• Nominations sought

    LITTLE ROCK — Nominations are now being taken for the 2013 Arkansas Preservation Awards. Nomination deadline is Sept. 2. Each year the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas recognizes and honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in historic preservation in Arkansas with the Arkansas Preservation …

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  • Saving an American treasure

    BENTONVILLE — Sharp eyes, gloves and a GPS unit can turn a walk in the woods into a species-saver for the Ozark Chinquapin. The Ozark chinquapin, once a dominant forest tree whose range extended from the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri south to Texas and …

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  • Cleburne Co. landfill expansion proposed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hold an informal public meeting July 30 at Heber Springs to discuss the proposed expansion of the Cleburne County Class 4 landfill. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cleburne County Courthouse, 300 …

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  • Stopped car wasn’t stolen

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say an SUV driven by a man who was fatally shot by Little Rock police wasn’t actually stolen, although officers thought it may have been stolen shortly before the driver was killed. Little Rock Police said Monday that an SUV …

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  • Gov. Beebe announces Dept. of Arkansas Heritage grant recipients

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,009,349 in grants for projects in 41 Arkansas counties, including Independence County, through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, Historic Preservation Restoration …

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  • ‘Angels & Tomboys,’ ‘Surveying George Washington’ now on exhibit at Crystal Bridges

    BENTONVILLE — Summertime visitors to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have a chance to enjoy two new exhibitions. Angels & Tomboys focuses on the view of females in America through different eras, while Surveying George Washington sheds light on the nation’s Revolutionary period. …

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  • 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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