Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 24, 2020
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Tiffany Harper, who teaches oral communications, was recently named Teacher of the Year for Jacksonville High School. She has been with the district for four years, making the move to be closer to her family.

The push to be better

One day, in the middle of her English class when she was in high school, Tiffany Harper was asked to teach gerunds, or verbs functioning as nouns, to about 10 of her classmates at West Side High School in Greers Ferry. “I taught gerunds, and I went on for about five minutes, and my teacher said I was a real natural at it,” Harper said. “I thought it was a lot of fun, and I wanted to do it again. “I like going into school every day and h... READ MORE


Libraries launch soft reopenings this week

Libraries in the Lonoke County Library System will soon begin their soft reopenings for the public after being closed since March 16.


    White County Community Foundation director assists with grants for nonprofits

    For 12 years, Denice Eaves was the White County Safe Kids Coalition director, and she was in that position until Unity Health ended the program. So when the opportunity to be the executive director for the White County Community Foundation came available last year, she jumped at the chance. “When this opportunity came up, it spoke to me,” Eaves said. “It’s a heart job for me. I love being out in the community. … I did a lot of volunteer... READ MORE