• 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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  • Disaster declaration granted for Ark. producers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Agriculture Department has granted a disaster declaration for 69 of Arkansas’ 75 counties due to the drought. Gov. Mike Beebe asked Tuesday that the entire state qualify for a disaster declaration, a request that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack granted …

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  • Searcy resident to trace Olympic history abroad

    SEARCY — Lauren Bolin of Searcy will leave today to attend the 2012 Olympic Games after spending three weeks in Europe tracing the history of the Olympics from ancient times to today with the Harding Olympic Tour. As part of the tour, Bolin, a junior …

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  • Arkansas girl killed in mule accident

    LOWELL (AP) — A 7-year-old girl was killed in northwest Arkansas when she was thrown from a mule and dragged. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department said the accident happened Wednesday just east of Lowell. Officials say a passer-by saw the mule dragging the child. A …

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