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Like it is: UA's Morris recruiting hard, but give him time

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Saturday was the 10th day on the job for Chad Morris as head coach of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and he has been in an all-out recruiting sprint.

OPINION: REX NELSON: Damming the state

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The floods were frequent and intense in Yell and Perry counties during the 1920s and 1930s. While historians focus on the effect the Great Flood of 1927 had on the eastern half of the state, west Arkansas dealt with its own problems as water flowed down mountainsides in the Ouachita and Ozark hills and overwhelmed those living in the valleys below.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: The story of the year

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 14

The legendary Annie Abrams, a civil rights and all-around local icon, asked, per custom, the first audience question at the Political Animals Club meeting at noon Tuesday.

PAPER TRAILS: 'House Hunters' to air Little Rock episode; Arkansan on 'The Bachelor'

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

REALTY TV: No need to hunt for Arkansans on HGTV's House Hunters. We can tell you exactly when to watch: 9 p.m. Wednesday for the "Looking in Little Rock" episode.

OPINION: MIKE MASTERSON: Detaining Drew

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

Here's a story that may cause you to scratch your head. I sure am, especially considering my enduring respect for the Arkansas State Police.

OPINION: TOM DILLARD: Last-minute shoppers

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

I really enjoy the Christmas holidays. And I enjoy researching the ways Arkansans have celebrated Christmas through the generations. While many of our Christmas celebrations bear little similarity to those of the past, others have adapted.

OPINION- Column One: PAUL GREENBERG: A seasonal people-pleaser

posted: 12/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

To many Americans, this season would not be complete without a few scenes from It's a Wonderful Life. The movie, which got a decent reception when it was released just after the Second World War, has become a Christmas ritual, gaining a legion of devotees.

The Recruiting Guy: Hogs try to flip 3 while hosting 10

posted: 12/17/2017 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

Ten football prospects, including three recruits committed elsewhere, will wrap up their official visits to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville today.

Arkansas Sportsman: Ashley County anglers steaming over Lake Grampus hyacinth

posted: 12/17/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Anglers in Ashley County are very upset about an infestation of water hyacinth at Lake Grampus, but a remedy is in the works.

DRESSING ROOM: Arkansas offers wealth of last-minute gift ideas

posted: 12/17/2017 2:39 a.m. Discuss

It happens to the best of us.

DEAR ABBY: Father is obsessed with who will inherit his possessions

posted: 12/17/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My father -- age 68, active and in good health -- has become increasingly obsessed with deciding who will get which of his belongings when he passes. Almost every conversation now consists of some form of "Do you think your cousin Joey would like my antique fishing lure collection?" I'm glad he's thinking ahead and putting his affairs in order, but it has been months since we've been able to talk about normal things, and I feel like he's missing out on living in the present.

Spin Cycle: O con, all ye gullible, FB beckons

posted: 12/17/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

The latest Facebook foolishness is less like "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" and more like Folly Old Faint Trick-olas.

Spirits: Grocery store wines: Reliable, popular and safe

posted: 12/17/2017 2:23 a.m. Comment 1

A few weeks ago I had a drink with a local restaurateur who told me he was revamping his wine list, liquidating some of the higher-end bottles in light of a new law creating the grocery-store wine permit. (Until last month, grocery and convenience stores were limited to selling only small-batch farm wines. Now they're able to sell all wine varieties, which only liquor stores could do before.)

The TV Column: Fox presents Ralphie and company in live telecast

posted: 12/17/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Be sure to drink your Ovaltine -- it's finally time for A Christmas Story Live! I triple dog dare you to watch.

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