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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 25, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Spectators wave to the crowd walking down main street in Arkadelphia for the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march that ended at the court building.

Arkadelphia native urges audience: ‘Reclaim Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

ARKADELPHIA — The city of Arkadelphia capped off a full day of events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a “marade” through the city’s streets on Monday afternoon. Sponsored by the Clark County Branch of the NAACP, the marade (a march and parade) began at Mount Olive Baptist Church and traveled down Main Street to the Clark County District Court Building on Clay Street. Participants in the marade, as well as those already gathe... READ MORE

Benton Mayor David Mattingly speaks to the large crowd gathered at the Benton Event Center for the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.: Panther quarterback impressive in first year BRUCE GUTHRIE

BENTON — From the time he was in seventh grade, not only did Cason Maertens know he would be a senior-high Benton Panther, but he also knew he was going to play quarterback.

High-caliber 44: Senior safety led defense to historic season BRUCE GUTHRIE

BENTON — When the Benton Panthers’ athletic director, Randy McFarlin, first saw Stone Paul on the practice field working at safety in preseason drills, head coach Scott Neathery said McFarlin asked him how he was going to anchor a secondary around a kid who was 5-11 and 190 pounds.

Taking the next step: Neathery sees Panthers progress into historic run BRUCE GUTHRIE

BENTON — Walk away from the season opener with a tie, then play the worst game of the season in the finale, and it doesn’t sound like the makings of a great season. But win 11 games in between, and history is written.

Local artists included in Small Works on Paper exhibit in Tri-Lakes area CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Artists from across Arkansas gathered Jan. 9 for the opening of the 28th annual Small Works on Paper touring exhibition at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock. Four artists from the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area were among them.