• 3 small earthquakes recorded

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northcentral Arkansas. No injuries or damage are reported. The USGS says the first earthquake was a magnitude 2.0 recorded at 7:15 p.m. Friday near Quitman — about 50 miles …

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  • Dead eagles found in Logan Co.

    BOONEVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating two more bald eagle deaths. The eagles were found in Logan County just south of Booneville. Earlier this month, an eagle was found shot in Pike County. That …

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  • Artist, Lyon alum, returns to Ark. as guest speaker

    BENTONVILLE — An Arkansas-born artist and Lyon College alumnus will return to The Natural State as a guest speaker at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville inside the Great Hall at 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Hembrey recently presented a TED Talk titled …

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  • Southern Gospel reunion set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A Southern Gospel Reunion will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Twin Lakes Baptist Church in Mountain Home. Featured groups will be Southern Faith, Diamond State Trio, Faith’s Journey and Four Plus One. The event is open to the public. For more …

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  • Miss North Central Arkansas Scholarship Pageant seeking entrants

    HARRISON — The Miss North Central Scholarship Pageant will be at 6:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 at Harrison High School auditorium. The pageant on March 8 is open to all ages from any locality. The divisions include: Baby Miss, birth to 18 months, Wee …

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  • Ground water reports due soon

    All persons who withdrew ground water and/or diverted surface water, except for domestic purposes, must report their 2012 usage by March 1, according to a news release from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. Act 408 of 1989 provides for the collection of a late registration …

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  • Prosecutor won’t charge Hoxie teen as adult

    HOXIE (AP) – Prosecutors say a 16-year-old student who took a flare gun to Hoxie High School won’t be charged as an adult in the incident. Prosecutor Henry Boyce says the male student will be charged in juvenile court with bringing a prohibited article to …

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  • Darr won’t run for governor in 2014

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr on Tuesday ruled out a bid for governor in 2014 and instead threw his support behind former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson. “I just feel like (Hutchinson) gives us the best opportunity to win in 2014,” Darr …

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  • Bald eagle found dead; reward for info

    HIGHLAND  — A bald eagle has been discovered shot dead in Pike County and wildlife officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information about the shooter. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of a …

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  • Caucus wants new steel mill to hire African-Americans

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus said Monday they’re concerned that Gov. Mike Beebe’s proposal to issue state-backed bonds to attract a $1 billion steel mill doesn’t include a requirement that the company hire African-American workers. The lawmakers said they …

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  • Osage artisan brings form to blown glass

    OSAGE (AP) — Ed Pennebaker doesn’t have time to get distracted. When Pennebaker pulls the superheated glass out of his glass furnace, it’s a shade over 2,100 degrees. He has about a minute and a half – two minutes, tops – to blow it, bend …

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  • First Electric to award funds

    JACKSONVILLE —  First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2013 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To …

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