Second round of Delta Blues sees more arrested for drugs, firearms in Phillips County

Christopher R. Thyer, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, David T. Resch, Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Dax Roberson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General Southwest Region of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Colonel William J. Bryant, of the Arkansas State Police, announced today the simultaneous unsealing of 11 federal indictments charging 39 defendants as part of a continuing investigation into drug, firearm and fraud offenses in Phillips County.

Judge orders clerk to notify sheriff of absent jurors

After 50 potential jurors failed to appear in St. Francis County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Judge Christopher Morledge ordered the names of those absent to be sent to the sheriff’s department.

Madison Council discusses proposed budget, members attending meetings

Discussion of the 2016 Madison budget started last night during the monthly meeting of the city council. Mayor Bobby Hardrick gave the group their first official look at the figures which show that all three budgets could end the year with small surpluses.

Emergency planning meeting Thursday

There will be a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m., in the St. Francis County Quorum Court meeting room.

Offices closing for Veterans Day

All city, state and federal government offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.