Monthly Archives: August 2011

Ark. woman accused of lying about children’s deaths, having cancer

A former Springdale woman has been charged with felony theft for allegedly lying about the deaths of her children in Oklahoma in order to collect money from co-workers and charities, reports the Associated Press. An affidavit filed by Springdale police says … Continue reading

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Want to read the instant coverage of the hearing of the West Memphis Three?

Our sister newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is providing instant updates from the hearing for the West Memphis Three today. We’ve provided a link to that outstanding coverage below, and we welcome readers to share their opinions on whether or not Damien … Continue reading

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Planning to participate in the 2011 Columbia County Fair Pageant?

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Ark. has spent $2.6B of its $3.1B allotment of federal stimulus money

Arkansas officials say that 85 percent of the $3.1 billion awarded the state through the federal stimulus program has been spent, the AP reports. Officials with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration told a legislative panel Wednesday that more … Continue reading

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Ark. highway projects get $5.7M in federal grants

The project to widen an often-congested span of Interstate 40 between Conway and Little Rock is getting a small boost with the announcement of nearly $3.8 million in federal funds, according to the Associated Press. The U.S. Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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Jean presents awards to local company, individual at CDC awards ceremony Tuesday

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Police pledge increased traffic law enforcement for Labor Day

Arkansas’ police agencies on Tuesday pledged increased traffic-law enforcement during the Labor Day holiday, saying officers will work longer hours targeting drunken drivers and people who aren’t wearing seat belts, reports the AP. The goal is to save lives and … Continue reading

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CADC accepting applications for summer low income energy assistance help in Columbia County

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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Scholarships available in Columbia County for 2011 Leadership Conference

Scholarships are still available for Columbia County residents for the 2011 Low Income Advocates Leadership and Community Development Conference coming September 14-15, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Little Rock. The event features Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and former US … Continue reading

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Warning, Magnolia School District parents: No cell phones allowed!

Magnolia School District parents and students should be aware of a new law concerning the use of cell phones in a school zone.  As passed by the Arkansas General Assembly, Act 37 of 2011 prohibits drivers of motor vehicles from … Continue reading

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