• Atkins celebrates 50th anniversary of fried pickle

    ATKINS (AP) — Bernell Austin wanted to create something new. It was the summer of 1963 and Austin, known more affectionately by the moniker of “Fatman,” had opened a restaurant called The Duchess three years prior across the street from the Atkins Pickle Plant. That …

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  • SAU announces student scholarships

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University has announced the awarding of scholarships to students for the upcoming academic year. Cara Campbell of Evening Shade, a graduate of Cave City High School, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship includes $5,500 per semester and has a four-year …

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  • ROTC commissions second lieutenants

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Department of Military Science commissioned five Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony in the Convocation Center auditorium last Friday. One of whom was Nathaniel Cumming of San Diego, an interdisciplinary …

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  • 6-year-old girl dies after stabbing

    HARTMAN (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say a 6-year-old girl has died after she was stabbed last week. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says the child died Thursday at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Authorities say the attack happened May 10 at a rural home near …

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  • Man killed in ATV crash

    ADONA (AP) — Authorities say a Perry County man was killed after he lost control of his ATV. Arkansas State Police says the crash happened Thursday evening on Arkansas 10 in the Perry County town of Adona. A preliminary police report says 27-year-old Michael Shane …

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  • UA mourns deaths of 3 students

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas community is mourning after the deaths of three students this week. Two students were killed in a boating accident in northeast Oklahoma while another student died in a traffic crash in Missouri on Wednesday. Dean of Students Danny …

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  • Lawmakers formally adjourn

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature has formally ended this year’s legislative session. The House and Senate met briefly today and adjourned the session that wrapped up last month with the approval of the state’s $4.9 billion budget. The sponsor of three bills vetoed …

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  • Honors list announced

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The following students have been named to the honors list for spring semester at Arkansas State University–Mountain Home. Area students on the Chancellor’s List include: Calico Rock — Brittany Fountain, Brooke McCurley Horseshoe Bend — Cindy Lindstrom Area students on the Vice …

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  • State agency warn taxpayers of email scam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is warning state taxpayers of an email scam that seeks personal information. The department says the sender of the email claims that the recipient’s tax return is being reviewed by Arkansas Revenue Services and …

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  • Specialty crop grants offered Application deadline is June 3

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for proposals to enhance the competitiveness of Arkansas specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, floriculture and nuts. Applications will be considered for inclusion in Arkansas’ grant proposal for funds provided by the Specialty Crop Block …

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  • 2-year school in east Ark. opts out of gun law

    FORREST CITY (AP) — Another Arkansas college has opted out of a new state law that allows faculty and staff members to carry concealed guns on campus. East Arkansas Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to opt out of the law, approved this …

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  • Youth arrested in bomb threat at J’boro store

    JONESBORO (AP) — A juvenile has been arrested for calling in a phony bomb threat to a Walmart in Jonesboro. Authorities say the store on Parker Road was cleared Saturday afternoon. The suspect was arrested and kept overnight at the Craighead County juvenile lockup. The …

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