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Dollarway School chief faces down challenge of absenteeism

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

One challenge facing the Dollarway School District is certain students skipping the first two weeks of classes, Dollarway Superintendent Bobby Acklin said.

“Some kids do not come to school...

Anderson, ASU anxious to see where they stand

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

JONESBORO — It’s time to see where Arkansas State stands.

Following eight months of off-season work, planning and implementation, Arkansas State embarks on yet another new chapter under...

Watson Chapel School District sees enrollment drop

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

The Watson Chapel School District saw its enrollment decline by 69 students between 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, resulting in a corresponding loss of $450,000 in anticipated state funding.


Beating the Heat - Avoiding the consequences of hot weather

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

With the recent hot weather spike in Arkansas, it’s important that people take care of their health while they are outside.

Prolonged exposure to hot temperatures can cause a few heat-...

Arkansas looks to ‘shock the world’

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

FAYETTEVILLE — It has been 274 days since Arkansas put the finishing touches on its disappointing 2013 season with the crushing loss at LSU.

There’s been eight months of relentless work to...

Cardiac arrest sent Chapel player to hospital

Aug 29, 2014 9:08pm

Cardiac arrest apparently caused Watson Chapel Junior High football player Josh Pierce to collapse during a home benefit scrimmage against Monticello on Thursday.

“Josh’s heart stopped...


Anti-abortion groups rally call on Pryor to sign 20-week ban

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Anti-abortion groups rallied at the state Capitol on Friday and called on U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., to support a bill that would impose a federal ban on most abortions at 20...

Proposal to allow statewide alcohol sales certified for ballot

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Secretary of State Mark Martin’s...


Trip planners offer tips for holiday travel

Aug 29, 2014 8:08pm

As Labor Day weekend is approaching, many families might be thinking about traveling but don’t want to spend money on gas. These tips might help.

For people leaving Pine Bluff this weekend...


Fresh Start: Hendrick’s new venture finds him in Lions’ season opener

Aug 29, 2014 7:08pm

Instead of organizing the special teams game for Arkansas-Pine Bluff in tonight’s season opener at Texas State, John Hendrick could have been coaching salespersons in Montgomery, Alabama, which he...