• Arkansas linemen give aid

    LITTLE ROCK — Fifteen Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas linemen recently completed a mission to electrify two remote Guatemalan villages near Huehuetenango, resulting in approximately 320 villagers receiving electricity for their homes. After a year of planning, the men arrived in Guatemala on March 26 and …

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  • ASU-MH gets $19K grant

    MOUNTAIN HOME — State Rep. Kelley Linck of Yellville has presented a $19,370 general improvement fund grant to Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, according to a news release. The funds will be used to secure aluminum welding machines to expand the welding program at …

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  • Arkansas Press Women group to recognize jounalism students

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Press Women organization will celebrate its 2014 Scholarship and High School Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Campbell Dining Room of the Student Life and Technology Center at Hendrix College in Conway. Registration for the event begins at 11 …

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  • Teen killed in collision with train in Conway

    CONWAY (AP) — Authorities say a teenager in Conway was killed after he was struck by a train while walking along railroad tracks. The Conway Police Department says the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Donaghey Avenue and Tyler Street. Conway police spokeswoman …

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  • Jonesboro woman’s trial delayed

    JONESBORO (AP) — The murder trial of a Jonesboro woman in the shooting death of her husband is being delayed until September. The capital murder trial of 34-year-old Michelle Despain was rescheduled from the first week of May until Sept. 8 — but a lengthy …

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  • Education leader interviews for Bryant job

    BRYANT (AP) — Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell is interviewing to become the next superintendent of the Bryant School District. Kimbrell met with school board members in executive session Monday night, but the board took no action after wrapping up the interview shortly before midnight. …

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  • UAMS officials to announce change at cancer center

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Gov. Mike Beebe are expected to make an announcement about a cancer center in Little Rock. Today’s announcement will be about UAMS’ Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. Spokeswoman Leslie Taylor …

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  • Two to receive honorary degrees

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe and sculptor Anita Huffington will be presented honorary degrees from the University of Arkansas during the university’s May 10 commencement ceremony. The university announced Monday that Beebe will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and Huffington will …

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  • Effort under way to revitalize ‘Arkansas Grown’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor’s Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the “Arkansas Grown” program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants. Arkansas Department of Agriculture marketing …

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  • Great Passion Play opens May 2

    EUREKA SPRINGS — The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs will open May 2 and 3 to start its 47th season. Featuring a cast of 180 actors and actresses, the play is performed amid a 550-foot historically accurate stage setting and brings to life the …

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  • Audubon society to meet

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5. The guest speaker is Tom Krohn, who will present a program about frogs. Krohn is a member of North Central …

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  • June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill 

    OSCEOLA (AP) — Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in Arkansas is expected to take place in late June. Big River Steel CEO John Correnti expects to finalize financing in mid-June with a groundbreaking to occur later that month. Construction on the project …

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