Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ready to get cooking? Sign up before July 27

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Lafayette and Columbia County Cooperative Extension Service will offer two classes with a limit of 15 participants per class. Class one will be from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Lafayette County Agri-plex (Hwy. 82) … Continue reading

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Ross to run for governor?

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas says he won’t run for a seventh term next year, the AP reports. Ross is the only Democrat among Arkansas’ four House members. He says in a statement that he wants to spend … Continue reading

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Ross to make announcement at 10 a.m. today about his political future

Congressman Mike Ross has scheduled a news conference to make an announcement regarding his political future, according to an Associated Press report. Ross is to make the announcement at a 10 a.m. event today at the airport Holiday Inn in Little … Continue reading

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Waldo Homicide

Freelance photographer Aaron Morris has returned from covering this morning’s homicide in Waldo, and has shared some photos from the van used in the crime on Columbia Road 69.

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Law enforcement officials seek unknown person(s)

Obviously, we don’t have any official details at this immediate time, but there has been a substantial amount of police activity in Waldo and the general area of Lake Columbia this morning. Our reporter Dixie Edington visited briefly with Waldo … Continue reading

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Ark. officials cut staff, teachers after taking over school district

Arkansas officials are cutting the staff and teachers from a school district that was taken over due to questions about its troubled finances, the AP reports. Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said Thursday that officials will send letters to 80 employees … Continue reading

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AG&FC releases fishing report for Southwest Arkansas

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has released this week’s fishing report for lakes and rivers in Southwest Arkansas, and with yet another hot weekend in the forecast, it’s a good time to plan a day at the lake (or … Continue reading

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Reminder: CADC still accepting applications for LIHEAP

Central Arkansas Development Council is accepting applications for regular and crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Columbia County. Payments will only be made for electric bills. To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice … Continue reading

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Feeling lucky? Winnings up almost 7 percent in June at La. casinos

Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos won $197.2 million from players last month — a 6.8 increase from June 2010, according to the AP. State police say the 13 riverboat casinos won $137.4 million in June. Harrah’s downtown New Orleans casino posted $27.4 million … Continue reading

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You just think it’s hot and dry here . . .

More than three-fourths of Texas is in the worst stage of drought as lack of rainfall and sizzling temperatures bake the state in its worst dry spell in decades, the Associated Press reports. The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday … Continue reading

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