• Petrino fired

    Bobby Petrino FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Petrino talked time and again about winning a national championship at Arkansas. From the day he was hired in 2007, Petrino never wavered in that goal or belief. Petrino won’t have that chance now, felled by scandal, and he blamed …

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  • Pipe bomb left at church

    HARRISON (AP) — The Boone County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are  investigating an apparent pipe bomb that was found after Easter services in the parking lot of a Mormon church near Harrison. Sheriff Danny Hickman said a caller reported finding the device about 2 p.m. …

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  • Prayer walk to be held

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church in Sidney will hold a spring prayer walk at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants will walk as a group for approximately 30 minutes and pray for the country and the community. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. Area churches and members are …

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  • Cleanup set at Agnos Cemetery

    AGNOS — An Agnos Cemetery Cleanup Day is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, said Boyd Estes, who is helping organize the cleanup. “Bring your own tools,” Estes said. Agnos is four miles northwest of Ash Flat on highways 62-412. For more information call …

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  • Blevins to address Izard historians

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Izard County Senior Citizen Center south of Brockwell on Highway 9. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Dr. Brooks Blevins will discuss …

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  • Railroadiana Show and Sale to be Saturday

    PINE BLUFF — The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society Inc. will have its annual Railroadiana Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1700 Port Road in Pine Bluff. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 12. Children …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Barbara Larkin of Blue Cross will be in attendance to address any billing problems.

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  • 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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