‘Pear decline’ seen in Bradford Pears

September 24, 2008 We're seeing several Bradford pear trees in the area with reddish leaves that are falling prematurely. It looks like fall has come early for these trees but it could be a symptom of a disease calle

Cave City Head Start officers elected

September 24, 2008 CAVE CITY - The Cave City Head Start program's parent orientation was held Sept. 15. Geta Davis, literacy specialist, discussed Head Start guidelines and answered parents' questions.

Boxer endorses Ark. lottery

September 24, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A bid to create a state-run lottery has a new supporter in its corner: Jermain Taylor.

ATM reported stolen

September 24, 2008 FORT SMITH (AP) - Police say an ATM with up to $10,000 in cash in it was stolen from the basement level of the Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith.

Wind Ensemble to have concert

September 24, 2008 Jonesboro - The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble will give its first concert of the 2008-09 season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.

Family & Friends Briefs

September 24, 2008 Optimists to meet The Batesville Optimist Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie's at the Lockhouse.