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Challenge filed to stay in gay-marriage case

Aug 21, 2014 4:45pm

A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the challenge in Arkansas...

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Report: Arkansas 41st in child well-being

Jul 24, 2014 10:56pm

An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have...

National park visitors spend $1.4 million in 2013

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

Arkansas’ national parks welcomed 2.78 million visitors who spent $1.4 million in the state in 2013, the National Park Service said in a report released Friday.

The 2013 National Park...

Prison-building on tap for General Assembly

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — To build or not to build?

That’s a question the next governor and General Assembly will face in considering how to address the state’s prison overcrowding problem. State...

Inmates sleep on the floor July 11, 2014, at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center in Pine Bluff as the jail deals with an overflow of state prisoners waiting for beds in state facilities. (Pine Bluff Commercial file photo)

Board OKs leasing space to house inmates

Jul 24, 2014 10:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.

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Shirley council says no to selling mineral rights

Jul 24, 2014 10:51pm

The Shirley City Council rejected proposals to buy the city’s mineral and royalty interests.

One proposal, from Royalty Clearinghouse, was for $4,131.22; the other, from Southwest Petroleum...

Hooper withdraws resolution on feasibility study

Jul 24, 2014 10:51pm

Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper withdrew a resolution after questioning from a Quorum Court member last week.

Hooper had requested authorization to apply for a matching grant to conduct...

Judge lowers bond for 2, keeps another the same

Jul 24, 2014 10:51pm

Sheriff’s investigator Jeff Bittle testified in bond hearings Monday in Van Buren County Circuit Court.

In a bond reduction hearing for Rodney Merritt, one of five people charged with...

What’s Going On

Jul 24, 2014 10:51pm

Zoning OK

Project Surge has received approval from the Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission to open a day-care center downtown.

The main concern from the audience at the public...

Clinton school’s finances look ‘pretty good,’ says Jones

Jul 24, 2014 10:51pm

The Clinton School District’s finances are looking “pretty good,” the superintendent told the School Board at its meeting Monday night.

Dr. Scott Jones told the board that it looked like...

Police Department hires new officer

Jul 17, 2014 10:37am

A new police officer has been hired by the city of Clinton, the police chief reported last week at the monthly City Council meeting.

Chief Toney Parish said James Burress has joined the...

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