• Crawford wins Arkansas US House seat a second time

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A freshman Republican congressman who had said he was willing to break his no-tax pledge in exchange for a balanced budget amendment won re-election Tuesday to an eastern Arkansas House seat. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford defeated Democratic challenger Scott Ellington in …

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  • Obama dislike fuels GOP takeover in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the involvement of outside conservative groups helped Republicans in Arkansas achieve a prize that had eluded them for 138 years when they swept the state’s U.S. House seats and wrested control of the state Senate in Tuesday’s …

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  • Gatlin to perform

    MOUNTAIN HOME — LaDonna Gatlin, sister of country music’s Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. As an active member of the National Speakers Association, Gatlin has …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Navy Seaman Recruit Garrett J. Trotta, son of Jackie A. and Robert C. Denny of Oxford, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Trotta received the early promotion for outstanding …

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  • 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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