• Angie White case

    Most people with an interest in local history know that the extended Case family has played a major role in the development of the Independence-Izard-Stone County area of the White River Valley.

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  • School crisis continues

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Good, small school districts may be hard-pressed to survive under Gov.

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  • Practice what we preach

    A Muslim family’s van is destroyed near Chicago, a Muslim teenager is badly beaten in California, a mosque is attacked in Illinois – and the list lengthens daily with new reports of harassment and

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  • Budget woes continue

    Arkansas isn’t alone in having to confront budget problems. Governors and state legislators across the country are facing the worst budget crisis for state governments in 50 years.

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  • Scary liver tales

    Recently, some students of my acquaintance were discussing the relative merits of liver. I hasten to add that this assumes that liver has merits, a point I wouldn’t make if I held that assumption.

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  • Save the dinosaurs

    OK, folks, let’s visit this school consolidation thing again. Even the people pushing for consolidation have agreed, sometimes grudgingly, that consolidation won’t save money.

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  • Time takes toll

    The young woman looks older than her years, but she is still pretty. Each day time will take its toll, but more than time, her addiction to methamphetamine will make her old long before her time.

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  • Letters to the editor

    Dear Editor:

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  • Agree to disagree

    The Oscars came and went Sunday night – did you watch?

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  • Revenue a concern

    LITTLE ROCK – The Senate passed legislation to join a coalition of states with standardized tax procedures, which would eventually allow the state to begin collecting sales taxes on mail order purc

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  • The back corner booth

    By Celeste Winters

    “Character is not made in a crisis – it is only exhibited.”

    – Robert Freeman

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    A women gathers her courage, and succeeds.

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  • School issue divided

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Sen. Jim Argue says overhauling public education should not be an exercise in emotion, but rather an examination of the cold, hard facts.

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