• Student shares presentation

    ARKADELPHIA — Eight Ouachita Baptist University students and two faculty members recently attended the Arkansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference in Little Rock and one student from Batesville was among them. At this statewide conference, which attracted more than 400 …

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  • Beebe proposes reduction in grocery tax

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is proposing a reduction in the state’s grocery tax that would be triggered if the state’s budget obligations in several key areas decline over a six-month period. Finance officials today said Beebe is calling for reducing the state’s …

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  • 6 tigers from refuge moved to Turpentine

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — Six tigers from a Mountainburg shelter have a new home at a wildlife refuge in Eureka Springs. The big cats were sent to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge this week. The cats’ owner says her failing health made it difficult to …

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  • ASU won’t submit application for U.S. Army reserve center

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University officials recently announced the university will not submit an updated application to acquire the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Caraway Road in Jonesboro as a building to house its Math and Science Academy. The property was declared surplus as a …

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  • GOP leads recounts

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The battle for control of the Arkansas House has come down to a recount in Independence County. Recounts Tuesday in Jackson and Poinsett counties left Republican John K. Hutchison with a 45-vote lead over Democrat L.J. Bryant. Poinsett County has as …

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  • Calico Rock history book goes on sale

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum Foundation has announced the publication of a book telling the history of Calico Rock. The paperback, “Calico Rock: A History from 1831-1966,” will be available before Thanksgiving. The book contains 230 pages of historical sketches, personal stories, dates and …

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  • State to make ‘significant’ cuts in services

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas would stop paying for thousands of seniors in nursing homes, eliminate an insurance program for low-income workers and cut rates for providers to fill a $138 million shortfall in the state’s Medicaid program, even if lawmakers support a proposal to boost …

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  • NEA & Lights of the Delta pageants call for contestants

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss Lights of the Delta pageants, preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, are now seeking qualified candidates. The northeast Arkansas area includes Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp, Jackson, St. Francis, Lee, …

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  • Craft Fest begins Friday

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home. The event is sponsored by the Arts & Crafts Association …

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  • Despite drought, yields set records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas row crop farmers took advantage of early warm weather during spring to get their seed in the ground, allowing many to dodge the worst effects of the late-summer drought and go to market with some record yields. The University of …

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  • 2012: One of longer growing seasons

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Many of Arkansas’ farm fields saw their first freeze of the season Tuesday, wrapping up one of the longer growing seasons in the state’s history. At Little Rock, the temperature dropped to 32 for the first time since Feb. 20. The …

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  • Winners named in cattle shows at recent Arkansas State Fair

    LITTLE ROCK — Additional local winners in Arkansas State Fair livestock judging competions, according to the fair’s media center, include: Open Beef Division Open Brangus: Grand Champion Bull and Arkansas Champion Bull, both shown by Dakota Williams of Ash Flat; Reserve Grand Champion Bull, shown …

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