Several Marianna residents and businesses are spending this week making final preparations ahead of Marianna's annual Autumn on the Square Festival, set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 25. Marianna Fireman and Code Enforcement Officer Doug Kennedy uses a fire hose to clean the outside of th…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Popular Content

With flu season just around the corner, the Lee County Health Department is planning a drive-through flu vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shot clinic will take place at the agency’s home on North Hicky Street in Marianna. Shirley Woodson, R.N., prepares for …

Local farmer Justin Higgins, along with Thomas McCutchen, manager of Greenway Equipment-John Deere in Marianna, visited the kindergarten class at Lee Academy last Wednesday to discuss the different types of crops with students. During the visit, Higgins and McCutchen brought samples of sever…

featured

Marianna Mayor Jimmy Williams visits with Walter Hussman Thursday at the Forrest City Civic Center during an announcement from East Arkansas Cable TV regarding improvements to the Internet service in the company’s territory, which in addition to Forrest City includes Marianna and Wynne.The c…

Suzy Keasler reads "F is for Flag" to local children during a special Flag Day program Monday at the Lee County Library as part of the library’s summer reading program. Children enjoyed hearing two books before making U.S. flag-themed crafts and enjoying snacks. The children also participate…

Kelly Freeland, right, teaches dance moves to a group of first and second grade students along with the words to some of the songs they would sing this week during First Baptist Church of Marianna's Vacation Bible School. VBS at First Baptist will continue through Friday. Seventy children, r…

featured

Bonesha Johnson waves at her family and friends in celebration after receiving her diploma during the graduation ceremony at Lee High School Friday night. More pictures from the ceremony can be found on Page 6 of today’s Courier-Index......read more in June 2, 2021 Courier Index!

Norah Rockett gets her face painted by Kristen Reed at the First Baptist Church of Marianna's Community Block Party on Saturday. During the event, church members manned multiple booths, offering a variety of games and activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Ellen Starnes recently joined Mississippi River State Park as the park's newest assistant superintendent. Starnes officially arrived at the park last week. She began working for Arkansas State Parks in 2019 as a summer intern at Devil's Den State Park. Starnes said being named assistant supe…

The Lee County Cooperative Clinic showed its appreciation to teachers and staff members in the Lee County School District and at Lee Academy this week. Clinic officials gave gift bags to each employee on the campuses as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, which began Monday. In the t…

Paul Rains, with the Lee County Road Department, stacks tires collected at the shop. The road department recently became one of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) waste tire collection sites. Individuals may now recycle old tires by dropping them off at the road depart…

The Marianna Beautification Team hosted the Marianna/Lee County Cleanup Day on Saturday, with the first 50 volunteers receiving a free Great American Cleanup T-shirt. Saturday's event was part of the Keep America Beautiful’s 2021 Great American Cleanup project, which is a nationwide project …

With warmer weather taking place throughout the month and the first official day of Spring taking place on March 20, many of the trees and flowers have begun blooming throughout Marianna. Visitors coming to town for Easter Sunday will be greeted by the many Redbud trees that are in bloom thr…

Local Events