• 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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  • Mom credits daughter, 6, for saving her life

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — When emergency medicine student Robyn Crumbaugh collapsed from septic shock in the middle of the night on Sept. 20, her 6-year-old daughter, Candice, was quick to respond — and doctors say that she probably saved her mom’s life. On that Thursday, Robyn …

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  • Police search for Cabot man missing since Sept. 15

    CABOT (AP) — Police in Cabot are searching for a man who was last seen a month ago. Police say James Clifton Heath was last seen at his home in Cabot on Sept. 15. Authorities say Heath’s vehicle was found 10 days later in Jacksonville …

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  • Harrison man arrested in 1975 rape investigation

    HARRISON (AP) — A Harrison resident is jailed on charges in Wisconsin from a rape that was alleged in 1975. Boone County Jail records showed 57-year-old Jimmy Dale Mulanex remained in jail Sunday following his arrest on Friday morning. Officials say Mulanex is being held …

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  • Ragtime pianist, comedian Blais to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Performing Arts Series will present ragtime pianist and comedian Mimi Blais at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Sheid on the ASU-MH campus. Tickets are $15 and half price for students. To purchase a ticket, visit www.thesheid.com or call …

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  • Producer payment information given by Farm Service

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Newkirk has announced that the agency will issue Conservation Reserve Program and Direct and Counter-cyclical Program payments soon, if it hasn’t already done so. “FSA will issue the payments timely as long as …

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  • SURE sign-up announced

    LITTLE ROCK— Farm Service Agency Arkansas Executive Director Linda Newkirk recently announced the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will open Oct. 22 of this year and end June 7, 2013. The SURE program authorizes assistance to farmers …

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  • Governor sounds off on writings by House hopefuls

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe called the racially charged writings of three Republican House candidates “embarrassing” on Tuesday but said he didn’t believe they reflected the views of the state or the GOP. The Democratic governor condemned the writings by House candidate Charlie …

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  • Man dies in accident

    LYNN — A Lawrence County man died Monday night in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 25 north of Lynn. Thomas Goff Sr., 74, of Smithville was driving northbound when his 1993 Chevrolet pickup went off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, according to a …

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  • Lt. Gov. flip flops on campaign pledge, backs sales tax for roads

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he supports increasing Arkansas’ sales tax to pay for highway improvements. Darr announced Tuesday that he supports a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot that would raise the state’s sales tax a half-cent …

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  • Judge sets hearing in case over WM3 evidence

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A judge has scheduled a hearing in a lawsuit filed by the mother of one of three Cub Scouts killed in 1993 in West Memphis. Pam Hicks filed the civil suit in hopes of viewing evidence in the slaying of her …

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