• Saffell awarded scholarships

    FAYETTVILLE — Sarah Saffell, the daughter of Ronald and Becky Saffell of Saffell, has been awarded academic scholarships for 2012-13 by the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Saffell, a freshman argricultural business major with a pre-law …

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  • Students accepted to pharmacy school

    LITTLE ROCK — Two Independence County residents have been accepted into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, according to a news release. Kirbi McMullin and Alyssa Stott were among those students to receive white coats symbolizing the transition from undergraduate to …

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  • Area student to show off ‘Skills’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dylan Thomas, a student at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, recently earned 10th place at the 2012 National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, qualifying for the next level of national competitions, according to a news release. Thomas, of …

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  • Mtn. View resident graduates

    BOSTON — Lukas Pool of  Mountain View recently participated in Berklee College of Music’s 2012 commencement held at Boston University’s Agganis Arena, according to a news release. Pool received a bachelor of music in professional music. His class included more than 900 graduates.

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  • 2 shot in accidental discharge

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say two men were wounded when a man removing a rifle from a gun rack accidentally fired the weapon inside a northern White County home. Sheriff’s deputies said two men were seated at a kitchen table Thursday when 44-year-old Allen Lee …

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  • Boy loses finger in accident

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Officials in Mountain Home say an 11-year-old middle school student lost a finger when it got caught in a playground slide. The accident happened Thursday morning at Pinkston Middle School. Principal Michelle McWilliams says the boy’s left pinkie finger was severed …

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  • Two more arrested in motel death

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs police have arrested two more people in connection with a fatal beating at a motel. Officers responded to the El Rancho Motel early Wednesday after someone who called 911 said a man was being beaten with a baseball bat. …

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  • Training session offered

    The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session Sept. 8 for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced. The training session will …

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  • Preservation group seeks nominations

    LITTLE ROCK — The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas invites individuals and organizations to submit nominations for the 2012 Arkansas Preservation Awards, which highlight outstanding achievement in historic preservation by honoring projects, programs and exemplary practices that foster historic preservation across the state, according to …

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  • 57th black powder shoot coming up Sept. 27-30

    BERRYVILLE – One of Arkansas’s longest-running firearms events, the 57th Saunders Memorial Shoot, is scheduled for Sept. 27-30, according to Arkansas Outdoors, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly newsletter. It will take place at Luther Owens Muzzle Loading Range and Park in Berryville. The …

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  • Free replacement cards available

    LITTLE ROCK – Have you lost your hunter’s education or boater’s education card? At the click of a mouse, you can now get a free replacement card from your home computer. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has unveiled a new site for these replacement …

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  • Permanent waterfowl blinds to be removed from WMAs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission members have approved a plan to remove permanent hunting blinds on two wildlife management areas before the year’s waterfowl season begins. Commissioners unanimously approved the plan for the Big Lake and St. Francis Sunken Lands areas …

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