• Wolfe-Duncan reunion rescheduled

    DARDANELLE — The Duncan-Wolfe Reunion originally set for last weekend was postponed because the park where it was to be held was closed due to the government shutdown, said organizer Art Duncan. It has been rescheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Pavilion …

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  • Walnut Ridge signs over city-owned helicopter

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Walnut Ridge has signed a bill of sale for its city-owned helicopter, even though the city doesn’t have ownership of a small airplane it received in exchange. Mayor Don House said Tuesday that he signed the bill of sale for the …

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  • Abortion laws to be codified

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas panel has voted to publish two prohibitions on abortion in the state’s code, despite an official’s concern that the two measures may conflict with each other. The Code Revision Commission on Tuesday voted to codify the laws banning abortions …

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  • Man shot to death in street

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police are investigating after a man was found shot to death inside of a car in the middle of a city street. Police responded to a call of shots fired late Tuesday in the area of 15th and Harrison …

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  • Housing official cited in assault

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — The director of the Arkadelphia Housing Authority is charged with the sexual assault of a man in the agency’s office. Police said Tuesday that 56-year-old Frederick Hatley was charged after DNA taken from the alleged victim matched a DNA sample that Hatley …

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  • Teacher coverage discussed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe spent 2½ hours Tuesday afternoon meeting with legislators about the cost of health insurance for public school teachers, which the state will need a special legislative session to address. House and Senate members who were in the meeting …

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  • Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival set

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park, located at 7953 Highway 166 South in Pocahontas, will have its annual Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday. From 4 to 7, carnival games such as the toilet paper toss, bean bag toss and lollipop …

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  • The Vines that Bind Ramble: Fall tour to focus on historic communities

    LITTLE ROCK — The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas will host “The Vines That Bind Ramble,” a journey to explore the rich history of the Arkansas River Valley with a motor coach departing at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 from Little Rock and returning that evening. …

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  • NEARA to recognize papers

    POWHATAN — The Arkansas Historical Association and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, has announced the creation of the NEARA Award to recognize the best original unpublished research paper using archival materials from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, particularly …

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  • GOP, Dems headed to runoff for Ark. Senate seat

    JONESBORO (AP) — A retired telephone company manager and a school district superintendent were the top vote-getters in a special election for an Arkansas Senate seat Tuesday, but neither candidate was able to exceed 50 percent of the total votes cast and will enter a …

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  • Insurance sign-up to end Nov. 20 for Ark. teachers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The enrollment period for Arkansas teachers to sign up for health insurance will end Nov. 20 — not Nov. 30, as was previously announced. The director of Arkansas Employee Benefits Division says the Nov. 20 cutoff is needed so identification cards …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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