• Hunters find human skull

    FULTON (AP) — Arkansas authorities say a human skull and a scrap of clothing have been found on a sandbar in the Red River. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says a cattle farmer reported the skull on Monday. The farmer tells authorities dove hunters discovered …

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  • Group appeals over Saline County alcohol issue

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group backed by Walmart and Kum & Go has filed an appeal with the Arkansas Supreme Court to let Saline County residents vote on whether not to legalize alcohol in the Nov. 4 election. Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips ruled in …

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  • Teacher wages under study

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State researchers say that it would cost Arkansas taxpayers between about $2 million and nearly $7 million to increase the minimum starting teacher salary to $31,000 in public schools. The Bureau of Legislative Research released a report Monday at a joint …

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  • Copper theft closes preschool

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — About 170 students were turned away from their Little Rock preschool after thieves destroyed air conditioning units to steal copper. The director of the In His Image Youth Development Center says the thieves caused about $150,000 in damages to the five …

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  • Brookland officials want new census of population

    JONESBORO (AP) — Officials in a northeastern Arkansas city want a new count of its population to show the growth they say the city has experienced since the 2010 census. Brookland’s mayor, Kenneth Jones, said officials know the city is growing because of the number …

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  • Cargill won’t move hog farm

    MOUNT JUDEA (AP) — Minnesota-based food processor Cargill said Monday that it has no plan to shutter or relocate a north Arkansas hog farm, despite concerns from environmentalists who say the operation poses a pollution threat to the nearby Buffalo River. A Cargill spokesman said …

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  • Calico Rock to host Mountain Man Rendezvous/Native American Day

    CALICO ROCK — The third annual Mountain Man Rendezvous/Native American Day will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 in Calico Rock. The mountain man and Native American rendezvous will be in Rand Park. A Walk of Remembrance will be held …

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  • Pageant recruiting contestants

    Officials with the Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant are recruiting contestants to represent a number of preliminary titles at the upcoming statewide contest, scheduled for Oct. 11 in Hot Springs. “We have a limited number of preliminary titles still available this pageant season,” Lynn DeJarnette, executive …

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  • Energy Corps Americorps positions open

    The National Center for Appropriate Technology is currently accepting applications for Energy Corps AmeriCorps member positions in Arkansas. Energy Corps members will be placed in host organizations in communities across the state to implement solutions for sustainable energy consumption. NCAT is seeking enthusiastic individuals 18 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 31, 1995.

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  • Harding posts another record undergraduate enrollment

    SEARCY — Harding University, for the fourth consecutive year, has enrolled a record number of undergraduate students, according to a news release. Total undergraduate enrollment for 2014 is up to 4,492 from last year’s 4,429. The addition of 63 undergraduate students represents a 1.4 percent …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Service representatives from Blue Cross, Express Scripts, Delta Dental, Davis Vision and United Auto Workers retiree medical benefits trust in attendance to …

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