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Holland honored in ceremony
Judge Dennis Holland, Sonny Holland and Debbie Holland Land place a wreath in memory of their father Harold Holland at the Veterans’ Memorial Monument. (Robert Jackson/News Observer)
The family of PFC Harold C. Holland was the special guest at a Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Ashley County Courthouse Veterans Memorial Monument.

May 26, 2015, 15:12


Dyson discusses Wilmot case
Hamburg School District Superintendent Max Dyson told those attending the district’s May administrators meeting that he and school officials are now working on plans dealing with the future of Wilmot Elementary School and its students.
May 26, 2015, 15:23


Georgia-Pacific supports charities
On hand for Georgia-Pacific’s $40,000 donation to the Ashley County United Fund are, from left, Sarah Ross, Lindsay Coulter, Georgia-Pacific vice-president of manufacturing Gary Kaiser, Justin Reed, Jim Toon, Amanda Gulledge, Autumn Croswell and Mason Pope. (Robert Jackson/News Observer)
Georgia-Pacific made three large donations to benefit the Ashley County community during a ceremony at the manufacturing plant’s administration building.

May 26, 2015, 15:18


Poppy proclamation
Mayor Scott McCormick issued a proclamation declaring Saturday at “Poppy Day” in the city of Crossett in recognition of the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual campaign, which dates back to the years following World War I. The remembrance poppies symbolized the graves of soliders in Flanders, in France, as mentioned in the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae The American Legion Auxiliary began the poppies recognition in the early 1920s. Pictured, from left, front, are local auxiliary member Lois Netherland, Mayor McCormick and auxiliary member Sharon Riva; back, American Legion Post 111 commander Jack Netherland and auxiliary members La Faye White, Nancy Thompson and Maggie Hazlewood. Memorial Poppy Week recognizes and honors military personnel lost in battle. The auxiliary will have the poppies available at various locations across the city this week. (Tom White/News Observer)

May 19, 2015, 15:49


Board approves bus purchase
The Crossett School Board approved the purchase of a special needs bus and accepted personnel moves during its May 12 meeting.
May 19, 2015, 15:48




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