• 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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  • Southwest Power Pool opening $62M HQ

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Southwest Power Pool Inc. on Monday showed off to the public its new $62 million headquarters in Little Rock, a set of buildings filled with engineers and high-tech equipment that keeps the electric grid running in nine states. The nonprofit is …

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  • Heber Springs hosts photo exhibit

    HEBER SPRINGS — Dr. Larry Jernigan’s photography exhibit, “Images in Nature,” is on display now through July 31 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. Jernigan took his first photographs in 1961 while attending Arkansas College (now …

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  • Local man named to federation board

    LITTLE ROCK — The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma has named its board of directors and officers for the 2012-13 year. Among the board members is Jeff Vanemburg, operations manager for Pilgrim’s Pride of Batesville. The Poultry Federation is a tri-state trade association …

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  • Former inmate wins $5K in Miller County jail suit

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A judge has awarded a $5,000 judgment to a former Miller County jail inmate after he sued over an alleged assault in 2009. The Texarkana Gazette reports the judge ruled in favor of Shroddric Mitchell, who argued that jail staff failed to …

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  • White County man arrested for girlfriend’s death

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities in White County have arrested a man in connection with the April death of his girlfriend. The Daily Citizen reports that Charles Berry was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Donna Kennedy. Kennedy died April 20 …

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  • Demand on the rise for birth photographs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — When Megan Henry of Hot Springs had her first baby, she relied on family members to document the experience. But last year, she, along with a growing number of women, upgraded to a professional photographer. The trend of expectant parents enlisting …

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