• Rockabilly Boogiefest returns to ASU

    JONESBORO — The second Rockabilly Boogiefest, a benefit concert sponsored by Arkansas State University Museum, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Military Science Building, located at 1921 Aggie Road in Jonesboro. The talent lineup will be Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Charlie …

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  • ASU Symphonic Winds, Concert Band to perform in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Symphonic Winds and Concert Band will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, located at 201 Olympic Drive in Jonesboro. The conductor for Symphonic Winds is Dr. Sarah Labovitz, assistant professor of music. Conductor for …

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  • Four national organizations team up for conservation

    MEMPHIS — Four of the nation’s largest wild bird conservation organizations have joined forces to ensure that wild bird habitat conservation and their shared hunting heritage remain strong for generations to come. Leaders of Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail …

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  • State spelling bee is Saturday in Conway

    CONWAY — The best spellers in the state will compete in the Arkansas State Spelling Bee with the first round of competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. The Arkansas State Spelling Bee …

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  • HOF seeks nominees for Senior Arkansans

    Nominees for induction into the Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame are being sought now through April 1 by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services. This marks the 21st year of the event, and there are currently 64 seniors in the …

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  • Woman pleads guilty to faking nurse credentials

    LITTLE ROCK — A woman accused of posing as a nurse while working at a Searcy elementary school pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that could land her in prison for more than 20 years, though the government asked the judge to limit her prison …

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  • HP hiring 200

    CONWAY (AP) — Hewlett-Packard has begun interviewing candidates for 200 positions at its Conway location. HP is hiring people in software development and business analysis. The positions are in the government health care sector. HP account executive John Herzog says the company is the largest …

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  • Pen, watch show announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 2014 Arkansas Pen and Watch Show will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Vendors from around the country will have new and vintage …

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  • Suet bird feeder class offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will demonstrate how to make a suet bird feeder from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A suet feeder provides an excellent energy source for birds and offers hours of bird watching enjoyment, a news release states. …

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  • Jonesboro teacher receives Milken Educator Award

    LITTLE ROCK — When Erin Hodges went to work Thursday, she had no idea she would go home with a $25,000 check and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the state. Hodges, a seventh-grade English teacher at Douglas MacArthur Junior …

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  • Factory fire extinguished

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Van Buren firefighters have extinguished a fire inside a Simmons Foods plant in Van Buren. There were no injuries; the fire was reported about 9 a.m. Tuesday. Fire Department Officer Stanley Clark said it appears the fire was started by oil …

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  • Darr, 31 others seek UA lobbyist position

    LITTLE ROCK — More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school’s flagship campus in Fayetteville. Many of the 32 people who applied are associated with government, …

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