• Student named to Dean’s List

    CONWAY — Meredith McKinney of Batesville, a sophomore biochemistry/molecular biology major at Hendrix College, was selected to the college’s Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. A student must earn all A’s to qualify for the college’s Dean’s List. Only 14 percent of students at …

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  • Natural gas tax group alleges intimidation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The backer of a proposed ballot item that would raise the severance tax on natural gas claims opponents of the tax intimidated some of his signature gatherers into leaving polling places during Tuesday’s primary. Sheffield Nelson said Wednesday that the organizer …

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  • Prosecutor, legislator in runoff

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state legislator and a prosecutor who negotiated the West Memphis Three plea deal will face off in a Democratic runoff next month for the party’s nomination in east Arkansas’ First Congressional District. Prosecutor Scott Ellington was a few hundred votes …

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  • Henderson names graduates

    ARKADELPHIA — Spring commencement ceremonies were held at Henderson State University May 11 with approximately 446 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees, according to a news release. Area graduates included Jeremy A. Ball of Floral and Jill Isabella Woodward of Mammoth Spring.

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  • Students awarded

    CONWAY —  Two area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Hendrix College beginning in the fall of 2012. Peter Wood of Batesville, a graduate of Batesville High School and the son of David and Audrey Wood, has received an  academic scholarship and an Odyssey …

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  • WBC names honor students

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2012 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those …

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  • UAMS graduates 906 in NLR

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded certificates and degrees to 906 graduates of its five colleges and graduate school during its commencement ceremony at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Diplomas were presented to 129 in the College of Medicine; …

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  • 2012 passes are now available

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Army Corps of Engineers’ 2012 annual day use pass is now available for purchase between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Mountain Home Project Office. The annual pass may also be purchased at park entrance stations during the camping …

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  • Marshall, Leslie to host 23rd annual ancestor fair

    LESLIE — The longest-running Ancestor Fair in Arkansas will perform for its 23rd year June 1 and 2 in Leslie and Marshall. The guest speakers will cover Arkansas material in Missouri archives on June 1. The Genealogical Swap Meet on June 2 is open to …

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  • Batesville pharmacist honored

    LITTLE ROCK — Steve Bryant, owner of Bryant’s Pharmacy and Health Care Center in Batesville, received the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Service to the College during the Senior Honors Convocation on May 18. Bryant received the …

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  • 2 Dem runoffs in House races; Cotton wins GOP

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Army veteran locked down the Republican nomination for an open congressional seat in southern Arkansas while Democratic candidates for that seat and one in eastern Arkansas were headed to a runoff election next month. The congressional matchups dominated voting Tuesday, …

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  • Online auction planned for abandoned items

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas state auditor is auctioning off more unclaimed property on eBay. Auditor Charlie Daniels says the state’s latest eBay auction will be held Friday at 10 a.m. The auction will be open for seven days and is available for any …

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