• Lawmaker convicted in vote fraud case resigns

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An east Arkansas lawmaker resigned Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit election fraud, and a spokesman said Gov. Mike Beebe was weighing whether to call an election for the remaining four months. Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum submitted his resignation …

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  • 30 charged in 64-count federal meth indictment

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 64-count indictment unsealed Wednesday charges 30 people in a wide-ranging methamphetamine investigation in northeast Arkansas. The U.S. attorney’s office said 27 of the defendants were arrested Wednesday and that three were still loose. Defendants who were in custody were to …

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  • Federal courthouses safe for now

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ federal courthouses were spared Tuesday under a plan by the federal judiciary to close six courthouses elsewhere in the South in a cost-cutting move. Documents obtained by The Associated Press in March showed that the federal government was considering closing …

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  • Quilt Guild to hold workshops

    SALEM — The Country Quilters Quilt Guild will have its regular business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Orange Room of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. Following refreshments, several workshops are scheduled. “How to Make Quick Gifts” and “Demonstrating the Art …

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  • Event set at Lake Charles State Park

    POWHATAN — The fifth annual Living History at the Lake will be Friday for schools and Saturday for the public at Lake Charles State Park in Powhatan. Re-enactors, living historians and veterans will come together to tell the story of Arkansans’ military triumphs and trials. …

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  • Arts In Education grants to be offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council is offering pre-K-12 schools and community organizations an opportunity to participate in the Arts In Education mini grant program. This program provides funding to bring artists listed on the AIE roster into the classroom or into an after-school …

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  • Quilter teaches craft to granddaughters

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Stepping into Granny’s house is like stepping back in time. The kitchen, in a quiet Springdale suburb, doesn’t have a wood stove or a pump for water. But on this Saturday morning, it’s filled with the timeless chatter and laughter of the …

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  • 1 killed after tire explodes

    BIG FLAT (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County say a man is dead after a tire exploded on a logging truck. Sheriff John Montgomery says two men were changing a tire at a home in the Big Flat community over the weekend when the accident …

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  • Holiday Extravaganza booths available

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the second annual Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 2 and 3 in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. The hours will be noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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  • Izard County singing is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County monthly singing will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brockwell Music School auditorium. The event is open to the public. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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  • Powhatan State Park offers crocheting seminar

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host the seminar “Making Afghans: The Tunisian Crochet Stitches,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Tunisian crochet, or afghan crochet, combines the look of knitting with the ease of crochet. Participants will learn the stitches to make …

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  • Great Arkansas Clean Up volunteers needed

    JACKSONPORT — The Great Arkansas Clean Up will be celebrated at Jacksonport State Park and the city of Jacksonport on Saturday. Volunteers are needed. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center at Jacksonport State Park. …

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