Reckoning Roundup: Number Two
The truth. The Pine Bluff Zebras. Deer Season. Flashback. And yes, a cat picture!
It's our second Reckoning Roundup to offer some highlights and share a few odds and ends we find either curious, enlightening or infuriating.
Republican or Democrat? We're for the truth.
We don't play party politics. We cover stories. Suzi has been covering politics long enough to know all sides of the political spectrum from Republican to Democrat to the inner, and complicated, workings of party politics. We covered former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones in Monticello this week because we knew about it. We can't cover events without knowing they are happening. If you know about a political event in your area or have a tip, let us know. Email us at email@example.com.
Pine Bluff Zebras Win!
Huge congratulations to the Pine Bluff Zebras! They are the 5A-Central Conference Champs! Suzi, who loves sports, caught up with Zebras Coach Micheal Williams on Saturday. He told her: “The Zs are back baby...we are just happy to be able to bring our community a conference championship, although our work here is not done, but we definitely want to celebrate the small victories.”
The Zebras will head to War Memorial for the state championship.
PIn the first round of the playoffs, Pine Bluff hosts Nettleton Nov. 10 of the 5A state playoffs.
Our War Memorial statement was wishful thinking. We hope we didn't jinx the Zebras.
Deer Season is upon us!
Some kids don't play football but they hunt. This weekend is the first round of the Arkansas Youth Hunt. It's a big deal especially in South Arkansas because it is a weekend dedicated solely to youth deer hunters who are six-years-old until they turn 16. We want to hear your hunting stories. Send them to the email above.
Here's some of the stories you may have missed this week from South Arkansas Reckoning:
We interviewed Alvie Taylor, a new kind of community journalist. He's got his pulse on happenings in East End and Landmark communities in Saline County. Here’s Alvie:
Richard took a deep dive into a mostly overlooked legislative audit in Jefferson County where auditors discovered that Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson’s chief of staff was allowed to resign after a finding showed 25 non-county cell phone numbers were added to the county’s cell phone account.
Suzi wrote a “Dear Sarah” letter letting our governor know that a lot of people in South Arkansas are worried about being able to afford Thanksgiving this year and that the needs of people in rural Arkansas are much different than city folk in Little Rock. Here you go:
Day after Caturday!
We were a bit late with this week's roundup, but a cat picture is good any day of the week.
Here's a picture of Suzi's cat Simon Le Cat named after the lead singer of Duran Duran. Yes, she is aware of her obsession with that band. Send us a picture of your cat! We love cat pictures.
As We Said Last Week
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