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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu August 28, 2014
PHOTO BY: Angela Spencer

Cabot Freshman Academy student leadership team members Miriam Pruitt, from left, Autumn Klein, Jerry Griffin and Jesse Jeffers stand with a tree the leadership team planted in the courtyard of the new school.

Student leaders make impact on new Cabot school

CABOT — Freshmen at Cabot High School have a new academic home this year, and several students talked about how exciting it is to see some of the suggestions and recommendations they made for the school being adapted in the new building. Classes began in the Cabot Freshman Academy on Aug. 18. Until this year, ninth-graders in the Cabot Public Schools were either at Cabot Junior High School North or Cabot Junior High School South. The district built the Cabot Freshman Academy in order to make more room at the junior high schools and give freshmen a chance to unify as a class... READ MORE

Newark community festival in 20th year By ANGELA SPENCER

NEWARK — Community traditions help create unity and provide unique experiences for residents, and one tradition in Newark will embark on its 20th year in September.

Woodruff County family honored for farm operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

AUGUSTA — Doing business as Wakefield Partners, Michael John Gray; his wife, Amy Gibson Gray; and his mother, Penny Stanley, share the honor of being named the 2014 Woodruff County Farm Family of the Year.

Sports-complex dedication honors longtime Batesville coach, mentor DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BATESVILLE — A life well lived came full circle recently with the dedication of the Terry Sims Diamond Sports Complex in Batesville.

Benefit tournament raises $8,500 for Vilonia baseball park By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — Cities across central Arkansas hit one out of the park last month in an effort to help their neighbor rebuild after a tornado changed the landscape earlier this year.

Quitman cook wins recipe contest at Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

QUITMAN — Tiffany Aaron of Quitman said her competitive side “came out” as she planned what she would enter in the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo recipe contest.

Harding president previews second year By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — Last year, Harding President Bruce McLarty told members of the incoming freshman class they would get to be freshmen together. It was McLarty’s first year at the helm of the school, and on June 1 of this year, he started his “sophomore” year as president.

Sharp County family receives honor for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

WILLIFORD — For Kevin Morris, farming is a way of life. “It’s more than a job,” he said, adding that the most rewarding part of farming is being able “to look back at an accomplishment and see how you’ve progressed.”

Area artists show works in Delta Exhibition in Little Rock CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Three artists with ties to the Three Rivers Edition coverage area have works on display in the 56th annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.