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Odd, strange, weirdCongratulations go to the proud winners of A Nobel Prize -- not THE Nobel Prize -- the Ig Nobel Prize, awarded by the science magazine Annals of Improbable Research. It’s …
Tribal meeting set
The Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri (CAM) Tribe, District #8’s next scheduled meeting will be on Sept. 25th, 2021, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be at the Arise Church, 1601 E. Main St., …
MammoVan coming in November
The UAMS Mobile MammoVan will provide on-site mammograms at the Newton County Health Unit in Jasper, Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 a.m. This service is provided by the University of Arkansas for Medical …
Local News

Legislature to redraw congressional districts

LITTLE ROCK – The legislature is preparing to convene again on September 29, to redraw boundaries of the four Congressional districts in Arkansas.In late August the legislature received …

Van Buren man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for interstate transportation of a minor

FORT SMITH – A Van Buren man was sentenced yesterday to 360 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release on one count of Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in …

Microscopic images now sharper for researchers

Fast facts $481,121 USDA-NIFA grant purchases confocal microscopeCombined with $250,000 U of A Research and Innovation grantAdvanced technology serves research and teaching …

Rainey appointed assistant VP for UA System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts Rainey’s role includes promoting value-added industries, broadband in ArkansasRainey retains role as director of Southern Risk Management Education Center LITTLE ROCK — …

Former Cooperative Extension Service agent named to USDA pecan board

Fast Facts: American Pecan Promotion Board established in FebruaryJohn Turner served the CES for 26 years, retiring in 2015“Pecan John” helps family farm about 1,100 acres of pecan …

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ASP DL testing facilities now open. At each facility written exams are given from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the skills exam is by appointment times only. Here is a list of those testing sites and …

Local Sports

Matthews makes history at Cougar Classic

HANAHAN, SC — Arkansas Women’s Golf started the new season hot on Monday, as the Hogs are in second place (284-281—565, -11) after 36 holes at the Cougar Classic. Head Coach Shauna …

Ranked Razorbacks move past fine, beating Texas

FAYETTEVILLE — As a game-week football coach, Sam Pittman hastens to put Arkansas’ epic triumph over Texas last Saturday behind his Razorbacks and focus them on this Saturday’s 3 …

Morgan named Bednarik National Player of Week

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas redshirt senior linebacker Grant Morgan has earned Chuck Bednarik Award National Player of the Week recognition for his performance last weekend in the Razorbacks’ …

Five WRICE fields offered for early teal hunt Sept. 25-26

LITTLE ROCK -- Five private rice fields that are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program are being made available to public …

Arkansas alligator season opens Sept. 17

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans looking for adventure in the wetlands may want to call a friend in south Arkansas to see if there’s an opportunity to take part in this year’s private land …

Shed some light on your scouting with the 2020-21 Deer Summary Report

LITTLE ROCK — Hunters interested in scouting a new piece of public hunting land may want to take a look at the recently published 2020-21 Arkansas Deer Summary Report to look for top prospects …

Fishing derbies kick off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host fishing derbies throughout the state Sept. 18 in celebration of Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week.Fourteen derbies around the state …

Gov. Hutchinson unveils Arkansas Duck Stamp at National Hunting and Fishing Day proclamation

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled the artwork that will appear on the 2021-22 Arkansas State Duck Stamp today at his official proclamation of Sept. 25 as National Hunting and Fishing …

Tickets for 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race now available;

FAYETTEVILLE – Tickets for the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race are now available, Experience Fayetteville announced.Eyes from around the world will be on Fayetteville’s Centennial …

AGFC provides $769,000 to schools for conservation education

LITTLE ROCK — Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passed a minute order at today’s meeting to transfer $769,564 to the Arkansas Division of Rural Services to offer …
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