• Teacher honored

    JONESBORO — Dawn Tucker’s students consider her one of those rare teachers who “takes a genuine interest in the lives and futures of her students.” Self-proclaimed “Tuck’s Minions,” at least five of Tucker’s Jonesboro High School students — Colten Baker, Emma Watkins, McKenzie Griffin, Reagan …

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  • 2 teens severely burned in haunted house fire

    BONO (AP) — Two teenagers working as volunteers at a northeast Arkansas haunted house suffered severe burns when another worker poured paint thinner into a burning barrel, causing it to burst into flames, authorities said. The fire broke out late Saturday at Nightmare Productions Haunted …

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  • Raffle set to benefit woman battling lung cancer

    A benefit fundraiser will be held for Anita Trobaugh who has stage four lung cancer with metastasis to the spine and brain. A Ruger 243 hunting rifle will be raffled off Friday at the People Helping People building in Amagon. One does not have to …

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  • Autumn in the Ozarks quilt show features appraiser

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Ann M. Hazelwood, certified American Quilting Society appraiser, will appraise quilts Thursday and Friday during the Autumn in the Ozarks quilt show sponsored by Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild, to be held in the Educational Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. Each …

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  • Resident places in fair event

    LITTLE ROCK — Jessica Manuel of Batesville recently won second place in Junior Best at the Arkansas State Fair. She competed in the Johnston’s Home Center Fashion Review.

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  • Legislators give teacher insurance quick fix

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators ended their extraordinary session with an extraordinarily late gathering Saturday — giving final approval to a package of bills intended to limit health insurance premium increases for thousands of public school teachers. A 33-hour session wrapped up shortly after …

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  • 14-year-old dies in house fire

    PROVIDENCE (AP) — White County authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died in a house fire in the small town of Providence in northern White County. Chief Deputy Phillip Miller said the boy’s body was found in a bedroom of the home early Sunday morning. …

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  • Robber shot

    DUMAS (AP) — Police in Dumas say a pharmacy owner shot and killed an apparent would-be robber. Police said Meador Pharmacy owner Bill Canada opened his store about 5:30 a.m. Friday and when he stepped outside that a man wearing a mask approached him with …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet

    CLINTON — Joy DeClark, river restoration program director for the Nature Conservancy, will speak at the meeting of the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. DeClark will present an update about the stream restoration plan for …

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  • National Park Radio, Cutthroat Trout to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has announced its 2013-14 Arvest Concert Series to be held in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus. National Park Radio and Cutthroat Trout will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday. National Park Radio is …

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  • Hallums, Smith featured in Gaston Lecture Series

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The 2013-14 Gaston Lecture Series at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will feature two authors with personal stories to tell. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Roy Hallums, author of “Buried Alive: The True Story of Kidnapping, Captivity and a Dramatic Rescue,” will …

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  • Ozarks town decries new ‘anti-white’ billboard

    HARRISON (AP) — Leaders in Harrison are decrying a new billboard in town that reads, “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White.” The billboard went up Tuesday near the U.S. 62/65 bypass. Officials say a local radio station, which had a billboard right above the …

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