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Lake Village City Council met Tuesday, Dec. 4. Members heard an audit report from Rocky Goodman and alcohol related issues from Police Chief Percy Wilburn.

The Lakeport Plantation, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site, will host “History for the Holidays,” a book signing and author event featuring local and regional authors. The event will be on Dec. 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is an opportunity for the public to meet authors and pu…

The annual Lake Village Area Chamber of Commerce shopping promotion, Shop the Village First, started last weekend and local shoppers are now eligible to win cash prizes.

Residents from throughout the region celebrate Thanksgiving and kick-off of the Christmas season with a trip to Christmas Wonderland, the Ashley County light show Sam Finney has put on annually since 1985. With a concentration on the “true meaning of Christmas” Finney has handmade several of…

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders from across the state will come together for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 84th annual convention set for Nov. 28-30 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The Dermott Rams basketball team and the Lady Rams basketball team both beat the Hamburg Lions during the holiday break.

The quorum court held their regular meeting on Tuesday. Justices approved a pay increase for county employees and appointed a new treasurer.

The average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year is higher than in 2017, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 33rd annual survey of food items typically included in the holiday feast. And, for the first time, the survey includes ham, russet potatoes and green beans. This year’s…

On Sunday night, Nov. 18, members from churches around the community gather together to celebrate the coming Thanksgiving. This annual program has been going on for 30 plus years in Lake Village. This year's service was hosted by Second Baptist Church on Luna Road. The guest speaker was Past…

During a ceremony last week at the State Capitol, Governor Hutchinson joined agriculture leaders, industry partners and 4-H and FFA members in declaring Nov. 19 to 25 as Turkey Week in Arkansas. The Turkey Week proclamation highlights the state's turkey industry and its value to Arkansas's e…

The Lakeside Beavers made the playoffs this year after only winning two total games last year and to top it off one of the Lakeside athletes had an award winning season.

Arkansas State Police will be working alongside law enforcement agencies across the state during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period (Nov. 19 - 25) looking for motorists who are not using their vehicle safety belts.

An accident on Highway 82 E leaves debris strewn across the Lake Village roadway Wednesday, Nov. 7. Law enforcement officials confirmed that no one was fatally injured in the wreck which involved an 18 wheeler and a truck. The Arkansas State Police worked the incident, but did not release an…

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Executive Director Mike Preston and Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $319,763.38 to 27 rural communities Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The communities were selected for Fiscal Year 2019 Cycle I funding through the…

A pre-Halloween event last week is safe fun for students at Sweet Dumpling. Kids played games and won prizes. Carol Meyer, Elizer Spencer and Brenda Roy helped out with games, the gifts and candy. The director said the students had bowling, bean bag toss and ring toss games.

The Eudora Library had "fire awareness day" last week. Cody Brooks and Clayton McGilton with the Arkansas Forestry Commission read a book about Smokey the Bear with fire safety tips to the children. Eudora Fire Chief Robert Bunn, Harold Jones, Darian Aikens, and Sherry McAlester also talked …

Early last week, Dustyn Codie Martin of Ashley County was arrested for alleged Theft of Property and Obtaining a Signature by Deception, but has since been released.

As hunters head into the woods to hunt, officials are encouraging them to brush up on regulations that they say are written for safety or to ensure a better hunt for all.

Members of the Lakeside high school art class painted windows in downtown Lake Village on Tuesday in an effort to decorate the town for the upcoming Lake Chicot Fall Fest. This year's festival features live music, food, vendors and more. The Fall Fest will kick off on Thursday night. More de…

Heavy rains covering much of Arkansas, beginning late last week and continuing through the weekend, have further slowed harvest for both cotton and soybeans, and are already causing significant discounts in payout to growers, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agricul…

Lakeside High School in Lake Village hosted its homecoming festivities on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Kanesha Hampton was named homecoming queen and Aarion Kilgore was named king. Kenny Weston was named prince and Keiarah Aurberry was named princess. The court included maids Ayanna Plummer, Justi…

Members of the Lakeside Beavers’ boys’ tennis team returned to the state tennis tournament for the third time in three years. Daniel Palomares and Allan Mondragon are this year’s 3-8A District Runner-Up. This is Palomares’s second year in a row on the District Runner-Up Boys Double Team.

Fire Prevention Week began Oct. 7, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster.

Lake Village Police Chief Percy Wilburn was selected by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge as Chicot County's outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2018. Wilburn received his award at the 2018 Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center Oct. 2. A record 648 officers from ar…

Volunteers are needed to participate in Lake Chicot State Park’s annual fall litter pickup on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Lake Chicot State Park, the cleanup is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup (GAC), the annual fall statewide litter …

Commissioners voted to amend nonresident waterfowl permits to be valid only during certain portions of the duck season at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting at the Temple Live Event Center in Fort Smith. The change, however, will not go into effect until the 2019-20 waterfowl season.

State police and the Lake Village fire department respond to a grass fire on Hwy 65 at the Airport Road turn. The fire started when a tall truck hit the electric cable crossing the highway and brought it down into the grass. Traffic was backed up in both directions and as far back as the St.…

The end of World War II was a time of transformation for the country. In the delta, things would never be the same as they were before the war. The migration of people in the forties to the northern states for higher paying factory jobs, or the young people seeking the excitement of the mili…

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Great Arkansas Cleanup is ongoing, but ends at the end of next month. Arkansans can #keepARbeautiful by volunteering in a cleanup of their choice by the end of October. “We only have a few weeks left of the Great Arkansas Cleanup, but plenty of opportunities to vo…

Stacy Roark likes to find things. Historical things. Over the course of time she has found items lost in the dirt, things like WWII Nazi buckles and tokens from where the Japanese Internment Camp was out near Jerome. One item of particular significance is a military ring found many years ago…

According to a report from Arkansas State Police, Marie Raye Moss, 84, received fatal injuries in a two vehicle accident on Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2018. Moss was traveling west on Hwy 35 in a 2015 Nissan, and the report states that she failed to yield at the intersection of Hwy 35 and H…