• State motorcycle microsite set

    A motorcycle microsite is now available on the Arkansas website at www.arkansas.com/outdoors/motorcycling/. There are brochures to print out about riding opportunities, links to motorcycling events, where to rent a bike for the day and information about finding Civil War sites and trails to explore. The …

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  • Police seek suspect in fatal Paragould stabbing

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say they have identified a suspect in a fatal stabbing at a home in Paragould where an 18-year-old woman was shot to death recently. Special Agent Scott Pillow told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/vvccUu ) that a suspect is being …

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  • UCA employee resigns, reason unclear

    CONWAY (AP) — A University of Central Arkansas employee who — with the university’s former chief of staff — are the subject of an internal audit has resigned. Adam Henderson resigned Thursday in an email that gave no reason for the resignation. Henderson did not …

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  • 2 men in jail after pot found

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas say they found 160 pounds of marijuana stashed in an unusual hiding spot: a barbecue smoker. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says authorities discovered the drugs this week after a state trooper stopped two men in a pickup …

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  • Batesville educators make China trip

    The University of Central Arkansas’ Confucius Institute, along with East China Normal University, hosted eight Arkansas educators in a trip to China for a week in June to provide exchanges with educators in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Arkansas educators making the trip included Principal Brent Bogy …

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  • Jones named WBC president

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College at Walnut Ridge recently welcomed its new president, Dr. Thomas Jones, according to a news release. Jones was selected in the spring to lead the four-year, liberal arts college. He is the sixth president of WBC. “I have been …

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  • Thompson earns degree

    IRVING, Texas — Dana Thompson of  Searcy recently graduated from the University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in  English. Thompson was one of approximately 300 students to receive a degree from the university during its spring 2012 commencement ceremony, according to a news release.

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  • Scholar awarded

    POCAHONTAS — A Strawberry woman has received a President’s Scholarship to attend Black River Technical College at Pocahontas during the 2012-13 year. The award covers full tuition for two consecutive semesters provided the recipient maintains at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA for those two terms …

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  • Student added to list

    NEWARK, Del. — Leena Doolabh has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for spring 2012. Doolabh is from Beebe, according to a news release. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA …

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  • Lottery profits up $3.4M for fiscal 2012

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Lottery posted a $97.6 million profit Wednesday that will go to college scholarships, a figure that’s $3.4 million more than a year ago and boosted by a one-time $2 million from the company that prints its instant tickets. Even after …

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  • Election officials: Ark. casinos measure invalid

    LITTLE ROCK — One of two competing proposals to give private businesses a monopoly over casino gambling in Arkansas didn’t meet a signature requirement and can’t appear on the November ballot, election officials said Wednesday. Texas businessman Michael Wasserman was pushing to get a constitutional …

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  • Disaster declaration granted for Ark. producers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department has granted a disaster declaration for 69 of Arkansas’ 75 counties due to the drought. Gov. Mike Beebe asked Tuesday that the entire state qualify for a disaster declaration, a request that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack granted …

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