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Jim Williamson (Reporter)

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Jim Williamson is a reporter and photographer for the Texarkana Gazette who covers Southwest Arkansas. Williamson is a graduate of University of North Texas in Denton. He interned at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, worked at the Arlington, Texas, Citizen-Journal and helped start the Grand Prairie Urbanite, both owned by the Star-Telegram. In 1976, when his uncle wanted to retire as publisher and editor of the Little River News in Ashdown, Ark., none of his children was interested in the business. Jim worked with him and purchased the newspaper in 1978. He was co-publisher and editor of the family-owned publication, with his brother-in-law as ad manager and his sister as a reporter. Jim was hired by the Gazette in 2003 when the family sold the Ashdown newspaper.

Town gets fishing pond

Published Nov. 23 2017

Mineral Springs, Ark., city officials are connecting with nature by creating a fishing pond for residents of all ages, says...

Miller County employees to receive pay increases

Published Nov. 22 2017

Full-time Miller County employees will receive $750 retention incentive pay increases, and part-time employees will receive $350 increases.

Authority asks county's help to seek aid for park

Published Nov. 21 2017

Smith Park was described as a "pearl" for Miller County with the potential for recreational activities in the southern portion...

DNA at center of convicted murderer's appeal

Published Nov. 16 2017

If the appeal to have the DNA retested and the process fails to discover new evidence, the family of Stacey...

Shooting suspects to face trial Nov. 27

Published Nov. 15 2017

Three adult suspects accused in a fatal drive-by shooting in Ashdown, Ark., are scheduled to face trial Nov. 27 .

Trial slated for driver in fatal wreck

Published Nov. 15 2017

A trial date has been scheduled for Colton Daniel Ard, 20, of Ashdown, Ark., who has been charged with negligent...

Husqvarna breaks ground in Nashville

Published Nov. 9 2017

The ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday at the Nashville, Ark., Husqvarna plant symbolized an investment in America and confidence in Nashville.

Miller County officials review draft of budget

Published Nov. 7 2017

The Miller County Quorum Court Budget and Finance Committee continued reviewing the 2018 budget during a workshop Monday and are...

State panel to review report on an area police department

Published Nov. 1 2017

A group tasked with promoting accountability of public resources will hear evidence Friday of nearly $40,000 in "potential missing funds"...

Miller County panel looks at 2018 budget

Published Oct. 31 2017

The Miller County Quorum Court Budget and Finance committee started reviewing the 2018 budget during a workshop session Monday on...

Horatio teen ID'd as wreck victim

Published Oct. 28 2017

A man who died in a one-vehicle accident Oct. 21 has been identified as Andrew Griffin, 18, of Horatio, Ark.

Group files petition to halt commercial harvest of turtles

Published Oct. 28 2017

Nature and commercial turtle trackers have made life difficult for turtles.

Cookie Monster Pumpkin

Published Oct. 27 2017

Nancy Herron checks the level of chocolate chip cookies on her decorated pumpkin Wednesday in the lobby at Miller County...

Judging Pumpkins

Published Oct. 27 2017

A tribute to Miller County's three circuit court judges displayed Wednesday included pumpkins carved by Penny Kilcrease in the image...

Making finance fun: Arkansas official promotes financial literacy program

Published Oct. 26 2017

The lesson plan was all about the money Wednesday morning at College Hill Elementary School in Texarkana, Ark.

Death of man in burning truck an accident: Victim died from smoke inhalation, according to autopsy results

Published Oct. 26 2017

The cause of death of a man whose body was found Saturday in a burning truck was smoke inhalation, according...

Arkansas side to honor veterans of World War I with Memorial Tree

Published Oct. 24 2017

The City of Texarkana, Ark., will sponsor a World War I Memorial Tree.

Miller County works to restructure personnel policy

Published Oct. 24 2017

A Miller County Quorum Court committee is expected to finish revamping its personnel policy for county employees in a couple...

Stamps gains first African-American mayor

Published Oct. 20 2017

Brenda Davis became the first African-American mayor of Stamps, Ark., on Sept. 19. Days later, two tributes to the town's...

TASD discusses support of plan for new school

Published Oct. 18 2017

The theme and goal of the Texarkana, Ark., School Board was expressed in two words Tuesday during a presentation called...