• Farmers seeking bounty now poised for drought

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas hay farmers once hopeful they could make three cuttings in 2013 are now worried that a developing drought will stunt growth in their fields and leave them facing a shortfall when fall and winter arrive. The state has already produced more …

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  • AGFC: Hay mowing methods can spare wildlife

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The blades of hay mowers can cut short the lives of Arkansas wildlife, but the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says farmers can adopt methods that can help animals get clear of danger. The agency said that mowing from the middle …

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  • 18 percent of Arkansas in moderate drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Drought conditions are returning to Arkansas as hot, dry weather settles into the state. Data released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 18 percent of the state is now in a moderate drought and more than 75 percent of …

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  • ASU seeks name change for boulevard

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s Public Works Committee is considering a request to rename a city street recognizing Arkansas State University’s Red Wolves. The university is asking the city to rename Stadium Boulevard as Red Wolves Boulevard. The plan goes before the committee next week. Mayor …

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  • Panel gives nod to scholarship stopgap

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A plan to spend $1.1 million from a state reserve fund to pay for scholarships in health fields has won the approval of a legislative panel. A subcommittee of the Legislative Council on Thursday endorsed a proposal by Gov. Mike Beebe …

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  • Restaurant falls victim to scam

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro restaurant has fallen victim to a utility scam. Police told reporters that a man posing as a Jonesboro City Water & Light employee called Barnhill’s Buffet June 28 and told an employee that the restaurant’s $897.34 utility bill was past …

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  • 4 sentenced for transporting paddlefish eggs

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three Arkansas men and a Missouri man have been sentenced to probation for illegally transporting paddlefish eggs out of Oklahoma. James Chapman of Swifton, Jeremy Waldrip and Lee Jobe, both of Sulphur Springs, and Jay Witt of Pineville, Mo., were each …

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  • ‘Star-Spangled Baby’ shower set at presidential library

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas field office of Operation Homefront and Walmart will host a program called “Star-Spangled Baby,” a military baby shower for 50 new or expectant military moms. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Presidential …

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  • Graduate receives degree

    CROOKSTON, Minn. — The University of Minnesota at Crookston recently announced its list of spring semester 2013 graduates. Among them were William Bart Likes of Bradford, who received bachelor of manufacturing management degree in manufacturing management.

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  • AHPP awards funds

    LITTLE ROCK — Izard County will receive $133,750 for its courthouse, according to a news release. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, awarded $2 million in grants for projects in 41 Arkansas counties through its County Courthouse Restoration …

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  • Exxon: Report blames pipeline bust on defects

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An independent report blames manufacturing defects for the failure of an ExxonMobil pipeline that sent 150,000 gallons of crude oil into the small town of Mayflower, the company said Wednesday. The report, provided to Exxon and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials …

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  • Certify crops by Monday for disaster aid eligibility

    PINE BLUFF — Monday is the deadline to certify spring-seeded crops, said Dr. Henry English, director, Small Farm Program, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Traditional crops such as corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice as well as commercial vegetables should be certified. …

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