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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials ask property owners living near Greers Ferry lake to avoid unauthorized work on public property. They also remind lake users and landowners adjacent to the lake that tying up boats along the shoreline and operating vehicles off authorized roadways on pu…

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District Judge Lance Wright ceremonially swears in Cleburne County Judge Karl Martin on the morning of Oct. 1. Martin, 61, of Ida, will serve as county judge until Dec. 31, 2022, serving out the rest of the term of recently retired judge Jerry Holmes.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness month. On Thursday, the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (the Council), Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) and other community members gathered to commemorate this important month.

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Forty communities 18 states, including The CALL in Arkansas, will be getting an assist from State Farm insurance through it’s crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. During ten days in August people cast more than three million…

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The Abington Library at Arkansas State University-Beebe is currently displaying the Territorial Arkansas Traveling Exhibit through Oct. 31.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee and urges action to protect the safety of kids and teens using social media. Rutledge’s office said she has …

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Fall is returning to Batesville, and with that, White River Medical Center (WRMC) is excited to bring back the HealthFirst Women’s Health Event. For the ninth year, First Community Bank (FCB) and WRMC have partnered to offer area women an event focused on women’s health. This year’s HealthFi…

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Net available revenue collection in September totaled $690.5 million, an increase of $98.5 million over September 2020 and $162.7 million above the state forecast, according to the September revenue report the Department of Finance and Administration released Monday. The increase is the resu…

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Quitman United Methodist Church would like to announce a new Women’s Community Bible Study starting Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. beginning on Oct.13 and continuing for six weeks. It’s open to all denominations. We will discuss Rick Warren’s book, The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life…

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My name is Bevis. I arrived at the shelter two years ago as a six-month old puppy. I was in bad shape and covered in mange but look at me now. I’m a handsome black shepherd/lab mix looking for a forever home. I like people, but other animals not so much. Maybe we could pal around together ex…

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Felicia Hipp announces her candidacy for the office of Cleburne County Treasurer in the upcoming 2022 election. Hipp is presently serving in her fourteenth year as Cleburne County’s Chief Deputy Treasurer, working with the current County Treasurer Pam Gray, who is not seeking reelection afte…

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Cleburne County Treasurer Pam Gray, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of this term.

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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has awarded $6.42 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to 26 Arkansas cities and counties.

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Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan officially reopened the Treasury suite in the State Capitol on Monday, following a historical restoration effort to return the office to its original 1912 appearance.

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The Adventure First Travel Club of First Community Bank has released an ambitious calendar of monthly events through year-end 2022, highlighted by a European river cruise next spring, and an excursion next fall through the Colorado Rockies, including national parks, monuments and historic trains.

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A UAMS-led research team has found that blood clots form in puncture wounds similar to a skyscraper, with rooms and furnishings that scientists can now see. Published in Communications Biology, the discovery of the vaulted thrombus (blood clot) structure surprised researchers and is a big ch…

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The 32nd Annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival will be Oct. 8 and 9 at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The two-day event sponsored by The Committee of 100 for the Ozark Folk Center and the Herb Society of America – Ozark Unit will explore the botanical treasures of Canada in colla…

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A two-week federal jury trial has resulted in the conviction of the financial backer of a white supremacist gang for his involvement in a racketeering and drug conspiracy. Marcus Millsap, 54, of Little Rock, was found guilty on all counts when the jury returned their verdict late Friday afte…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal drug networks in labs, deceptively marketed as legitimate pre…

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In 2020, a total of 547 Arkansans died from drug overdoses, an increase of 195 from the previous year, according to the Arkansas Drug Director’s Office. While the number of opioid prescriptions in Arkansas is decreasing and Naloxone, an opioid-combatting drug, is saving lives each day, these…

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Remember me? My name’s Buck. I’ve been featured before but I’m still here. I’m a brindle curr mix with a bobbed tail. They say I’m a senior but I think I’m prematurely gray because I’m so active. It’s rumored I may go north on the next bus but it’s cold up there. Crystal, my kennel mate, sai…

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A Ouachita County man was shot and wounded by a local sheriff’s deputy Sunday after the suspect in a domestic disturbance reportedly raised a shotgun he was holding and aimed it at the deputy. The Arkansas State Police has been requested to investigate the incident.

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners yesterday celebrated a successful partnership with trout anglers to begin a major renovation to the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery today in Fulton County. The hatchery is the only state-owned fish hatchery in Arkansas devoted to the production of trout.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently announced a multi-state settlement with StubHub, Inc. concerning the company’s refusal to pay refunds to consumers for concerts, sports events and other events that were canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Forty-seven individuals from throughout Arkansas have been selected for Leadership Arkansas Class XVI, a program operated by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas.

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Researchers at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have been awarded a $1.3 million research grant through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a division of the National Institute of Health, to study medical marijuana utilization i…

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received an additional $4.75 million in federal grant money to continue efforts to improve health care in rural Arkansas through training and retaining primary care physicians.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Independence County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at no charge at 120 Weaver Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. If they do not have insu…

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The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts’ search for members of the Class of 2024 and 2025 is now open, and the school is offering two new programs that assert its dedication to promoting unique learning opportunities for students of all backgrounds throughout Arkansas.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled the artwork that will appear on the 2021-22 Arkansas State Duck Stamp during an official proclamation of Sept. 25 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Arkansas and the week leading up to it as Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week. The proclamation, which took plac…

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For millions of years, there has been a night shift at work pollinating flowering plants and fruit trees. But only recently have they started to get a little credit for their contributions to agriculture.

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Arkansas researchers are working to answer one of the leading questions on Americans’ minds as the country struggles to recover from the ordeal of COVID-19: Is it safe to eat out?

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Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is reminding Arkansans the benefits of the Arkansas Lemon Law and how it provides a safety net for some buyers whose vehicles have recurring problems.

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Van Buren County producers and commercial applicators will have the opportunity to dispose of their outdated and unused pesticides during a collection event on Monday, Nov. 1 and Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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Little Red River Annual River Clean Up is scheduled for Sept. 2. Maps of the river and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers can choose their section of the river they want to pick up trash in and out of the river. Volunteers with boats and volunteers on land are both needed. Since COVID p…

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ServSafe has been the industry standard since 1919 in training millions of people how to receive, store, prepare, and serve food safely. Through the Cooperative Extension Service, we offer training and certifications for the ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager, and ServSafe Instructor &a…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assis…

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Here kitty, kitty, kitty ... We are still overflowing with cats and kittens at the shelter. We need adopters! It seems our numbers keep increasing instead of decreasing. Can all you cat lovers adopt me or one of my friends. Surely we can empty the shelter and provide real homes for us. Livin…

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Sheldon Woodson, a 43-year resident and well-known businessman, has announced that he is a candidate for mayor of Heber Springs. Woodson has owned three local businesses over the past 40 years. He served one term on the Heber Springs City Council and has served the community as a reserve dep…

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I’d like to talk about Every Day Counts, the three-month initiative of the Division of Children and Family Services and Project Zero to focus on finding adoptive families for children in Arkansas’s foster care system.

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Arkansas State University continued its standing as the second largest college in the state by reporting a total enrollment on the 11th day of classes for fall 2021 of 13,772 to the Arkansas Division of Higher Education. The fall 2021 enrollment was essentially the same as the previous fall …

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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2020-21 flu season starting Monday, September 27. Each county health unit in Arkansas will be hosting a community flu vaccine clinic, which is typically a day-long event when the he…

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Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown and Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes have both released statements that the county has no intention to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for county employees.