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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects— including one from Chicot County — from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of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

Farm Bill to be discussed at Stuttgart meeting

STUTTGART — The National Agricultural Law Center will conduct a workshop 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Stuttgart during which they will discuss what the farm bill may mean for local farm operations, crop insurance and other legal issues for row crop producers.

Weather team investigates storm damage

The storms that rolled through Southeast Arkansas early Wednesday night caused some damage in the region and authorities are searching for evidence of a possible tornado near the Pine Bluff Arsenal.