Joel Williams, a senior at Atkins High School, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Joel is one of approximately 16,000 academically talented high school students that have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholar…

After the loss of a beloved friend, family member and coworker on Sunday, September 27, 2020, a balloon release was organized and held in memory of Artie Jerome Morris Jr. (AJ) on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the Russellville Walmart locates on East Main Street. Friends, family an…

After the loss of a beloved friend, family member and coworker on Sunday, September 27, 2020, a balloon release was organized and held in memory of Artie Jerome Morris Jr. (AJ) on Tuesday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the Russellville Walmart locates on East Main Street.

Dogs have been used by law enforcement agencies for over 100 years and have proven to be beneficial to agencies in various type calls. Police dogs usually serve all purposes deemed necessary, such as search and rescue, suspect apprehension and narcotics detection and are often the first ones…

River Valley residents may have noticed a differently designed police car patrolling throughout Russellville over the weekend as the Russellville Police Department hit the streets in one of their new patrol units on Friday evening, September 11. The new patrol unit is one of several new patr…

A big congratulations to Russellville Police Department’s three newest officers on their recent graduation from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy! Officers Pursifull, Gipson, and Oppel were sworn in last week and began RPD’s intensive Field Training Program in their quest to beco…

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office received a few calls today, Thursday, September 10th, from citizens reporting a familiar scam going around again. The scammer has called the victims, identified himself as Sgt. Matthew King from the Sheriff’s Office and told them that they have an outstanding…

Tressie Fowler, the library media specialist at Danville High School, has been named the Arkansas State Air Force Association (AFA) 2020 Teacher of the Year and the Lewis Lyle AFA Chapter 2020 Teacher of the Year. Both awards are reserved for honoring teachers for classroom accomplishments a…

This older female chihuahua was found on Highway 22 in Dardanelle at about 4 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd. When she was found she was not wearing a collar but seems to be an old dog because she has a lot of gray hair and has a cloudy right eye. If you recognize this dog or know who she belon…

After heavy rain has fallen and continues to fall across the River Valley, Arkansas Department of Transportation officials advise residents of that a section of Highway 28 in Yell County has been closed due to high water.

During Tuesday night's Russellville School District Board of Education meeting Superintendent Dr. Mark Gotcher reported that there are approximately 5,225 students at RSD. Of those, the following parents chose these options for their students.

An employee of the Pope County Library System’s (PCLS) Hector Public Library is under quarantine after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

Terry Gayle Aynes Thone age 57 of Dardanelle passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway. She was born July 2, 1963 in Mena, Arkansas to Miles L. and Joann Long Aynes.  She was a member of the Dardanelle First Baptist Church and school teacher for the Dard…