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On Monday, May 13, the Scott County Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee held their annual Farm Day for Waldron 3rd grade students at the Davis Angus Farm. There were seven stations of learning for the students. Some of these stations included a seed and plant station, a snack station, a…

High School students enrolled in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s Western Arkansas Technical Center have been recognized for superior achievement in a special awards ceremony which included the announcement of Outstanding WATC Students, SkillsUSA medalists and Starfish Awards.

The following individuals were listed on the 15th Judicial Circuit Division 1 court docket for pre-trial on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott County Courthouse.

Local Voices

True or False questions are no different from flipping a coin to see which is heads and which is tails. But the quotes below are more philosophical questions for you to believe them or not. 

This week, I released the details of the Arkansas State Broadband Plan. This is the plan that will expand high-speed broadband internet to the rural areas of Arkansas.

In Arkansas, 41% of the population live in rural counties. In contrast, only 14% of the United States population as a whole live in nonmetropolitan counties. Our state is a very rural one, so when we work to expand our economy we must always recognize the challenges that our rural communities face.

Job training and workforce education are offered by numerous government entities in Arkansas. That’s part of the problem.

As most people know, computer science education has been one of my top priorities since I ran for governor in 2014.

Obituaries

Joe Oscar Plum, age 97, of Waldron passed away May 13, 2019 at home.  He was born June 22, 1921 to the late Samuel and Dollie Plum.  Joe worked for the Civil Service for over 30 years and retired at Fort Chaffee where he had been the Foreman of the Heavy Equipment Shop for many years.  He lo…