• GED test to see possible changes

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is one of only a few states that offers the General Educational Development test at no cost to students, but that may soon change, says Janice Hanlon, Arkansas’ GED administrator. The program is under the authority of the Arkansas Department of …

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  • Izard County singing is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Music School auditorium at Brockwell. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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  • Jacksonport State Park to hold 28th annual egg hunt

    JACKSONPORT — The Jacksonport State Park 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in front of the old courthouse museum. Children must be between the ages of 1 and 12. The hunt areas are divided into three age groups. Children age …

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  • Bull riding event is Saturday

    National Championship Bull Riding buckle series will be held at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds, Heber Springs Saturday at 8 p.m. The event features bulls from J4 Bucking Bulls and Old Desperado with $500 added money. For more information call (870) 213-6901.

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  • Heritage Day to be celebrated Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — The annual Confederate Heritage Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Saturday on the state Capitol grounds in Little Rock. The event is a celebration of three separate events: Arkansas Confederate History and Heritage Month, Confederate Memorial Day and Confederate Flag Day. …

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  • Judge denies motion to dismiss redistricting suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the boundaries of a redrawn state Senate district in eastern Arkansas has been denied. U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes on Thursday denied the request by Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel …

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  • Teacher grazed by bullet

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Russellville School District says a teacher suffered minor injuries when she was grazed by a bullet as she was leaving an elementary school Thursday night. The district says the shot was fired at about 5:15 p.m. — after students were gone …

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  • Pit bull attacks 3-year-old

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County sheriff says a 3-year-old boy was critically injured by a pit bull terrier his mother had adopted from an animal shelter. Sheriff John Montgomery says the boy was bitten on his face and head at about 9 a.m. …

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  • Appeals court affirms alcohol permit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a private club operating in dry Columbia County was properly issued a permit to serve alcohol as a way to enhance the experience of customers at its restaurant, a finding that the court …

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  • Flea market booth applications available

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the Ninth Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sales on April 13 and 14. Vendors will set up on Friday morning, and the flea market hours will …

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  • Charlie Daniels to headline Portfest

    JACKSONPORT — Country will come to town when The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Morgan take the stage during the 31st annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival on June 1-2. The event is held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State …

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  • ‘Singing for a Cure’ set

    NEWPORT — Relay for Life of Jackson County will host a “Singing for a Cure” karaoke competition April 5 at the Silver Moon banquet hall in Newport. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the competition at 7. Winners will be determined by dollar votes. All …

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