• Parsons wins Best in Show

    CONWAY — Artist Sheila Boylan Parsons of Conway, formerly of Batesville, won the Best in Show award at the annual Conway League of Artists Spring Show and Competition, held in April at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. “St. Mark’s Square,” a watercolor of the …

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  • Underwater Treasure Hunt scheduled on Norfork Lake

    JORDAN — The Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt on Aug. 17 at Sand Island on Norfork Lake. The event is for the whole family. Certified scuba divers will search for tokens underwater (no deeper than 40 feet) and …

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  • State’s AG says schools can’t arm teachers, staff

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an opinion that likely ends a district’s plan to arm more than 20 …

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  • Recent rain decreases drought area

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Recent rainfall has reduced the area covered by drought in Arkansas from about 91 percent to 71 percent in just one week. Large drought-free swaths swept across parts of counties bordering Missouri, the northeastern part of the state and areas of …

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  • 1 accused of fraud

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a Little Rock health care provider has been arrested for felony Medicaid fraud. McDaniel says 21-year-old Tequila Fitzgerald turned herself in to Pulaski County authorities Thursday morning after the Attorney General’s Office issued a warrant …

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  • ASU to commission Sidney woman as 2nd lieutenant

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Military Science Department will commission two ROTC cadets into the United States Army and Army National Guard in a ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the ASU Convocation Center. Rebecca Diane Burkhart of Sidney will receive a …

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  • Making the best of back-to-school sales tax holiday

    LITTLE ROCK — This year’s sales tax holiday is this weekend just in time for back- to-school shopping, and Laura Connerly, assistant professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has a few tips to help families save money. The sales tax holiday …

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  • Demo chairman steps down

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chairman of the state Democratic Party is stepping down after two and a half years at the helm. The party announced Wednesday that Will Bond was leaving as the party’s chairman. Bond, a former state representative from Jacksonville, was elected …

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  • Quick end being sought to China chicken ban

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Poultry experts said Wednesday they are hopeful China will quickly lift import restrictions put in place after nine Arkansas chickens were exposed to a strain of avian flu. The U.S. Department of Agriculture told Arkansas’ congressional delegation Tuesday that China had …

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  • Charges filed against man accused in 3 deaths

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — Prosecutors have filed capital murder charges against an Arkansas man accusing of killing three people, including his 9-year-old niece. Timothy Hill is charged in the July 13 deaths of his estranged wife, Dana Hill; his mother-in-law, Julie Hartsfield; and his niece, Autumn …

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  • Trayvon Martin event planned at Texarkana

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A group in Texarkana is planning an event to celebrate the life of a Florida teenager killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Community Concerned Citizens for Justice will meet at noon Saturday at Texarkana’s downtown post office for what the group is …

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  • Mo. man unearths 2-carat diamond at park

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A Missouri man has found a 2.05-carat brown diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Steve Vehige was on his fourth visit to the park when he found the marble-shaped diamond on Saturday. Vehige, of Flint Hill, Mo., named the …

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