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State information systems deputy director resigns

posted: 07/04/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

When Herschel Cleveland joined the Department of Information Systems in 2007, the state was running out of room for servers. Cooling pipes -- carrying water beneath millions of dollars worth of fragile computer equipment -- needed replacement.

City weighing office buy as chamber exits

posted: 07/04/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

City officials are interested in -- but not committed to -- buying the building the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has called home for the past 45 years.

30th season ahead for troupe

posted: 07/04/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

The Rogers Little Theater started as a small-town community troupe performing wherever it found the space.

New vision of Rogers' downtown plots 4 zones

posted: 07/04/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Residents and city officials have unveiled the latest version of a plan for Rogers' downtown: the creation of four districts, each with different zoning to create different experiences for residents and visitors.

Mayor: If fee reduced, shortfall plan needed

posted: 07/04/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

If Maumelle aldermen decide to begin eliminating an unpopular community service fee charged to the city's residences, they also will need to figure how to make up the lost revenue in the city budget, Mayor Mike Watson said.

Courts notebook

posted: 07/04/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Defamation suit before U.S. judge A defamation lawsuit filed by David Singer, a former employee of the state treasurer's office, against his former bosses was transferred Friday from Pulaski County Circuit Court to federal court, where U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes will decide whether the case should be decided in federal court or returned to state court.

Getting it straight

posted: 07/04/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Kula Makris Kumpuris: Civic, faith leader; lectures bear name

posted: 07/04/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Kula Makris Kumpuris -- a founding member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, a tireless community leader and devoted family matriarch -- died in her sleep Friday at her home in Little Rock. She was 98.

Other days

updated: 07/04/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

100 years ago July 4, 1915 A wagon wheel, a buggy wheel and a misunderstanding about the exact terms of a verbal promise to lend personal property resulted in the arrest yesterday of P. P. Sitz, sexton at Calvary cemetery.

Mega Millions

posted: 07/04/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The winning numbers drawn Friday night in Mega Millions: 33-50-63-71-72

Mother's manslaughter hearing delayed

posted: 07/04/2015 1:25 a.m. Discuss

A judge on Thursday postponed until September the pretrial hearing of a Greenwood woman charged with manslaughter in the death last summer of her 10-month-old son in the Ouachita Mountains.

Governor's appoints residents to duties

posted: 07/04/2015 1:24 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed eight special associate justices to the Arkansas Supreme Court to hear specific cases in which justices have recused or otherwise cannot rule, the governor's office announced.

Teen in state custody racks up college credit

posted: 07/04/2015 1:24 a.m. Discuss

Randy Hassel stood at a lectern, and a smile broke across the 18-year-old's face as he announced his plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in the fall.

Farmer veterans get Heroes brand

posted: 07/04/2015 1:24 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- A new program announced Thursday by the state's Veterans Affairs and Agriculture departments will assist veterans and military members who run agricultural operations with advertising their businesses.

Director of sales for lottery fired

posted: 07/04/2015 1:24 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The former director of sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was fired Monday, according to documents released by the organization Thursday.

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