• Fall family fair planned

    JONESBORO — The sixth Annual Fall Family Fair celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 East Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Free hot dogs will be …

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  • ‘Tales from the Buffalo’ slated for Saturday

    YELLVILLE — Buffalo National River Partners will present “Storytellers in the Park: Tales from the Buffalo” with Doretha Shipman speaking at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Point, Pavilion 1, located at 2229 Highway 268 East near Yellville. The series is dedicated to the memory of …

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  • Watershed conference to be Oct. 10-12

    What we do on the land directly affects the quality of the water we use for drinking, crop irrigation and recreation because we all live in a watershed, an area where all flowing water drains into the same place. Arkansas is made up of 59 …

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  • Celebrate outdoors culture Saturday

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – Plans are under way at several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facilities to observe National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. The nationwide celebration provides opportunities for every outdoors man, woman and child to extend invitations to family, friends, neighbors …

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  • 7-year-old girl hit, killed by school bus

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities in central Arkansas say a 7-year-old girl near Hot Springs has died after she was hit by a school bus. Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Tart said authorities received a call about the incident on Old Dallas Road west of …

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  • Main Street nominated – Prettiest Painted Places in America

    Thanks to a national competition to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America,” people across the country are discovering what Arkansas residents have long known: The Natural State has some of the most beautiful towns and neighborhoods to be found anywhere, according to a news …

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  • Searcy man wanted for printing bogus check

    A warrant has been issued for a 39-year-old Searcy man who reportedly printed his own check and then cashed it at the Batesville Kroger store recently. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that on Sept. 10 LaJean Brown with the …

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  • Garvan Woodland Gardens plans three-day trip

    HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens of Hot Springs has invited members of the community to join the three-day member trip Oct. 10 through 12 to Crystal Bridges, the Peel Mansion Museum, Cooper Chapel and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. The cost is $375 …

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  • Ex-construction worker now a flight paramedic

    PARIS, Ark. (AP) — After a traumatic injury, having the best immediate care available can mean life or death for the person involved. Having someone like Ken Barnett there can be an immense reassurance. Barnett, 58, of Paris, is a flight paramedic for Air Evac …

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  • Casino backer asks challenge to ballot measure be dismissed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A professional poker player seeking the exclusive right to operate casinos in Arkansas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging her ballot measure, calling it another attempt by racetracks to block the proposal. Attorneys for Nancy …

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  • Husband sentenced for chaining wife to tree

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — An Arkansas man accused of kidnapping his wife and chaining her to a tree has been sentenced to seven years in prison. John Snavely pleaded no contest in Pike County to aggravated assault and kidnapping. Prosecutors allege that Snavely put a knife …

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  • Drought conditions improving throughout Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The latest data shows that drought conditions are improving in Arkansas, though parts of northern Arkansas remain in exceptional drought status. This week’s U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 8 percent of Arkansas is in exceptional drought — the worst possible status. …

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