• ASU students win at Deep South meet

    JONESBORO — In regional competition with 13 other universities, Arkansas State University’s civil engineering students earned the most first and second place finishes in five categories of competition. ASU’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) competed in the Deep South Conference …

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  • Commission sets 2014-15 deer seasons

    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons April 17, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27 and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 18. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 …

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  • Applications accepted until May 16

    LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until May 16 to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program’s (EQIP) Organic and High Tunnel Initiatives for the 2014 program year, said Creston Shrum, public affairs …

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  • Arkansas linemen give aid

    LITTLE ROCK — Fifteen Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas linemen recently completed a mission to electrify two remote Guatemalan villages near Huehuetenango, resulting in approximately 320 villagers receiving electricity for their homes. After a year of planning, the men arrived in Guatemala on March 26 and …

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  • ASU-MH gets $19K grant

    MOUNTAIN HOME — State Rep. Kelley Linck of Yellville has presented a $19,370 general improvement fund grant to Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, according to a news release. The funds will be used to secure aluminum welding machines to expand the welding program at …

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  • Arkansas Press Women group to recognize jounalism students

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Press Women organization will celebrate its 2014 Scholarship and High School Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Campbell Dining Room of the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix College in Conway. Registration for the event begins at 11 …

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  • Teen killed in collision with train in Conway

    CONWAY (AP) — Authorities say a teenager in Conway was killed after he was struck by a train while walking along railroad tracks. The Conway Police Department says the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Donaghey Avenue and Tyler Street. Conway police spokeswoman …

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  • Jonesboro woman’s trial delayed

    JONESBORO (AP) — The murder trial of a Jonesboro woman in the shooting death of her husband is being delayed until September. The capital murder trial of 34-year-old Michelle Despain was rescheduled from the first week of May until Sept. 8 — but a lengthy …

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  • Education leader interviews for Bryant job

    BRYANT (AP) — Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell is interviewing to become the next superintendent of the Bryant School District. Kimbrell met with school board members in executive session Monday night, but the board took no action after wrapping up the interview shortly before midnight. …

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  • UAMS officials to announce change at cancer center

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Gov. Mike Beebe are expected to make an announcement about a cancer center in Little Rock. Today’s announcement will be about UAMS’ Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. Spokeswoman Leslie Taylor …

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  • Two to receive honorary degrees

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe and sculptor Anita Huffington will be presented honorary degrees from the University of Arkansas during the university’s May 10 commencement ceremony. The university announced Monday that Beebe will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and Huffington will …

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  • Effort under way to revitalize ‘Arkansas Grown’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor’s Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the “Arkansas Grown” program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants. Arkansas Department of Agriculture marketing …

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