• ‘Who’s Who’ names students

    BEEBE — Several students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were named to the 2013 Edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.” Recipients, which include students who attend ASU-Beebe, ASU-Heber Springs, ASU-Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base programs, were named to the …

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  • Statewide essay finalists named at banquet

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics, the character education initiative of the Better Business Bureau, recognized the winners of the “Laws of Life” essay contest at a recent awards banquet at Hendrix College. The statewide contest was open to winners …

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  • Blytheville officials say geese thinning working

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The pond at Blytheville’s Walker Park has been fouled by too many geese making their homes there. But city officials say a mechanism that disturbs the sleep patterns of the birds is causing them to look for new homes. City Parks and …

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  • Agnos Cemetery cleanup slated

    AGNOS — The Agnos Cemetery cleanup day has been set for Saturday beginning at 8 a.m., said cemetery association member Boyd Estes. “Everyone is asked to please plan to attend and bring tools,” said Estes. “Help is very much needed.” In case of rain the …

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  • Japanese American Internment Museum to open in McGehee

    McGEHEE — The new World War II Japanese American Internment Museum will be officially opened Tuesday in McGehee. The museum will be unveiled at 1 p.m. with an opening ceremony, which will be followed by a tour of the featured exhibit, “Against Their Will: The …

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  • Dollarway eyes school closing

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — The Dollarway School District in Pine Bluff is under state control so it can get its finances and academics in order, and officials are looking at closing an elementary school. Superintendent Frank Anthony has run the district since the state took …

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  • Tornado confirmed in Botkinburg Gov. Beebe declares disaster in 15 counties

    BOTKINBURG (AP) — Forecasters said Thursday that Arkansas’ first storm outbreak of the spring included a strong tornado that hit Botkinburg, 60 miles north of Little Rock, with winds of 111-135 mph. Four people were injured when the storm raked a 17-mile path across Van …

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  • House to vote on ‘private option’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House is preparing for a possible vote on a bill to use federal Medicaid funds to buy private health insurance for low-income residents. House Speaker Davy Carter expected to hold a vote on the proposal today — but said …

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  • Flea Market begins Saturday

    SALEM — The 10th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market and Salem Chamber of Commerce Community-wide Yard Sale will be today and Saturday in Salem. A limited number of vendor space is still available, and there is outside space available. Inside space is 8’ by 8’ …

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  • Threads of Life quilt, fiber arts show to open Saturday

    JONESBORO — The Women’s Council for St. Bernard’s Development Found-ation will present the sixth annual Threads of Life Quilt and Fiber Arts Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show will be held at St. Bernard’s …

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  • Freeze warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A freeze warning is in place in northwest Arkansas as a cold front brings unseasonably cool temperatures to the state. The National Weather Service issued the warning for this morning and again from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday. Forecasters say …

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  • 4 hurt when tornado hits near Botkinburg

    BOTKINBURG (AP) — Four people were hurt Wednesday when Arkansas’ first severe weather outbreak of the spring generated tornadoes that damaged homes and vivid lightning strikes that started house fires. Three of the people hurt were treated at a hospital and released after a tornado …

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