ASU names honor students

January 21, 2016 BEEBE — Arkansas State University at Beebe recognized 253 students for earning academic distinction during the fall 2015 semester, according to a news release.

CC resident receives recognition

January 21, 2016 BISMARCK, N.D. — Bismarck State College in North Dakota has announced the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2015 semester, according to a news …

Batesville resident accepted to Harding

January 21, 2016 SEARCY — Andrea Kuykendall of Batesville, the daughter of Steve and Margaret Kuykendall, has been accepted to attend Harding University for fall 2016.

Tossed bag contains pot

January 20, 2016 A large amount of marijuana and cash was found when two Fort Smith teens were stopped near Pleasant Plains Monday night. Independence County …

Lillard to leave Extension

January 20, 2016 When a position came open at the Independence County Extension Office as an administrative specialist, Sharon Lillard was a shoo-in. After all, she’d been …

3 sentenced for drug trafficking charges

January 20, 2016 EL DORADO (AP) — Three southern Arkansas men have been sentenced to a total of more than 30 years for drug trafficking offenses stemming …

Parole board denies two

January 20, 2016 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has found applications for pardon made by two people convicted in Independence County for drugs and other …