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Editorial 3/29/17

Editorial for March 29, 2017 Thank you for the kind remarks and greetings we have received on the last two issues. The Anniversary milestone is more a tribute to the community than to our stick-to-it-ness, we appreciate the local support and the kind remarks. It’s really a blessing to be able to make a living doing something we enjoy and ... Read More »

Editorial 3/8/17

Editorial for 3-8-17 Business in Greenwood and around our area faced the January blues right after Christmas. January is hard on everyone. Stores have to restock, shoppers are tired and those who aren’t tired are getting the bills for what they spent at Christmas. January is tough for business. Advertisers report that this year wasn’t so bad. Winter lasted only ... Read More »

Editorial 2/22/17

Editorial for February 22, 2017 Five years ago, Sabrina and I came to the conclusion that Greenwood needed a newspaper that was all about the good things happening here. It’s an interesting time to go into the newspaper business. Newspapers are closing all over this country. Big news comes on your phone, TV, computer or radio as it happens. Social ... Read More »

Editorial 2/8/17

Editorial for 2-8-17 for Valley We’re Open For Business! Nearly every advertiser reports a good start to the new year. There is always a lull right after Christmas, but then the indicators begin to show how the year will turn out. As a community, the River Valley in general and Greenwood in specific, are pretty loyal when it comes to ... Read More »

Editorial 1/25/17

Editorial for January 25, 2017 We welcome some new advertisers in the last few issues. Business is good in the River Valley. Every advertiser has told us that 2016 was a great year except for October 15 until Christmas shopping got everyone’s mind off of an election that created a big black hole in the fall. This year will see ... Read More »


Happy New Year! We hope your holidays have been as happy as ours. This begins our sixth year in publication we recommit to some of the basic tenets with which we began our publishing venture. These are basic facts… Family-friendly Hometown newspaper… First, there will always be a place for a hometown, home-owned, home focused newspaper even in this day ... Read More »

Tyler Wilson 2016 Football Camp

TYLER WILSON ANNOUNCES 2016 FOOTBALL CAMP Former Arkansas QB, Tyler Wilson, plans for third consecutive football camp this summer Greenwood, AR July 10, 2016! Wilson announced his annual football camp date for July 10th at Greenwood High School. Camp will be held from 2:00-5:30 for grades 4-12. 2016 camp will cater to quarterbacks, wide receivers, kickers and offensive/defensive line positions. ... Read More »

Faye Townsend

      Faye Townsend, 79, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 in Bryant.  She was a homemaker, member of Dayton Church of Christ and the widow of Charles R. Townsend.   Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with entombment at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort ... Read More »

Rachel Brazil

Rachel (Jackie) Brazil, 74, of Hartford, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Rachel was born July 13, 1941 to Hoyt and Edna Repass in Huntington, Arkansas.  Rachel was retired from Boeing and resided in Southern California for several years.  She was an avid gardener and loved raising roses.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Leona ... Read More »

Dora Shockley

Imogene Shockley, 90. Of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 7, 2016.  She was born June 10, 1925 at Centerville, Arkansas.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Church of Christ.  She loved family and doing for others putting them before herself.  She was always busy quilting, gardening, growing flowers, cooking, raising chickens and caring for her dog.  Her hands were never ... Read More »

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