• Honor Roll – Southside High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alli Broadway, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Seanna Durham, …

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  • No to annexation, no to Democrats

    The people have spoken and don’t want Batesville to annex Southside, nor do they wish to be represented by Democrats. Republicans won every local race in Tuesday’s election and by more than 800 votes, Batesville residents and those in the proposed area voted against the …

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  • Anti-Obama mood sinks Pryor, Dems

    LITTLE ROCK — As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas’ congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried …

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  • Hutchinson is next governor

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson has been elected Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The 63-year-old Hutchinson was elected to a four-year term Tuesday in a race national Republicans had identified as their best opportunity to flip a governor’s office. …

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  • Lawrence wins

    MELBOURNE — Many incumbents, mostly Democrats were ousted in the Tuesday night elections but Izard County voters were happy with one: Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence faced Walter Hagan, a Republican, and unofficial results show he won with more than a 64 percent margin. …

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  • Sharp Co. coroner keeps seat

    ASH FLAT — More than 5,700 voters turned out to cast their votes in Sharp County, and like the majority of the state, they saw red. In a much-heated race eyed by many in surrounding counties, Republican Linda Collins-Smith beat Democrat James McLean for Senate …

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  • Crawford re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican congressman Rick Crawford has been elected to his third term representing eastern Arkansas in the U.S. House. Crawford defeated Democrat Jackie McPherson and Libertarian Brian Willhite in Tuesday’s election. The 1st Congressional District includes most of the Mississippi River Delta …

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  • Alcohol rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have turned down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have legalized alcohol sales in all 75 counties. Backers of the proposal had argued that Arkansas’ current patchwork of wet and dry counties is archaic and that legalizing alcohol sales …

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  • Voters hike minimum wage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have approved a ballot measure that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017. The proposal on Tuesday’s ballot had enjoyed widespread support from Democrats and some Republican candidates, too. Democrats had pushed the wage increase, …

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  • Adding issues to be tougher

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have made it tougher for petition-gatherers to place issues on the ballot. Under current guidelines, backers of ballot issues must give the state a certain number of signatures by a deadline. If they do, they are given an extra …

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  • Term limits revised

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say state lawmakers can stay in office longer in return for tougher ethics rules. Voters Tuesday revised term limits put in place in 1993. Legislators now can stay in office up to 16 years, as either a House member …

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  • Veto power approved

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say it’s OK for members of the Legislature to have veto power over administrative rules changes imposed by state agencies. Legislators last year placed on Tuesday’s ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to give state House and Senate committees the …

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