Monthly Archives: July 2011

Judge tosses Game and Fish lawsuit

A circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in which a former chairman of the panel claimed the agency was skirting public records law and administrative procedures, reports the Associated Press. 

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Emerson youth meets ‘King of the Swamp’

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Residents begin memorial for Betty Cooper at Waldo Post Office

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School supply give-away planned in McNeil for Aug. 13

Street Respect will host a ‘Back to School Party’  at the McNeil Community Park 5-8 p.m., Aug. 13. All students in grades K through 12 are invited to attend the free event, which will feature drinks, food and games. School … Continue reading

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Dems praise Ross’ service; GOP pledges to find ‘true conservative’ candidate

The Arkansas Democratic Party says there is an abundance of potential candidates for the U.S. House seat being given up by Congressman Mike Ross, reports the AP. 

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Coal plant opponents settle with SWEPCO

Southwestern Electric Power Co. says it has signed a settlement with a hunting club and landowners who had sued over the construction of a coal-fired power plant in southwest Arkansas, reports the Associated Press. 

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Bill Blackmon’s first appearance in Cooper murder; Affidavit and photo

Some readers report having issues in getting the affidavit to load on their desktops and smart phones. Here, we’ve re-posted that document in .jpg format. Hopefully, that will resolve the problem! We’ve also included a photograph from his first appearance.

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Rankin says announcement to come on political plans, thanks Ross for service

We’ve received another comment from an individual who many consider to be a possible candidate for Ross’ seat when he vacates it. Magnolia’s own Beth Anne Rankin, who ran as a Republican against Ross last fall for the Fourth Congressional … Continue reading

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Maloch won’t seek Ross’ seat, he says, adding, ‘I remain committed to running for state Senate’

Regarding this morning’s announcement that Congressman Mike Ross won’t seek a seventh term, we received the following statement from former State Rep. Bruce Maloch, who many have considered a possible candidate for Ross’ seat: “I have been planning for some … Continue reading

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Cast gears up for ‘The Sound of Music’

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