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Deer/Mt. Judea board awarding bonuses below recommended levels
DEER — Meeting in special session Tuesday night, Sept. 20, the Deer/Mt. Judea School District Board of Education approved an option of paying district staff a one time bonus from the American …
Jasper board gives pay raise to classified personnel
In a move to attract and retain school bus drivers, the Jasper School District Board of Education awarded a pay raise for classified staff during the Monday, Sept. 19, board meeting.The pay increase …
District Fair in Harrison this week
Alice Williams with the Newton County Fair Board helps display large quilts for judging at the Northwest Arkansas District Fairgrounds at Harrison inside the Education Building. The building opened …
Local News

Are you cool with surveillance cameras?

At my day job, we recently underwent a major upgrade of our security cameras.Yes, shoplifting has gotten bad enough and technology has gotten good enough that we have made this major …

Trump and the very best mind like you wouldn’t believe

We’ve long been exposed to Don the Con’s superpowers, his ability to scam millions of presumably sane Americans and make them think his bullcrap doesn’t stink. But this week in an …

We have a right to defend our reputations

Every one of us has the right to defend our reputations against attack.Over the past few years, I’ve seen reputations destroyed by people with agendas. Those agendas have been personal, …

Administration makes $500 million available to increase innovative American-made fertilizer production

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is making $500 million in grants available to increase …

Seedless muscadines can put the folksy southerner one step closer to the dinner table

Fast factsSeedless Arkansas-grown muscadines in development at Fruit Research StationNew seeded fresh-market and processing muscadines set for release in fall 2023Over 50 growers took part in the …

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Local Sports

Wonder Boys use dominant fourth quarter to secure 48-35 win over Southern Nazarene

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - In a game where each team's offense was methodical, hard to get off the field and putting up points, the Arkansas Tech football team made defensive stops and forced turnovers …

Arkansas hunters take 157 alligators during 2022 season

MONTICELLO — Arkansans looking for one of the state’s most exciting hunts wrapped up their efforts last weekend with the conclusion of the 2022 alligator hunting season. When first light …

AGFC decoy program draws new hunters

LITTLE ROCK — An innovative waterfowl hunter recruitment program from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is doing more than saving some plastic, it may be saving the future of the sport. The …

World Rabies Day reminds Arkansans about prevention, control

LITTLE ROCK — Each year since 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joins with many agencies throughout the United States to increase awareness of rabies prevention and control. …

Playground, quail pen natural additions to northwest Arkansas nature center

SPRINGDALE — Visitors to the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will see some new additions in the coming weeks, supported by the Ozark Natural Sciences Center, the …

AYSSP-connected trap shooters show out at AIM world championships

SPARTA, Illinois – More than 80 young trap shooters who have been involved in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program participated in major world …

Glaise Creek restoration work closes road to Big Hurricane Lake

BALD KNOB – The road leading to Big Hurricane Lake in the Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area was closed Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will not reopen until completion of work on a new …

Rare plant recently described to science occurs at Rock Creek Natural Area New species is known at only seven locations worldwide

LITTLE ROCK – A new species of plant found in only seven locations worldwide has been identified in Arkansas. Rock Creek Natural Area in Sharp County, a unit of the Arkansas Natural Heritage …

Wonder Boys return home for clash with Southern Nazarene

A couple of tough games in the last two weeks have the Wonder Boys football team looking to find their footing and get back on track as the calendar turns to October.Their first opportunity to do …

Arkansas WBB slated for 13 TV games

FAYETTEVILLE — The Southeastern Conference has released the women’s basketball television schedule for the 2022-23 season, as announced by the league Wednesday. Arkansas has been selected …
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