• Facebook seeks change to Arkansas social media law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are considering a change to a social media law after Facebook raised concerns that it would bar supervisors and employees from having purely voluntary, social contact. The law passed in 2013 says an employer should not “require, request, suggest …

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  • Dozier, Lockhouse Orchestra to perform

    JONESBORO — A tribute concert titled “Take a Load Off” set for Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. in the Forum, 115 E. Monroe in Jonesboro, honoring Arkansas native Levon Helm, a two-time Grammy award winning artist, widely known as the drummer for The Band. …

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  • Easton Corbin to headline Downtown Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Fest has announced plans for its sixth annual event to be held in downtown Jonesboro on Sept. 27, according to a news release. The free event will include music throughout the day, a Friday and Saturday barbecue …

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  • Foundation names Dicus president

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation has announced that Chuck Dicus as been named as the foundation’s new president. In this position, Dicus will be responsible for the fundraising efforts and day-to-day operation of the foundation. He will work closely with the …

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  • Deadline nears for elk hunt permit applications

    LITTLE ROCK — Time is running short, but it’s not too late to apply for a free 2014 Arkansas elk hunting permit.  Yes, it’s the most coveted ticket in the state’s outdoors, and all you have to do is to go to the Internet and …

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  • Big Bass Bonanza fees going up beginning June 11

    LITTLE ROCK — If you are hesitating about entering this year’s Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, here’s a factor to help with your decision. Entering by June 11 will mean paying $80 for each of the three days you choose to fish. After June 11, the …

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  • Mirror Lake to be site of derby June 8

    SYLAMORE — The Sylamore Ranger District will host its annual Fish Derby Day at Mirror Lake on June 8. “This is a free event for children 4 through 12,” said Ton Guinn of  the USDA Forest Service. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the accessible …

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  • Officials host event to identify missing people

    LITTLE ROCK  — Arkansas authorities are collecting DNA samples from family members of missing residents this week to see if unidentified remains at crime labs are a match for their loved ones. The “Never Forgotten-Arkansas Takes Action” event will be Thursday in Little Rock. It …

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  • Lonoke deputies arrest mother in baby’s death

    LONOKE (AP) — Authorities in Lonoke County have arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of manslaughter in the reported starvation death of her 3-month old baby boy. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department says Lindsey Colbert was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say deputies were called to a …

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  • UCA seeks tuition increase

    CONWAY (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas is proposing a 4 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees next school year. School officials made the proposal Tuesday. The university’s board of trustees will vote on the proposal during a meeting Friday in Conway. Under …

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  • AG warns about phishing scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is reminding residents to be vigilant of criminal schemes used to gather information through email — commonly referred to as phishing. McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday after online retailer eBay announced last week that personal …

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  • Ft. Smith 5th-grade class adopts Army soldiers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — It’s not always through a text book or an exam a student learns a lesson. Sometimes, the most remembered lessons are those are learned through the heart. That’s exactly what Karen Hitt’s fifth-grade homeroom class learned through Ballman Cares, a project …

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