• Bull riding event is Saturday

    National Championship Bull Riding buckle series will be held at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds, Heber Springs Saturday at 8 p.m. The event features bulls from J4 Bucking Bulls and Old Desperado with $500 added money. For more information call (870) 213-6901.

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  • Heritage Day to be celebrated Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — The annual Confederate Heritage Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Saturday on the state Capitol grounds in Little Rock. The event is a celebration of three separate events: Arkansas Confederate History and Heritage Month, Confederate Memorial Day and Confederate Flag Day. …

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  • Judge denies motion to dismiss redistricting suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the boundaries of a redrawn state Senate district in eastern Arkansas has been denied. U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes on Thursday denied the request by Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel …

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  • Teacher grazed by bullet

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Russellville School District says a teacher suffered minor injuries when she was grazed by a bullet as she was leaving an elementary school Thursday night. The district says the shot was fired at about 5:15 p.m. — after students were gone …

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  • Pit bull attacks 3-year-old

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County sheriff says a 3-year-old boy was critically injured by a pit bull terrier his mother had adopted from an animal shelter. Sheriff John Montgomery says the boy was bitten on his face and head at about 9 a.m. …

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  • Appeals court affirms alcohol permit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a private club operating in dry Columbia County was properly issued a permit to serve alcohol as a way to enhance the experience of customers at its restaurant, a finding that the court …

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  • Flea market booth applications available

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the Ninth Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sales on April 13 and 14. Vendors will set up on Friday morning, and the flea market hours will …

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  • Charlie Daniels to headline Portfest

    JACKSONPORT — Country will come to town when The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Morgan take the stage during the 31st annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival on June 1-2. The event is held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State …

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  • ‘Singing for a Cure’ set

    NEWPORT — Relay for Life of Jackson County will host a “Singing for a Cure” karaoke competition April 5 at the Silver Moon banquet hall in Newport. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the competition at 7. Winners will be determined by dollar votes. All …

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  • California quilt artist to conduct workshops

    Rose Hughes Rose Hughes, quilt artist, author, lecturer and teacher, will be the guest of Hill ’N Hollow Quilters Guild in Mountain Home in workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13. The workshops will provide opportunities to experiment with new …

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  • Man receives life term for baby’s death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has formally sentenced a man to life in prison for the death of his former fiancée’s baby boy. Le Flore County Associate District Judge Bill Welch on Tuesday followed the recommendation of a jury that convicted Aaron Hinson …

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  • Police search home for missing teen

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Police obtained a warrant to search a man’s home for clues into the 1994 disappearance of an 18-year-old woman after someone reported seeing blood at the house, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Authorities seized four items when they searched Larry …

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