• Illinois Bayou Park Wildlife Observation Trail to open

    RUSSELLVILLE – The city of Russellville has announced the grand opening of the Illinois Bayou Park Wildlife Observation Trail to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. The paved, level 2-mile, out-and-back trail runs along the north side of Lake Dardanelle, according to the Arkansas Game …

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  • Cemetery named to register

    LITTLE ROCK — The Walnut Grove Cemetery is among seven Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain has announced. The Walnut Grove Cemetery at …

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  • Paragould after-school program adds newspaper staff

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Paragould School District students are offered the chance to participate in journalism-related programs and classes ranging from second-graders to the senior high level. Starting this year, Woodrow Wilson Elementary has added a new option to their after-school program, newspaper staff. Having the …

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  • Ex-teacher jailed for sex assault

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An ex-teacher at an all-girls school who had been sentenced to four months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a student was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after admitting she ignored a judge’s order to not contact …

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  • AEDC to offer 5 workshops on grant application process

    LITTLE ROCK — Statewide workshops have been scheduled to inform Arkansas’s community and economic development leaders on procedures for applying for grants offered by five different agencies and organizations. Participating agencies include the Grants Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) as well as …

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  • More residents living off grid in Ozarks

    OZONE (AP) — When Sara and Galen White began mapping out their future life of self-sufficiency, there was a lot the two realized they didn’t know how to do. But Sara didn’t see that as a reason not to proceed. “It never occurred to me …

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  • Literacy volunteer receives award

    LITTLE ROCK — AmeriCorps members from across Arkansas were honored Thursday for their service and new members were inducted into the program during the 18th annual AmeriCorps Opening Ceremony. Armida Stokes, a member of Arkansas AmeriCorps, was presented with the J.C. Babbs Award for Outstanding …

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  • Holocaust survivor to speak

    POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will host Holocaust survivor Martin Weiss for three presentations Tuesday and Wednesday. Weiss will speak at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All presentations will be …

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  • Art exhibit announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — In November the Thea Foundation will launch the first of a quarterly series of art exhibitions called “The Art Department” to be accompanied by opening receptions targeting the young professional community. The first of the series will feature the works of …

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  • Heber Springs pilot missing

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma are searching for a plane that disappeared while flying from Arkansas to Oklahoma. LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Wednesday that search crews are looking in a heavily wooded area of the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern …

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  • Man dies after train collision

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a Texarkana man was killed after his vehicle was struck by a train in south Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the fatal collision happened Wednesday on railroad tracks in Lafayette County. According to a preliminary report, 60-year-old Robert Collins drove …

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  • Vendor space available for Fulton County event

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the Third Annual Holiday Extravaganza from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Vendor space is available …

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