• Bryant seeks recount

    John Hutchison LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican control of the Arkansas House was still in the balance with one race still undecided Thursday, but another race is headed for a recount. Democrat L.J. Bryant of Grubbs announced Thursday he had sent a request to all …

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  • Medical marijuana to resurface

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — After Arkansas almost became the first southern state to legalize medical marijuana this week, supporters say they plan to tweak their proposal and try again. Voters in Tuesday’s election narrowly rejected the measure that would have allowed patients with certain qualifying …

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  • Ark. voter turnout at 65 percent

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office says turnout for this year’s presidential election closely matches turnout for the contest four years ago. With some precincts still counting votes Wednesday, turnout was at 65.31 percent. That amounts to 1.05 million of Arkansas’ …

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  • Ark. voters reject medical marijuana

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas voters on Tuesday narrowly rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana and approved a sales tax increase to pay for $1.8 billion in highway repairs throughout the state. With about 90 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns early Wednesday, 51.6 percent …

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  • Crawford wins Arkansas US House seat a second time

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A freshman Republican congressman who had said he was willing to break his no-tax pledge in exchange for a balanced budget amendment won re-election Tuesday to an eastern Arkansas House seat. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford defeated Democratic challenger Scott Ellington in …

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  • Obama dislike fuels GOP takeover in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the involvement of outside conservative groups helped Republicans in Arkansas achieve a prize that had eluded them for 138 years when they swept the state’s U.S. House seats and wrested control of the state Senate in Tuesday’s …

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  • Gatlin to perform

    MOUNTAIN HOME — LaDonna Gatlin, sister of country music’s Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. As an active member of the National Speakers Association, Gatlin has …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Navy Seaman Recruit Garrett J. Trotta, son of Jackie A. and Robert C. Denny of Oxford, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Trotta received the early promotion for outstanding …

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  • Harding selects new president

    SEARCY — Dr. Bruce McLarty, 55, vice president for spiritual life at Harding University, has been named to succeed Harding University President David B. Burks when Burks retires from the position in June. The announcement of McLarty’s selection was made by Dr. John O. Simmons, …

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  • UAW retirees to gather for lunch

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • GOP writings may cost Ark. party shot at majority

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Republicans entered Tuesday’s general election hoping to lay claim to at least one chamber of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, but the balance in the House hinged partly on whether the party would suffer for racially tinged …

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  • ASU-MH awards 2

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has announced its  November 2012 scholarship recipients. Area students include: Calico Rock — Brooke McCurley of Calico Rock. She was awarded the Dora Fee Bruce Scholarship. McCurley graduated from Calico Rock High School in 2012 and …

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