Monthly Archives: February 2012

Farmerville, La., teacher arrested over allegations of sex with student

A Farmerville High School teacher remains in jail on multiple charges including allegations he had sex with one of his male students, reports the AP. The News-Star reported that 29-year-old Xavier Frazier, of Ruston, was booked with simple battery, sexual battery, … Continue reading

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Walton brothers back Benton Co. alcohol vote

Walton family money is backing an effort to put the question of making Benton County “wet” on the November general election ballot, reports the Associated Press. A local group called Keep Dollars in Benton County has hired a professional company … Continue reading

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Ark. Education Board poses new rule on religion in preschool

The Arkansas Education Board has opened for public comment a proposed rule on allowing extracurricular teaching of religion in preschools, according to an AP report. The proposal before the board on Monday was written by the Arkansas Department of Human … Continue reading

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Authorities seizing horses from Logan Co., Okla., property

Authorities are removing more than a dozen emaciated horses from a property in rural Logan County, the AP reports. Chief Deputy Rob Groseclose tells Oklahoma City television station KWTV that the department received a tip over the weekend about suspected horse … Continue reading

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Magnolia School Board to meet at 7 p.m. today

The regular monthly meeting of the Magnolia Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building. The meeting is open to the public. What follows below is the … Continue reading

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WEHCO Media CEO among Ark. Business Hall of Fame inductees

The latest Arkansas Business Hall of Fame induction class includes a former Wal-Mart official and an advertising executive, reports the AP. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher Walter E. Hussman Jr.; ad executive Wayne Cranford; timber business owner John Ed Anthony, and former … Continue reading

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U.S. government seeks to mine social media to predict future

The U.S. government is seeking software that can mine social media to predict everything from future terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings, according to requests posted online by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, according to an Associated Press report. Hundreds … Continue reading

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La. inmate attacks accused child molester with razor

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office says an inmate charged with killing his grandfather used a razor to attack a man accused of molestation, the AP reports. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate that 31-year-old Dustin Musso … Continue reading

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Attention, animal lovers: Shreveport authorities to auction unclaimed livestock

Three horses and a donkey will be auctioned off after their owners either released them to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office or failed to claim their loose livestock, according to an Associated Press report. The sheriff’s office will accept sealed bids … Continue reading

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Fire in McNeil claims one life, injures fireman

An early morning fire in McNeil killed one person, identified this morning by Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe as Betty Jean Sanders, age 77. One firefighter was treated for injuries, and a female occupant of the home was able to … Continue reading

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