• Searcy resident to trace Olympic history abroad

    SEARCY — Lauren Bolin of Searcy will leave today to attend the 2012 Olympic Games after spending three weeks in Europe tracing the history of the Olympics from ancient times to today with the Harding Olympic Tour. As part of the tour, Bolin, a junior …

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  • Arkansas girl killed in mule accident

    LOWELL (AP) — A 7-year-old girl was killed in northwest Arkansas when she was thrown from a mule and dragged. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department said the accident happened Wednesday just east of Lowell. Officials say a passer-by saw the mule dragging the child. A …

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  • Southwest Power Pool opening $62M HQ

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Southwest Power Pool Inc. on Monday showed off to the public its new $62 million headquarters in Little Rock, a set of buildings filled with engineers and high-tech equipment that keeps the electric grid running in nine states. The nonprofit is …

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  • Heber Springs hosts photo exhibit

    HEBER SPRINGS — Dr. Larry Jernigan’s photography exhibit, “Images in Nature,” is on display now through July 31 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. Jernigan took his first photographs in 1961 while attending Arkansas College (now …

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  • Local man named to federation board

    LITTLE ROCK — The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma has named its board of directors and officers for the 2012-13 year. Among the board members is Jeff Vanemburg, operations manager for Pilgrim’s Pride of Batesville. The Poultry Federation is a tri-state trade association …

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  • Former inmate wins $5K in Miller County jail suit

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A judge has awarded a $5,000 judgment to a former Miller County jail inmate after he sued over an alleged assault in 2009. The Texarkana Gazette reports the judge ruled in favor of Shroddric Mitchell, who argued that jail staff failed to …

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  • White County man arrested for girlfriend’s death

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities in White County have arrested a man in connection with the April death of his girlfriend. The Daily Citizen reports that Charles Berry was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Donna Kennedy. Kennedy died April 20 …

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  • Demand on the rise for birth photographs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — When Megan Henry of Hot Springs had her first baby, she relied on family members to document the experience. But last year, she, along with a growing number of women, upgraded to a professional photographer. The trend of expectant parents enlisting …

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  • Memphis man indicted in teacher licensing cheating

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis man has been indicted on federal charges that he was paid thousands of dollars by aspiring teachers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to have other people take their teacher licensing exams. The federal indictment released Tuesday said 58-year-old Clarence …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The 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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  • Rehab program helps Arkansas man fight addictions

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Drugs, alcohol and nicotine. Does that sound like a day in the life of a 12-year-old? It was the reality for Josh Bidwell from the age of 12 to 17. An adult introduced Bidwell to drugs, alcohol and smoking at a young …

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  • South Pacific WWII Corpsman recalls duty

    JONESBORO (AP) — When Homer Hart thinks about the South Pacific, he’s not thinking of a movie or a Broadway production. He’s thinking of war — in particular the island-hopping Pacific war in which he participated during World War II. Hart served as a Navy …

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