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Entergy: Be safe, save energy with holiday lighting

In the holiday movie classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a citywide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

LITTLE ROCK — When the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission collects fines from game law convictions, the money goes back to the county where it was collected. During a recent commission meeting, the agency approved a grant of more than $600,000 to the Division of Rural Services of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission as a result of fines collected during the 2015 fiscal year.

Full bellies, good vibes on the menu for ‘Dining In Day’

LITTLE ROCK — Each year, families across Arkansas gather around the dinner table for Thanksgiving to enjoy a home-cooked meal. With planning, that treasured family time can be a daily event, said Rosemary Rodibaugh, professor-nutrition with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.