• Warmer temps, storms possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Spring-like temperatures are in the forecast today for Arkansas, but forecasters say the state could see severe weather later in the week. The National Weather Service says some areas may see rain this morning before skies clear and temperatures rise into …

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  • Book narrates life of hero

    A Harrisburg native has written a biography about the life of a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. T-M Fitzgerald’s book, “From Yellow Ribbons to a Gold Star: Biography of a Hero: LCpl. David R. Baker, USMC,” tells the story of David R. …

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  • ‘Song of Arkansas’ contest down to seven vying for top honors

    Seven musicians are vying to see whose tune will be chosen as the Song of Arkansas contest winner. The promotion by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism began the week of Thanksgiving and ran through Jan. 24. The competition gave artists the chance to …

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  • Deadline extended for digital photo contest

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The deadline for the ninth annual digital photography contest held by Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has been extended to Monday. Completed application, payment and entries should be delivered to any Integrity First Bank location in Mountain Home, Flippin, Gassville or …

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  • Arkansas Grazing Lands Conference set

    LITTLE ROCK — Do you run out of grass, feed too much hay, or have pastures that turn brown at the first sign of drought? The 2014 Arkansas Grazing Lands Conference (AGLC), set for March 14 at Lake Point Conference Center in Russellville, will focus …

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  • Tim Ernst work to be displayed

    BULL SHOALS — Nature photographer and author Tim Ernst will present his latest work from “Buffalo River Beauty” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals. Copies of his books …

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  • ICARE holding clinic

    LaCROSSE — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold its 11th Annual Paws & Claws Rummage Sale Feb. 21 and 22 at the Izard County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in LaCrosse near Melbourne. Concessions will be available, including hot dog and hamburger lunches. From 10 …

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  • Fishing hobby becomes business for teen

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Barling teenager with an affection for fishing is turning his favorite pastime into a future. Garret McMahan, a sophomore at Northside High School, sells hand-painted bass lures with aspirations of one day owning a bait and tackle store. “If I’m …

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  • A ‘cool’ concept: Arkansas natives teaching in Alaska

    JONESBORO (AP) — For many, the first year of marriage is an adjustment — new address, new phone number, new name and new experiences associated with shared life. Understanding the culture shock that accompanies the feelings of the honeymoon phase, imagine adding the variable of …

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  • Jonesboro call center to close in May

    JONESBORO (AP) — A call center in Jonesboro is again closing its doors and laying off employees. StarTek said Tuesday that 125 people will lose their jobs as the facility shuts down completely on May 12. Company marketing director Rosemary Hanratty says the Jonesboro call …

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  • Tour of Davidsonville town site to be given

    POCAHONTAS — A tour of the Davidsonville Town Site will be given from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday by Davidsonville Historic State Park staff. The town of Davidsonville was established in 1815 and was the earliest platted town in Arkansas. It was also the home …

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  • Exam results reflect continued growth in schools

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas students continue to make improvements on Advanced Placement exams. According to College Board, which released its 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation today, Arkansas public and private high school students took 13,933 exams in May 2013 that resulted in scores …

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