• FSA, Division of Ag offer Farm Bill workshops for crop producers

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas crop producers will have more than a dozen opportunities to get up to speed on the 2014 Farm Bill and its anticipated effects on their operation in the more than a dozen workshops planned across Arkansas. The workshops are being offered …

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  • ASU-Beebe warns campuses of possible data breach

    BEEBE (AP) — Arkansas State University-Beebe says some students and employees may be affected by a possible data breach at its campuses. The school says it was notified last week that a program running on one of its servers could pose a potential breach to …

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  • Lawmakers urge higher teacher pay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are recommending an increase of almost $1,800 in base pay for new teachers. The House and Senate education committees advised raising the minimum starting teacher salary from $29,244 to $31,000 by fiscal 2017. They made the recommendation, along with …

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  • Agents attend safety session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Weeks after the body of a real estate agent was found in central Arkansas, people in her field met in Little Rock for a seminar focused on job safety. Beverly Carter disappeared Sept. 25 after telling her husband she was showing …

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  • Fort Smith takes nooses off gallows

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The thick rope nooses no longer swing from the gallows near downtown Fort Smith, yet they still play a role in area history. Officials with the Fort Smith National Historic Site no longer display the ropes similar to the ones used …

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  • One charged for threats

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been charged with banging on a drive-thru window and saying it was time for him to start killing people. Murfreesboro police say 58-year-old Richard Shultz of Little Rock pulled into a Wendy’s Thursday night and told a …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High School

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Isaac Coleman, John Gardner, Jackson Kimble, Alex Walker; general — Kyle Anderson, …

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  • Nurse who had Ebola will be released

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she’s virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said. Amber Vinson, 29, would be leaving Emory University Hospital …

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  • Batesville to fight incorporation

    Southside’s petition for incorporation may have been granted by the county judge Friday morning — but the fight is far from over. The annexation issue — which is different from the incorporation — will still be on the general election ballot for residents in the …

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  • B.A.T. Mobile visits C-Ridge – Students in grades 9-12 hear about dangers of drinking and driving

    NEWARK — Every parent wants his child to walk a straight line, but not the one used by police. However that’s what happened to a few students at Cedar Ridge High School Thursday morning. In groups of 10, students in the ninth through 12th grades …

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  • Forgery tried

    An alert bank teller tried to stall a man with a stolen check Friday afternoon, but the man fled before officers could arrive. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Hightower said he was dispatched to First Community Bank in regards to a forgery. He spoke with …

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  • Warrant issued in scrap metal theft

    Local authorities are looking for 42-year-old Marcus Shane Manley of Oak Hill Loop in regards to theft of scrap metal from Becky Wood’s property on Blowing Cave Road. On Oct. 14 Wood said she received information that a green SUV was seen pulling a small …

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