Construction has begun on Arkansas’ largest universal, utility-scale solar energy project – the Chicot Solar Energy Center, according to a press release issued by NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas. When complete, the center will be bigger than the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, w…
Eudora City Council Monday renewed its contract with Get Rid of It, approved Christmas bonuses, and accepted a bid for repairs at city hall and the park. Council also approved the purchase of Sky Cop equipment and discussed water issues as well as the 2020 budget.
At 9 Tuesday morning, the basketball court on Luna Street was busy with three young boys shooting baskets. As the boys dribbled the ball and took their shots, they seemed innocently unaware of the tragedy that took place the evening before. The only reminder of the events of the previous nig…
For the second year in a row the average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year reflected a modest increase, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 34th annual survey of food items typically included in the holiday feast. This year’s meal will cost $57.75 for a family of 10, up $4.…
Despite the cold and occasional light rain, the Lake Village Expo Center was filled up on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The reason for all the excitement was the Convoy of Hope and the distribution of shoes, socks for the kids and food for the families.
The number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers will begin to grow starting this weekend as millions of Americans hit the road, eager to spend time with friends and family in places near and far.
The filing deadline has passed for several seats in Chicot County, but only three races will be contested. Two of those are for quorum court seats, including District 2 and District 4, and the third is for the title of Eudora mayor.
Dermott’s Junior Lady Rams are the champions of the 2019-20 Hamburg Junior Tip Off Classic that was held last week. The team defeated the Hamburg Junior Lady Lions in the first round of play Nov. 12 with a final score of 38-18. During Thursday’s second round they claimed a 46-16 victory over…
Memes Pie Hole in Montrose is lost to fire Tuesday, according to Mayor Joseph Carlton. The fire started around 1:45 a.m. and Portland Fire Department was called to aid the Montrose department in putting out the flames.
On Sunday morning Nov. 10 at around 10 a.m. a vehicle was involved in a single car accident at the Boeuf River bridge. The vehicle appeared to have swerved hitting the bridge and swung around facing the other direction. The driver was transported to Chicot Memorial Medical Center by ambulanc…
It’s a new era at The Chicot County Spectator and The Eudora Enterprise as the local staff will begin working remotely to put out each week’s editions, starting with the next issue.
Superior Group of Companies have announced expansion and upgrades to the Eudora distribution center where they will invest $10 Million in the next three years and add 125 additional jobs over the next five years in Arkansas.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced the appointment of Sandra C. Bradshaw of Crossett as circuit court judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Division Two.
Arkansas tourism commissioners met Monday in Monticello to discuss economic opportunities along the Great River Road. The six representatives from counties along the Mississippi River were joined by technical advisors and tourism professionals to review the recent national conference and dev…
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan.”
The Eudora Library held a Halloween Bash for Sweet Dumpling and Mother Goose Daycares offering inside games, snacks, and candy treats. Mary Bates read the story “Creepy Carrots!” by Aaron and Daniel Rogers, the creepy character.
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $1,500,000 investment into 11 organizations across the Mississippi River Delta region including University of Arkansas – College of Technology Crossett. The effort looks to align workforce and economic development strategies, enhance job trainin…
A family treasure lost in Eudora over the summer found its way home thanks to the hobby of an area man, Jim Skender of Hamburg.
Aspiring farmers can learn the ins and outs of farming in a new on-farm apprenticeship program beginning January 2020.
The city of Lake Village was without power and in some places cell phone signal from two unrelated events Tuesday afternoon.
The United States Flag Code, Title 4, Section 8k states-“The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
The Parks and Recreation Department for the city of Eudora hosted its second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk this past weekend.
Delta Cotton Belles and the Hodding Carter Memorial YMCA have partnered to celebrate breast cancer survivors with the Positively Pink & Proud Breast Cancer Survivors Walk set for Saturday, Oct. 26.
Chicot County Quorum Court members met Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, and held not only a regular monthly meeting, but also a public hearing for the proposed solar power project.
More than $29,915 in merchandise was reported stolen from the Crossett Walmart late last month.
Tonya McKenzie from Chicot County Extension Office in Lake Village did Healthy Eats recently at the Eudora library. She served whole wheat, pita bread, and bagels, and she talked about “It’s a Sandwich,” by Robert L. Dayff and Patricia McKissack. McKenzie also let the children create their o…
Eudora City Council has appointed Jonathan Patrick the acting mayor until a special election can be held for the remainder of former Mayor Travis Collins’s term. Collins resigned last week after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor counts in Chicot County Circuit Court in Lake Village.
Lake Village City Council gathered Tuesday, Oct. 1 and passed Ordinance 04-19, which allowed city employee Dominique Toney to also serve as city clerk.
Lake Village Police Department Captain Bob Graham is Chicot County’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Office of the Year, according to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
The “store and hold” strategy employed by many rice growers in 2018 has finally paid off as rice prices rallied in 2019, hinging largely on record prevented planting acreage and general uncertainty about the year’s crop size.
Senior Rakyah Sykes is crowned Lakeside High School’s 2019 Homecoming Queen. The annual event was held Friday, Sept. 27. The evening started out with a parade down Main Street which was followed by the presentation of the Homecoming Court at the Beavers football field. The final score at the…
On Monday, Sept. 30 Eudora Mayor Travis Collins pled no contest to two misdemeanor counts in Chicot County Circuit Court in Lake Village. As a result of this plea, Collins has resigned from his positions as mayor and as board member of Lakeside School District, according to city hall’s Jonat…
Fifteen people, mostly from Chicot County, are in custody after federal and state authorities made numerous arrests Tuesday morning.
Support groups bring together a number of individuals who are facing similar challenges.
Taking the first steps toward improved fitness may be as easy as registering for the fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas, a program that rang up an estimated quarter million dollars in healthcare savings during its eight-week run in the spring.
Construction has started on the new 100 MW solar farm north of Lake Village. Once completed the farm will sit on 700 acres. It will tie with other solar farms under construction in Arkansas as the largest in the state.
On Sept. 11, 2001, the nation mourned as terrorists slammed hijacked airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and into a lonely field. This was an event that cut deep into the heart of America. Few forget where they were or what they were doing that day.
Chicot County Judge Mack Ball Jr. recently signed a proclamation naming September 2019 as Drive the Great River Road Month. This proclamation serves as an invitation to all Americans and visitors from around the world to experience America’s greatest drive.
Improvements to State Highway 160 between Chicot Junction and Portland require temporary lane closures and detours, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Lake Village Fire Department was called to Charlie Mae’s restaurant Thursday, Sept. 12 for an accidental fire caused by some electrical issues, according to Fire Chief Sammy Angel. The business suffered moderate damage but the flames were out just in time for the department to respond to a m…
Lake Village City Council met last week and discussion ranged from the condition of sports jerseys to taxes and from appointments to door-to-door sales companies.
Mass flu vaccine clinics have been scheduled for Chicot County communities.
Lakeside School District has just raised the bar in school lunches.
The Lakeside football team huddles up at the Meet the Beavers pep-rally event last week. The marching band performs for the teams while cheerleaders bring the team spirit.
The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) awarded its annual safety awards during the AAC’s 51st annual conference, held Aug. 21-23 in Hot Springs.
In 1895 over 100 Italian families, arrived at the renowned Sunnyside Plantation in Lake Village. This was the initial event to establish the first Italian Colony in the United States.
The Arkansas corn harvest is going to be a drawn out affair this year.
When the University of Arkansas Razorbacks take the field against Portland State in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Aug. 31, they’ll be hitting the gridiron on new grass.
Flood waters are simultaneously a blessing and a curse for producers, Dr. David Fernandez, Extension livestock specialist and interim assistant dean of academic programs for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, said. After flood…
The Aztecas Soccer Organization in Eudora has hosted home soccer games this year at the city park. The teams utilized the soccer field for practice during the week and Saturday for game days. City Parks and Recreation Director Elijah Jackson said, “It has been a pleasure working with the org…
Lake Chicot takes on a whole new look due to the drawdown. One of the drawbacks to the lower water levels is that the community can see just how much garbage has accumulated under the docks such as this one that has a lawn chair, several pieces of some kind of equipment, and a toilet underne…