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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu August 21, 2014

Rooting out the family tree: Arkansas genealogists to meet in Benton next month

BENTON — Probably no hobby has exploded more during the age of the Internet than the search for our ancestors. “More and more people are involved in genealogy than ever before,” said Catherine Hickerson, a member of the Arkansas Genealogical Society. “The Internet has let people into records that were locked away for a long time, and now there are all kinds of websites that have links to other sites that make things easier. There are al... READ MORE

Park brings Village together through canine friends

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — During the past three months, a new community has grown up in Hot Springs Village. It’s not a new section of homes in the world’s largest gated community. It is a plot of fenced land that makes up the DeSoto Dog Park that has united a community of dog lovers.

Matter of pride: Benton police wearing newly designed badge By WAYNE BRYAN

BENTON — Benton Police have revealed the end of a confidential operation, known only to Chief Kirk Lane and Capt. Jeff Besancon. On Aug. 4, the Benton Police Department unveiled a new unique badge design that will be worn by the city’s police officers.

Health Department warns of mercury in Lake Ouachita fish

LAKE OUACHITA — Park rangers at Lake Ouachita have been busy this week informing visitors about a warning regarding the possibility of high mercury levels in some fish caught in the lake that lies in Garland and Montgomery counties, according to Park Superintendent Lee Howard.

Bryant artist’s work draws award from Delta Exhibition CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BRYANT — Artist Jeff Sharp of Bryant said he almost felt like he was performing “community service” as he drove along the back roads of Saline County, searching for items he might use to create a piece of art.

Area artists show work at Delta Exhibition CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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