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County Judge Roger Hooper fights the wind to read a proclamation last week as CASA’s Debra Lance lends a hand.

‘We’ve seen evil’ Speakers say advocates needed to help protect children

Apr 18, 2014 2:26pm

As gusts of wind blew away napkins and signs, a crowd gathered last Thursday outside the Courthouse in downtown Clinton.

The occasion was a flag-raising ceremony to honor victims of child...

Large girders recently hoisted atop cast-in-place piers in Archey Fork allow workers to progress on the roadway portion of the bridge’s deck. Workers wear a safety harness that is clipped to a stout wire suspended atop each girder. Photos by Jeff Burgess

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Apr 18, 2014 2:50pm

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Enrollment numbers released by DHS

Feb 12, 2014 6:51pm

The latest county-level review of Private Option data shows enrollment continues to increase in every Arkansas county, with hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of people in each county now...

McDaniel: New law offers no cure period in absentee voting

Feb 12, 2014 6:51pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday in an advisory opinion that he could find nothing in Arkansas’ new voter ID law that allows for a cure period for absentee voters who fail to submit ID...

Shoffner seeks separate trials

Feb 12, 2014 6:50pm

Former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner asked a federal judge Monday for a separate trial on 10 counts of mail fraud that were filed against her last week.

“While mail fraud is a federal...

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Feb 05, 2014 6:10pm


An earthquake last week jarred some folks at the Clinton Senior Center.

About 2:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, rumblings from a 2.7 magnitude quake were felt by after-lunch domino...

Ice, ice and more ice

Feb 05, 2014 6:12pm

A driver wrecks a truck during Monday’s ice and snow. Sheriff Scott Bradley said on his Facebook page that the driver suffered facial injuries, but the injuries were not life-threatening....

Appeals court remands case over gas-lease bonus

Feb 05, 2014 6:13pm

A lawsuit over whether a Van Buren County couple must repay a $120,000 bonus they received from a gas company for leasing mineral rights later determined not to be theirs has been remanded to...

Reward offered in tractor theft

Feb 05, 2014 6:15pm

The Van Buren County sheriff’s office is offering rewards for information in two separate cases.

On Jan. 26, 2014, deputies responded to a report of a stolen tractor from a farm off of...

Clinton man faces child pornography charges

Feb 05, 2014 6:15pm

A 42-year-old Clinton man was charged last week with 41 felony counts of possession of child pornography, according to 20th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland.

Nicholas Anthony Derose...

Battle still brews over health care

Feb 05, 2014 6:29pm

Gov. Mike Beebe was extolling the benefits of the so-called private option for expanding health insurance coverage last week when a reporter asked him why winning legislative support for the...

Arkansas fourth-graders lag in reading

Feb 05, 2014 6:19pm

Nearly seven out of 10 Arkansas fourth-graders do not read at a proficient level, according to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

According to “Early Reading Proficiency in the...

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