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H.S. Football Friday: Branson, Hollister Lose Chance to Host District Games, Wins for Forsyth and Harrison

by: Scott McCaulley While both Forsyth and Harrison come up with big wins in High School Football Friday night, Branson and Hollister missed out on opportunities to host Week 10 District Games. For Branson, they fall short at home to Republic 34-28. The Pirates jumped out to a 14-7 lead before three straight Tiger scores …

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Area Arkansas High School Receives Award

From: KTLO Marshall High School has been designated a School of Innovation by the Arkansas Department of Education’s (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).The ADE website notes Schools of Innovation (SOI) “transforms teaching and learning,” and defines innovation as “a new or creative alternative to the existing instructional and administrative practices.” SOI-designated schools …

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Harrison Does Not Pass “Freedom Resolution”

by: Scott McCaulley The Harrison City Council on a 5-3 vote decides not to support a “Freedom Resolution” The Resolution, proposed by Council Member Chris Head and based on one discussed in Jonesboro, claims that State Government is overreaching in some of their COVID-19 Directives. Discussion was heard by several people including Jonesboro Council Member …

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Police Departments in Branson, Forsyth Among Those Taking Part in Drug Take Back Day

by: Scott McCaulley The Police Departments in Branson and Forsyth are among those listed as participating in the Annual Fall Drug Take Back Day. This event coordinated nationally by the Drug Enforcement Agency encourages people with unused Prescription Drugs to return them to prevent them from being used illegally or to be abused. Besides the …

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Ozarks First Feature: Cordt Family Still Struggling Over Murder of Family Members

by: Chris Six and Jacob Blount, Ozarks First It’s been 35 years since the killing of Ena and Rory Cordt in Forsyth. The man who allegedly killed the mother and son was serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells; Sells was known as the “Coast to Coast killer.” And now, Peggy Dirks, Ena’s daughter, is skeptical that …

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