Trumann School Board approves student handbook changes
The Trumann School Board approved changes to the student handbooks for Cedar Park Elementary, Trumann Intermediate School, and Trumann High School during their regular meeting Monday night. One of the biggest changes at all three schools for the 2016-2017 school year deals with unexcused absences and tardiness. ...
Arrest made in city shop break-in
Trumann police made an arrest in relation to a break-in on July 12 at the city shop on Oak Street. James Robert "Tony" Plunkett, 39, of Trumann was arrested after coming into the Trumann Police Department during the investigation and admitting to the break-in and theft...
Trumann Lions Club installs new officers
The Trumann Lions Club installed new officers last Wednesday at their weekly meeting. Brad Baker, CEO of Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, was on hand to install the new officers. Sandy Teague, presiding over her last meeting as club president, said, "I grew up in Trumann, graduated here, and Trumann will always be home. I've loved serving you as president and look forward to help to continue the work we do."...
NFSHSA calls for limits on pitches
The National Federation of State High School Sports Associations (NFSHSA) has called for a pitch count for pitchers to be in place by the start of the 2017 high school baseball seasons. Every state plus the District of Columbia are members of the federation. Several schools across the nation have pitch counts already in place, but Arkansas is not one of those schools...
Basketball Play Day
Trumann hosted Blytheville, Crowley's Ridge Academy and Ridgefield Christian School in a basketball play day last Thursday at Wildcat Gym.
Kinsley Smith catches nice fish in Mississippi.
Local teams takes first place in Jonesboro Softball League.
The Nemesis 12U-Shankle team are currently playing in the USFA World Series in Panama City Beach, FL.
Officials give updates at intergovernmental meeting
County and city officials met Tuesday in Lepanto for their quarterly Intergovernmental Council Meeting to talk about what was going on around the county. County Judge Bob Cantrell said one of his office's big projects at the moment is working on the courthouse. ...
Trumann city council enters agreement with ambulance service
The Trumann City Council voted to adopt an ordinance that will allow Trumann EMS (TEMS) to exclusively provide ambulance service to the city of Trumann. TEMS owner Dale Parker spoke to the council and pointed out that all other ambulance services that have opened for business in Trumann have ended up leaving. ...
Marked Tree Council approves move for refrigeration access for food pantry
The Marked Tree City Council took care of several business items during their regular meeting Monday night, including allowing the food pantry access to a room in the armory with refrigeration access. Connie Huff, who runs the food pantry along with her husband Jim, spoke to the council about getting the extra room. ...
Schools gear up for football season
As the dead period, no contact between athletes and coaches, came to an end this past Friday, the PCDT talked with the coaches at Trumann, EPC, Marked Tree and Harrisburg high schools to see what was on their agendas until school started. Trumann head coach Scott Waymire said the Wildcats started up July 11 with SST workouts that will run Monday through...
Garry Turman Memorial Tournament
Local teams take home hardware from 1st Annual Garry Turman Memorial Tournament.
Xtra Innings Classic has two days of drills and games at Tomlinson Field in Jonesboro.
Trumann, Marked Tree, Rivercrest and Wynne have play day at Wildcat Gym.
TRUMANN - Mr. Charles J. "Red" Lowery, 83, departed this life on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the family residence in Trumann. He was born Wednesday, August 24, 1932 in Athens, Ala. and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann, Ark. Mr. Lowery was a retired factory worker and a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, five brothers and his parents, Horace B. and Emma Lee Turner Lowery...
Big changes coming to Poinsett County Fair
The Poinsett County Agricultural Fair began in the 1880's with horse races as the main attraction. Around 1900, the fair had grown significantly. County residents were able to showcase their livestock, arts and crafts, field crops, vegetables, flowers, food preservation, clothing, quilts, and baked goods. The fair later added rides and games, along with a beauty pageant...
Tyronza to apply for grant for fire department
The Tyronza City held a special meeting Tuesday to authorize the mayor to apply for a GIF Fire Protection grant. The grant, which is offered through the Arkansas Rural Development Commission, would go toward a new building at the fire department to house the tanker truck. "The tanker truck has to be enclosed, and we're pressed for room," said Mayor Charles Glover...
Cossey strives to capture photo memories
Anthony Cossey, sports reporter for the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune, has always enjoyed photography. His love for photography is evident in his photos, but it's those shots of a lifetime that keep Cossey shooting away. Cossey's biggest shot to date is now in the player area at Arkansas State University. ...
TRUMANN - Mr. Jimmy Hickman Davis departed this life Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the family residence at the age of 72. Mr. Davis was born Saturday, August 14, 1943 and was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Greta Davis and Connie Cole; and his parents, Wiley Hickman and Mary Taber Davis, and step-mom, Lorrina Davis...
Arkansas Storm - World Series Champs
The Arkansas Storm nine-year old baseball team wont he Global World Series this past weekend in Gulf Shores, AL.
Molder talks active shooter events
Kevin Molder, Chief Deputy with the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department and a candidate for Poinsett County Sheriff, was the guest speaker last Wednesday of the Trumann Lions Club. Molder spoke to the group about civilian response to active shooter events...
Lepanto Council discusses parks and drug dog
Park issues and the drug dog were the major points of discussion during this month's Lepanto City Council meeting. Mayor Dale Dunlap informed the council that the park on the south side of town is being left in bad shape by groups that use it, and he suggested the city require a $100 deposit from groups who want to use the park. ...
Toppers win opening round of tournament
Marion got a strong pitching performance from Nick Alsbrook and the Topper's offense jumped on Popular Bluff early before going on to post a 7-2 win in the opening round of the Paragould Glen Sain GMC tournament held at Francs Bland Park this past weekend...
Sports world mourns loss of coaching legends
This week has been a hard week on the world of sports as two coaching legends have died. Pat Summitt of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Buddy Ryan, mastermind of the 46 Defense. Summitt coached for 38 years at Tennessee and won 1,098 games, the most ever by a male or female coach. ...