• GPS/Geocaching class planned

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a geocaching/global positioning system workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 24 and April 28 at Jacksonport Courthouse. The events will include the basics of using a GPS unit, locating hidden caches and creating caches. Contests will be …

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  • HBAC changes meeting

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Airport Commission has voted to change its meeting time to 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month effective with the March meeting.

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  • Park opens new exhibit

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park Museum has announced that its newest exhibit, “Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: Elements of Disaster,” will open March 3. The exhibit explores the history of natural disasters in Jackson County using a blend of science and history. Among the numerous hands-on …

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  • Center hosts ‘Talkin’ Turkey’

    JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will host a program called “Talkin’ Turkey” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The program will be about the Eastern wild turkey and its lingo. Participants will make their own slate turkey call to take …

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  • Pipe bomb found at agency

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A bomb squad has removed a pipe bomb from a North Little Rock service agency office. Police said Wednesday the device was setting on a desk at the Family Service Agency. Some people in the building had already gotten out …

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  • Adult store stays in Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A store that offers sexually-oriented wares for adults is to remain open in Clarksville pending a ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court. The lawyer for X-Mart said Tuesday that the business won a stay of a judge’s order that the business close …

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  • 5-year-old found alone in motel room

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police say a 5-year-old girl who was by herself in a roach-infested motel room scattered with drug paraphernalia has been taken the Department of Human Services. Police said Wednesday that no charges had been immediately filed after the child …

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  • Man charged in grandpa’s death cites abuse

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas man charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse claims that he killed his grandfather with a hammer last year and mutilated the body after an argument over alleged sexual abuse within the family. Sean Fincham, whose trial …

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  • No damage reported in Ark. from storm system

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — No major damage has been reported as the storm system that struck southwest Missouri skirted the northern part of Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says it’s received no reports of damages as of 6 a.m. today. The National Weather …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under 5.

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  • Students, law officers attend anti-drug workshop

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) Coalition of Lawrence County presented a training workshop for Lawrence County youth, with students from Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Black Rock, Hillcrest and Sloan-Hendrix schools participating, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. …

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  • Little Rock native invited to perform for president

    MONROE, La. — Allyson Wilson unknowingly auditioned to perform at the White House in a local hotel lobby. The senior vocal performance student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will sing two songs during a campaign gala/fundraising event for President Barack Obama on April …

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