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MAGNOLIA — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a public input meeting regarding fisheries management on Lake Columbia at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Grand Hall of the Reynolds Center at Southern Arkansas University. The center is at 100 East University Street in Magnolia.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Quail Forever, the Arkansas Agriculture Department Forestry Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, local conservation districts and the Arkansas Forestry Association will host special workshops for landowners…

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LAKE VILLAGE — Lake Chicot anglers and landowners looking at a newly printed copy of the 2020 Arkansas Fishing Guidebook may notice an error on Page 60 that may concern them. The Lake Chicot profile on that page incorrectly states a drawdown will be held July 8-Dec. 31 of 2020. The drawdown …

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EROS — With a month left in the regular season, conference games are gaining importance.

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JASPER — In the fourth meeting between Jasper and Lead Hill senior boys, basketball fans expected a contest.

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’s bear and elk harvests showed slight declines during the 2019 season, but biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said much of the decrease could be attributed to last year’s extremely productive hard mast crop during presentations to Commissioners at to…

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ALPENA — The opening round of the Alpena Junior High Tournament was pushed back a few days due to the weather which moved the excitement to Monday evening.

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WESTERN GROVE — Big scoring streaks lead to good things.

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The Pirate Cove watched the home team put points on the board Tuesday night in 1A-1 basketball action against Mt. Judea.

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DEER — The calendar may have said January, but it was hot in Deer on Tuesday night.

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NORFORK — Class 1A basketball action paired Jasper against Norfork on Monday evening.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Georgia State running backs coach Jimmy Smith apparently is new Arkansas coach Sam Pittman’s choice to be the Razorbacks’ new running backs coach.

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CAMDEN — It was a slug fest on Saturday afternoon as North Arkansas College visited Southern Arkansas University Tech in Region II basketball action.

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RUSSELLVILLE — Four former Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football players were recognized by the Great American Conference office on Tuesday as members of the GAC All-Decade Team. Fullback Chris Eastburn (2015-18), linebacker Logan Genz (2011-15), safety Cua' Rose (2015-18) and punter Clayton Wa…

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MT. JUDEA — Mother Nature’s assault on Newton County Friday night waited for the 1A-1 basketball matchups to conclude between Deer and Mt. Judea.

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MAMMOTH SPRING — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special public workshop about trout management on the Spring River from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Mammoth Spring School Complex. The complex is at 410 Goldsmith Ave. in Mammoth Spring.

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LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking public input on the current revision to Arkansas’s White-tailed Deer Strategic Management Plan. This is the first review and revision of the plan since 2013.

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CASSCOE – Six youths from towns throughout the state were able to enjoy a weekend of squirrel and coon hunting, trap shooting and more thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program.

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Every baseball fan of a certain age knows that in 1956 the New York Yankees’ Don Larsen threw a perfect World Series fifth game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. But even though Larsen’s recent passing has once again drawn attention to his long-ago gem, his unique achievement is still under-appr…

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NORFORK — Class 1A basketball action paired Jasper against Norfork on Monday evening.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas drew a sellout crowd at its 19,200 seat Walton Arena and needed it Saturday full throated to subdue the stubborn Texas A&M Aggies, 69-59 in the SEC opener for both teams.

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HARRISON — For the second-straight year, the Tigers of Valley Springs found themselves in the finals of the North Arkansas College Senior Boys Invitational Tournament. This year’s opponent for Valley Springs was conference rival Bergman.

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After falling short in last year’s North Arkansas College Senior Girls Invitational Tournament, the Lady Tigers of Valley Springs flipped the script this season.

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MAGNOLIA — Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed this week that giant salvinia, a harmful invasive plant, has been found in Lake Columbia in Columbia County.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Initially surprised, Isaiah Joe has become accustomed to playing far more than he played before.

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas coach Eric Musselman thought Saturday night’s game against Valparaiso might be a tough one.

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KINGSTON — It was Mike Parker’s first trip to Kingston after he spent more than two decades coaching there.

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FAYETTEVILLE — On a busy  three-pronged Arkansas  football Monday new Razorbacks coach  Sam Pittman hired an offensive coordinator, learned the best running back he inherits isn’t turning pro but returning for his Razorbacks senior season while a new tight ends coach is expected to be announ…

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 Walton Arena’s Nolan Richardson Court and the Eddie Sutton’s Men’s court and the women’s court at the basketball practice facility have been on Christmas break since last Friday.

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LITTLE ROCK — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking public input on the current revision to Arkansas’s White-tailed Deer Strategic Management Plan. This is the first review and revision of the plan since 2013.

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COTTER — Non-conference basketball was the buzz on Tuesday night at the Cotter gym when Western Grove’s Lady Warriors visited.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas hired just 10 days before Wednesday’s start of the December early signing period, coach Sam Pittman and his still under assembly Razorbacks football staff signed seven incoming freshmen Wednesday with another announced he’ll sign Friday.

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RUSSELLVILLE – The Big Piney Ranger District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has announced the seasonal closures of Haw Creek Falls and Bayou Bluff Recreation Areas effective December 20.

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JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a special introduction to fur-handling workshop from 6-9 p.m., Jan. 9, 2020. The workshop will feature Charlie Bass, a longtime trapper and fur provider for national and international markets. 

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JONESBORO — Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Craighead County Community Foundation, provided 4,000 packages of Arkansas-sourced venison snack sticks to less fortunate students in the Nettleton and Buffalo Island school dis…

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LITTLE ROCK — Deer hunters using modern guns have one more chance to collect on their scouting time and tag a trophy. The statewide modern gun Holiday Deer Hunt is Dec. 26-28.