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Drew Central teacher accused of sexual assault

A 57-year-old teacher at Drew Central High School was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having inappropriate contact and communication with a 16-year-old female student, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

Chicot Co. highway project put on hold

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects— including one from Chicot County — from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund.

Voter turnout in county near record level

While not quite a record, the number of Jefferson County voters who took advantage of the two week early voting period for the general election 2012 was significant, according to an election official.