• Gov. Beebe: ‘Good people’ should seek office in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday encouraged “good people” to seek public office and criticized as ideologues politicians who make up their minds before hearing all the facts. Speaking to members of the Arkansas Farm Bureau at their annual convention, Beebe waxed …

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  • Mtn. Home teacher named top ag educator in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Farm Bureau has named a Mountain Home agriculture teacher as the state’s Outstanding Ag Educator. Mountain Home High School teacher Josh Baker received the award Wednesday at the opening session of the Farm Bureau’s annual convention in Little Rock. …

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  • Grandfather fatally shoots 3, self

    ALMA (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a grandfather fatally shot his two grandchildren and his daughter’s boyfriend in rural Arkansas before turning the gun on himself. According to reports, Tim Adams shot his 4-month-old grandson, 4-year-old granddaughter and the boyfriend of his daughter at his …

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  • Winter weather may hit Southern Plains

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Winter weather is in the forecast for the Southern Plains later this week, with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected. Despite temperatures in the 60s and 70s on Tuesday, it’s supposed to get chilly on Wednesday. A winter storm watch was …

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  • ASU-Beebe performing Yuletide Madrigal Feast

    BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe music department will perform a Yuletide Madrigal Feast at 7 p.m. Saturday at the University Café in the Student Center on the Beebe campus, located at 610 N. Pecan St. The evening will begin with wassail followed by a …

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  • State revenue lower than predicted

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ revenue in November fell below last year’s figures and predictions for this year, financial officials said Tuesday. The state Department of Finance and Administration reported that Arkansas’ net available revenue for last month totaled $349.7 million, which was $800,000 less than …

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  • Flippin boat manufacturer adding aluminum model

    FLIPPIN (AP) — A venture by Ranger Boats into the aluminum boat market marches on with a roll-out scheduled next month for two V-hull models. Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper says most of 370 boat dealers in the Fishing Holdings LLC organization have taken quickly …

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  • Winter storm watch issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of Arkansas later this week. The watch is in effect from Thursday night through Friday afternoon. Forecasters say a strong cold front will move through the area Wednesday, followed …

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  • Living nativity to be presented

    SEARCY — First Assembly of God in Searcy will host a drive-through living nativity spectacular, according to a news release. “Families and church groups travel from all over Arkansas and adjoining states to experience a cast of over 200 volunteers, exotic animals, and hand-crafted scenery,” …

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  • Wintry weather predicted in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says colder temperatures and wintry precipitation are possible this week in Arkansas. Forecasters say a cold front is expected to move through the state Wednesday and stall out in the southern part of Arkansas. The weather service …

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  • Name of victim in shooting in Jonesboro is released

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro have released the name of a man that officers say was shot and killed inside a nightclub on the city’s west side. Police Sgt. Doug Formon said that 22-year-old Xavier White was shot just before 2 a.m. Saturday inside …

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  • 2nd suspect in Wynne slaying surrenders to police officers

    WYNNE (AP) — Police in Wynne say a second man wanted in connection with a double-slaying has surrendered. Police told reporters that the 23-year-old suspect surrendered about midnight Saturday and was being held without bond and was due in court today. Two men have now …

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