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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 24, 2017

Samantha Evans

Bigelow woman makes a difference through Uncommon Communities

Samantha Evans, or Sam, as she prefers, stands up from her seat in a downtown Conway coffee shop, and she is a presence. She is tall — 5 feet, 11 inches — and she’s wearing heels, despite a steel rod in her leg as the result of a car accident. Her long hair is in braids, and the green top she’s wearing pops under a black jacket. Her smile is big and bright. She suggested the meeting spot. She reserved a quiet room and arrived first. The... READ MORE

Jeff Gilkey: Yell County Office of Emergency Management director receives state award By TAMMY KEITH

Jeff Gilkey of Danville, director of the Yell County Office of Emergency Management, wasn’t there to accept an award from the state agency earlier this month because he was, appropriately, out trying to help others.