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Fishers of men or fools?

Mar 31, 2015 9:03pm

While historians can’t say for certain exactly how April 1 came to be celebrated as April Fools’ Day, most proffer a religious connection dating to 1582. Most scholars believe the day has its...

Jefferson County Democratic Women to meet April 6

Mar 31, 2015 9:03pm

The Jefferson County Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Garden Room of the Holiday Inn Express at the Pines Mall.

The program will feature Adrian Dhanaraj and...

Volunteer opportunities

Mar 31, 2015 9:03pm

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

ACCESS Inc., a teen pregnancy prevention agency, 200 W. 13th Ave., is in need of formula (Enfamil with iron), children’s...


Bill to resume executions advances

Mar 31, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill that seeks to put the state in a position to resume executions cleared a Senate committee Tuesday.

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee gave a “...


Panel backs bill on teaching of American history

Mar 31, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to require a review of American history prior to 1820 in history, civic or social studies classes in middle or high school received a House committee’s endorsement Tuesday....


Woman facing felony allegation after domestic incident

Mar 31, 2015 9:03pm

A reported domestic disturbance at an apartment Sunday afternoon led to the arrest of a woman on a felony allegation.

Jasmina Taggart, 25, previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic...


Hutchinson vetoes Personal Rights Protection Act

Mar 31, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first exercise of veto power, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday vetoed a bill to prohibit unauthorized commercial exploitation of individuals.

An attempt by the Senate to...


House sends ‘religious freedom’ bill to governor

Mar 31, 2015 8:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill that supporters say will protect religious freedom and opponents say will protect discrimination.

The Senate voted...

Razorback linebackers return unheralded

Mar 31, 2015 11:03pm

FAYETTEVILLE — You can call the Arkansas linebacking corps unheralded. They don’t mind it. They know it to be true, even.

Right now, anyway.

The Razorbacks returned to spring...

Drug court to join online giving event Thursday

Mar 31, 2015 8:03pm

The Jefferson County Drug Court will be participating in the first-ever ArkansasGives online event Thursday, allowing people to donate to their favorite charity.

ArkansasGives is a project...