• GOP leads recounts

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The battle for control of the Arkansas House has come down to a recount in Independence County. Recounts Tuesday in Jackson and Poinsett counties left Republican John K. Hutchison with a 45-vote lead over Democrat L.J. Bryant. Poinsett County has as …

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  • Calico Rock history book goes on sale

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum Foundation has announced the publication of a book telling the history of Calico Rock. The paperback, “Calico Rock: A History from 1831-1966,” will be available before Thanksgiving. The book contains 230 pages of historical sketches, personal stories, dates and …

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  • State to make ‘significant’ cuts in services

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas would stop paying for thousands of seniors in nursing homes, eliminate an insurance program for low-income workers and cut rates for providers to fill a $138 million shortfall in the state’s Medicaid program, even if lawmakers support a proposal to boost …

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  • NEA & Lights of the Delta pageants call for contestants

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss Lights of the Delta pageants, preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, are now seeking qualified candidates. The northeast Arkansas area includes Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp, Jackson, St. Francis, Lee, …

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  • Craft Fest begins Friday

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home. The event is sponsored by the Arts & Crafts Association …

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  • Despite drought, yields set records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas row crop farmers took advantage of early warm weather during spring to get their seed in the ground, allowing many to dodge the worst effects of the late-summer drought and go to market with some record yields. The University of …

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  • 2012: One of longer growing seasons

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Many of Arkansas’ farm fields saw their first freeze of the season Tuesday, wrapping up one of the longer growing seasons in the state’s history. At Little Rock, the temperature dropped to 32 for the first time since Feb. 20. The …

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  • Winners named in cattle shows at recent Arkansas State Fair

    LITTLE ROCK — Additional local winners in Arkansas State Fair livestock judging competions, according to the fair’s media center, include: Open Beef Division Open Brangus: Grand Champion Bull and Arkansas Champion Bull, both shown by Dakota Williams of Ash Flat; Reserve Grand Champion Bull, shown …

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  • Grant Co. police discover body in well

    SHERIDAN (AP) — Officials are investigating after a body was found in a well in Grant County. The body was found Monday. Authorities say landowners on the property called the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and asked them to check on their well. Authorities don’t yet …

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  • House eyes possible tie in speaker’s race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — After a campaign season that focused on which party would win Arkansas’ House, Democrats and Republicans in that chamber now face a new question: What happens if neither side is in control? Republicans claimed a majority in the state House last …

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  • Pilot lands on highway

    BARLING (AP) — A small plane that took off from the Fort Smith airport safely made an emergency landing in Crawford County. No one was hurt. Sheriff Ron Brown said Monday the plane had a mechanical problem. The aircraft landed on Arkansas 59 near Barling. …

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  • Lawmakers to look at Medicaid l

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are to take a look at the shortfall expected in the state’s Medicaid program as they prepare for next year’s legislative session. State Department of Human Services officials are to appear before the Joint Budget Committee today to detail …

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