• 40 Days of Blanchard slated

    FIFTY SIX — Blanchard Springs Caverns will celebrate 40 Days of Blanchard May 29 through July 7 with the following special activities: June 1, Blanchard 5K run/walk; June 2-8, natural resources week; June 9-15, border states week; June 15, A Remarkable Journey program and Blanchard …

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  • Underground Railroad Conference planned

    Little Rock — The annual National Underground Railroad Conference will take place in Little Rock June 19-22, bringing together scholars, archivists, community researchers and enthusiasts from across the nation. The four-day conference will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of state …

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  • FS graduate takes on Abercrombie & Fitch

    FORT SMITH (AP) — When Southside High School graduate and former Fort Smith resident Greg Karber saw and heard what he calls “a social ill,” he was appalled. So he grabbed his cell phone, hopped into his car and dove into film-making action. Last week, …

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  • Springdale leads growth in latest Census estimates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than half of Arkansas’ cities and towns saw population declines over the past 10 years, even though the state’s overall population grew by 9 percent, according to new U.S. Census estimates. There’s a trend of strong population growth in metropolitan …

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  • Charged ex-developer questioned about compliance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former Fayetteville developer facing federal fraud charges is being questioned about his compliance with the conditions of his home detention. A filing in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville said Brandon Barber spent money at restaurants, a wine bar and traveled …

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  • Man jailed in baby death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Sebastian County prosecutors have charged a man with first-degree murder after his 2-month-old son died. Matthew Schutz was also faces a first-degree domestic battery charge and was being held at the Sebastian County jail without bond. No attorney is listed for …

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  • Stabbing of Strawberry man ruled justifiable homicide

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A prosecutor says a man’s stabbing death in December in Baxter County was the result of justifiable homicide. The incident at 1251 Highway 178 West in Midway occurred on Dec. 5, when 20-year-old Roy Lee Hogans of Strawberry died of multiple …

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  • May 31 deadline to assess

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lands commissioner is reminding residents that they have until May 31 to assess their personal property. Lands Commissioner John Thurston says people who don’t have their property assessed by the deadline are subject to penalties. The taxes are important …

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  • Ark. court: Sheriff with conviction can’t serve

    LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas sheriff who was convicted in 1979 for possessing stolen hens is ineligible to serve in office, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court said that Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell’s misdemeanor conviction for knowingly possessing stolen Cornish …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5:30. Dr. Don Culwall will be the guest speaker. Culwall is a retired University of Central Arkansas botany professor. He …

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  • Arts council offers workshops for teachers, teaching artists

    LITTLE ROCK — This summer, the Arkansas Arts Council is offering a professional development program for teachers of second- through fifth-grade students, special education teachers and teaching artists, said Shelby Brewer, media and communications manager. “‘Building Community Through Drama’ is a one-day professional development workshop …

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  • Collectibles show set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Coin, Stamp, Sports Card, Collectible and Hobby Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1 in the Educational Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds, located at 1507 Fairgrounds Drive …

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