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Panel tweaks proposal for alternative schools

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

In a special meeting last week, the state Board of Education approved a second public-comment period for a proposed system of assigning A-F letter grades to public schools.

The grading...

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Fort Smith has history

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

FORT SMITH — Two Sebastian County historic districts already listed on the National Register of Historic Places may be expanded to include additional properties.

The State Review Board of...

Lawmakers hope to clear up confusion on amendment

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Two state legislators who helped craft a constitutional amendment that voters approved last month on legislative ethics and other issues said Monday they hope to pass new legislation that will...

Communities see economic possibilities in proposed prison

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

LITTLE ROCK — Travis Plummer of Waldron sees a proposed 1,000-bed state prison as a potential economic boon for Scott County, which has had a hard time keeping residents from going elsewhere for...

Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group, discusses the company’s plans to partner with the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce to create the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame. (John Lyon photo)

Nominees to be sought for Women’s Hall of Fame

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Organizers of the planned Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame said last week they will begin taking nominations in March for the first group of inductees.

“Just take 15 seconds and think of women...

1934 bridge eyed to anchor Chaffee Crossing

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

FORT SMITH — The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority plans one day to turn an 80-year-old bridge that spans Lee Creek into the centerpiece of the Chaffee Crossing historic district in east Fort...

Hutchinson announces more staffers

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has announced nine additional senior staff positions.

“I am pleased to announce additional members of my senior staff,” Hutchinson stated in a news release. “These...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Part 2 of 4

Supper on Christmas Eve was homemade vegetable soup with cornbread, slathered in butter, and banana pudding topped by a thick meringue for dessert. We knew we had to slack off on...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s Part 1 of 4

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Joe Bill and Stella, Jimmy Ed and Martha Sue, Jerry Don and Lou, and Caleb and me arrived all during the morning of Christmas Eve. We all hugged and helped one another transport suitcases and...

Police to set up DWI checkpoints

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

City, county and state law enforcement agencies in Arkansas and across the nation will crack down on drunken driving over the coming holidays.

Agencies will step up enforcement efforts...

Ship early to avoid delays, extra cost

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

The holiday shopping season is here, and consumers looking to send gifts to loved ones are encouraged to send their packages early to ensure delivery by Christmas Day.

As the U.S. Postal...

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