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Manila Council discusses water/sewer increases (02/24/15)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner and the city council discussed water and sewer rates at the Feb. 16 meeting. "Mr. Ford (Henry Ford, director of public works) and I have been wrestling this for weeks," Mayor Wagner said...
Mississippi County libraries offer notary services (02/24/15)
The Mississippi County Library System is now offering notary public services at all seven of its locations. "This is another service we are able to provide to help better serve our patrons," Kevin Barron, director of the Mississippi County Library System, said. "All seven of our library branches now has at least one notary."...
Veterans Seminar to be held in Manila (02/24/15)
Veterans from throughout the area are encouraged to pre-register for the upcoming Veterans Benefit Seminar to be held at the Manila Community Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19...
Caraway Council approves lease agreement on Basler building (02/24/15)
Caraway Council members were all present for a special called meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, kto discuss a lease agreement for the former Basler building. Caraway Mayor Barry Riley opened the meeting giving Dwight Whittenburg, with Crop Production Services, the floor. Whittenburg presented his proposal for the use of the building...
Manila Principal contracts renewed (02/24/15)
Manila School Board members, on the recommendation of Superintendent Pam Castor, unanimously approved renewing principal contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. Principals are LeeAnn Helms, middle school; Jason Evers, elementary; and Chris Ferrell, high school...
Transforming Cinderella project underway in Manila (02/17/15)
Haven Bohannan and Sahara Jacobs, Manila High School students, have undertaken a project they named "Transforming Cinderella." They have worked hard to get the project underway in time for this year's prom. ...
Bielema to speak at Mississippi County Razorback Club Banquet (02/17/15)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema will speak at the Mississippi County Razorback Club Banquet Monday, March 2, at the Manila Airport Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ...
2015 Valentine Queen (02/17/15)
Dorthy Crouch was crowned the 2015 Manila Senior Citizen Valentine Queen on Friday, Feb. 13. Each senior present cast a vote for the queen. Mrs. Crouch turned 90 on Dec. 12. She received a crown, a rose and a box of chocolates. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)...
Caraway General Store opens (02/17/15)
It has been a time of rebuilding for the town of Caraway as the community recovers from the tornado and storm damage of Oct. 31, 2013. Most of the main street businesses and buildings were destroyed. ...
Southworth celebrates accident free year (02/17/15)
Southworth employees in Manila were treated to a barbecue luncheon, catered by Strawberry's, celebrating an accident free year. The luncheon was held on Tuesday, Feb. 10...
Douglas Electric relocates to Lake City (02/17/15)
Douglas Electric HVAC, Inc. has relocated at 306 Cobean Boulevard in Lake City in the former Masonic Lodge building. Formerly housed in Manila, the business, owned by Greg Douglas, serves the Buffalo Island and surrounding area in Northeast Arkansas...
BIC millage to be on ballot in May (02/17/15)
The Buffalo Island School Board voted at its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, to go back to patrons to ask for a 9 mill increase in May. The purpose of the millage increase is to build a new K-6 grade school on the Leachville campus and a 7-12 building on the Monette campus. ...
Caraway City Council approves trash pick-up rate increase (02/17/15)
Caraway City Council approved a $1 increase per household on trash pick-up at the Thursday, Feb. 12 meeting...
Turner shares importance of communication skills (02/10/15)
Clay F. Turner, young author of Leachville, has been sharing his experience throughout the area as he has been the guest speaker at 10 appearances since his book "Lodesyia" was published in November...
Leachville Foundation welcomed with grand opening (02/10/15)
The Leachville Foundation Inc. held its grand opening Saturday, Feb. 7, giving community members a chance to see first hand the new food pantry as well as discuss future projects with organization members...
Riverside School board hears construction update (02/10/15)
A construction update was presented when the Riverside School Board met Monday, Feb. 2. Larson Tate, project manager, and architect Mark Cahoon with Cahoon Steiling Studio reported work had begun on the new elementary building on the east campus in Caraway...
BIC journalism students excel at yearbook contest (02/10/15)
Members of the BIC journalism staff have earned eight awards in the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists' 2014 Yearbook Excellence Contest. Over 1,600 entries were received in the competition, and only 217 national winners were named...
Butterfly House to open soon (02/03/15)
It has been several years since Danna Deaton, executive director of the Butterfly House, first started sharing her story and her dream of opening a transitional living facility for women who want to live chemically free. ...
Monette talks planning (02/03/15)
At the Monday, Jan. 26, regular meeting of the Monette City Council, aldermen discussed in length Ordinance 2014-3, which would create the position of building inspector, require building permits, require electrical and plumbing permits, set penalties for violations and more...
Lake City council votes to proceed with final process of condemning property (02/03/15)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan informed the city council at the Jan. 27 meeting that all work had been completed on the condemnation of 300 N. Main property and said it is now time to proceed with the final process if the council is in agreement...
Work begins on the new Riverside East Elementary facility in Caraway (02/03/15)
Site work has begun for the new school on East Riverside East campus in Caraway. "It is finally underway and we are all excited," Tommy Knight, Riverside superintendent said. Students, teachers, administrators and the those passing by can view the marked off area and the dirt work as the first steps of the actual construction...