• Main Street Searcy slates ‘Swing into Spring’

    SEARCY — Main Street Searcy is hosting a fund-raising event, “Swing into Spring,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in downtown Searcy. Tickets are $25 each. There will be silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Rodger Cargile of …

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  • C-Rock resident honored at reception

    CALICO ROCK — Hazel May was presented the key to the city of Calico Rock and a plaque recognizing her service by Mayor Ronnie Guthrie during a reception in her honor March 31 at the Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center. A crowd of 75 …

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  • Car chase, theft, drug bust keep officers busy

    RAVENDEN — The Ravenden Police Department had a busy week, starting with a high-speed chase on April 1, continuing with mid-week arrests for breaking or entering and theft and winding up Friday with an unexpected drug bust, Police Chief Tim McComas said. On April Fool’s …

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  • 3 new rabies cases reported

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — New cases of rabies have Garland County officials warning residents to beware of wildlife. According to the Arkansas State Department of Health, more than 50 animals have tested positive for rabies so far this year, just 10 less than last year’s …

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  • Batesville native retiring as AGFC director

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Loren Hitchcock announced Friday his retirement effective June 30, said AGFC spokesman Keith Stephens. “Hitchcock, who began his career with the AGFC in 1985, has served as director since January 2011. Before that, Hitchcock had served …

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  • Race crime sentencing due

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas man is due in federal court for sentencing after he pleaded guilty to several charges for his role in a plot to firebomb an interracial couple’s home in Hardy. Gary Dodson is to be sentenced today in federal court …

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  • Trappers to meet at expo

    Arkansas Outdoors  RUSSELLVILLE — The National Trappers Association will be sponsoring the 2012 Southeastern Regional Trapping and Outdoor Expo in Russellville April 13-15. The recreational experience will be hosted by the Arkansas Trappers Association in conjunction with the Russellville Advertising and Promotion Commission. The event …

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  • AGFC considers hunting proposals

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK — During last week’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners were presented with proposals for the 2012-13 hunting seasons. Commissioners will study the proposals and make a final decision at their April meeting. AGFC Chief of Wildlife …

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  • Beta Club event draws 96 competitors

    SALEM — Tim Hurtt and Dennis Reynolds of the Salem area, with a weight of 20.20 pounds, won the recent fourth annual Salem High School Beta Club Bass Tournament on Lake Norfork, said club officers Maci Romine and Lakin Coffman. “Even though it was somewhat …

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  • GED test to see possible changes

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is one of only a few states that offers the General Educational Development test at no cost to students, but that may soon change, says Janice Hanlon, Arkansas’ GED administrator. The program is under the authority of the Arkansas Department of …

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  • Izard County singing is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Music School auditorium at Brockwell. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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  • Jacksonport State Park to hold 28th annual egg hunt

    JACKSONPORT — The Jacksonport State Park 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in front of the old courthouse museum. Children must be between the ages of 1 and 12. The hunt areas are divided into three age groups. Children age …

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