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Drew Central teacher accused of sexual assault

A 57-year-old teacher at Drew Central High School was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having inappropriate contact and communication with a 16-year-old female student, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

Chicot Co. highway project put on hold

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects— including one from Chicot County — from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund.

White Hall board to meet Redfield patrons Jan. 3

WHITE HALL – Members of the White Hall School Board will meet with members of the Keep Redfield Middle School Task Force at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 to discuss the recommended closure of the school, board President Scott Pittillo announced Tuesday evening.

The Star City approves operating budget

STAR CITY — The Star City City Council on Monday unanimously approved an operating budget for 2013 that includes $2,2270,677 in anticipated revenue for all city departments and $2,161,730 in total expenses. The income projection is about $100,000 less than last year's figure because Mayor Gene Yarbrough said he wanted to be conservative in the projections in case revenues are down, but he doesn't expect that to be the case.