• Yard sale hosted at state park

    POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Center. Hundreds of items from the gift shop will be on sale, including adult’s and children’s T-shirts, jewelry, books, toys, mugs, fishing tackle, wind …

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  • Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial groundbreaking to be Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Ground will be broken at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial, located on the west side of the Arkansas State Capitol grounds in Little Rock. The memorial, which is the result of 25 years of fundraising and work by …

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  • House Speaker wants Medicaid bill this week

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he wants lawmakers to develop by Friday a draft of legislation to expand health insurance coverage for low-income residents. Carter told reporters Tuesday that he wanted to see a bill that allows the state to …

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  • Board recommends pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has issued recommendations regarding clemency and pardon applications. Among them are Laure Shankle Drummond, who was convicted in Independence County of two counts of theft and was sentenced to probation. The recommendation for a pardon was made “with …

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  • Effigies hung from dam to scare vultures

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying a new scare tactic for about 1,500 vultures that have taken up roost at Bull Shoals Dam. Officials began hanging vulture “effigies” this week in hopes of discouraging the birds from getting too …

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  • Marion Berry has heart surgery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas is recovering at a Little Rock hospital after undergoing heart surgery. Berry’s son Mitch said the former lawmaker from east Arkansas had bypass surgery Monday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Berry’s …

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  • Writers’ conference to convene in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — The 69th Annual Writers’ Conference will be May 31 to June 1 at the Holiday Inn Presidential, located at 600 Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The event is hosted by the Pioneer Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Keynote …

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  • Entergy: Residential bills to fall

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says a reduction in its costs for power will mean a 4.75 percent cut in the average residential customer’s utility bill. Entergy said in a news release Friday that it expects more nuclear generated power — which is less …

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  • Country Quilters to meet

    SALEM — The members of the Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hickenbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. A brief business meeting will be followed by refreshments. The first Quilter’s Beginner Class will follow refreshments and end at …

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  • Bad Boy named among top Arkansas brands

    LITTLE ROCK — Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville is among the top 32 Arkansas-based brands vying to be named superstar of Arkansas business through the Battle of the Brands tournament, hosted by The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, according to a news release. On Monday, Arkansas …

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  • Board recommends commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending a sentence commutation for a man with multiple convictions in three counties. The board announced its recommendations, which are non-binding and will be forwarded to Gov. Mike Beebe’s office for a final decision. The board is …

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  • House OKs changes to local elections

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a plan to restrict when cities and counties can hold special elections, after the bill’s sponsor said he would amend it to provide flexibility for school-related elections. The House passed the measure 68-22, a day …

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