• Tot drowns in bucket

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say a 15-month-old girl is dead after drowning in a five-gallon bucket. Authorities got the call Tuesday night that Paolo Borroso died after tipping into the bucket, apparently to retrieve some toys. The child and her parents, …

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  • Recycling plant to employ up to 350

    ROGERS (AP) — A $10 million plastics recycling plant announced Wednesday in Rogers will bring up to 350 jobs as the plant converts post-consumer plastics into resin for new products, officials said. NextLife Asset Recovery Services said it will open a headquarters as well as …

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  • Area students net Prism awards

    JONESBORO — Students from Arkansas State University’s College of Communications recently swept major Prism awards at the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) gala in Little Rock. The winners were announced in conjunction with the professional awards recognition at the Argenta Theatre. Representing ASU …

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  • S-side super speaks at ‘Nutrition Summit’

    JONESBORO — Southside School District Superintendent Roger Rich touted ways his district is combating student hunger and was one of several administrators who spoke today in Jonesboro about newly mandated nutrition standards for school lunches that are causing students to turn up their noses or …

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  • Ghost walks begin

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host ghost walks from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Century-old buildings, the Black River and old cemeteries play host to a number of Powhatan’s ghost stories, folk tales and legends. What makes the rattling in the jail? Who …

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  • Teenage spy who chose death over betrayal honored

    LITTLE ROCK — The story of David O. Dodd is relatively unknown outside of Arkansas, but the teenage spy who chose to hang rather than betray the Confederate cause is a folk hero to many in his home state. Street signs and an elementary school …

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  • Man chosen for ensemble

    SEARCY — Nathan Ellis of Ash Flat has been selected for the 2012-13 Harding University Wind Ensemble, according to a news release. The 55-member group offers band performance opportunities for advanced musicians and is open to musicians of all majors who successfully complete the required …

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  • Scholarships awarded

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has announced its scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 school year. Area students and their awards include: Calico Rock — Sarah Rodgers was awarded the Evelyn Hill Osborn Teacher Education Scholarship. Rodgers is a Norfork High School graduate and …

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  • Samantha Fulbright wins big

    LITTLE ROCK — Winners from this area have been announced in various Breeding Sheep Shows at the Arkansas State Fair, states a news release from the fair’s media center. Winners in the Open Division include: Dorper:  Arkansas Champion Ram, shown by Samantha Fulbright of Batesville. …

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  • Winners named in cattle shows

    LITTLE ROCK — Winners have been named in various cattle shows at the Arkansas State Fair, according to a news release from the fair’s media center. Winners from this area in the Open Division include: Open Beefmaster: Reserve Grand Champion Bull, shown by Hailey Langston …

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  • LRR Audubon meeting slated

    CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton. The program will be “Birding the Canyons, Deserts and Sky Islands of Southeastern Arizona,” presented by Edie Calaway, Central Arkansas Audubon Society member and birder. Door …

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  • Arkansas fall foliage updates now available

    Autumn is officially here which means the red, gold, bronze, orange and burgundy of fall foliage isn’t too far away. One of the most eagerly-awaited travel times in The Natural State, this glorious season offers loads of special activities and gorgeous views statewide. As is …

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