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George Bennett

Dec 17, 2014 9:12pm

Mr. George Bennett, 67, of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed, December 17, 2014. Funeral Arrangements will be made by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Let the music play

Dec 17, 2014 7:12pm

In a recent report, the White Hall School District’s School Board President Raymond Jones laid out a bold plan for much-needed improvements to the high school. The board voted Tuesday to proceed...

Arkansas lawmakers want action on Purple Heart

Dec 17, 2014 7:12pm

WASHINGTON — Three Arkansas lawmakers have urged the Secretary of the Army to swiftly award the Purple Heart to two soldiers shot outside a Little Rock recruiting center in 2009.

Sen. John...


Hutchinson names adjutant general, insurance commissioner

Dec 17, 2014 7:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he has selected Brig. Gen. Mark Berry of Ozark to be adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard and state Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock...


​Consultants: Rely on private providers for broadband in schools

Dec 17, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas could save $8.52 million a year if public K-12 schools obtained Internet service solely from private providers and disconnected from the state-run APSCN network, consultants...

Court: Game wardens don’t have ‘unbridled discretion’ to stop hunters

Dec 17, 2014 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas game wardens do not have “unbridled discretion” in choosing when to stop hunters, the state Court of Appeals said Wednesday.

A nine-judge panel of the court found in...

Arkansas may benefit from Obama’s Cuba policy

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba could prove to be an economic boon to Arkansas’s rice and poultry industry.

Although a longstanding U.S. economic...

Broadway accepts ASU job

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Department of Higher Education Director Shane Broadway will join the Arkansas State University System as vice president for governmental relations, ASU System President...

Razorbacks see progress in offense

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney is proud of the progress his group has made as it races toward the end of the 2014 season.

The Razorbacks produced a pair of 1,000-...


Police, community leader discuss race relations with Southeast students

Dec 17, 2014 5:12pm

Southeast Middle School students discussed race relations Wednesday with Pine Bluff police officers and a community leader in relation to the death of Michael Brown at the hands of then-Police...