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Feds serve search warrant at former county clerk’s residence

Federal agents executed a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at a home where former Jefferson County clerk and former chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners Trey Ashcraft is believed to live, according to two high-level law-enforcement sources who asked to remain anonymous as well as a third source who has access to law enforcement activities who also asked to remain anonymous.

Hospital board extends lease to attract new AHEC facility

The Jefferson County Hospital Board of Governors on Thursday approved extending their lease with Jefferson Regional Medical Center, a move that could result in a $7 to $10 million investment by the University of Arkansas System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to build a new building for the Arkansas Health Education Center.