Kingsland, AR

Kingsland Raising Water Deposit Fees

New State Law Requires Cities To Conduct Regular Water Rate Surveys. KINGSLAND - The Kingsland City Council approved raising the deposit to $200 for those connecting to the city water system during its regular monthly meeting last Thursday. Meanwhile, Mayor Sharon Crosby told the city council that she will look into having a rate survey conducted of the city’s water and sewer systems after visiting with officials with the Arkansas Municipal League in North Little Rock about a new state law. Last Thursday’s meeting was the first that Crosby officially presided over from start to finish after being appointed as mayor during the August meeting. She previously represented Ward 2, Position 1 on the four-person council. The council also appointed Sandra “Peanut” Laws to fill Crosby’s vacancy on the council after she was appointed mayor. Laws was at the meeting but did not take an active role in the meeting. She will need to be sworn in before her appointment becomes official. Water matters seemed to be the primary focus of last week’s council meeting. …
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Johnny, June’s Chili Supper Set For Oct. 22 in Kingsland

KINGSLAND - Kickstart Kingsland has announced it will be presenting the first-ever Johnny and June’s Chili Supper and Music Event to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Kingsland. The event is scheduled to be held outdoors along First Street near Kingsland City Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Kingsland School auditorium. According to the group, there will be chili available to the pub‐lic, a bouncy house for the youth, cornhole/baggo and horseshoes, and live music. Kingsland Mayor Sharon Crosby, who is also a member of Kickstart Kingsland, said one of the chili offerings will be made from a recipe of the event’s namesake, Johnny and June Cash. She described it as a “hot” chili spiced with peppers. Crosby said a milder chili will be available as well. Kathy Phillips, one of the event organizers, said four per‐formers have been lined up to provide live music: Rodger King, The Lisemby Family, Grace Cowboy Church Band, Regan Havill, Octember…
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Hwy 79-63 Junk Hunt Begins Next Week

RISON - The seventh annual Hwy. 79-63 Junk Hunt begins Thursday, Oct. 6, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 8 with miles of yard sales throughout Cleveland County and beyond. Junk Hunt organizer Jennifer King said the Junk Hunt will follow the same route as it has in previous years, starting at the Hwy. 79 exit at Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff and proceeding south along Hwy. 79 through Watson Chapel, Rison, Kingsland and eventually to Fordyce. At Fordyce, the route turns east along Hwy. 8 passing through New Edinburg on its way to Warren. At Warren, the hunt takes two paths, one turns north on Hwy. 63 heading back to Pine Bluff through the Cleveland County communities of Rye, Pansy, Rowell, Calmer, Wood‐lawn and Randall. The second path, heads south on Hwy. 63 through Hermitage and on to Morro Bay, then expands to Strong on Hwy. 275.

Cleveland County now under burn ban

Cleveland County is officially under a burn ban as of Wednesday morning, September 28, 2022. This comes a day after Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney issued a burn ban for Bradley County. Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Lincoln, Drew, and Ashley Counties are all at a high risk of wildfires at the moment due to dry conditions throughout the State. Union County to the southwest is the lone County touching Bradley that is currently listed at only a moderate risk of wildfire. Saline River Chronicle expected multiple other surrounding counties to be put under burn bans in the coming hours and days. We’ll post updates on the home page.

Rison in the Fall Bringing in More Musical Acts

RISON - Leading up to the Oct. 15 Rison in the Fall Festival in Downtown Rison, Rison Shine is shining a spotlight on some of the entertainment. While the event’s concerts will be headlined by country music star Julie Roberts with support from singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin, three local and regional acts will open the concert series.

Dog Pageant Returns To Rison in the Fall Festival

RISON - Rison Shine is pleased to announce the return of the Third Annual Rison Paws For A Cause Dog Pageant to the Rison in the Fall Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 15. “The pageant was designed to benefit the local animal rescue and provide entertainment to festival attendees,” said Festival Organizer Douglas Boultinghouse.

Local Internet Speed Survey Still Underway

RISON - Residents of Cleveland County arc urged to take an online survey lo document broadband internet speeds in the county to collect data that will be used Lo pursue grants and other funding to get faster speeds throughout the county. The Accelerate Cleveland County committee is conducting the survey...

More Details Announced For Halloween Events

RISON - Fall festivals and Halloween events are already in the works for Rison and New Edinburg next month. Rison Shine and the Pioneer Village are joining forces to host a haunted house Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to Midnight. The cost is $10 per person. Carnival activities and...

Cats Feast on Cardinals’ Miscues for 51-0 Blowout Win

PINE BLUFF - Feasting on a buffet of Dollarway miscues from start to finish, the Rison Wildcats opened their 6-3 A Conference rate with a 51-0 blowout of the Cardinals last Friday night. Since the 'Cats and Cards became league foes in 2018. Rison has out scored Dollarway over their last five meetings by a wide margin of 230-2 I. Friday night's victory improved Rison to 4-0 on the season, while the struggling Cards remained winless after four outings. Rison has now recorded at least one shutout in 41 of the last 42 seasons. However, the Cardinals accomplished one thing that Rison's first three opponents could not do, and that Was keep the Wildcats' offense out of the end zone over the first 12 minutes. In their three non-conference games against Dumas, Bismarck and Dardanelle, the Rison offense scored touchdowns in the first quarter of each game. But when the 'Cat offense marched into the end zone on the first snap of the second period, the flood gates remained open the rest of the…

Rison, Kingsland Events To Pay Tribute to Cash

RISON - Special tributes to Johnny Cash are planned for October in Cleveland County, celebrating the world-famous music icon born 90 years ago at the Crossroads community north of Kingsland. Kevin Kresse, the Arkansas artist who is sculpting the Johnny Cash statue that will represent Arkansas in the National Statuary...

'Cats, Jr. Wildcats Both Off This Week

RISON - The Rison Wildcats and the Rison Junior Wildcats both have byes this week so neither team will play Thursday or Friday. The Junior ‘Cats are nest scheduled to travel to Harmony Grove for a 6-3A conference game at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 6. The Wildcats will host Harmony Grove in pivotal 6-3 A conference at 7 p.m. Next Friday. Oct, 7. at George Walker Field of Champions.

RHS Powder Puff Football Game Set For This Thursday

RISON * Rison High School will host a powder puff football game for girls in grades 9-12 will be held Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. There will be a $2 admission. Halilimc entertainment will be senior high football moms tackling their sons.

1 dead, 3 hurt in Hot Springs crash

A Leola woman died and three others were injured Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision in Garland County. According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary, a vehicle pulled out of a private driveway into oncoming traffic on US Highway 270 East near Hot Springs. Joyce M. Newton, 75,...

Woodlawn Rolls In Re-Match With Parkers Chapel, 44-8

RISON - What a difference having some film on the opponent can make. Woodlawn went into its season opener at Parkers Chapel back on Sept. 2 with nothing more than about 15 seconds of YouTube video to work with. The Bears got down early but battled back for a 42-28 victory over the Trojans. When the two teams met for the second time this past Friday night at the Carl Jones Sports Complex, Woodlawn had plenty to work with this time and die results were a lot different as die Rears rolled to a 44-8 win, invoking the sportsmanship rule by halftime. 'We actually had a little film on them this time, you know, and got to sec them so we could prepare a whole lot better,” Woodlawn Coach Zach Meyer said after the game. “We made some adjustments (from the first meeting) and I think those adjustments really helped out.” Woodlawn, which rolled up more than 400 yards on the ground in (he first game against PC, didn’t need nearly as much offense this second time around as the defense kept the…

Hembree: ‘We’ve got to keep improving’-Johnny’s Radiator Shop Bo Show

Ahead of Warren’s week five clash of the 2022 season between the Jacks and Crossett Friday night, Saline River Chronicle is once again proud to present the weekly interview with head Lumberjack Football Coach Bo Hembree. Each week we sit down and chat with Hembree about the past week’s game and preview the coming Friday night matchup. This program is sponsored by the longtime supporter of the program, Johnny’s Radiator Shop.

BC Historical Museum Hamburger Supper happening Friday

Tickets are still available for the Bradley County Historical Museum’s annual Hamburger Supper this week. The 2022 Hamburger Supper is on Friday, September 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., prior to this week’s football game between Warren Lumberjacks and Crossett Eagles. You may purchase a ticket from...

Want to learn about our local history?

The 2022 “Walk through History” has been announced by the Bradley County Historical Museum. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2022. Rachel Patton with Preserving Arkansas will be in Warren to lead the group along with some other special guests. Please make plans to be a part of this special event to learn more about the history of Warren and Bradley County.

Warren arrest report for September 19-26, 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. Eric Simmons / #24 Davenport Ave., Warren, AR / DOB 5-21-78 / Dom. battery 3rd on 9-23-22 Mario Hampton / 205 St. Paul...