• Jonesboro voters OK reallocation of tax revenue

    JONESBORO (AP) — Voters in Jonesboro have passed a measure in a special election to reallocate revenue from a citywide sales tax. The measure’s passage Tuesday authorizes Jonesboro officials to use the revenue for salaries and operational expenses. A temporary half-percent city tax expires in …

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  • Underwater treasure hunt slated

    NORFORK — Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt Saturday at Sand Island on Norfork Lake. Certified scuba divers will search for tokens underwater (no deeper than 40 feet) and return them for prizes. Prizes include mask, fins, dive light, …

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  • Johnny Cash’s boyhood home opens Saturday

    DYESS — It’s yellowed with age and doesn’t have a case but the small pillow brought comfort to a young J.R. Cash after the death of older brother Jack. Inside the five-room home sits the family’s old, upright piano but it is perhaps by luck …

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  • AmeriCorps seeking to serve

    The Arkansas Service Commission, part of the Department of Human Services, Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, is looking for organizations that can use AmeriCorps members to effectively solve problems as identified in the Arkansas State Service Plan. AmeriCorps programs address disaster services, education, …

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  • Bus safety campaign announced

    LITTLE ROCK — With the start of a new school year days away, the Arkansas Department of Education is reminding people to “be aware, stay alert so kids don’t get hurt.” B.U.S. (Be aware. U stay alert. So kids don’t get hurt) Awareness is the …

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  • Prescribed fire workshop offered

    JONESBORO — A prescribed fire workshop for landowners will be presented by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Forestry Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Topics …

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  • Pageant seeks candidates

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss River Delta pageants, both preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, are now seeking qualified candidates to participate in the pageants. The counties included for these competitions are Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Lawsuit challenges beer, wine sales proposal

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas. A lawsuit by Vincent’s Fine Wines and Liquors owner Vincent Senatore and Party Factory owner Alan Avard asks …

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  • 3 arrested for weapon, drugs

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police say they have arrested three men after finding drugs in their car and a loaded revolver hidden in a box of chicken. Jonesboro police arrested the men Saturday after a traffic stop. Timothy Peals, 25, and 23-year-olds Joseph James and …

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  • Standoff suspect eludes police

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock Police Department SWAT standoff ended after officers breached a residence where they believed a suspect was hiding and found no one home. Police spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen says officers were called to the home late Sunday. He says …

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  • Off-duty deputy shoots, kills man

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man was shot and killed by an off-duty Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy in Fort Smith after earlier exchanging gunfire with Fort Smith police. Justin Wayne Higgins, 23, was dead at the scene of the Saturday afternoon shooting on …

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