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Michael Counts, a longtime theater professor at Lyon College, retired following the spring semester. He plans to move to New Mexico to pursue a full-time acting career.
Michael Counts is still looking for his big break as an actor. A former carnival worker, Counts started his teaching career at Lyon College in Batesville 21 years ago. Before that and after high school, he spent time with a traveling carnival, where he said he caught the showbiz bug. Counts said he worked in a tent at the carnival where he was in charge of collecting money for a bingo game, and also in various other game tents. He did carnival work for about three years, then ended up going to acting school to pursue acting as a career, he said. Counts saw the movie On ... READ MORE
Name a district superintendent in Arkansas, and chances are Keith Williams knows the person. Over the years, he’s been involved in nearly every level of education in the state, from student to teacher to coach to administrator to state Department of Education staff member and more. Finishing his first year as superintendent of Bald Knob Public Schools, Williams is looking over the checklist he made for himself and the district when h...