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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 23, 2017

Jduy Harkrider

Longtime band director recalls 38-year career

Judy Harkrider of Conway got teary-eyed more than once as she talked about retiring as a band director after 38 years, because it’s not just what she does for a living; it’s her life. She fell in love with band in the seventh grade in Searcy, and she fell in love with music again — and the guy behind her in marching band — in college in Conway. Harkrider is Greenbrier Middle School’s band director; her husband, Robbie, is a band directo... READ MORE

Herby Branscum Jr.: Perryville attorney named UCA Distinguished Alumnus

The story of Herby Branscum Jr.’s life could almost be written just by looking at the walls of his law office in Perryville.