This week marks one of the fullest editions of your hometown newspaper since the tornado of March 1, 1997. No other paper has the news like we do this week! We have 16 pages chock full of local news just for you! The Standard is the largest-circulated paper in this region and has the largest press run of any paper in Clark County, making us Clark County’s largest and only locally-owned media outlet.
Headlines for this week:
*Bean Lumber Company files bankruptcy, avoiding a foreclosure sale by 13 minutes
*Long-time Amity businessman Jimmy Williams shot and killed in Glenwood
*Two arsons under investigation in Clark County
*Chris and Lesley Simmons named 2011 Clark County Farm Family of the Year (Story and photos)
*Would-be bank robber foiled in Gurdon; had robbed same bank in November
*Amity City Council discusses ban or regulation on pit bull ownership
*Centerpoint School Board accepts resignations of several long-time staffers
*Pike County Sheriff’s Office probes disappearance of local girl
*Two arrested in fight at Caddo River near Arkadelphia
*Glenwood police locate stolen boat
*Two arrested after fleeing from wrecked car near Amity (photo)
*One injured in accident at Pike County line near Amity (photo)
*Front Page Editorial: For the sake of the community, Bean Lumber should give it up
Plus local editorials and features by Pat Laster, Bill White, Rod Parker, Norma Blanton, Alex May, John Nelson, Bob Palmer, Verlin Price, Robbie McKinnon and Hugh Newcomb.
Pick up a copy of your hometown newspaper at racks and stores in Alpine, Amity, Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Curtis, Glenwood, Kirby, Murfreesboro, Antoine, Delight, Point Cedar of Bismarck Thursday! For a complete listing of our pick-up sites, visit our website at www.thesouthernstandard.com.
No one–and we really mean no one–takes care of LOCAL news like The Standard.