Crawford wants COOL Rule amended

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, says the United States should revise its country-of-origin labeling rule after the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute over the requirement that grocery stores indicate the country, or countries, where meat was born, raised and slaughtered.

James Lee Witt campaigns at UAPB

Democratic 4rth District U.S. House of Representatives candidate James Lee Witt campaigned with the national Put the Middle Class First Bus Tour on Tuesday at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He discussed raising the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, making college affordable and protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.


Cash-only bond set in alleged battery

A report that a man had been beaten Friday afternoon in front of Jefferson Regional Medical Center resulted in the arrest of another man who was identified by two witnesses who saw the incident.



OES to hold Peake Memorial and Star Day service

The Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star/PHA Arkansas Jurisdiction will host its Peake Memorial and Star Day service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Second Missionary Baptist Church at Wabbaseka.


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