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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun October 11, 2015

Former Lyon president returns as interim VP

Sometimes interim positions are filled with someone who can simply get the job done and go home, but occasionally the interim person can lend more insight than would ever be expected of a part-time, in-between staff member. Dan C. West, former president of Lyon College, who served from 1972-1988, has returned to campus to act as vice president for institutional advancement until the school can find a permanent person to fill that position. In this role, West will assist in fundraising, evaluating the school’s advancement programs and advising President Donald Weatherman and... READ MORE

State’s fire risk not dampened by higher humidity

Although the summer months have drawn to a close, the Arkansas Forestry Commission is stressing fire safety to the public. The commission strongly discourages burning outdoors statewide because of a number of factors. The cooler fall temperatures tempt people to begin burning bonfires and campfires, but the risk for wildfires is still high at this time of year. Weather conditions throughout the state are what Director of Communication...

McRae Elementary has Pirate STEM Day

SEARCY — Capt. Nichols was in trouble earlier this week. Her pirate ship was confronted by ghost pirates, and she knew there was only one kind of matey who could help her: elementary-school engineers.

Coach Keedy remembered at memorial event VINCENT BURTON/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Greyhound Field has hosted a lot of big games, but on Wednesday, the stadium was packed for a different reason. Former coaches, players, cheerleaders and anyone associated with the Newport High School football program returned home to celebrate the life of legendary coach Bill Keedy, who died Sept. 26 at age 70.

Nurse recalls missile-silo accident on its 50th anniversary PATSY PIPKIN/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The 50th anniversary of a deadly accident that occurred on Aug. 9, 1965, at one of the Titan II missile silos in White County caused many memories to surface for members of the White County Historical Society at a meeting of the group in Searcy earlier this summer.

Upcoming festivals highlight communities By ANGELA SPENCER

A quick glance at the extended forecast and the plethora of pumpkin-spice-flavored items in grocery stores serves as an indicator that summer is over, and fall has begun. Along with cooler weather and seasonal favorites, many communities embrace the fall as a time to come together for festivals, often complete with live music, local vendors and enough pumpkins to ensure that no one is confused about the season.