• Arkansans given four financial tips

    LITTLE ROCK — A financial capability study released recently compared the money use habits of American consumers from 2009 to 2012. The study found that in 2009, 16 percent of Arkansans were spending more than they earned. That number rose to 20 percent in 2012. …

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  • Mother is thankful for healing, strength

    If anyone knows the true meaning of the word thankful, it’s Melissa Mansfield. These days she relaxes on the couch, watching her three older children play with the newest member of their family, 4-month-old Gage. But four months ago, Mansfield wasn’t sure her son would …

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  • ‘Drunk on meth,’ man bites officer

    A man who said he was drunk on meth ended up biting a police officer before he was taken to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ashley Edwards said he was told there was man laying in the road yelling for help at Weston Street in …

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  • John 3:16 honors area veterans

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual-based boot camp for men with addictions, hosted the 7th annual Veterans Day Celebration Service on Sunday, treating veterans and their wives to a free steak dinner, T-shirts, door prizes and heard from the man who first used the …

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  • ‘Nutcracker’ is this weekend

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will host its 10th anniversary of “The Nutcracker” this weekend, according to a news release. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. …

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  • Thanksgiving meal offered

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A free Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, located at 270 Main St. in Pleasant Plains, across from Jerry’s Foods. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. Delivery will be available …

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  • Felon sells gun to officer

    NEWPORT (AP) — Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon who they say was selling guns on Facebook. Jackson County deputies arrested the man on a firearms possession charge. Sheriff’s Cpl. Justin Collom says an undercover officer bought a 12-gauge shotgun from the man last week. …

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  • LRPD to give 150 turkeys

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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  • LawCo sheriff resigns

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County will soon have a new sheriff. Jody Dotson last week announced his resignation from the position with Tony Waldrupe being appointed as interim sheriff until the end of Dotson’s term. Dotson, who served two terms, did not file for re-election …

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  • Report: State ranks high for child homelessness

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A report says Arkansas ranks as one of the worst states overall in child homelessness. The study, called “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” was released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Arkansas placed 47th in the overall ranking that takes into …

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  • Traffic laws to be enforced

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police will join with other state and local law enforcement agencies in a traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers will be a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that targets seat belt …

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