River Valley Latest News

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 30, 2015

Russellville coaching staff has new, familiar faces this year

Donna Lampkin Stephens/Contributing Writer

Among a slew of changes in the Russellville School District this year are new high school head coaches for football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and track. “We’ve had a busy semester,” Athletic Director Johnny Johnson said a few weeks ago. “It’s a pretty good overhaul, and for different reasons.” Also new are head coaches for junior high football and junior girls basketball, and three assistant football coaches. One of the perso... READ MORE

Moonlight and Magnolias coming to Lantern Theatre CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — The Conway Community Arts Association and the Lantern Theatre will take patrons behind the scenes of one of the most beloved movies of all time when they present Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, Sept. 11-13 and 17-20.

Paddle Battle organized to attract people to lake area after regular season

FAIRFIELD BAY — During the summer, owners of businesses around Greers Ferry Lake look forward to the time when vacationers flock to the water for weekends and long getaways. Now that school has started, however, and Labor Day — often seen as the end of summer and summer vacations — approaches, Fairfield Bay residents have come up with a creative way to bring people back to the lake in the offseason.

Adona family honored for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

ADONA — Although James and Mariea Harvey have owned their farm for just 10 years, they have been around farming most of their lives. Mariea, 50, grew up on a farm in Perry County, and James, also 50, quickly became involved in farming when he moved to the county in 1979 and met Mariea and her family.

Region facing shortage of blood; donations needed By ANGELA SPENCER

Summer is usually a slow time for blood donations, but that does not mean the need decreases with the season. The American Red Cross is facing a shortage of several blood types, and donations are needed in order to prevent an emergency situation.