• ‘Code word’ billboard vandalized in Harrison

    HARRISON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after someone vandalized a controversial billboard along the Harrison Bypass. The billboard went up in October and reads, “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White.” Someone vandalized the billboard early Friday to now say, “Anti-Racist is a Code Word …

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  • Health sciences applications due

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Applications for the health science programs at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home are currently being accepted. Students interested in applying to the phlebotomy program should turn in their applications by 5 p.m. Monday. Applications, transcripts and the results of entrance exams …

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  • ASU-MH welcomes ‘Jingle on the Green’

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has celebrated the beginning of the holiday season for more than 10 years with its annual Jingle on the Green, a free community event featuring Santa Claus. This year the event has been redesigned but will …

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  • Hankins Store nominated for national historical register

    LITTLE ROCK — The old Hankins Store at Oil Trough could join the National Register of Historic Properties. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s state review board will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 to consider seven Arkansas properties — including the Hankins grocery store — …

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  • Man jailed for plotting to murder ex-employee

    JONESBORO (AP) — Authorities have arrested a northeast Arkansas man on suspicion of criminal conspiracy to commit capital murder after the man allegedly “pocket dialed” the would-be victim as he described the plot. But an attorney for Larry Barnett argues that the alleged victim had …

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  • State identifies two sites for possible big factories

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas officials announced Monday that sites in Saline County and West Memphis are ready to develop factories but are still waiting for automobile plants and other big employers to come calling. Gov. Mike Beebe announced “Advance Arkansas Sites” effort as a way …

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  • Storm to threaten holiday travel

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sloppy storm system carrying heavy rainfall, ice and snow is slogging its way eastward, bringing the potential of headaches for travelers heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday. National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro says the timing couldn’t be worse as …

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  • Ice reported on handful of roads

    MENA (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say ice patches and slush remain on some highways in western Arkansas as a weather system crosses the state. Late Monday afternoon, ice patches were reported on U.S. 71 between Y City and DeQueen. Earlier Monday, slush was reported …

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  • Arkansas prepares for blast of wintry storm

    An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas today as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving. The …

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  • IDriveArkansas.com offers holiday travel info for drivers

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday. Extensive highway improvements are under way in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in holiday travel, AHTD has been …

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  • Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights under way

    LITTLE ROCK — Now that the gorgeous fall foliage we had this year is just about gone, we have a different kind of color season taking its place. The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights is now available. Although a few early events have already occurred, …

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  • Man recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — A man convicted of drug charges in Izard County has been recommended for a pardon, according to the Arkansas Parole Board. Last Thursday, the Arkansas Parole Board issued several recommendations regarding clemency and pardons. Among them are Steven Estabrook, who was convicted …

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