• Report: Arkansas revenue dips

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An expected drop in corporate income tax collections last month pushed Arkansas’ revenue below what was forecast, and it also was lower than the state’s revenue for May of last year, the state’s Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday. With …

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  • New Ozark-St. Francis forests supervisor announced

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The new supervisor for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has been announced. Reggie Blackwell will take over as supervisor of the forests starting June 8. Blackwell will supervise about 200 employees who work on the more than 1.2 million acres of the …

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  • Hot Springs group to release downtown plan

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A task force that has developed a plan for Hot Springs’ downtown area is to release its findings. The Downtown Game Plan Task Force started work in March and is to detail its proposals at an event at 2 p.m. Wednesday …

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  • New Orleans man drowns in Buffalo National River

    WOOLUM (AP) — Authorities say a 49-year-old Louisiana man has drowned in the Buffalo National River while on a canoe trip with his son’s Boy Scout troop. Searcy County Sheriff Donald Ragland says David Donaldson of New Orleans drowned Monday afternoon in the Robinson Hole …

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  • UCA names scholarship recipients

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that 1,064 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2014. UCA awards five different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The following scholarships are awarded for up to …

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  • 4 killed in single-car crash on Greene Co. road

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say four people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday in Greene County. Authorities say a car driven by 20-year-old Michael Martin went airborne after cresting …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. Van …

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  • PB to get new rice mill

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Economic development officials say a new rice mill is headed to Pine Bluff. The state announced Monday that Southwind Milling Co. LLC will build a rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff. The corporation is part of Optimum Group, which …

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  • Text4baby looking for participants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has announced its participation in the 2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to provide pregnant and new mothers with important information they need for their health and that of their babies. The contest was established …

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  • Ancestor fair details released

    LESLIE — The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair will be held Friday and Saturday in Leslie and Marshall. Speakers will be available in two sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, located on Oak Street in Leslie. Mark …

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  • 3 races on ballot as early runoff voting starts

    LITTLE ROCK (AP)— Early voting starts this week for Arkansas’ June 10 primary runoff, though the state’s election office doesn’t expect many people to do so. Only one statewide race is on the ballot, a Republican Party contest to determine its nominee for attorney general. …

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  • Harrisburg volleyball coach dies after car crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Harrisburg High School volleyball coach has died after crashing her car into a water-filled ditch near Jonesboro. The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department says 38-year-old Jennifer Jordan was found dead in her submerged car early Saturday. Jordan had been reported missing about …

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