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Arkansas revenues for February up from last year, above forecast

Mar 03, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas revenues for February were up nearly 3 percent from last year and 7 percent above forecast, the state’s fiscal office said Tuesday.

Net available general revenues...


Center joins Read Across America

Mar 03, 2015 9:03pm

Pine Bluff School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center recently participated in Read Across America Day.

Participants included Tiffany Copeland, seated in chair, site...

First Lady Hutchinson to visit Arts & Science Center

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson will visit the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Thursday for the launch of the Heritage Detectives project.

The public is invited to...

Willing Workers learn that laughter improves health

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

Willing Workers of White Hall Extension Homemakers Club heard Club President Cheri Aronowitz speak about the benefits of laughter at their monthly meeting Feb. 24.

Aronowitz said that for...

Osteopathic medical school to address physicians shortage

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

Eight more staff members for the proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hired by April as the state’s first osteopathic medical college takes shape at Chaffee Crossing in Fort...


House education panel advances bills on testing, waivers

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — Bills to abolish the administration of tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards and allow Arkansas public schools to obtain the same waivers that are available to charter...

Wednesday Recipes

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

Cheesy Beef Bake

Commercial reader Royce Downs submitted this week’s casserole recipe for Cheesy Beef Bake, and it comes with a story.

Downs said that this recipe has been a part of...

UAM to host soil judging competition

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

Soil judging teams from across the country will travel to the University of Arkansas at Monticello for the 2015 National Collegiate Soil Judging Competition Sunday, April 19, through Friday, April...

Volunteer Opportunities

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

Here is a partial list of volunteer opportunities in the community:

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is recruiting volunteers to assist in providing valuable support to victims of rape and...

Congress funds Department of Homeland Security

Mar 03, 2015 8:03pm

WASHINGTON — Congress on Tuesday ended weeks of tumult over legislation to finance the Department of Homeland Security, passing a bill that will keep the agency operating for the remaining seven...