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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu January 19, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Mike Williams, athletic coordinator and program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Jacksonville, utilized the Boys & Girls Club when he was growing up in Jacksonville and said he always strives to be available for the youth who use the club today

Nonprofit coach dedicated to city’s youth

At the end of 2016, budget cuts led to the elimination of Mike Williams’ role through the city of Jacksonville, but Williams knew he’d still show up for the job. Williams, or Coach Mike, as he is known, is the athletic coordinator and program director at the Boys & Girls Club of Jacksonville, a role that had been through the city of Jacksonville in 2016. After the decision to eliminate his city-funded position, the Boys & Girls Club decided to hire Williams so he could continue his role. But even if the club hadn’t made that decision, Williams said, he’d still be pr... READ MORE

ASU-Beebe, White County Central partner By SYD HAYMAN

JUDSONIA — White County Central High School has been a School of Innovation and an Arkansas A+ School for nearly a year, and now the school is partnering with a state university to provide students with more opportunities.

Chamber welcomes new board members CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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Sharp County woman recognized for service By SYD HAYMAN

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