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Jasper council organizes for new year
The Jasper City Council met for the first time in 2023 at its regular session Thursday, Jan. 19. The regular meeting time of 6 p.m. was moved up to 4:30 p.m. due to scheduling conflicts for some council members.
One more First Day Hike
MT. JUDEA — The last weekend of January arrived and provided time for one last First Day Hike as prescribed by the nation's public parks and hiking organizations as a New Year's activity. Hiking is encouraged as a way for the public to get some winter exercise and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.
Bids accepted for Jasper School renovation
The Jasper School District Board of Eduction met in regular monthly session Monday night, Jan. 16, and approved subcontractors' bids for the school district's next renovation project.
Local News

Former Arkansas state senator sentenced for bribery and tax fraud

WASHINGTON – A former Arkansas State Senator was sentenced today to 46 months in prison in the Eastern District of Arkansas for accepting multiple bribes and tax fraud in connection with a …

Winter Forage Conference, focused on surviving drought, rescheduled to Feb. 23

Fast Facts: Conference rescheduled for Feb. 23 in El Paso, Ark.2022 drought conditions will likely have continued impact EL PASO, Ark. — The Winter Forage Conference, originally planned …

Forest Service accepting grant applications for wood innovations projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service today announced it will offer $41 million through the 2023 Wood Innovations Grant and 2023 Community Wood Grant programs …

Arkansas turfgrass research shows drones adaptable to golf course water, labor issues

Fast facts Water conservation and labor considered major issues in golf course managementUnmanned aerial system tech used in research also can be used on golf courseThermal and multispectral …

Summer At ASMSA presents free residential summer camps for youths

HOT SPRINGS — Rising sophomores throughout Arkansas are invited to apply for Summer At ASMSA, a weeklong free residential summer camp at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the …

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Local Sports

Wonder Boys go toe-to-toe with top-ranked North Greenville

HOUSTON, Texas - Coming off a big 5-0 win over (RV) Chico State in their season-opener on Friday, the Arkansas Tech baseball team had a big opportunity ahead of them on Saturday night as they took on …

Dominant pitching carries Wonder Boys to Opening Day victory over (RV) Chico State

HOUSTON, Texas — The Arkansas Tech baseball team opened their 2023 regular season in emphatic fashion as they shutout (RV) Chico State, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Minute Maid Park in …

Charlton Recreation Area now on reservation system

HOT SPRINGS — Campers looking to reserve a campsite on the Ouachita National Forest will now use the national reservation system to book a site at Charlton Recreation Area on the Caddo-Womble …

Late holiday gift delivery bolsters Lake Pickthorne fish habitat

JACKSONVILLE – The many folks who left live Christmas trees at the North Little Rock Riverview Park boat access after the holiday season may not realize it, but they’ve provided a big …

River otters offer antics for winter wildlife watchers

LITTLE ROCK — Conservation comeback stories often focus on the amazing return of white-tailed deer, the black bear in Arkansas and other game species, but one of The Natural State’s most …

First-time archer proves it’s never too late to start

PINE BLUFF — Finding a place to start hunting if one doesn’t have family or friends who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle can be intimidating. Thanks to a new program through the Arkansas Game …

Ouachita National Forest officials plan temporary closures to hiking trails and campgrounds during upcoming prescribed burns in Oklahoma

HOT SPRINGS — Oklahoma Ranger Districts’ fire managers will be implementing several prescribed fire treatments in LeFlore County this Spring which will require temporarily closures to …

Wonder Boys sign 32 on National Signing Day

RUSSELLVILLE — A program on the rise, the Arkansas Tech football team bolstered its upcoming 2023 roster on Wednesday with the addition of 32 players that have signed National Letters of Intent …

Sports Column: Almost $500M wrapped up in 10 players

There was a man that would drive past my Grandpa Brasel’s house every day on his way home from work. Very few days went by when he didn’t say, “I wish I could buy him for what he …

Another new No. 1 in Arkansas basketball

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — No one wants to stay at the top of the Arkansas Sports Media Boys High School Basketball Poll. There has been three polls in 2023 and there has been a new team at the top …
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