Fordyce, AR

Superintendent Bryan Cornish gives Rotary update on Warren School facilities

The Rotary Club of Warren met Tuesday, June 28 inside the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church for its weekly meeting. Rotarian Andrew Tolbert was responsible for the program and introduced fellow Rotarian and Warren School District Superintendent Bryan Cornish. Superintendent Cornish gave an update about school district’s facilities. This included some drone footage of the construction being done at the new elementary school and gymnasium. He also gave a detailed update about the high school, which suffered fire and smoke damage a few months ago. Cornish said construction was going well and they have not had any delays on receiving supplies, but the weather has hurt them some. They are in the process of putting the roof on the gym now so they can do the inside work and will hopefully be able to get the roof on the elementary school soon so they can do the inside work and won’t have to worry about the weather as much. Once that is done, they will be able to come up with a firmer completion date. The high school suffered a bunch of smoke damage, but Cornish mentioned there was a firewall between the auxiliary gym and cafeteria, which did its job as the fire didn’t spread into the school. The plan is to use portable buildings once school starts in the fall along with space at SEACBEC and other facilities. The plan is to eventually remodel the high school once they are sure the air quality is safe. He stated they would not be moving students back into that building until it was completely safe to do so. Cornish concluded the program by answering a few questions from the crowd.
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Warren arrest report for June 20-27, 2022

The following is a direct re-print of the Warren Arrest & Confinement Record from the Warren, Arkansas Police Department. All people listed are innocent until proven guilty. Stefan Jones / 1283 Bradley 1 N, Warren, AR / DOB 3-21-96 / kidnapping and agg. assault on 6-22-22 Uvenses Corza / 718...

Phillip Howard Berry, 1946-2022

Phillip Howard Berry, 75 of Warren, AR went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Phil was born November 7, 1946 in Warren, AR to the late Lawrence Berry and Christine Knowles Berry. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Berry; mother, Christine Knowles Berry; brother, John Berry; two sisters-in-law, Jane Coulter Berry and Patsy Smith Berry all of Warren. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marsha Riley Berry; son, Mark Berry; brother, Mike Berry and several nieces and nephews.

Locals To Contest 2020 Census Figures

RISON – When the U.S. Census Bureau released its population figures from the 2020 census, local government officials were skeptical to the accuracy of that count. Now, a survey conducted by the Census Bureau itself indicates those concerns may have merit. Last month, the Census Bureau released the results...

AGFC, Warren complete shooting sports complex

WARREN — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission celebrated the agency’s latest partnership shooting range with the city of Warren at Wednesday’s grand opening of the city’s expanded target-shooting facility. The Warren Shooting Sports Complex originally opened in 2015, but only held ranges for trap and...

New Edinburg All-School Reunion set for July 9

The New Edinburg All-School Reunion will be held at the New Edinburg Community Center July 9, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. til 2:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite dish for the potluck lunch to be held at noon. If you were a winner of a door prize previously,...


50 YEARS AGO June 29, 1972 - Mark Higgs, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Higgs of Fordyce, Arkansas, fell about 275 feet to his death, down the steep canyon wall near Bear Creek Falls two miles south of Ouray Monday at noon. After an intensive search Monday into the night and again Tuesday morning, his body was found in the Uncompahgre River at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, about 100 yards south of the tunnel…

Camden's First Friday features "Dog Dayz"

First Friday Monthly Market in Camden will have the theme “Dog Dayz of Summer: BBQ & Blues.”. Vendors will have blacksmith items, crochet, artwork, woodworking, jewelry and clothing. Information booths and local businesses will also be present. Two food trucks will be on site: Mortuary BBQ and Smith Treats...

Arkansas Center for Forest Business has Tall Forest Story to Tell

Fast facts- • Trees Are Vital to Bradley County Economy. Warren, Arkansas — The Arkansas Center for Forest Business has built a database full of Arkansas forest facts. The newly created center wants to share their statistics with economic decision makers and civic groups. This week Dr. Matthew Pelkki, Director of the ACFB, Dr. Sagar Chhetri, postdoctoral economist and Ana Gutierrez, research associate with the Center appeared before the Bradley County Economic Development Office at the invitation of BCEDC chairperson Bob Moore. The trio presented with collective information and hard numbers regarding forest and forest industry economic contributions in Bradley County and then answered question from the group. The presentation provided data that support what many already know – the value of the wood industry to Bradley County is inescapable.
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Camden breaks ground on Dollar General Market Place

CAMDEN — Camden Mayor Toni Keesler, along with several members of the Camden Village Council, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Dollar General Market Place located at 6715 North Main Street, Camden, on Friday, June 17. Mayor Keesler began the ceremony with a brief statement: “I want to thank...

Warren Waves YMCA Swim Team wins AAU State Championship

The Warren Waves YMCA Swim Team won the 2022 Arkansas AAU State Championship this past weekend at a meet held at the Pine Bluff Aquatic Center. Warren waves swimmers put together a total of 190 personnel best times to win both the men’s and women’s divisions, as well as the combined division Championship.