Stuttgart School District transportation director warns of rising danger as drivers ignore school bus safety measures
In a stark warning, Stuttgart School District Director of Transportation, Randy Deaton, sheds light on a concerning trend that puts the safety of students at risk: an increasing number of local drivers bypassing school bus safety measures. Speaking to the Stuttgart Daily Leader, Deaton expressed deep concern about the growing...
75th Annual World Famous Backgate Auction starts today
The 75th Annual Backgate Auction begins today in Stuttgart. The auction runs through Saturday, Feb. 24, and starts at 8 a.m. each day. Bo Dottley, sales manager for Blackmon Auctions, said people travel to the Grand Prairie annually for the event, which features hundreds of items. “If you walk it...
Stuttgart Police Department Incident Reports: February 20, 2024
500 block of S. Lowe St., animal cruelty. Police responded to a report of loud music and possible animal cruelty. A resident showed the responding officer a video of a man hitting a dog with what looked like the end of a gun. The officer located the injured dog and the blunt item used to hit it. An attempt to contact the dog’s owners was unsuccessful, but the officer placed the dog into police custody.
Arkansas County, AR High School Girls Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 21
Searching for how to watch high school basketball games in Arkansas County, Arkansas today? We've got what you need. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Arkansas County, Arkansas High School Girls Basketball Games Today. De...
DeWitt basketball earns trip to regionals with win over Camden-Harmony Grove
DeWitt Dragons basketball has earned a regional tournament berth for the first time in 30 years by finishing fourth in the 3A-8 conference tournament. According to DeWitt’s first-year head coach Dalton Cox, not since 1994 have the Dragons advanced beyond the district round before this season. DeWitt had to win twice in the district tournament after finishing their regular season 10-15 overall and 3-9 in league play.
Excessive force allegations in Arkansas led to termination of four officers, state police investigations
Arkansas – The Arkansas State Police are currently conducting investigations into two allegations of improper use of force, marking significant inquiries into law enforcement conduct within the state. These investigations highlight concerns over the use of force in law enforcement operations and the accountability mechanisms in place for officers’ actions.
Arkansas County 4-H members participate in method demonstration
A method demonstration teaches a skill by the “show how” method while you tell why. Posters or visual aids are used to enhance the teaching process. A method demonstration is a talk given in front of a group and is an important part of the 4-H experience. By giving a presentation, 4-H members can tell others what they have learned and learn to speak more easily before groups.
Staatsoper Stuttgart to Give the World Premiere of ‘Dora’
Staatsoper Stuttgart is set to give the world premiere of Bernhard Lang and Frank Witzel’s new opera, “Dora.”. The main character, Dora is in her mid-twenties and stuck in the sheltered surroundings of her family. In her relentless search for direction Dora resorts to calling upon the devil, and the story unfolds with Lang’s rhythm-driven music as her accomplice. The new opera heroine pulls from the operatic tradition of the great female characters like Elektra and Brünnhilde.
Arkansas County Quorum Court discusses jail updates, judicial changes, and officially rescinds noise ordinance at February meeting
The Arkansas County Quorum Court held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the courthouse in DeWitt. Arkansas County Judge Eddie Best provided information from the meeting, which started with a jail update from Sheriff Johnny Cheek. “I did not get exact numbers, but they are still housing...
Celebrating Stuttgart School District Board Members in School Board Appreciation Month
January was School Board Appreciation Month. We would like to thank our Stuttgart School District School Board members for all that you do for our district! GO BIRDS!Visit here for more details.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $2.9 in Stuttgart as of 2024-02-18. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.279, a week ago the price is $3.189 , according to AAA.
Local Brinkley Teen Arrested, Faces Multiple Felony Charges Following Vehicle Theft and Fire Incident
Donterrio Webster, an 18-year-old from Brinkley, Ar., was arrested yesterday. He is connected to a series of felonies that occurred on July 8, 2023, in Palestine. The Palestine Fire Department and SFC Deputies responded to a vehicle crash and car fire early that morning.
Gillett Volunteer Fire Department to host annual fish fry on Saturday
The Gillett Volunteer Fire Department will host its 37th annual fish fry this Saturday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fundraising meal is at the fire station at 303 W. Main St. in Gillett. Jennifer Lowe, the city’s recorder/treasurer, said all proceeds from the event benefit the...
SPS update: Individual school information, athletics, and more
Nikki Hawkins, Director of Communications and Student Services at Stuttgart Public Schools, said it is a lively month for Stuttgart students and district staff. It is not too late for volunteers to sign up to participate in Real Men Read. The program allows community members to engage students’ interest in reading.
Stuttgart basketball concludes regular season with mixed outcomes: Lady Ricebirds finish, senior boys earn victory in 50-48 defeat
Stuttgart basketball concluded their regular season on Thursday night with losses at Monticello. The Lady Ricebirds lost 55-24 while the senior boys fell 50-48. This ends the Lady Ricebirds’ season as they failed to qualify for the 4A south regional tournament, finishing sixth in the 8-4A conference. Stuttgart’s senior...
City of Stuttgart Presidents’ Day holiday garbage schedule
The City of Stuttgart Sanitation Department has announced its schedule change for next week, due to the Presidents’ Day holiday. The sanitation department, landfill, transfer station, and street department will all be closed on Monday, Feb. 19. Monday’s garbage will be picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Tuesday’s...
Stuttgart School Board adopts alternative calendar to avoid snow makeup days, acknowledges outstanding achievement
The Stuttgart School Board converted the district’s current academic calendar to an alternative calendar during the regular board meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 13. During the meeting, the board approved a resolution switching from a traditional calendar to an alternative calendar, where student contact time is counted in hours instead of days.
Arkansas County Spelling Bee set to thrill on Feb. 22
The Arkansas County Spelling Bee is slated to take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, promising an evening of linguistic prowess and friendly competition. A total of 16 students from area schools will showcase their spelling skills. Students from Stuttgart’s Park...
Stuttgart Junior Birds Triumph in District Basketball Championship
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JUNIOR BIRDS ON WINNING THE JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP!! Great job making sure that the trophy stayed in Stuttgart!! We are so proud of y'all!!!!! GO BIRDS!!!Visit here for more details.
Your Input Needed: Help Shape New Boat Lanes on Lake Conway
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) is asking for public suggestions on new boat lanes for Lake Conway. The team, led by regional fisheries supervisor Nick Feltz, will take suggestions until February 25, 2024. So far, 45 people have given their ideas for improving the boat lanes. The current 23-mile boat lanes will be cleared of stumps and widened to 50 feet. They will be marked with large wooden poles for visibility.