• Sesquicentennial events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned several events for April 2012, including festivals, re-enactments, conferences, exhibits and lectures. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events. …

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  • Pageant deadline approaching

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock High School Project Graduation 2012 Committee will host the Arkansas “Natural State” and Arkansas “Diamond State” pageant on April 14 at the Calico Rock School auditorium on the elementary campus. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit CRHS Project …

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  • Deputy rescues men from water at park

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — A Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy has rescued two men who were thrown from their boat at a park in Pine Bluff. Maj. Lafayette Woods said that off-duty Deputy Tommy Holcomb Jr. was out fishing on Saturday when he heard a loud …

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  • Corps increases releases from White River lakes

    LITTLE ROCK — The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District has increased releases from its White River basin lakes to lower lake levels after the heavy rains in March. Now that the rivers downstream have begun receding, water is being released in a controlled …

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  • Oil spill on Ark. River under investigation

    BARLING (AP) — The Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are investigating a possible oil spill in the Arkansas River in Barling. The Coast Guard received a report of a rainbow-colored sheen on the water near lock and dam 13, which they said …

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  • Man drowns in quarry

    MAYFLOWER (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man has drowned at a rock quarry near Mayflower. Maj. Andy Shock said the man was swimming with his girlfriend’s three children when he went under the water about 6 p.m. Sunday. Shock says the children told investigators …

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  • Toddler missing after attack on mother

    TOLLETTE (AP) — Authorities are searching for an Arkansas man suspected of abducting his 18-month-old daughter after deliberately crashing into the girl’s mother’s car and stabbing the woman with an ice pick. Arkansas State Police issued a missing child alert Sunday for Zahkairi Morrison. Witnesses …

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  • AgHeritage Farm Credit Services gave out $3.1 M

    LITTLE ROCK — AgHeritage Farm Credit Services distributed $3.1 million in association profits for 2011 to customer-owners through the Patronage Program. “Not only are our interest rates competitive and credit dependable, but as a cooperative, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services customer-owners share in the profits,” said …

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  • Man drowns in Lake Norfork

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a Baxter County man has drowned in Lake Norfork. Montgomery says 43-year-old Robert Ray Comstock drowned about 3 p.m. Thursday after falling into the lake from a private boat dock in the Diamond Bay area. …

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  • Town known for KKK ties tries to rebrand

    HARRISON — When a black man supposedly broke into a white man’s home in 1905, a mob ran most black people out of town — and instantly gave this community a lasting reputation as being too dangerous for minorities. More than a century later, only …

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  • Record temps, severe storms possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe storms are possible Monday after much of the state experiences warm temperatures that are well above average for this time of year. Forecasters say record temperatures are possible through Sunday, with highs predicted in the …

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  • March Madness dance, watch party scheduled

    JONESBORO — The March Madness Big Dance Watch Party will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Jonesboro Country Club. The event, sponsored by Clopton Clinic Foundation, will allow participants to view the National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Championship on large screens throughout the building, eat …

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