Warren, AR

Rotary hears program from Pierce Wargo

The Warren Rotary Club met Tuesday, Aug. 9 for their weekly meeting inside the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church. Prior to the program, the new preacher for the Methodist Church, Rev. Dixon Platt received his Rotary Initiation Packet as he was welcomed as a new member to the club. The meeting continued with Rotarian Mark Wargo presenting his program, which was his son Pierce Wargo. Pierce spoke about going through the College Ready Program at Mississippi State University, where he is attending college this fall. This program he participated in allows freshmen to take two college courses during the Summer Session II term in the month of July. Pierce was able to earn college credit for English Composition I and College Algebra. The program had around 200 students and also had special activities planned for the students after class along with tours to help them get acclimated to campus and college life. He explained it was a way to get a head start on the college experience and when he returns to campus in a few weeks he will already know where all the buildings are. Another perk was that it also includes a tuition discount. Pierce answered a few questions the group had to close his presentation.
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Warren School Board updated on construction of new facilities

After approving the minutes of the previous meeting and hearing from school administrators, the Warren School Board was provided an update on the status of construction of the new elementary school and the basketball arena. The project manager of Clark Contractors was present to provide the presentation. All seven board...

Pastime: Big Chief tablet and No. 2 pencils

In this Pastime, I dare say there will be only a few, if any, Big Chief tablets and Blue Horse Notebooks present on the opening day of school in Warren this year. They were all the rage back then as the last few humid days of August, turned into school days long ago.

Warren arrest report for August 1-8, 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. Brian Pierce / 572 Railroad Ave, Warren, AR / DOB 1-15-87 / criminal tress. and disorderly on 8-1-22 Christopher Glover / 404 W...

Hermitage Schools to dismiss an hour early on Wednesdays this year

A noticeable change is taking place this school year throughout the Hermitage School District, as every Wednesday school will be dismissed one hour earlier than the typical day. In the official calendar released Sunday, the school district says that they are implementing “a designated Professional Learning Community(PLC) time” on Wednesday...

CCSD Millage Falls Short By 27 Votes

RISON – The Cleveland County School District’s request for a 5-mill tax increase to fund construction of a new gym, expand the school cafeteria, and renovate Rison Elementary failed by a 27-vote margin during Tuesday’s special election. The final, but unofficial, totals issued by County Clerk Jimmy...

Monticello's Daily News

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Warren Schools release new traffic flow plan for campus

The Warren School District released the following statement Monday afternoon ahead of the start of the 2022/2023 school year. Attention Warren School District Parents, Students, Staff, and the Warren Community:. Beginning Wednesday, August 10, 2022, please be cautious of the new traffic flow that will be in effect for the...

Woman Faces Murder Charge After Shooting

RISON – An Oklahoma woman has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a Greenwood, Ark., man Saturday evening, Aug. 6, at a residence on Brown Road in the Macedonia community south of Rison. Chief Deputy Gary Young of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s...

City Council addresses preservation of Warren’s historic brick streets

The Warren City Council met Monday evening, August 8, 2022 to conduct their regular monthly business, with all six council members present. The bulk of the early portion of the meeting involved the proposed renovations of two buildings behind the old National Guard Armory on Martin Street. The plan being looked at would see the Street Department move from the structure that sits near the entrance of the Warren City Park, and taking up residence in the buildings to the north behind the old Armory. Currently, the building that the Street Department utilizes has no air conditioned area for workers to cool off in during the brutal months of summer, nor does it offer sufficient storage for the equipment needed. There is also work needed on the roof of the current building.
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Hogs’ Malik Chavis Learning Position Playing on Island

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Malik Chavis may be one of best examples for Arkansas in developing players. At Rison, Ark., a small town about 25 miles or so south of Pine Bluff, he relied on athletic ability as much as technique. He's had to learn a lot to move into...

Monticello's Daily News

MonticelloLive has received notification from voters that polling sites in Monticello are having multiple machine failures, hampering residents from casting ballots in the one cent city sales tax election. At 8:30, this morning, a voter left the Holmes Chapel voting site, to try to vote at the First Methodist Church...