• Sheriffs seek special session on jail overcrowding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association is asking Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special legislative session to address jail and prison overcrowding. The association on Wednesday called for a special session for lawmakers to consider capping the number of state inmates in …

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  • ‘Muzzled Oxen’ shares true story of struggle in 1920s Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — In the 1920s, Genevieve Sadler left her home in California for what she thought would be a short visit to the Arkansas farm where her husband grew up. The trip lasted seven years and Sadler’s life was changed forever in the time …

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  • MASH camps announced for 32 Arkansas towns

    LITTLE ROCK — MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps will be held in 32 communities throughout Arkansas this summer, including Batesville, according to a news release. The two-week MASH camps are designed to expose rising high school juniors and seniors to health care-related …

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  • Goodwill to host next luncheon

    LITTLE ROCK — Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, a two-time finalist for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Stewardship Award for efforts to divert waste from landfills, will host the next Putting Green to Work lunch on June 26. The lunches, a partnership between the …

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  • Plan ahead if planning to plant hardwood trees

    CROSSETT – If you’re a private landowner and would like to plant at least 20 acres to a mix of hardwoods, start planning now and contact an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service private lands biologist. The Partners for Fish …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in Ark. logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — A blown tire caused a logging truck to lose control and spill its cargo onto a group of construction workers, killing two and injuring 19, state police said Tuesday. The wreck occurred Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 65 in Clinton, where workers …

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  • Majestic owner given 60 days to clean up rubble

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — State environmental regulators have given the owner of the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs 60 days to clean up the rubble from a fire that destroyed a large part of the hotel complex in February. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality …

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  • 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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