• Theft nets 2 arrests

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One adult and one juvenile from Sharp County were arrested Sunday evening in Baxter County for stealing a boat-trolling motor and battery charger from a grounded boat. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office received a report at about 5:15 from a caller who …

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  • WBC sets classes at Bradford

    BRADFORD — Williams Baptist College will offer classes in Bradford  for the 2012 fall semester, according to a news release from the college’s main campus at Walnut Ridge. Registration will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7, at Bradford High School. The classes are held at …

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  • Editor, employee no longer with Ark. magazine

    CONWAY (AP) — The editor of The Oxford American literary magazine no longer works at the Arkansas-based publication. Publisher Warwick Sabin confirmed Monday that editor Marc Smirnoff and managing editor Carol Ann Fitzgerald were no longer employed at the magazine as of Sunday. Sabin cited …

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  • Dead teen was suspect in death at same home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas said Friday that an 18-year-old found fatally stabbed this week was a suspect in the shooting of another teen who died last week at the same home. Paragould Police Cpl. Brad Snyder told The Associated Press that …

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  • Trial to start for man in Trumann officer’s death

    LITTLE ROCK — A man charged with fatally shooting an Arkansas police officer last year is expected to go on trial for capital murder this week. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Jerry Lard, who they say killed Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt in …

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  • Two Baxter Co. inmates treated after drinking bleach

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Two women locked up in the Baxter County Jail have been treated for injuries after drinking bleach. The sheriff’s department said Friday that 26-year-old Haley Marie Sullivan of Salesville and 23-year-old Brandy Mae Qualls of Lone Rock were returned to custody …

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  • UCA receives $100K donation

    CONWAY (AP) — A company has pledged $100,000 to create an endowed professorship in the Insurance and Risk Management program at the University of Central Arkansas. Officials say the contribution by AMC/Fairmont will go toward the Dr. John Bratton Endowed Professorship. AMC/Fairmont president Stephen L. …

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  • 71 percent of state in extreme drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Despite rainfall this week, the updated U.S. Drought Monitor map on Thursday showed that dry conditions are worsening across Arkansas. A portion of the state that includes Conway County and parts of surrounding counties is now classified as in exceptional drought, …

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  • Vet sees effects of recession in care

    PARAGOULD (AP) — During tough economic times, pet owners are often financially unable to care for their four-legged friends as well as they should. Dr. Emily White Carter of Paragould Animal Clinic said she had noticed a decrease in the number of visits during the …

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  • Woman uncovers Confederate soldier’s tale

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — The weathered marker gives the name and the dates: George N. Shankles, July 17, 1840, to May 22, 1914. The generic word “Father” describes one part of his identity. But George Shankles was so much more — a Confederate soldier, a prisoner …

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  • 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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