• Gas prices up nearly 30 cents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The AAA says gas prices in Arkansas have risen nearly 30 cents over the past month. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gas was $3.73 today. That’s up from $3.44 a month ago. The national average for a gallon …

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  • Mayfield honored at WBC

    Kindalh Mayfield WALNUT RIDGE — Kindalh Mayfield of Concord has been selected as a finalist at the 2012 Miss Williams Baptist College pageant. Mayfield was named second runner-up at the pageant, which was held March 9 on the Williams campus in Walnut Ridge. Mayfield is …

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  • Property nominated for register

    LITTLE ROCK — A Jackson County property is up for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release. Campbell Station Cabin No. 2 at Campbell Station will be among several properties the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program state review board will …

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  • Jackson Co. Historical Society receives state heritage grant

    LITTLE ROCK — A storytelling festival, documentary films, a mural, a walking tour, music programs, original plays, and a radio show are just a few of the exciting activities and projects that will receive funds from Arkansas Heritage Month grants. Every year the month of …

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  • Broken water line floods Blytheville ER

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The emergency room at a Blytheville hospital is open again after a broken water line flooded the ER this week. Clinical Services Director Connie Ash says only one patient was in the ER when the water line broke at about 10:20 p.m. …

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  • McDaniel again rejects wording of tax amendment

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has again rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Arkansas citizens to vote on any new tax increase. McDaniel’s opinion issued Thursday says the proposed amendment’s popular name and ballot title includes …

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  • Flags lowered to honor firefighter killed on duty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State flags in Arkansas will be flown at half-staff in honor of a Jacksonville firefighter who died in the line of duty. Governor Mike Beebe has ordered that state flags be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Captain Donald …

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  • Pastor accused of assault appears in court

    JONESBORO (AP) — A northeast Arkansas pastor says he’s prepared to face his criminal charges after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Charles Hughes appeared in court Thursday for a first appearance after he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree …

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  • 5 found dead in duplex

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — The director of a central Arkansas public housing duplex where a mother and her four children have been found dead says a maintenance man discovered them in their bedrooms and that extensive smoke damage was visible in the kitchen. Police and fire …

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  • Wood, Wulff to be inducted into Trout Hall of Fame

    Forrest L. Wood Joan Wulff MOUNTAIN HOME — Forrest L. Wood and Joan Wulff will be inducted into the Arkansas Trout Nature Center Hall of Fame during its third annual banquet on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus April 14, said publicist Sara Hulett. Wood …

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  • Rain welcome in south Ark.; NE, central growers need some sunshine

    AUGUSTA — Southern Arkansas still has out the welcome mat for rain, but growers in central and northeastern Arkansas could use a little dry weather to get more seed into the ground. The White River in northeastern Arkansas may make farmers wait a little longer. …

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  • Risk management, specialty crop production workshop scheduled

    JACKSONVILLE — A two-day Risk-Management Training for Beginning Farmers/Sustainable Specialty-Crop Production workshop will be April 6-7 in Jacksonville, according to a press release. The workshop will focus on business planning, identifying markets, and online marketing for sustainable specialty-crop production. The workshop is sponsored by the …

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