Home Blog Page 3
By Quinton Bagley Little River News Charles M. Gillespie, 19, of Wilton, Ark., died from injuries sustained in a single-car accident on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. According to a report by Arkansas State Trooper Joshua Broughton, Gillespie was traveling north on U.S. Hwy. 71N, at approximately 7:07 a.m. when his 1997...
By Quinton Bagley Little River News After pleading guilty in April, two Little River County residents were sentenced on Tuesday, May 21, by Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Charles Yeargan during court proceedings at the Little River County Courthouse. Kiley Huddlesto Kiley Huddleston, 34, of Ashdown received...
By Quinton Bagley Little River News George Burns, 70, of Taylor, Ark., formerly of Ashdown, was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree, a Class D Felony, for a series of incidents that occurred in 2014 involving a minor following a jury trial at the Little River County Courthouse...
Dear Fellow County Residents, In case you have not heard, our elected county leaders, except one, voted to have a special election to increase our sales tax by .58 %. This will be the 3rd special election called over the past few years for the same purpose, to build a new jail. Let me go on record, I believe...
Special to the Little River News Little River Nursing & Rehab (LRN&R) in Ashdown has planned a special and unique event to begin a week-long celebration for their residents that will honor them in many ways. The Monday event kicking off the week actually dates back to an earlier time in Ashdown’s history when, in the early...
By Carolyn Myers The hallway of Barbara Horn Civic Center was crowded with citizens who braved the weather to support the Health Fair. Just as in past years, the whole county seemed to be looking forward to the 15th Annual Little River County Health Fair held this year on Thursday, May 2. Due to...
By Quinton Bagley Little River News The Arkansas Commission for Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation recently awarded 40 Arkansas school districts more than $103 million state funding for 56 campus construction, expansion and system replacement projects in the coming 2019-20 fiscal year. One Little River...
By Ronda Pounds ASD Public Relations Coordinator The annual Ashdown Scholarship Tea was held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2p.m. in the Ashdown High School Cafeteria. Sixty-two scholarships totaling more than $36,000 were given to 26 Ashdown High School Seniors. The Scholarship Committee has awarded over 100% of all donated...
By Carolyn Myers Courtesy photo The photo includes several of a group of oncology nurses who contributed to Kelly Cornelius Fisher’s treatment during her extended illness, as well as her doctor and the three women who made quilts to fulfill Kelly’s final mission. Shown left-to-right are April, Dr. Patel, Irene Lott, Tenisha, Margaret Cornelius, Holly...
Red Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church The Red Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Ashdown would like to invite everyone to the 25 Appreciation of Rev. Leon and 1st Lady Louetta Talton on May 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Guest Minister and Church will be Rev. T.J. Roberson and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Texarkana, Texas....