• Burge reappointed to state board

    LITTLE ROCK — Justin Burge of Batesville has been reappointed to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee. He represents Judicial District 16. His term will expire Jan. 14, 2017. Gov. Mike Beebe announced the appointment along with several others on Friday. Cecil Alexander of Heber …

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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events set in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Several events are planned in Jonesboro to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Activities begin with the Community MLK Youth Explosion at 7 p.m. Sunday at City Youth Ministries. This event will be an opportunity for young people to celebrate Dr. King through …

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  • Museum plans battle commemoration

    GILLETT — The Friends of Arkansas Post Museum are hosting a 150th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Arkansas Post Saturday and Sunday at Arkansas Post Museum State Park near Gillett. The event will include an encampment, battle reenactments, school day, period dance and non-denominational …

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  • Little Rock Central to screen ‘Beyond Galilee’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is partnering with Philander Smith College and Pictergy Entertainment to present a screening of the civil rights documentary “Beyond Galilee” and a conversation with the filmmaker Tim DeWayne. The film will be screened at …

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  • Lawmakers consider allowing guns in church, on campus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday proposed allowing concealed handguns in churches and on college campuses, the first of several bills expected in the Republican controlled Legislature aimed at loosening the state’s gun restrictions. Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, filed legislation that would …

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  • Arkansas ranks fifth in education poll

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ public schools are fifth in the country in Education Week’s annual rankings. The publication released its 2013 “Quality Counts” rankings Thursday. Arkansas’ overall grade was a B minus. Arkansas received an A grade for its standards, assessments and accountability. It …

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  • ‘Of Mice and Men’ performances to begin

    POCAHONTAS — The Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas will present the play “Of Mice and Men,” based on a novel written in 1937 by John Steinbeck. The play is about thwarted dreams, friendship and sacrifice that chronicles four days in the lives of two migrant …

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  • LR Central to present musical tribute to MLK

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is partnering with Philander Smith College to present a musical tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the …

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  • Hipp Modern Builders recognized

    LAKEVILLE, Minn. — LBM Journal has announced that Hipp Modern Building Supply out of Mountain View, has received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013 in the category of “Sales Under $10 Million.” The award honors Hipp Modern Builders Supply as a company that …

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  • Jonesboro man arrested after tip

    RAVENDEN — A tip that a Jonesboro man might be coming through Ravenden with a bunch of drugs led to his arrest on Friday. The Ravenden Police Department received information from the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force that Michael Oneal, 43, of Jonesboro, might …

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  • AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS GO!

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for the Public Broadcasting Service KIDS GO! Writers Contest through April 5. The contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children …

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  • Ice storm warning in place for southeast Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for several counties in southeast Arkansas. Forecasters say “significant ice accumulations” are possible as freezing rain and sleet fall on the state today. The ice storm warning is in effect from …

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