• 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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  • Powhatan, Mammoth Spring to be honored

    LITTLE ROCK — Three northern Arkansas State Parks will be honored by the Arkansas State Parks system, according to State Parks Director Greg Butts. Mammoth Spring State Park will receive the 2011-12 Region 2 Park of the Year Award, and Powhatan Historic State Park will …

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  • ASU-MH preregistration open

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Advising and preregistration for the spring 2013 semester for current Arkansas State University-Mountain Home students is now open. Pre-registration will close Dec. 3. Current students must meet with their academic adviser prior to pre-registering for classes. For best selection of classes, students …

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  • Art exhibit opening night held at The Sheid

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is featuring an artist exhibition now through Nov. 26 at Dale Bumpers Great Hall, located inside The Sheid. The exhibition showcases local artists in education, including Cheryl Blasdel, Noel Cole, Steve Hargett, Anieta England, Clint Pevril, Dana Johnson, …

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  • 2-day tax schools offered

    LITTLE ROCK — Professional tax preparers, farmers, small business owners and anyone else interested in income tax preparation can take part in one of the two-day income tax schools around the state. The schools are sponsored by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s …

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  • Honor students named

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts at Hot Springs has announced its 2012-13 first quarter honor roll, according to a news release. Area students making the A and B general honor roll include: Batesville — Megan Brazier, junior; Hardy …

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  • Local man wins drama award

    ARKADELPHIA — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith theatre program received top awards and regional nominations from presenting “Dromnium” at the Arkansas State Festival of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in Arkadelphia and one Batesville resident was one of the winners. The play, which was …

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  • Escaped inmate found in cave

    LITTLE ROCK — A convicted murderer who escaped from a prison this week was found Thursday hiding in a cave about 85 miles away. Authorities wouldn’t say exactly how Curtis Reese Jr., 33, made it to the cave near Pangburn from the Tucker Unit where …

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  • Man who fled cops captured in Blytheville

    HIGHLAND — Authorities say a Jonesboro man wanted for allegedly leading Highland police on a car chase, driving erratically and recklessly and reaching speeds of 140 miles an hour at times and ending with both cars colliding and the police cruiser overturning in Mountain Home …

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