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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 26, 2015
PHOTO BY: Eilish Palmer

Dover Middle School teachers and staff wear T-shirts in support of the upcoming special election for a millage increase for the school district. The shirts are printed with “I mustache (must ask) you to voice your support for our kids’ future on March 10.” Shown in the front row, from left, are Kay New, Karen Hill, Amanda Bryan and Principal Donny Forehand; and in the back row, Vanessa George, Rhonda Parson, Rhonda Fairfield, Kim Williams, Catherine Pittman, Christi Jones, Paula Roberts and Suzy Pennington.

Dover makes third attempt for millage proposal

DOVER — Superintendent Jerry Owens said Dover School District officials have heard patrons “loud and clear,” and he is counting on approval of a proposed millage increase in the district’s March 10 special election. A 3.2-mill property-tax increase is on the ballot for a $10.65 million project to build a middle school complex — 26 classrooms, a safe room and a physical-education facility — and renovate 10 classrooms at the lower middle ... READ MORE

Proposed dam project stalled by Corps By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — A revived multimillion-dollar water-garden project planned for property at Greers Ferry Dam — approved in the 1960s by President John F. Kennedy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — has stalled because Corps officials won’t authorize the project.

District’s millage increase gets a second chance in Greenbrier By TAMMY KEITH

GREENBRIER — Greenbrier School District Superintendent Scott Spainhour said he is counting on voters to approve a second attempt at a 2.9-mill property-tax increase in a March 10 special election.

Local artists to participate in Newport art show

NEWPORT — Many of the artists who will participate in the seventh annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Saturday in Newport have ties to the region known as the Arkansas Delta. Some artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area are among them.

Baker, Bibler among inductees of Ag Hall of Fame By TAMMY KEITH

Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker of Conway and retired businessman James Bibler of Russellville will be inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in Little Rock on March 6.

Arts association to present These Shining Lives CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — It’s not often that a true story comes to life on the stage of The Lantern Theatre.

Woman’s job to support Relay for Life events BY TOMMY MUMERT/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — When Ashley German of Conway made a career change late last year, the passion she felt in her new job was almost immediate.