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Southern Arkansas University System Board of Trustees met for its quarterly meeting last week. The meeting was broadcast for attendees to join virtually, with only the trustees and presenters gathered in-person in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the SAU campus.

Approximately 2,060 Arkansas public school teachers and staff have tested positive since August 24 for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

Henessae Shavers might not be the typical second-year college student when she starts talking about her plans for the future. A Bryant High School graduate, Shavers has dreams and ambitions to train to be a forensic pathologist that may take her far away from her native state one day.

Students from Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri were elected by National FFA Delegates to serve as 2020-21 National FFA Officers.

Magnolia Middle School has named its honor roll for the first nine week grading period of the 2020-2021 academic year. It is the first honor roll for the new school, created from the former Magnolia Junior High by the transfer of ninth graders to the new Freshmen Academy, and the reassignmen…

Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe and Deputy Sheriff Jordan Hanson last week presented Emerson School Principal Jim Deloach and School Counselor Queria Adewumi with a $600 check.

The David F. Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University has announced the 2020 Hall of Fame Class honoring three inductees who exhibit outstanding professional achievement, remarkable peer leadership, and exceptional support for the Rankin College of Business.

HOPE – A plan to convert each Friday into a “virtual instruction day” to accommodate teacher workloads beyond the regular class day created by the bifurcated on-site/virtual system employed by the Hope Public Schools during the COVID-19 crisis was adopted Monday by the Hope Board of Education.