• Dallas County historical marker ACWSC approved

    LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Dallas County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree has announced. The historical marker will be located at the Tulip Community Center and will discuss the Arkansas Military …

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  • State motorcycle microsite set

    A motorcycle microsite is now available on the Arkansas website at www.arkansas.com/outdoors/motorcycling/. There are brochures to print out about riding opportunities, links to motorcycling events, where to rent a bike for the day and information about finding Civil War sites and trails to explore. The …

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  • Police seek suspect in fatal Paragould stabbing

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say they have identified a suspect in a fatal stabbing at a home in Paragould where an 18-year-old woman was shot to death recently. Special Agent Scott Pillow told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/vvccUu ) that a suspect is being …

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  • UCA employee resigns, reason unclear

    CONWAY (AP) — A University of Central Arkansas employee who — with the university’s former chief of staff — are the subject of an internal audit has resigned. Adam Henderson resigned Thursday in an email that gave no reason for the resignation. Henderson did not …

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  • 2 men in jail after pot found

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas say they found 160 pounds of marijuana stashed in an unusual hiding spot: a barbecue smoker. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says authorities discovered the drugs this week after a state trooper stopped two men in a pickup …

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  • Batesville educators make China trip

    The University of Central Arkansas’ Confucius Institute, along with East China Normal University, hosted eight Arkansas educators in a trip to China for a week in June to provide exchanges with educators in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Arkansas educators making the trip included Principal Brent Bogy …

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  • Jones named WBC president

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College at Walnut Ridge recently welcomed its new president, Dr. Thomas Jones, according to a news release. Jones was selected in the spring to lead the four-year, liberal arts college. He is the sixth president of WBC. “I have been …

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  • Thompson earns degree

    IRVING, Texas — Dana Thompson of  Searcy recently graduated from the University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in  English. Thompson was one of approximately 300 students to receive a degree from the university during its spring 2012 commencement ceremony, according to a news release.

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  • Scholar awarded

    POCAHONTAS — A Strawberry woman has received a President’s Scholarship to attend Black River Technical College at Pocahontas during the 2012-13 year. The award covers full tuition for two consecutive semesters provided the recipient maintains at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA for those two terms …

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  • Student added to list

    NEWARK, Del. — Leena Doolabh has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for spring 2012. Doolabh is from Beebe, according to a news release. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA …

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  • Lottery profits up $3.4M for fiscal 2012

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Lottery posted a $97.6 million profit Wednesday that will go to college scholarships, a figure that’s $3.4 million more than a year ago and boosted by a one-time $2 million from the company that prints its instant tickets. Even after …

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  • Election officials: Ark. casinos measure invalid

    LITTLE ROCK — One of two competing proposals to give private businesses a monopoly over casino gambling in Arkansas didn’t meet a signature requirement and can’t appear on the November ballot, election officials said Wednesday. Texas businessman Michael Wasserman was pushing to get a constitutional …

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