County Quorum court will meet at 7pm tonight at the Ouachita County Courthouse in the courtroom on the

Arkansas Historic Preservation To Put On Cemetery Maintenance Workshop
On Monday, April 18, at 6pm at the Chambersville Volunteer Fire Department, the U of A cooperative extension service

Pastor Jerome Strickland To Speak Sunday At New Faith Way Church Celebration
The New Faith Way Church of God in Christ will be celebrating the 11th  anniversary of service of their pastor

April Is Distracted Driver Month
April is distracted driving prevention month. Law enforcement agencies across the state have joined the national “U Drive

Hall Obit
Funeral services for 92 year old Beulah Mae Hall of Fordyce will be held at 10 tomorrow morning at Enon Missionary

Inzer Obit
Funeral services for 91 year old Eva Beatrice Evans Inzer of Hampton will be held at 10 this morning at Woodberry

04/01/16

Huckabee On Trump
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, on MSNBC'S “Morning Joe” program said Donald Trump wasn't prepared for questions about his

Dunn Charged With Burglary And Theft
Twenty year old Deon Martez Dunn of Fordyce has been charged in Dallas county circuit court with commercial burglary and theft of property. The

Feral Hog Workshop Set For April 12
A feral hog control workshop is scheduled for the Fordyce Civic Center on April 12, at 6pm, sponsored by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension

Catlett Obit
A memorial service for 74 year old Harvey Wayne Catlett of Fordyce will be held tomorrow from 2-4pm at Benton

Dalby Obit
Graveside services for 97 year old Iliff Mae Overton Dalby, formerly of Pine Bluff will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at

Riggs Obit
Graveside services for Kensleee Elaine Riggs, infant daughter of Trey and Tiffany Jackson Riggs of Hampton will be held

03/31/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to the latest information released by Fordyce police chief Jimmy Vaughan, officers made a total of 16 arrests between March 21 and March 

03/30/16

Car-Truck Crash Kills Man In Lake Village
A Louisiana man lost his life in a car-truck crash in Chicot county early Tuesday morning. According to a preliminary state police report, the accident

Bearden District Court
In District Court in Bearden on March 17, Judge Dan Ives had a pretty full docket once again.

Senator Tom Cotton To Speak At Fordyce Chamber Banquet Friday
The Fordyce Chamber banquet is scheduled for tomorrow night at the Fordyce High School Cafeteria at 6pm. Guest speaker is Senator Tom Cotton.

Ouachita County Veterans Representative Talks About Services
Ouachita County Veterans representative Jim Davis, an air force and Vietnam veteran has served as Ouachita County Veterans Representative for two

Terry "Taco" Howard Trail and ATV Ride This Saturday At Holly Springs
The weather forecast is excellent for this years Terry “Taco” Howard Memorial Trail ride and ATV ride, scheduled for this Saturday, 9 till 2 at Holly

Douthit Obit
Funeral services for 84 year old Ann Smith Douthit of Pine Bluff will be held at 10 tomorrow morning in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with 

Lindsay Obit
Funeral services for 91 year old Minnie Ruth Lindsay of Heber Springs, formerly of Pine Bluff will be held tomorrow at 3 pm in the Chapel of Ralph

03/29/16

Special Commemoration For Vietnam Veterans
Today is a special day of commemoration for Vietnam Veterans. Ouachita County Veterans Service Representative  Jim

McManus Obit
Funeral services for 86 year old Lavon McManus of Camden will be held this morning at 10 at Fairview United

03/28/16

Bids For Bargains Scheduled For Tomorrow Afternoon From 4 Till 6
Another Bids For Bargains Session will be held Tuesday beginning at 4 o'clock. The two hour auction will be heard on KQ-102.3 FM and KBJT 1590

Raised Bed Gardens Perfect for Wet Conditions
If your garden space is kind of soggy from all the rain, Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch recommends trying

03/25/16

Warren Downtown Being Considered For Historic Register
The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider 10 Arkansas properties, including the Warren Commercial

Annual Trail Ride Planned For April 2 At Holly Springs
The Terry “Taco” Howard Memorial trail ride and ATV ride, sponsored by Holly Springs Baptist and Methodist Church will be held next Saturday,

Revival Services Continuing
Tonight is the last night for the city wide revival services that have been held all week long at various Fordyce churches.

Hyatt Obit
The man who devoted 64 years of his life to scouting has died. 92 year old Fred B. Hyatt of Pine Bluff died Wednesday. Hyatt started working as a

Packard Obit
The man who founded Parkard's Inc, an office supply and printing business in Camden has died. Edgar R. “Buddy” Packard of Camden passed away

03/24/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police made a total of 22 arrests between March 14 and 21.  Included in those arrested was 61 year old Raymond Charles Arnold. Arnold

Ouachita Vets Officer Jim Davis Discusses Services Available
Jim Davis is the Ouachita County Veterans Service officer with offices in the basement of the Ouachita County Courthouse. Davis was a guest on the

Chambliss Obit
Funeral services for 69 year old Frances Dale Boone Chambliss of Bearden will be held at 2pm Friday at First Southern Baptist Church in Bearden.

Eifling Obit
A well known Southeast Arkansas rice farmer has died at the age of 93. Donald Eifling of Grady died Tuesday.

McCalister Obit
Graveside services for 84 year old Ruth Keene McAlister of Fordyce will be held tomorrow morning at 10 at Moss Cemetery near Bearden.

03/23/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan has released a report showing his officers made a total of 22 arrests between March

Felony Charges Filed In Ouachita County Circuit Court
Deputy prosecuting attorney for the 13th judicial district, Phillip A. Stone has filed felony drug charges against a Camden

Extension Agent  Welch Says Warm Winter Will Propagate Insects
Ouachita county extension agent Keri Welch says if you had insects in your garden last year due to the wet conditions,

03/22/16

Bids For Bargains This Afternoon From 4 Till 6
Another Bids For Bargains Session will be held today beginning at 4 o'clock. The two hour auction will be heard on KQ-102.3 FM and KBJT 1590  

Easter Revival And Special Area Services
A city wide revival is in progress all this week at various Fordyce churches. The revival kicked off on Sunday and continues through Friday, with a

Feral Hog Workshop April 12
A multi-county feral hog workshop is set for April 12 at the Fordyce Civic Center from 6:30 till 9pm. Dallas County Extension agent Kieth

Forestry Workshop And Lunch
The 2016 Southwest Research and Extension Center Forestry workshop at Hope will be held Thursday, April 28 from 8:30am till 3:15pm. Lunch will

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Will Hold Public Forum For The Deaf
Next Tuesday, March 29, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services will hold a public forum for the deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and professionals and

Dean Obit
Funeral services for 86 year old George Randolph Dean of Hot Springs, longtime Fordyce resident, will be held tomorrow at Benton Funeral Home

Reed Obit
Funeral services for 85 year old Edna Merle Reed of Rison will be held at 11 Wednesday morning  at Buie Funeral Chapel in Rison with Brother John

Taylor Obit
Funeral services for 78 year old Jerry Taylor, former mayor of Pine Bluff will be held at 2pm Tuesday at Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff,

03/21/16

Louisiana Man Dies In Freak Vehicle Accident
A fifty six year old Shreveport, Louisiana man died early Saturday morning when he was struck by an 18 wheeler on I-30 east bound in Miller County.

Bearden Council Meets April 11 to discuss Water Tower
The Bearden City Council will be meeting at the Launius Community Building on 3rd street in Bearden on April 11 at 6:30pm to discuss the water

Area 5 Arkansas Cattleman's Association Spring Conference Tonight
The A-C-A spring conference for Area 5, comprised of Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Dallas, Delta, Desha-Drew, Lincoln and Ouachita

Runoff Election Tomorrow
Tomorrow is primary runoff election day. In Cleveland County, there's a runoff between two candidates vying for the alderman, ward 1, position one

03/18/16

Bus Stolen From Deer Camp
The Ouachita County Sheriff's office on March 11 received a report of a bus stolen from a deer camp located off state highway 9.  According to a

Wild Hogs Stay One Step Ahead Of Hunters
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham says that farmers and landowners need to use their wits when trying to control feral hogs because the

Henderson Obit
A celebration service for Tommy Ray Henderson of Fordyce will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at The Potter's House Cathedral Church in Fordyce

03/17/16

Bids For Bargains Session From 10 Till Noon Tomorrow
Another Bids For Bargains Session will be held Friday morning beginning at 10 o'clock. The two hour auction will be heard on KQ-102.3 FM and  

Fordyce Police Blotter
A 31 year old Camden man and a 28 year old Clinton, Arkansas woman have been arrested and charged with breaking and entering. According to a 

Area Gardeners Encouraged To Have Soil Tested
Ouachita County Extension agent Keri Welch, on KQ-102.3's Bearden Brunch Bunch, yesterday talked about gardening. She said it's never too late to

Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Equine Infectious Anemia Class Scheduled
Area county 4-H agents, county agri agents, Ouachita county District 4-H program assistants, Delta District 4-H program assistants and Ozark district

03/16/16

Cody Paul Williams Charges Dropped To Manslaughter
Thirty-four-year-old Cody Paul Williams of Fordyce has been charged in Circuit Court in Dallas County with

Bearden Man Looking At Negligent Homicide Charges From Auto Accident
Multiple felony charges have been filed in Dallas County Circuit court in Fordyce against 29 year old Korey Duane

Two Charged In Dallas County Circuit Court
A 28 year old Fordyce man has been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court on charges of breaking and entering and

Kingsland Man Arrested For Drugs Following Traffic Stop
A Kingsland man was arrested and charged with three drug violations and two traffic violations following a traffic stop in

Bearden District Court Busy In February
District Court Judge Dan Ives had a busy court day on February 18.  Appearing before Judge Ives was Jason Bright of

Three Area Residents Face Charges In Ouachita County
A Bearden man has been charged by deputy prosecutor R. Jeffrey Sawyer in Circuit Court in Camden with breaking and

Cayce's Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Saturday
Cayce's free Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 19  at 11am in Thornton across from the Thornton Post

03/15/16

Bids For Bargains Session From 4 Till 6 This afternoon
Another Bids For Bargains Session will be held this afternoon beginning at 4 o'clock. The two hour auction will be heard

Razorback Roundup Turnout Better Than Expected
According to Jeremy Sullivent, President of the Arkansas Hog Dog Association the sponsor of this past weekend's

Pesticide Training Class Rescheduled
Due to a scheduling conflict, the pesticide applicator training class scheduled for last night at El Dorado has been

Willis Obit
Graveside services for 82 year old Barbara Willis of Pine Bluff, formerly of Woodlawn, will be held at 11 o'clock this

03/14/16

Dallas County Quorum Court Meets Tomorrow
The Dallas County Quorum Court will meet at 6pm tomorrow night at the Dallas County courthouse to conduct the

Razorback Roundup A Success In Spite Of Rain
Razorback round-up organizer Jeremy Sullivent appeared on the live stream of South Arkansas Today on this website

March 15 Deadline To Obtain Crop Insurance
Producers need to remember that March 15 is the deadline to obtain insurance coverage through the Farm Service

Meetings Scheduled In Two Area Towns Tonight
A couple of meetings of interest tonight, the Fordyce School Board meets this evening at 5pm, and the Bearden City

Parnell Obit
Funeral services for 64 year old James Franklin Parnell of Kingsland will be held this afternoon at 2 at Benton Funeral

Walsh Obit
Graveside services for 78 year old Corine “Wren” Walsh of Princeton will be held at 2pm tomorrow at Princeton

03/11/16

Bids For Bargains Session From 10 Till Noon Today
Another Bids For Bargains Session will be held this morning beginning at 10 o'clock. The two hour auction will be heard on KQ-102.3 FM and KBJT 1590 AM.

Fordyce Police Police Blotter
According to a report from Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce Police officers made a total of 19 arrests between February 29 and March

You Lose An Hour Sunday
Daylight savings time begins Sunday. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night, remember the catch

03/10/16

Next Bids For Bargains Session Scheduled For Tomorrow At 10am
The 38th Annual Bids For Bargains program continues tomorrow Hundreds of Dollars worth of goods and services to be auctioned off. All

Ouachita County Quorum Court Spends $203,420.00 At This Month's Meeting
Four appropriations ordinances were approved by the Ouachita County Quorum Court Tuesday night.  An appropriation

Today Is The First Day Of The Razorback Roundup In Fordyce
A wild hog hunt, with 30 teams signed up,120 total, began hunting at midnight last night. The hunt goes on till Saturday. Hunters must weigh in by 3pm

Arkansas Cattleman's Association's Spring Conference Comes To Monticello
The A-C-A spring conference for Area 5, comprised of Ashley, Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Dallas, Delta, Desha, Drew, Lincoln and Ouachita

Cayce's Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled For March 19
Cayce's free Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 19,  at 11am in Thornton across from the Thornton Post Office.

McCants Obit
Funeral services for 76 year old Ouida Frances McCants of Bearden will be held Saturday afternoon at 2pm at First Assembly of God Church in

Pitts Obit
Mr. Joe” as he was known, 94 year old Joe T. Pitts, who owned and operated Joe's Auto Electric in Pine Bluff for 55 years, died at his home on

03/09/16

One Dead Two Injured In Two Vehicle Accident
One person was killed and two injured in a two vehicle crash Monday night in Little River County at Alleene at the intersection of state highway 234-S

Ouachita County Sheriff's Report
A Camden man was cited by the Ouachita County Sheriff's deputy Michael Davidson for leaving the scene of an accident. The single vehicle crash, with

Homesteader Conference Scheduled For April In Rison
The South Arkansas Homesteading conference is coming up next month. The dates are Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at Pioneer Village in

Dogs Are Loosed At Midnight Tonight
At midnight tonight some 120 wild hog hunters entered into the Razorback Roundup wild hog hunt will turn their hog dogs loose for a hunt lasting

Scheduling Conflict Moves Poison Training Class To Tuesday
Due to a scheduling conflict, the pesticide applicator training class scheduled for last night at El Dorado has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15

Nutt Obit
Funeral services for 91 year old James Emmett Nutt of St. John's Place in Fordyce will be held this Friday morning at 10am at Benton Funeral Home

03/08/16

Bids For Bargains Today At 4pm
Bids For Bargains program continues today with a two hour bidding session beginning at 4 o'clock. Hundreds of Dollars worth of goods and services will be  

Who Let The Dogs Out
Tomorrow night at midnight 30 hog hunting teams, about 120 hunters in all will turn their hog dogs loose and the three day wild hog hunt is underway. It's the annual

Pesticide Training Class In Union County
Union county will hold a pesticide applicator training next Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30-8:30pm. The event will be held at the Union County Extension Service office.

D.A.S.H. Meeting Tuesday March 15
Mark next Tuesday on your calendar, that's the date for the next DASH meeting at the Dallas County Medical Center.

03/07/16

Next Bids For Bargains Session Scheduled For Tomorrow At 4pm
The 38th Annual Bids For Bargains program continues tomorrow Hundreds of Dollars worth of goods and services to be

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police made a total of 33 arrests between February 15 and 29. among those was an arrest made by officer Bryce McKinney on February 26.  McKinney

Thornton Man And Bearden Man Face Criminal Charges
A couple area men have had criminal charges filed against them in Ouachita County Circuit Court in Camden.

Annual Razorback Roundup Takes Place This Weekend In Fordyce
This weekend the annual Razorback Round Up will be staged in Fordyce. The event is highlighted by a wild hog hunt but there is a squirrel hunt, coon hunt and fox

Thursday, Deadline For Boss Of The Year Nominations
The deadline for receiving nominations for Boss of the Year for the annual Fordyce Chamber banquet is this Thursday, March 10.

Ouachita River Commission To Meet Tuesday
meeting of the Ouachita River Commission will be held at 10am tomorrow morning at the Moro Bay State Park Welcome Center.  

03/04/16

Fordyce To Host 3rd Annual Razorback Roundup
The 3rd Annual Razorback Roundup, headquartered in Fordyce will be held next weekend.  

Bids For Bargains Continues Today At 10am
Bids For Bargains program Continues Today. The two hour bidding session begins today at 10am. Some of the items on todays auction will include

03/03/16

Bids For Bargains Starts Today At 4pm
The 38th Annual Bids For Bargains program begins today with a record $75,000.00 worth of goods and services to be auctioned off. All merchandise

Humphrey Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident On Highway 79
A 36 year old Humphrey man was killed in a one vehicle crash Monday evening. According to a State Police report, a 2015 Dodge Ram Van, driven

Sheridan Man Dies In Monday Morning Single Vehicle Crash
Monday morning, State police investigated a fatal crash in Grant County on state highway 35, north of Sheridan.

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 33 arrests between February 15 and February 29. Some of

Poultry Chain Sign Up Deadline Set For Saturday
According to Ouachita County Extension Agent Keri Welch, it's 4-H Poultry chain time again. Each set with up to 25 birds will cost $25.00.

Keith Gresham To Speak At D.A.S.H. Meeting
Mark next Tuesday on your calendar, that's the date for the next DASH meeting at the Dallas County Medical Center.

Congressman Westerman's Mobile Office In Fordyce Today
4th District Congressman Bruce Westerman's Mobile Office will be in Fordyce today. Westerman's staff will be available at 11:45 at the Dallas County

Coddington Obit
Funeral services for 56 year old Janet Coddington of Chambersville will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at Frazer's Chapel in Warren with burial at
 

03/02/16

Pine Bluff Man Being Sought By Police
A 29 year old Pine Bluff man is wanted by Pine Bluff police on charges of aggravated assault, first degree battery and terroristic threatening.

Kalkbrenner Obit
Funeral services for 69 year old Joyce Marie Bolin Kalkbrenner of Pine Bluff will be held Friday morning at 10:30 at White Hall United Methodist

Wilson Obit
Funeral services for 53 year old Sharon Kay Wilson of Hampton will be held this morning at 10 at Woodberry Missionary Baptist Church with

03/01/16

Goldman Death Ruled Homicide
A Pine Bluff woman's death has been ruled a homicide by the State Crime Lab. Maranda Goldman went missing last year after her car was found near

Primary Election Returns on KQ-102.3 And This Website
Today is primary election day in Arkansas. Polls open this morning at 7:30 and close tonight at 7:30. KQ-102.3 will be broadcasting results beginning

Camden Woman Dies In One Car Accident
A 44 year old Camden woman died on a one car crash on Sunday morning on State Highway 9.

Fordyce Peace Park Dedication Scheduled For Saturday
According to Barbara Finley, executive director of the Fordyce Chamber of Commerce, there will be a dedication ceremony Saturday morning at

Belt Obit
Graveside services for 74 year old Roy Hubert Belt of Bearden will be held at noon Wednesday at Salem Cemetery near Bearden. Visitation is this

Williams Obit
Funeral services for 89 year old John Andrew Williams of the Ouachita  community will be held at 1pm Wednesday at Ouachita Baptist Church on

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/29/16

Arkadelphia Woman Dies In 4 Vehicle Crash
A 4 vehicle collision in Hot Spring County killed an 82 year old Arkadelphia woman last Monday. According to a preliminary report from the State Police, three

Girl Scouts Close Camp Taloha In South Arkansas
The Girls Scouts have announced plans to close Camp Taloha at Pine Bluff and three other camps in Arkansas, saying they're not being used enough. The Girl

Today Is Final Day Of Early Voting
This is the last day to vote early in the primary election. Polls open this morning at 8am and close this evening at 5pm. In Fordyce, early voters can vote at the old

March  9 Deadline To Sign Up For Walk Across Ouachita County Challenge
Addie Wilson, family consumer science agent with the Ouachita County Extension Service is encouraging residents to get a team together for Walk Across Ouachita

Hartsfield Obit
Funeral services for 93 year old Frank Hartsfield of Pine Bluff will be tomorrow morning at 10 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Reverend Fred Arnold

Newton Obit
Funeral services for 83 year old James V. Newton of Hampton will be this morning at 10 at Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hampton with Pat  

02/26/16

Early Voting Ends Monday
Area residents who plan to vote early have today and Monday to do so. In Fordyce, early voters can vote at the Old

No Driving Test In Camden
There will be no written or road driving testing today in Camden.

Michael Funeral
Funeral services for 80 year old David Roland Michael of Pine Bluff will be held this afternoon at 2 in the Chapel of

02/25/16

Pine Bluff Man Being Sought In Connection With Shooting
A shooting suspect is being sought by Pine Bluff Police in connection with the shooting that occurred on South Main Street in Pine Bluff on February

Today Some Ouachita County Residents Get Relief From Utility Bills
Today is mass intake day in Ouachita County for Home Energy Assistance for families with disconnect notices. To qualify for help, persons must have a

Michael Obit
A well known Pine Bluff businessman has died. 80 year old David Roland Michael, owned and operated Michael Motor Company for over 47 years

Pennington Obit
Devan Lewis Pennington of El Dorado, infant son of Kevin Pennington and Jennifer Obarr, both of El Dorado, died February 20. He was born a day

Rowland Obit
Graveside services for 73 year old James F. “Goose” Rowland of Warren will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 at Oakland Cemetery at Warren,

02/24/16

 Weather Interfering With Bearden Depot Project
Work continues on getting the depot moved into Bearden. Weather has caused a delay in getting the depot moved waiting for the slab to set where the

OPED Board Meeting Today
The OPED board of directors will meet in regular session this Wednesday morning at 10am at the conference room of the Ouachita Valley Business

02/23/16

March 2 Is Deadline For Entering Daffodil Pageant
March 2, is the deadline for entries for the Daffodil Beauty Pageant to be held March 5, at the Camden High School's Little Theater on Cash Road.

Pruning Workshop Friday In Dallas County
If you live in Dallas County and would like to attend the pruning workshop to be held on Friday, Dallas County Extension Agent Keith Gresham says you need to

Belin Obit
A retired teacher and coach has died at the age of 80. Charles H. Belin of Hermitage was a teacher and coach for over 28 years. He served in the  Hermitage,

Hughes Obit
Funeral services for 68 year old Sarah Beth Hughes of Warren, who died  Saturday at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, will be held this

Johnson Obit
Thirty-one-year old William “Billy” Johnson of Rison died Saturday. He was born in Pine Bluff. Cremation arrangements by Buie Funeral Home in Rison.

Reed Obit
Funeral services for 74 year old Homer Allen Reed of Calmer, who died Sunday, will be held this afternoon at 2 at Center Missionary Baptist Church at Rowell with

02/22/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a report released by Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 17 arrests for the period

Final Week Of Early Voting
Early voting continues through February 29, a week from today. Polls open each morning at 8am and close at 6pm. 10am till 4pm this Saturday.

State And Federal Aid For Jefferson County Weather Victims
A joint federal-state disaster recovery center opened over the weekend in Jefferson County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by severe

South Arkansas Included In Energy Assistance Program
CADC will begin crisis intervention assistance to families with disconnect notices in the Crisis low-income Home Energy Assistance program today. Applications are

OPED Board Meeting Wednesday
The OPED board of directors will meet in regular session this Wednesday morning at 10am at the conference room of the Ouachita Valley Business and technology

02/19/16

Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee Reports Outstanding Receipts At Jail Are Improving
The Dallas County Quorum court on Tuesday night heard monthly reports from Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee and Dallas

Early Voting Continues For the Primary Election
Early voting continues today through February 29th. In Dallas County, early voters can vote every day at the Old Post Office building

Files Obit
Funeral services for 95 year old Odie Mae Langley Files of Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Fordyce will on Monday at 10am at

02/18/16

Authorities Recover Weapon Believed Used In Terry Smith Murder
The weapon believed to be used in the shooting death of Terry Smith of Fordyce has been recovered. According to Dallas County

Attorney General Rutledge Addresses Victims Rights
Cards for domestic violence victims detailing their rights and providing information about shelters are now being distributed across

Bloodmobile Coming To A Town Near You
The Red Cross bloodmobile is on the move throughout South Arkansas all during the month of February. Today the bloodmobile will

Nall Funeral Services
Funeral services for Grant County Judge Dan Kemp Nall of Sheridan will be held this afternoon at the First United Methodist Church  

02/17/16

Early Voting Continues Through February
Early voting continues today through February 29, and there are several voting places in Dallas County.

Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee Talks About Paul Grice Recapture
We caught up with Dallas County Sheriff Stan McGahee following the Dallas County Quorum court meeting last night and

Dallas County Hospital Plans To Partner With St. Vincent's Hospital
In about four months the Dallas County Medical Center will be partnering with St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. We spoke with Dallas County

Rain Ends Ouachita County Burn Ban
Due to the rains, Ouachita County is no longer under a burn ban. In an interview, we asked Ouachita County Judge

02/16/16

Murder Trial In Rison Set For March 8
A court date of March 8,  has been set in Cleveland County Circuit Court for 20 year old Jonathan Guenther and 20 year old Brad

Camden Businessman And El Dorado Lawyer Vie For Democratic Nomination For House In District 7
A former state representative and a lawyer are running for the Democratic nomination in House District 7, which includes parts of

Today Is First Day Of Early Voting
Early voting in the March 1 Primary election begins today. Voting will begin at 8am and polls remain open until 6pm, Monday through

Ruminant Workshop Tonight At Fordyce Civic Center
Beginning at 6pm this evening and running until 9pm, Dallas County Extension Service will host a small ruminant workshop at the

Commodities Are Being Distributed Today And Tomorrow in Three South Arkansas Counties
Distribution of USDA commodities will begin today and continue tomorrow for residents who qualify in Dallas, Calhoun and Ouachita

02/15/16

Bearden Looking To FEMA For Help In Recent Tornado Damage
Bearden Mayor Iva Lou Stoker told city council members and city residents in attendance of the last Bearden City Council meeting that Ouachita

Attorney General Say Be Ware Of Anticipated Tax Refunds
April 15 is the deadline to have your tax papers filed with the IRS,  and during a recent visit on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", Attorney

Bee Raising Class Tonight In Monticello
If you're interested in raising bees, you might want to be in Monticello this evening at the UA-M Ag building for the first night of an intensive bee

Suicide Intervention Class At Jefferson Regional Medical Center
There will be suicide intervention training at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff this Wednesday and Thursday, February 17 & 18. 

February Schedule For Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood  supply for patients by giving blood through the month of

Hurst Obit
Funeral services for 62 year old Martha Kaye Means Hurst of Woodberry will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at Antioch Baptist Church near

02/12/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a Fordyce Police report released by Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 14

Attorney General Says Be Ware Of  Tax Season Identity Theft
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge made a visit to South Arkansas on Wednesday, on her way to an event in El Dorado.

Watson Chapel Teacher Awarded Back Pay After Post-Traumatic Stress
According to a report from Arkansas News Bureau, a Watson Chapel teacher is entitled to back pay for work she missed after

March 15, Deadline For Crop Insurance
Producers need to remember that March 15 is the deadline to obtain insurance coverage through the Farm Service Agency's non-

Hogue Obit
Funeral services for 55 year old Marti Munford Hogue of Strong will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at First Baptist Church in Strong.

Reddin Obit
Funeral services for 95 year old Mattie Lou Reddin of Hampton will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Campground Cumberland

02/11/16

Small Ruminant Workshop Scheduled Next Week At Fordyce Civic Center
Dallas County Extension Agent Keith Gresham says a small ruminant workshop will be held next Tuesday evening from 6-9pm at the

SAU Tech To Host Annual Talent Show
As part of SAU Tech's Black History Month events, the college's multicultural Student organization will host its annual talent show.

Duncan Obit
Funeral services for 46 year old Devin Wayne Duncan of the Herbine community near Rison will be held tomorrow  morning at 10 at

Owen Obit
Funeral services for 79 year old Peggy Jo Thompson Owen of Pine Bluff will be held this morning at 10 in the Chapel of Ralph

02/10/16

The Docket Was Full In Bearden's Latest District Court
Bearden District Court Judge Dan Ives had a full docket on this past court date held January 21.  Jeffrey Butler of Thornton was

Bearden To Purchase New Fire Truck
The Bearden City Council voted Monday night to purchase a 1997 fire truck for $60,000.00.

Bearden City Fathers Vote To Raise Sewer And Water Rates
The Bearden City Council Monday night passed an ordinance establishing new sewer and water rates for the city to help pay for


02/09/16

Fordyce Woman Arrested In Connection With Grice Escape
Thirty eight year old Paul Grice, who escaped from the Dallas County Detention Center early Sunday morning is back in custody.

Ouachita County Votes Today On Millage Increase For Harmony Grove School
A vote on a millage increase for the Harmony Grove School District takes place today. Voters will decide whether or not to pass a

Several Ordinances Were Passed At February's Ouachita County Quorum Court
At the Ouachita County Quorum court meeting on February 2, the JP's passed an ordinance appropriating $250,000.00 for the

Ouachita County Under Burn Ban
Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo has place a burn ban in effect for Ouachita county. The judge says there's been several

Winston Obit
Graveside services will be held this morning at 11am at Lost Creek Cemetery at Sheridan for 57 year old James “Tim” Winston of

02/08/16

Dallas County Escapee Back in Custody
The Manhunt that was underway for the prisoner ,Paul Grice, 38, who escaped from the Dallas County Jail Early Sunday Morning is

Pine Bluff Man Charged With Burglary And Domestic Armed Disturbance
A 40 year old Pine Bluff man has been charged with burglary, domestic disturbance and armed disturbance According to an incident report filed

Harmony Grove Looking For A Millage Increase
The Harmony Grove School District is takin a millage increase proposal to the voters for a second time. The District is seeking a 5.6 mill

Updates On The Community Garden At Tuesday's DASH Meeting
A DASH meeting will be held tomorrow  from noon till 1pm at the Dallas County Medical Center Cafeteria. This month's guest is Zella Gullett,

Saturday Flea Market To Benefit Bearden Dog Pound
An indoor flea market to benefit the Bearden Dog Pound dogs will be held on Saturday, February 13 at the Launius Community Center, also

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Salute February 11
Proud American men and women are serving and sacrificing for freedom around the world as America's military defends against terrorism.

Master Gardener Training Tomorrow In Camden
The Master Gardener training will be held tomorrow from 1-6pm at the South Central Coop at 2235 California in Camden.

Fordyce School Board And Bearden City Council Meet In Regular Session Tonight
There's a couple of important meetings scheduled for tonight in the area. The Fordyce School Board will meet at 5pm this evening. The meeting

Free Bee Keeping Short Course To Be Held At U-A-M Agriculture Building In Monticello
A complete bee keeping short course will be offered, free of charge at the U-A-M Agriculture building at Scogin and Stadium Drive in Monticello.

02/07/16

Manhunt Continues on 425 North for Dallas County Escapee
According to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober, he and his deputies have been in a manhunt situation, in and around the Montongo and

02/05/16

Get Fit Rally
The 1st annual Get Fit Rally will be held Wednesday of next week, the  February 10, at the Ouachita County Extension office from

Pesticide Applicator Class Scheduled For Union County
If you'd like to attend a pesticide applicator class and have missed the ones locally, Union County will provide PAT training Tuesday

No Drivers Exam in Camden Today
We have been advised that there will be no written or road testing in Camden today for drivers licenses. 

02/04/16

Arkansas Man Dead After Semi-Pickup Head On
A 51 year old man from Alicia, Arkansas was killed and a St. Louis, Missouri truck driver injured in a head-on crash involving a

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to a report released by Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 16 arrests between

Multi-County Workshop Scheduled February 16 At Fordyce Civic Center
A multi-county small ruminant workshop will be held Tuesday, February 16 from 6-9pm at the Fordyce Civic Center Banquet Room,

Fenwick Obit
A long time Camden business man has died at the age of 94. Richard “Dick” Fenwick of Camden passed away Monday. He was the

Green Obit
Ruby Lee Drummond Green of Fordyce died Wednesday at St. John's Place in Fordyce at the age of 86. Graveside services will be

O'Neal Obit
Mamie Ruth O'Neal of Sparkman died Tuesday at Twin Rivers Health and  Rehab in Arkadelphia, at the age of 85. Visitation is this

Rhodes Obit
Bonnie Jean House Rhodes, a resident of White Hall since 1965 died Monday at the age of 84.

02/03/16

Facebook Threats Bring Terroristic Charges Against El Dorado Man
Thirty year old Christopher Dunn of El Dorado has been charged in Dallas County Circuit court with first degree terroristic

Two Fordyce Men Face Forgery Charges In Dallas County
Two Fordyce men have been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court on forgery charges. Twenty seven year old Clinto Malone

William Brooks Bailey Arrested For Attempting To Pass Contraband
According to the Dallas County Sheriff's office, on November 3, 32 year old William Brooks Bailey of Fordyce was caught on video

A 22-Year-Old And A Youth Arrested In Connection With Burglary At Morrow Creek Pawn Shop
Dallas County Criminal investigators continue their investigation into the break in at Moro Creek Pawn on Moro Street in Fordyce.

02/01/16

Pedestrian Killed Early Sunday In Nevada County
A pedestrian was struck and killed early yesterday morning in Nevada County, about three miles west of Bodcaw on State Highway 32.

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce police officers made a total of 14 arrests between January 21 and January 28.

SAU Tech In The Running For a Million Dollar Prize
The Aspen Institute has named SAU Tech in East Camden as one of the 150 colleges in the United States to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize

Diabetes Cooking Class Coming To Ouachita County
On a recent Bearden Brunch Bunch interview heard on KQ-102.3, Family Consumer Science  Agent for Ouachita County, Addie Wilson talked

Bryant Obit
Gene L. Bryant of Fordyce died at his home on Saturday at the age of 74.

Davis Obit
Ebb Shelton Davis of Hampton died Friday at the age of 89. Funeral services will be held at 10am this morning at Benton Funeral Home Chapel

01/29/16

Drug Bust In Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff Police Vice and Narcotics officers executed a search warrant  Wednesday at 801 South Wisconsin, Apartment number 8.

Tim Rogers Newly Appointed As Bearden Fire Inspector
Tim Rogers was recently appointed by the Bearden City Council as the city's fire inspector and fire code enforcement officer. On the

SAU Tech Executive Vice Chancellor Discusses Welding Engineering at the College
According to SAU-Tech Executive Vice Chancellor Robert Gunnells there are many unique educational opportunities and course

Bradford Funeral Services
Funeral services for Cheri Erwin Bradford of Warren will be held this  morning at 10 at Frazer's funeral Home in Warren with burial at

Dr. Perry Funeral Services
Funeral services for Dr. Virgil Bryan “Jack” Perry will be held tomorrow  morning at 10:30 at First Baptist Church in Pine Bluff with

Gerrard Funeral Services
Funeral services for Gary Gerrard of Eagle Mills will be held tomorrow  afternoon at 1pm at the Greater New Calvary Church in

01/28/16

Pine Bluff Police Manhunt For Murder Suspect
Pine Bluff Police are searching for a murder suspect. Twenty-three year old Arron Johnson of Pine Bluff is wanted for questioning in

Camden Man Faces 28 Charges In Ouachita County Circuit Court
A 22 year old Camden man has been charged in circuit court in Camden on 16 felony charges and 12 misdemeanor charges.

Bradford Obit
Cheri Erwin Bradford of Warren died Monday at JRMC in Pine Bluff at the age of 81.

Dr. Jack Perry Obit
Dr. Virgil Bryan “Jack” Perry died at the age of 84 on Monday in Blue Springs, Missouri. He practiced medicine in Pine Bluff for 52  

01/27/16

Korey Rabion Of Bearden Charged With Negligent Homicide
Prosecuting Attorney for the 13th Judicial District, David F. Butler Jr. has filed charges in Dallas County Circuit Court against

Two Charged In Bailey Bottle Shop Armed Robbery
Paul Contres Dotson of Dermott and David Moore of Fordyce have been charged in Dallas County Circuit Court in the armed

A New Edinburg Man Is Charged In Connection With High Speed Auto Chase
A 46 year old New Edinburg man has been charged by Dallas County authorities for fleeing apprehension. The incident occurred on

Sparkman Man Facing Charges Of Burglary and Assault In Dallas County
Twenty-eight year old Colt Rucker of Sparkman faces charges of burglary and aggravated assault following an incident that occurred

A Recent Meeting Answers Questions Concerning Bearden's Sewer Project
A town hall meeting to discuss the city of Bearden's multi-million dollar sewer project and rate structure was held prior to the city

OPED Board Meeting Scheduled Wednesday
The Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development Inc..board of directors will be meeting next Wednesday, Jan 27th at 10am. The

01/26/16

A Bridge Is The Hold Up On The I-69 Highway Project
In a recent interview on South Arkansas Today, Fordyce Chamber executive director Barbara Finley talked about the I-69 controversy. The big

Signup Deadline Nears For Ouachita County Extension Wellness Ambassador Program
This Friday is the deadline to get signed up for a new program with the Ouachita County Extension service called the Extension Wellness

Clemons Obit
Funeral services for 83 year old Kenneth G. Clemons of Thornton will be held this morning at 10 at Benton Funeral Home Chapel with burial at

Freer Obit
Funeral services for 93 year old James Clarence “Junior” Freer of Ivan will be held this morning at 10 at Benton Funeral Home Chapel in

01/25/16

19 Dead on Arkansas Highways The First 22 Days Of 2016
As of Friday, 19 people have died on Arkansas highways due to injuries suffered in car crashes. On Friday afternoon, a car-train collision killed

Farmers Market Forum To Be Held In Camden
If you're interested in the Farmers Market in Camden, the Ouachita County Extension service and others involved would like to get your input.

Financial Aid Night In Bearden To Be Rescheduled
Due to a basketball game being rescheduled for tonight, the Bearden High School Financial Aid Night will be rescheduled

Beef Improvement Program Coming To Drew County
The Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP) is coming to Drew County on Tuesday and Thursday, January 26 and 28. Each night's event

Abbott Obit
Jo Ann D. Abbott of Bearden died Thursday at Ouachita Medical Center in Camden. she was 81. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2

Clemons Obit
Kenneth G. Clemons of Thornton died Friday at the age of 83 at his home. Visitation will be tomorrow evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral

01/22/16

 First Winter Storm Of The Year Hits South Arkansas
A major Ice and snow storm moved through the South Arkansas Area Last night causing hazardous driving conditions and several

SAU Tech Celebrates Black History Month
As part of SAU Tech's Black History Month events, the college's multicultural Student organization will host its annual talent show.

US Department Of Agriculture Offering Microloans
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin offering farm

Smith Obit
Funeral services for 48 year old Terry Davis Smith of Fordyce will be held tomorrow morning at 11 at New Providence Baptist

01/21/16

Highway Department To Make It Easier To View Bear Bryant Home Place
The highway department has agreed to make some improvements on highway 8 near the Bear Bryant home place that will make it

Ouachita County Wellness Program To Begin In February
If you're interested in living a healthier life, you may be interested in a new program available through the Ouachita County Extension

King Obit
James Thomas King of Fordyce died Monday at the age of 85. Visitation will be tomorrow evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral  

01/20/16

Man Dies In One Vehicle Accident In Chicot County
A Eudora man died Monday night in a one vehicle crash in Chicot county. According to a preliminary State Police report, 31 year old

Dallas County Authorities Searching For Murder Weapon
Dallas County Sheriff's deputies have been searching for the shotgun used in the shooting death of 48 year old Terry Smith of

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce officers made a total of 17 arrests between January 11 and January 18.

New Regulations On South Arkansas Fishermen
A couple of fishing regulation changes have been made by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for South-Central Arkansas

Pennington Obit
Rose Marie Mays Pennington of Camden died Monday at Ouachita Nursing and Rehab Center in Camden at the age of 50. She is

01/19/16

Arkansas State Police Recruiters In Warren This Evening
Arkansas State Police recruiters will be in Warren this evening from 5-7pm at Troop F headquarters at 1237 Myrtle Street. A search is on for

Free Bee Keeping Short Course Coming In February
A complete bee keeping short course will be offered, free of charge at the U-A-M Agriculture building at Scogin and Stadium Drive in Monticello.

Enon Baptist Church Anniversary Celebration
The public is invited to the 4th anniversary celebration at Enon Baptist Church in Fordyce Saturday January 23 beginning at 6:30 featuring the

Flea Market Fundraiser For Bearden Dog Pound
An indoor flea market to benefit the Bearden Dog Pound dogs will be held on Saturday, February 13 at the Launius Community Center, also

Dallas County Extension Agent Developing A Hog Trap
Dallas County Extension agent Keith Gresham and his son Clay are in the process of building a wild hog trap. Gresham says just about

National Salute To Veterans Coming In February
American men and women are serving and sacrificing for freedom around the world as America's military defends against terrorism.

Camp Obit
Crystal Dawn “Kris” Camp of Warren died Sunday at John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado at the age of 57. She was an employee of

Smith Obit
Funeral services for Terry Davis Smith of Fordyce will be held Saturday at 11am at New Providence Baptist Church with Rev Floyd Bennett  

01/18/16

Two Traffic Fatalities Over The Weekend
A 53 year old Foreman, Arkansas man was killed on Friday in Miller county as he walked into oncoming traffic on highway 71 north near state

Martín Luther King Jr. Holiday
Observations of Martin Luther King Jr's. Birthday are being held around the area, state and nation today. King's birthday was actually Friday but

Bearden High School Financial Aid Night Coming Next Week
Financial Aid night will be held at Bearden High School a week from today. According to guidance counselor Rachel Graves, doors will open at

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce police officers made a total of 20 arrests at the beginning of the new year, through January 11, here are some of the reports released by

Senator Tom Cotton To Speak At Annual Fordyce Chamber Banquet
Fordyce Chamber executive director Barbara Finley, a guest on South Arkansas today on Friday told us the date for the annual chamber

Master Gardener Training Scheduled For February
Anyone interested in gardening will be interested in the Master Gardener training scheduled for next month,

Bearden Elementary School Principal Talks To Board About Testing And Discipline
At last week's Bearden School Board meeting, elementary teachers presented academic updates for the 2015-2016 school year as it pertains

Woodworth Obit
Eva J. Woodworth of Illinois, former resident of the Woodlawn community, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 94. Visitation will be

01/15/16

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, Fordyce Police officers made a total of 20 arrests between January 4 and

Tom Cotton Main Speaker At This Year's Fordyce Chamber Banquet
The date has been set for this year's Fordyce Chamber Banquet. According to Fordyce Chamber executive director Barbara Finley,

Camden Rotary Club 10-K Run Tomorrow
The Camden Rotary Club is having the annual Chilly Cheeks 10K run this Saturday beginning at 8a.m. You can call to pre-register at

Mike Moncrief  To Speak at This Month's Drew County Cattleman's Association
The Drew County Cattleman's Association will have a cattle meeting next Thursday on  January 21, at the UAM Agriculture building.

FEMA's Advice For Dallas County Road 246, Move It Or Close It
Governor Asa Hutchinson recently added Dallas County to the list of disaster areas following recent storms and heavy rains. Dallas

Four Arkansas State Troopers Promoted
Four Arkansas State Troopers were recommended for promotion yesterday during a regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas State  

01/14/16

Murder In Dallas County
Dallas County recorded its first homicide of the year Tuesday night around 11pm. According to a report from the Dallas County

Highway 167 Expansion Meeting To Be Held Today In Hampton
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public involvement meeting in Hampton today to present and

Noontime Gas Leak In Downtown Bearden
Centerpoint Entergy had to be called to a gas leak in downtown Bearden yesterday during the noon hour. We were at the scene of

Denton Obit
Tony Marton Denton of Fordyce died yesterday at the age of 59. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8pm at Benton Funeral

Furgerson Obit
Helen Louise Clanton Furgerson of Little Rock died Tuesday at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock at the age of 86. She was born in

Trucks Obit
Jimmy Revo Trucks of Warren died Tuesday at Belleville Estates in Monticello at the age of 78. He retired after 30 years as a  

01/13/16

Dallas County To receive Aid Following Heavy Rains
Governor Asa Hutchinson recently added Dallas County to the list of county's receiving disaster aid following recent heavy rains and

Little Rock Man Charged In Baileys Game Room break-in
Charges have been filed in Dallas County Circuit Court by deputy prosecutor Tom Wynne on a case dating way back to 2012. 

Bearden Hires Texarkana Engineering Firm For Sewer Development
In addition to reading the ordinance pertaining to the rate increase for sewer and water, the Bearden city council voted to hire A.L.

Pesticide Training Class Tomorrow Evening In Fordyce
The Dallas County Extension Office is holding a restricted use pesticide training class at the extension office in Fordyce tomorrow

 Pruning Workshop Coming In February Limited To Six Registrants
There will be a pruning workshop for anyone interested in learning how to prune fruit trees, shrubs, blackberry vines and trees in your

Ethridge Obit
A former Fordyce city alderman and former owner of Friendly Foods in Fordyce has died. 89 year old J.B. Ethridge died yesterday.

Rich Obit
Audrey E. Rich of Jessieville died Monday at the age of 79 at Arkansas Hospice Center in Hot Springs. She is survived by her  

1/12/16

Arkansas Beef Improvement Program Set For This Month
The Arkansas Beef Improvement Program (ABIP) is coming to Drew County on Tuesday and Thursday, January 26 and 28. Each night's event

Everette Obit
Thomas Everette of Rison passed away Friday at his home at the age of 64. He attended Watson Chapel Schools and served in the U-S Navy. 

Vinson Obit
Hazel Vinson of the Pansy Community near Rison passed away Saturday at the age of 66. She was a graduate of Rison High School and retired

01/10/16

Burglary At Anthony Timberlands
Late in December, Anthony Timberlands in Bearden was hit by a tornado, New Years Day, the band mill  caught fire and burned and now a

Shooting In Monticello Leaves Two Dead One Injured
According to a preliminary report from the State Police, special state police investigators were called in by the Monticello Police department to

Pine Bluff Records First Murder Of The Year
Pine Bluff has recorded the first homicide of 2016. Early Friday morning, Pine Bluff Police responded to Buie's Grocery on Port Road in

Car Crash In Hot Spring County Kills Bismarck Woman
A 55 year old Bismarck woman has been killed in a one vehicle crash in Hot Spring County. According to a preliminary report from the State

December Session Of Bearden District Court
In District Court in Bearden on December 15, Judge Dan Ives issued a warrant for the arrest of Richard McCants of Bearden for failure to

Dallas County Declared Disaster Area By Governor Hutchinson
Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared Dallas County a disaster area along with Independence, Lee, Mississippi and Woodruff, after severe

D.A.S.H. Meeting Tomorrow
Dash will meet tomorrow at noon at the Dallas County Medical Center Cafeteria. The guest speaker this month is Joni McGaHa of El Dorado,

Bearden Town Hall Meeting Tonight To Discuss Sewer/Water Rate Increase
Bearden is getting ready to begin phase one of the sewer repair project which will be very costly and tonight at a special town hall meeting the

Arkansas Highway Department  Public Meeting In Hampton Thursday To Discuss Highway 167 Expansion In Calhoun County
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public involvement meeting in Hampton to present and discuss the

01/08/16

Coach Jimmy "Red" Parker Obit
Funeral services for 84 year old Coach Jimmy Dale “Red” Parker will be held this afternoon at one at Geyer Springs First Baptist

Suspect In Pine Bluff Shooting Death Arrested
Pine Bluff Police have in custody 25 year old Quincy Chambers of Pine Bluff., a suspect in the shooting death of 33 year old Derrick

Ouachita County Judge Says Crews Will Return To Bearden To Help Repair Roads
Ouachita County Road crew employees were dispatched to Bearden shortly after the tornado struck the town a couple weeks ago to

Parham Obit
Otis L. Parham Sr. of Carthage died January 2. He was 60. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at Greater Beulah

01/07/16

Environmental Rules Could Be Main Stumbling Block To Proposed Mill In South Arkansas
In a recent interview, Anthony Timberlands President Steve Anthony said the one billion dollar pulp mill proposed for South Arkansas

Fordyce Police Blotter
According to Fordyce Police Chief Jimmy Vaughan, his officers made a total of 30 arrests between December 21 and January 5.

Ouachita County Sets Reimbursement Rates For Election And Equalization Board Members
The JP's of the Ouachita County Quorum court Tuesday night set the  reimbursement rates for County Election Commissioners and

Ouachita County Selects Little Rock Company To Re-roof Courthouse
The successful bidder for the re-roofing of the Ouachita County Courthouse is Ketcher and Company of Little Rock. County judge

Ping Pong Tournament Set For Saturday at First Baptist Church In Fordyce
It's the “over-the-hill gang” versus the “young guns” in a ping pong tournament this Saturday morning at 10 at First Baptist Church

Herrington Obit
David Herrington of the Macedonia Community near Rison died Tuesday at his home at the age of 77. He was a skilled carpenter

01/06/16

Hampton Woman Charged With Meth Possession
Criminal charges have been filed in Ouachita County Circuit Court against a 30 year old Hampton woman. Deputy prosecutor Phillip

26 Year Old Camden Man Faces Multiple Charges Involving Drugs
A twenty-six year old Camden man has been charged with multiple drug related violations in Ouachita County Circuit Court.

Fordyce Police Blotter
Fordyce Police officers were busy at the end of 2015 through the first five days of the new year. According to Police Chief Jimmy

Monthly Fish Fry This Friday At Fordyce First Assembly Of God Church
Don't miss the fish and shrimp this Friday at 1st Assembly of God in Fordyce. Lunch is served from 

01/05/16

Anthony Timberlands Open After Only Two Days Following Fire
Anthony Timberlands in Bearden was open for business yesterday morning, just a couple days after a fire destroyed a band mill at the plant.

Arkansas National Guard Closings In South Arkansas
The Arkansas National Guard is proposing the closure of three armories in southern Arkansas as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort.

McKinney Obit
A former Bradley County Clerk has died in Warren, eighty-nine year old Ioma S. McKinney. Mckinney died Sunday. She was Bradley County

Parker Obit
A top notch south Arkansas tomato farmer has died. 86 year old James Winfred Parker of Rye died on New Years Day.

01/04/16

Fire At Anthony Timberland In Bearden Destroys Band Mill
A New Year's Day fire destroyed the band mill at Anthony Timberland's Bearden sawmill but according to Anthony Timberland's President, Steve

Fordyce Woman Faces Three Felony Charges In Ouachita County
A 26 year old Fordyce woman has been charged in Ouachita County Circuit Court on three felony counts. Adrian Nicole King of Fordyce was

Bearden Library/Museum Foundation To Be Poured This Week
The effort continues in Bearden to get the old train depot moved to its new location downtown and converted into a library-museum combination.

01/01/16

Bearden Siren Not Sounded During Recent Tornado
The National weather service described the tornado that hit Bearden earlier this week as an E-1. We asked Mayor Iva Lou Stoker

City Of Fordyce Receives State Funds To Help Pay For Water Line Improvements
The City of Fordyce has received state General Improvement funds to pay for an extension of city water lines that will loop the city

Dallas County Judge Expresses Gratitude To Residents
Dallas County Judge Jimmy Jones on KQ-102.3s South Arkansas Today, shortly before Christmas expressed his gratitude

Kimbrell Obit
Frankie Ann Cupit Kimbrell of Thornton died Wednesday at the Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce at the age of 83.  

Hunter Obit
Velma Mae Hunter of Star City died Sunday at the age of 67.

 Paty Obit
Mrs. Canary Jean Hammond Thompson of Pine Bluff passed away Wednesday, May 27, at the age of 55.