• ASU ‘historic home’ could stay

    JONESBORO — A historic home on the campus of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro could be calling ASU “home” a little longer. At least that’s what officials are hoping. Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson and ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch announced this week that plans …

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  • Cemetery preservation lecture, workshop to be hosted by AHPP

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will host a gravestone preservation lecture Thursday in Little Rock and a cemetery preservation workshop Saturday in Batesville, AHPP director Frances McSwain announced recently. The free lecture by veteran gravestone conservator Jonathan Appell of West Hartford, Conn., …

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  • Wind expected on lakes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An approaching storm system will make today a windy day across much of Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a lake wind advisory for 45 counties in the state that will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Forecasters say …

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  • Golden Dragon Acrobats to perform

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. The event is the final show of the season for the Performing Arts Series. The …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Navy Seaman Recruit Chase H. McGahan, son of Lesley L. McGahan Hollis and Brian L. Hollis, both of Gamaliel, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, McGahan completed a variety of …

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  • Student leaders to make state policy recommendations

    LITTLE ROCK — Students from approximately 40 Arkansas colleges and universities will convene Friday and Saturday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service to discuss the major challenges the state will face over the next 20 years. Students from the University of …

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  • Yarnell’s Ice Cream celebrates Arkansas comeback

    SEARCY — In a “sqroundbreaking” ceremony at the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, Arkansas’ beloved Yarnell’s Ice Cream announced plans for its comeback, including a new carton size — the “sqround” — flavors, and distribution dates and locations. Yarnell’s, which was acquired in November …

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  • Helena to host Wild Hog motorcycle rally

    HELENA — The 12th annual Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally will be Thursday through Sunday in downtown Helena. The festival is not limited to motorcyclists. The event will kick off Thursday with early bike registration, an early bird party and live music at the …

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  • Birders flock together on Petit Jean Mtn. for state Audubon Society convention

    MORRILTON — The 2012 Arkansas Audubon Society spring convention will be Friday through Sunday at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, located at 1 Rockefeller Drive in Morrilton. Registration is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the foyer of the Show Barn Hall. The convention will …

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  • Judge candidate bit by snake

    SEARCY (AP) — A White County judge candidate is in the hospital after suffering a snake bite. Bill Haynie is challenging incumbent Michael Lincoln in the Republican primary for White County judge. Haynie’s wife says her husband was driving from his office Sunday when he …

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  • Rogers woman ticketed, crashed into fire truck

    ROGERS (AP) — Police in Rogers say a woman has been ticketed after crashing her car into a fire truck that was responding to a medical call. No serious injuries are reported from the Friday crash. Police say 36-year-old Samantha Tygart of Rogers was ticketed …

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  • Woman dies in truck-train crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — A woman has been killed in a collision between a pickup truck and a freight train in Jonesboro. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was traveling east about 11 a.m. Saturday when it encountered a truck trying to cross the tracks at …

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