• Crow named deputy director

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced this week that Col. Jeff Crow of Bismarck, chief of the agency’s enforcement division, will be the agency’s new deputy director. AGFC Director Mike Knoedl called Crow a true leader and said he looks forward …

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  • Joe Mosby honored

    CONWAY — The first outdoor article Joe Mosby authored was about possum hunting, and he was a high school junior. Sixty-seven years later, he has written thousands of newspaper articles and is still going. Mosby was honored for his long and distinguished career by being …

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  • Boating victim identified

    MIDWAY (AP) — Authorities have identified the 11-year-old boy who was killed in a boating accident on Bull Shoals Lake. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says William Feehan of Millington, Tenn., died in the accident Saturday in north Arkansas. Commission spokesman Keith Stephens says …

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  • Westside principal moonlights as pastor on weekend

    JONESBORO (AP) — On regular days, Freddie Bowen’s job is Westside High School principal. On worship days, his title changes to pastor at LifeLine Fellowship Church. Bowen began at LifeLine, 5071 Arkansas 226 just outside the Jonesboro city limits, as a part-time pastor, and the …

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  • Educators workshop to be Wednesday

    JONESBORO — A “Growing Up Wild” workshop for educators will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Admission is free. The event is a Project Wild …

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  • Arkansas’ public spaces can be beautified with ‘Greening of Arkansas’

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is currently accepting applications for the Greening of Arkansas Grant Program in which organizations and civic groups can apply for funds to beautify their communities and enhance their quality of life through horticulture. The deadline to …

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  • CDC working Ark. case of parasitic meningitis

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock television station is reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found a rare case of parasitic meningitis in Arkansas. The CDC says Arkansas had five cases of the waterborne illness between 1962 and 2012. Television …

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  • Baxter County receives most from game, fish fines

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says that it collected more than $632,000 in fines during the 2012-13 fiscal year. The money is set aside for education programs in the counties where the fines were collected. During the 12 months ending …

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  • With new law, school choice suit is tossed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a 2010 lawsuit challenging the Arkansas school choice law because the Legislature has since changed the statute. The 8th U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Thursday ordered a lower court dismiss …

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  • Hearing set on health overhaul in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators are to hear from state officials about putting elements of the federal health overhaul in place in Arkansas. The Public Health Committee is to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss plans for open enrollment. The state is expanding …

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  • Opponents ask Ark. to drop new school standards

    LITTLE ROCK  — Opponents of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states asked Arkansas lawmakers Monday to back out of the standards, saying the plan takes away the state’s control over its classrooms. Teachers, …

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  • Ad blitz under way for exchange

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A $24 million marketing and outreach blitz is underway in Arkansas to promote the new insurance marketplace under the federal health care law. State insurance officials are trying to reach the roughly 500,000 people who are expected to sign up for …

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