• 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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  • Cemetery cleanups set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A cemetery community cleanup will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Hutchinson Mountain. Those attending are asked to bring tools. ——— The annual work day for Barnes Cemetery in Independence County will be Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring yard tools. …

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  • Volunteer delegates needed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, in partnership with the Arkansas Area Agencies on Aging, is seeking Arkansans who are at least 60 years old to volunteer to serve as delegates to the Eighteenth Biennial Silver Haired …

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  • Free trees offered

    JONESBORO — Free three- to four-foot young pin oak trees will be distributed to people leaving the Jonesboro Car Show at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center Saturday and Sunday. The trees will be given away by Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club as part of …

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  • Horse judging camp set for June

    LITTLE ROCK — 4-H members interested in sharpening their horse show judging skills can learn new skills at the Arkansas 4-H Horse Judging Camp, set for June 28 at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center. “We’ll cover a variety of classes, including western and English …

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  • Calico museum to honor woman

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will host a reception to honor Hazel May from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Refreshments will be served. May worked at the U.S. Post Office in Calico Rock for more than 34 years and served as postmaster for …

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  • Fire destroys Jonesboro funeral home; no one hurt

    JONESBORO (AP) — Authorities in Jonesboro say a funeral home has been destroyed in a fire. The manager of the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home says hot tar on the building’s roof ignited a fire Monday afternoon. Manager Terry Snow said everyone was evacuated safely. Jonesboro …

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  • Hwy. 87 to be resurfaced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Cleburne and Independence counties, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission. The project will resurface approximately 16 miles of Highway 87, near Pleasant Plains. Atlas Asphalt …

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  • Lipschitz to speak on Alzheimer’s

    Dr. David Lipschitz MOUNTAIN HOME — A four-part lecture series on Alzheimer’s disease will be provided to four locations simultaneously, including the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus, beginning Thursday  and running through June 28. Dr. David A. Lipschitz will speak in a combination of in-person …

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  • Ozark Folk Center to open Craft Village

    Mountain View — The Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View opens for the 2012 season at 10 a.m. April 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 20 crafts people will be on hand to talk with …

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