• Aprons to be displayed in Cotter

    COTTER — Aprons will be a featured display in the Hill ’N Hollow Quilters’ booth at the Bridge Bash on Sept. 21 at Big Springs Park in Cotter. Guild members have made the aprons for donation to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas to …

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  • Atty. General warns state against contest entry scams

    LITTLE ROCK — Those drawings for free gifts may actually come with a cost to Arkansas consumers who submit contest entries at fairs and festivals this fall, according to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office. Consumers should expect to exchange their personal information for chances at …

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  • Arkansas Frontier offers pumpkin, pizza patches this fall

    Numerous pumpkin patches open to the public in October, but check out the one at Arkansas Frontier for an option that is traditional with a twist. At this attraction in Quitman, experience time amongst the great orange gourds — along with an Enchanted Forest, a …

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  • Hunters reminded to immediately tag deer

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials are reminding deer hunters to immediately tag any deer they harvest. Regulations require the deer to be tagged before its moved, even before it’s moved for a better camera angle for a photo. The tags …

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  • Thrift store holding bag sale

    PINEVILLE — The Annual Christian Service Center Thrift Store’s End of Summer Clothing Bag Sale is currently being held and will continue through Sept. 21. Shoppers can fill as many grocery size plastic bags as they wish with summer clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, tops, …

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  • Changing hickories, oaks lure visitors to Arkansas

    JASPER — Arkansas may be best-known for Bill Clinton and Walmart. But come autumn, the state gets attention for something else: stunning foliage. The brilliant yellow and red leaves of hickory, oak and sweet gum trees lure thousands of visitors to this part of the …

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  • Weapons maker relocates U.S. headquarters to Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH — Thermold Magazines, a manufacturer of a variety of magazines for firearms and weapons products, announced today its U.S. headquarters will relocate to Fort Smith from North Carolina. The company will be housed in the River Bend Industries building where River Bend will …

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  • Genealogy program planned

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will be hosting J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA lectures Sept. 20 and Sept. 21 at the Wyndham Hotel, #2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock. Registration is open to the public. A syllabus is guaranteed to all those registered …

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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. Service representatives from UAW Retiree Medical Benefit Trust, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and United Health Care will be in attendance and will speak …

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  • Questions persist about standoff

    PINE BLUFF — When the time came to move 107-year-old Monroe Isadore to a new home, police say he resisted and barricaded himself inside. Authorities tried using a camera to monitor him, along with negotiating tactics, and finally gas to get him to come out. …

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  • Mayor says D.C. trip needed

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s mayor says that while he and some of his employees will spend $2,500 to travel to Washington, D.C., next week, the city will eventually receive far more in return. Mayor Harold Perrin says Jonesboro has needs that cannot be supported by …

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  • Special prosecutor sought for sheriff

    BENTON (AP) — An Arkansas prosecutor has asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to explore the possibility of removing the sheriff of Saline County following his guilty plea to a public drunkenness charge. Prosecuting Attorney Ken Casady made the request in a letter …

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