A McGehee man has been sentenced to serve the next two decades behind bars after he was found guilty of multiple felony drug charges in a Desha County Circuit Court bench trial last Thursday.
The Dermott City Council took stunning action Monday night, officially banning Mayor Clinton Hampton from driving any city-owned vehicles and ordering him to pay for damages to a city-owned truck he wrecked last month.
The city owned truck driven by Mayor Clinton Hampton is pictured at the City Shop with front end and side damage after Friday night's wreck.
In a series of developments over the holiday weekend, Dermott Mayor Clinton Hampton found himself in handcuffs Friday night then his power to sign city checks was removed in a special City Council meeting Monday.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has identified a preferred alternative at Halley Junction for a State Highway 35 realignment project.
McGehee cycling enthusiast Kenny Gober leads off the start of the Tour de Hoot Saturday. The benefit ride raised nearly $7,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of McGehee.
NLR Police Officer and internet sensation Tommy Norman poses for a photo with two Boys & Girls Club of McGehee members, Ashlyn and Ayden Kaufman, at Thursday night's fundraiser.
In an educational climate where declining enrollment and curriculum struggles dominate the news, the Dermott School District has been recognized by state officials as a success story.
The resignation of City Attorney Jack Kearney and the city falling behind on payments to its garbage pick-up contractor topped a lengthy list of topics for the Dermott City Council Monday night.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1002 into law Monday, a bill sponsored by State Rep. Mark McElroy of Desha County to require seat belts on school buses.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials announced Monday that Adam Patton of Dumas was the latest $1 million winner. According to Desha County court records however, Patton is set to go on trial for the rape of a child in May.
This photo of Adam Patton of Dumas was distributed statewide by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery after Patton claimed his $1 million prize Monday. Patton is set to go on trial for rape in May.
Roof repairs at the McGehee Municipal Building and the purchase of a new ambulance were just two of the items considered at last night's meeting of the McGehee City Council.
At least two Dermott residents are taking legal action after they claim the city illegally used city funds to pay for private attorney fees.
Dermott School Superintendent Kristi Ridgell says the hard work of the district and its staff has paid off, with Dermott High School now set to be removed from the state's Academic Distress list.
"Hard works pays off," says Dermott Schools Superintendent Kristi Ridgell, making the comment after the district learned Dermott High School is set to be removed from the state's Academic Distress list.
In the most recent in a long list of controversies surrounding Dermott Mayor Clinton Hammpton and the Dermott City Nursing Home, the Mayor has fired long-time nursing home commissioner Mike Boyd.