• SUP gains popularity in Arkansas

    Encountering a person on a stand-up paddleboard is still somewhat of a novel sight in the state. As a result, the scene sparks a lot of curiosity. “People will ask, ‘Where did you get that?’ ‘Where can you buy those around here?’ ‘What are you …

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  • Revocation warrants served

    WALNUT RIDGE — Last week the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on revocation warrants, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Douglas Hight, 23, of Jonesboro was arrested on a revocation warrant for residential burglary; Jennifer Holtdorf, 25, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested on a revocation …

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  • Cop dies from West Nile virus

    HOPE (AP) — The Hope Police Department says one of its officers has died from West Nile virus. Sgt. David “D.J” Johnson died Saturday after battling the illness for 18 days. Chief J.R. Wilson called Johnson a “giant of a man” who touched the lives …

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  • Man killed in tractor mishap

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed in Greene County when his tractor flipped over and landed on top of him. The fatal accident happened on Greene County Road 443 on Monday. Authorities say the man was last seen alive driving his tractor …

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  • ‘Tasty’ idea: Items sought for troops

    Lehigh Valley, Pa. — When Kaitlin Reinbold’s Marine boyfriend was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011, she sent care packages to remind him of home. Tastykakes were the most popular items with the Marines, particularly with one named Marshall Kennedy, who had never eaten them before. …

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  • Rice Festival Pageant deadline for entry is Sept. 26

    WEINER — The 36th annual Miss Arkansas Rice Festival Pageant will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on stage at the Arkansas Rice Festival in Weiner. The queen will receive a $500 cash award, a 16×24 framed portrait, a bouquet and assorted gift certificates and …

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  • Scholar applications available

    LITTLE ROCK — Applications are available now for the 2013 AT&T War Memorial Scholarship and will be accepted through March 15, according to a news release. In order to qualify, an applicant must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services, a current resident of …

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  • Students awarded

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has announced the recipients of its fall 2012 Academic Distinction scholarships. Area students and their majors (if noted) include: Calico Rock — Brooke McCurley. She is pursuing an associate of arts degree and then will work …

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  • Buffalo Point no hunting zone relaxed for archery season

    BUFFALO POINT — Starting Saturday, Buffalo National River will open apreviously closed area near Buffalo Point for archery deer hunting, said Caven Clark, public information officer. “There has been a noticeable increase in deer in the Buffalo Point Area which has been closed to hunting …

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  • Hunting workshop is tonight

    JONESBORO — A Squirrel Hunting for Beginners Workshop for Families and Kids will begin at 6 tonight at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center at 600 East Lawson Road in Jonesboro, said Lee Elkins, education program specialist with the Arkansas Game  and Fish …

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  • Highway contracts approved

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Highway Commission has awarded a $37.8 million contract to widen a highway that will provide a direct, four-lane route between Little Rock and Jonesboro. The commission on Wednesday approved a contract for Arkansas 226, which will link U.S. 49 …

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  • Lawmaker convicted in vote fraud case resigns

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An east Arkansas lawmaker resigned Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud, and a spokesman said Gov. Mike Beebe was weighing whether to call an election for the remaining four months. Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum submitted his resignation …

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