• Eye for an eye

    Have you ever seen one of those big deep diving bass fishing lures up close, the ones with the two shiny razor sharp treble hooks jangling from the bottom? My little brother Heath has; and he loves to tell that story on me. However, over …

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  • Penn State plea bargain exposes NCAA spinelessness

    Those in the know at Penn State are relieved that the university escaped the death penalty for its football program which could, and should, have been imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the cover-up of child sex abuse. The $60 million contribution …

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  • ‘UN gun control’ will kill Second Ammendment

    “Representatives from many of the world’s socialist, tyrannical and dictatorial regimes [are gathering] at the United Nations headquarters in New York for a month-long meeting, in which they’ll put the finishing touches on an international Arms Trade Treaty that could seriously restrict your freedom to …

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  • Ledge update

    LITTLE ROCK  —  Arkansas will enjoy its annual sales tax holiday the weekend of Aug. 4 and 5. On those days, no state or local sales taxes will be collected on clothing items priced less than $100. Also exempt from the sales taxes on that …

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  • America is full of modern-day ghost towns

    In small cities and villages across America, leaders struggle to maintain their turn-of-the-last-century downtowns. Once beautiful, brick buildings sit empty or house ubiquitous flea market shops of questionable quality. Whether limited to a few vacancies spread along the streetscape or entire blocks, we’re witnessing the …

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  • 150 years ago…

    One hundred and fifty years ago, General Thomas Hindman was steadily issuing orders and writing correspondence that kept the Confederate Army in motion. While the Federal Army began fortifying Helena, the Rebs began establishing new camps in Central Arkansas. Known today for its water park, …

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  • And the rest is history…

    Efforts to establish an Arkansas State Fair date back to 1868, when a show was held at 17th and Center streets in Little Rock. Another attempt to start a fair occurred in 1906 at Hot Springs. It was staged at Oaklawn Race Track and, in …

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  • Heartache of being a parent

    The doctor took a deep breath before sharing the unwelcome news. “I’m afraid if you want to save her vision in the one eye, she will have to have surgery.” I looked at my sweet little daughter, Trissa, sitting so bravely on the big white …

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  • Care Less Party

    All of America should drop to its knees and thank the GOP for attempting to provide us with replacement fireworks. As you undoubtedly know, cities all over the country this year were forced to cancel Fourth of July festivities due to fear of fire, glitchy …

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  • Shrinking sodas is a start

    Freedom is under attack! In the largest city of our giant country — the liberty to drink over 16 ounces of sugar syrup is in the crosshairs of the “gubmint.” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed (and will most likely implement) the nation’s first …

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  • Ode to our throwaway society

    Who can fix my chair? My light, aluminum beach chair, with the wooden armrests, and canvas seat. My chair, that with a loud rip from its striped bottom, plopped me down on the sand in a rather undignified way one hot day last summer? Through …

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  • The dying art of cursive handwriting

    I’m torn about it if you want to know the truth. I speak of the death of cursive handwriting, which I read about recently in the Atlantic Wire. As it goes, many American schools are phasing out lessons in cursive. There is a waning need …

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