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Youth track and field group heading to California

When Shannaine Eans blows her whistle, she means business. On a recent afternoon at the Watson High School football field, she took command of the 20-yard line like a four-star general in front of a regiment of troops. Only she wasn’t commanding soldiers — her army is made up of area kids with a passion for track and field.

Johnson found not guilty on all charges

After just two hours of deliberation, 12 jurors found Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson not guilty on all charges. Family and friends clapped as Johnson hugged her attorney after the verdict was read Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Retired Pulaski County Judge John Langston presided.

Food safety 7-23-16

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.