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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.

New Lease on Life

Published May. 27 2017

Mineral Springs, Ark., School District employees and members of the community broke ground Friday for a new $19 million building...

Police move headquarters to bank to deter robbers

Published May. 27 2017

Mineral Springs, Ark., police have moved to Diamond Bank to deter would-be bank robbers.

Griffin: Downtown Texarkana sitting on potential boom with historic sites

Published May. 26 2017

Downtown Texarkana, Ark., has the potential for a boom utilizing the existing historical buildings, said Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin...

Authorities await report on man's shooting by police

Published May. 26 2017

A report is pending from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting last month of a...

De Queen man faces charges of burglary, criminal mischief

Published May. 26 2017

A burglary suspect allegedly exposed himself to a woman, ran away and was eventually found by police in a mobile...

'The harvest of tomorrow'

Published May. 20 2017

A member of the Miller County Quorum Court said he wants to "develop paths " to benefit regional youth who...

Autopsy shows woman stabbed several times

Published May. 19 2017

The Arkansas Crime Lab ruled Gracie Haddox, 43, of Nashville, Ark., died from "sharp force trauma" by being stabbed to...

Man found not guilty of drug possession

Published May. 19 2017

A Howard County jury issued a not-guilty verdict Wednesday regarding the possession of 62 pounds of processed marijuana found during...

Miller County bridge should be repaired soon

Published May. 19 2017

Depending on the weather, the construction crews should finish repairs on Miller County Road 64 bridge within about two weeks,...

Police say man killed girlfriend, then self

Published May. 13 2017

A man who was on parole for a 1990s murder apparently killed his girlfriend overnight in Nashville, Ark., and then...

Police investigate apparent murder suicide in Nashville, Ark.

Published May. 12 2017

Two bodies have been found in a Nashville, Ark., house and police are investigating the case as an apparent murder...

Animal rescue officials express disappointment in animal cruelty case

Published May. 11 2017

Justice was denied regarding the sentence of a man accused of shooting to death eight dogs, said Whitney Harrison, executive...

Rescuer pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

Published May. 10 2017

A man tasked with rescuing animals pleaded guilty to charges of cruelty Tuesday after allegedly shooting eight dogs to death....

Man accused of stealing about $80 from vending machines

Published May. 10 2017

A suspect who allegedly stole money from vending machines recently in a De Queen, Ark., laundromat, was described as a...

Commission to close five voting locations around Miller County

Published May. 10 2017

The Miller County Election Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to close five voting locations.

Five polls could close in county

Published May. 9 2017

In Miller County, voting early is the primary way residents cast ballots. The fact was shared during a Miller County Election...

Travel center celebrates tourists and their stories

Published May. 8 2017

When a leather bomber jacket was found last Christmas in a restroom of the local Arkansas Welcome Center, employees stored...

SUSPENSION OF BELIEF: Millions in improvements planned for stretch of Interstate 30

Published May. 6 2017

Construction continues to improve the backbone of regional economic development along Interstate 30 between Texarkana, Ark., and Hope, with the...

Oaklawn Rotary Club celebrates 50 years of service

Published May. 3 2017

The Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club doesn't waste time in helping the community and following the motto of "service above self."

Man shot by deputies had history of erratic behavior

Published May. 2 2017

The McCurtain County Sheriff's Office has requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) to investigate an officer-involved fatal shooting...