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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 4, 2016

Conway sanitation director applies in Fort Smith

CONWAY — Joe Hopper, who started Sept. 14 as the Conway sanitation director, has applied for the top position in his former department in Fort Smith. Hopper was superintendent, or assistant director, of the Fort Smith Sanitation Department when he was hired in Conway from among 30 applicants. He replaced director Cheryl Harrington, 50, who died in March after a long battle with cancer. Jack Bell, the city’s chief of staff, served as in... READ MORE

Perryville district seeks new leader to replace retiring superintendent

PERRYVILLE — Twenty-nine people have applied for the Perryville School District superintendent position. The deadline for applications was Jan. 31, said Brian Hill, school board president.

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Six sons of former Guy basketball players excel on court DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GUY — At Guy-Perkins this basketball season, it’s all about family — and winning.

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Perryville district ponders declining balance By TAMMY KEITH

PERRYVILLE — The Perryville School District is looking at ways to stabilize its dwindling finances caused by declining enrollment, and layoffs will be considered as a last resort, Superintendent Ron Wilson said.

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CAC’s Shoemaker leads Mustangs to stellar season DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — For Central Arkansas Christian coach Tommy Shoemaker, it turned out to be not so easy to follow his mentor at Mustang Mountain.

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Henry has stellar season for semifinalist Eagles DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Junction City, one of Arkansas’ premier high school football programs, had won 16 consecutive playoff games and three straight state championships until Nov. 20, when Conway Christian traveled to Union County.

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Dardanelle’s Craig makes big plays in senior season BY SCOTT LOFTIS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DARDANELLE — Dardanelle coach Josh Price had a quick answer when he was asked if one play stood out in his mind when he looked back on the career of senior linebacker Daniel Craig, who is the 2015 River Valley & Ozark Edition Defensive Player of the Year.

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Arkansas Tech student honored by peta2 BY SIERRA MURPHY/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — An Arkansas Tech University student has been recognized for her efforts to raise awareness about veganism that led to changes on campus.

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UCA art professor shows work in North Little Rock CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Fiber artists are a close-knit bunch — pun definitely intended.

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New veterans park, Walk of Honor in store for Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — A veterans park is being developed in Russellville after years of discussion, and historical monuments scattered through the city will be moved there.

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Liverpool Legends to join orchestra for concert at UCA CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Louise Harrison, sister of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, hopes to see many members of her global family — Beatles fans — in the audience Saturday.

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