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Locals graduate at HSU

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

Several area residents will receive degrees during winter commencement Friday, Dec. 19, at Henderson State University.

Graduates listed by hometowns are:

— Leola — Carly Taylor Webb...

Cotton names key staff

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, will be bringing along most of his top aides when he moves over to the U.S. Senate in January.

Sen.-elect Cotton announced on Thursday that he...

Aviation Commission proposes changing airport name to reflect regional role

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

The Pine Bluff Aviation Commission passed a request Thursday that the name of Grider Field Municipal Airport be changed to Grider Field Regional Airport, sending the matter to the Pine Bluff City...


Liberty Utilities expects to get OK on rate increase request in early ‘15

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

The new general manager of Liberty Utilities said Thursday a rate increase requested by the company would result in infrastructure improvements to the existing water lines and facilities.


Arkansas prison inmate dies

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas prison inmate died Wednesday night, apparently from injuries he sustained two days earlier in a suicide attempt, according to the state Department of Correction.


New report ranks Arkansas last in handling an infectious disease outbreak

Dec 18, 2014 3:12pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas ranked last in the nation for its ability to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a report released Thursday by a nonprofit health advocacy group....

Facilitating dollar sign diplomacy

Dec 18, 2014 2:12pm

President Barack Obama recently moved to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. With a great predictability, several members of Congress have decried the action as pandering to Communism....

Digest for 12-18-14

Dec 18, 2014 7:12am


Red Wolves surprise Miss. State on road

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The memories from all the disappointments Arkansas State suffered in the early going of the men’s basketball season...


Houston Has a Problem: Mosley goes for 33 as Golden Lions shock Cougars

Dec 17, 2014 11:12pm

HOUSTON – Marcel Mosley flashed a confident smile after he calmly swished a three-pointer for his 22nd, 23rd and 24th points.

And with 8 minutes remaining in the game (and a 44-32 lead),...

Blossoms drop final exhibition

Dec 17, 2014 11:12pm

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Northwestern State took advantage of nearly 30 more free throw attempts than the Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team in a 61-56 come-from-behind win on Wednesday night...