• Powhatan State Park offers crocheting seminar

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host the seminar “Making Afghans: The Tunisian Crochet Stitches,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Tunisian crochet, or afghan crochet, combines the look of knitting with the ease of crochet. Participants will learn the stitches to make …

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  • Great Arkansas Clean Up volunteers needed

    JACKSONPORT — The Great Arkansas Clean Up will be celebrated at Jacksonport State Park and the city of Jacksonport on Saturday. Volunteers are needed. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center at Jacksonport State Park. …

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  • Stamp, postcard, sport card show begins Saturday

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The 35th annual stamp, postcard and sport card show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ramada Inn, located at the corner of Highway 62 and Commerce Drive in Mountain Home. …

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  • Heat advisory issued; storms to come

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A heat advisory remains in place for Arkansas but forecasters say big changes are coming soon. The National Weather Service says heat index values were to be as high as 110 degrees by midafternoon today. Forecasters say it will be hot …

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  • Mental exam requested in Searcy murder case

    SEARCY (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend in White County is seeking a mental evaluation. Attorneys for Charles Berry filed a motion this week for a mental examination. Berry is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old …

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  • 4 Arkansas schools to receive Upward Bound grants

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Four Arkansas colleges will receive more than $1 million combined in federal funds to encourage the study of math and science and Lyon College is among them. The college will receive $293,925. Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation made the announcement Wednesday. …

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  • Isaac’s rains ease drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Drought conditions are improving in Arkansas, thanks to last week’s downpour of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map released today shows that 12 percent of Arkansas is in exceptional drought. That’s down from 45 …

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  • Playhouse announces cast

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “The Dixie Swim Club,” a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, is Twin Lakes Playhouse’s opening production for the 2012-13 season. In the play, five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every …

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  • Senator’s ex-girlfriend accused of hitting him

    LITTLE ROCK — The former girlfriend of state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson was charged Wednesday with third-degree domestic battery after allegedly hitting the Republican with a preserved alligator head during a dispute. Julie McGee, 39, of Little Rock, was booked into the Pulaski County Jail early …

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  • State revenues show decline

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas finance officials said Wednesday that a drop in sales tax collections last month pushed the state’s revenues below expectations and last year’s figures, suggesting that consumers may have postponed purchases until the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday. The Arkansas Department …

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  • Court to hear casino arguments

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas justices are hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the state’s rejection of petitions for a Texas businessman’s bid to win exclusive rights to operate casinos in the state. The Arkansas Supreme Court planned to hear oral arguments today in the …

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  • Possible heat death reported

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities say a man found lying on the side of a road in Fort Smith may have died of heat exhaustion. Fort Smith police said Wednesday that 47-year-old Olaf Brian Cooper died at a local hospital. Officers received a call about …

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