• 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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  • Older woman charged over drinking minors

    CABOT (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old woman in Lonoke County has been arrested after minors were found drinking in her presence. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department responded to a noise complaint at a home near Cabot, where they cited 74-year old Martha Dubois. Dubois …

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  • Johnson Co. sheriff killed in 1902 to be honored

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A Johnson County sheriff who was killed in the line of duty in 1902 will be among fallen law enforcement officers honored at a vigil in Washington, D.C. John Hall Powers has been sheriff since 1890 when he was fatally shot when …

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  • Suspect, victim ID’d in apparent road rage killing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Detectives are trying to determine what led to an apparent road rage attack in downtown Little Rock in which one motorist allegedly shot and killed another after they both pulled off of Interstate 30. The attack happened Saturday near a hotel …

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  • Body of missing boater found

    CONWAY (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says the body of a missing boater has been recovered in the Arkansas River. Officials say 43-year-old Mark Russell’s body was found Sunday afternoon and was identified by a family member. Russell had gone fishing on …

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  • Voters to consider tax extension

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Voters in Sebastian County will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to continue a 1-cent sales tax that’s been in place for 20 years. Last year, the tax brought in nearly $22 million. The tax is allocated to the …

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  • ‘Dinosaur Discoveries’ coming to ASU Museum

    JONESBORO — A new customized traveling exhibit titled “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” will be open at the Arkansas State University Museum from June to August. The massive exhibit, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and custom built by New York’s American Museum …

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  • State park announces heritage month activities

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host the program “Restoring Powhatan: Origins of a State Park” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday as well as May 18 and 25. The theme of this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month is “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’ Historic Structures.” …

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  • Woman drowns in Buffalo

    HARRISON (AP) — The National Park Service says a Vermont woman has drowned while kayaking on the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. The park service said Wednesday that the 79-year-old woman’s kayak overturned around 2:30 p.m. Monday in Newton County, upstream from Ozark Campground, …

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  • Club News

    Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood’s Arkansas State Chapter’s 80th annual convention was held April 26 and 27 at Northeast Arkansas Community College in Blytheville. Attending were 224 members. The 2013-14 Arkansas State Chapter Executive Board was chosen at that time. PEO is …

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