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Amy Upshaw

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State Desk/DHS Reporter

Recent Stories by Amy Upshaw

Church: School behind on taxes

posted: 05/27/2011 4:40 a.m. Discuss

The Cathedral School in Little Rock owes the federal government more than $100,000 in back payroll taxes and has depended solely on one donor to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral church officials said Thursday.

Vestry surprisingly votes to close Cathedral School

posted: 05/26/2011 3:36 a.m. Comments 6

After an unexpected vote, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral church officials announced Wednesday that they will close the Cathedral School in Little Rock on Friday after more than 54 years.

Showers strike as rivers recede

posted: 05/24/2011 4:41 a.m. Discuss

Rain continued to fall across parts of Arkansas and the South on Monday, and emergency officials are closely watching the ebb and flow of already swollen rivers.

Just as flood ebbs - rain

posted: 05/21/2011 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Rain expected to pound pockets of the South over the next several days caused fresh concern Friday about flooding just as many Arkansans were trying to clean up from the previous deluge.

Blytheville hit for $2 million loop by IRS

posted: 05/19/2011 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Blytheville is trying to figure out why it owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $2 million in back payroll taxes, city officials said Wednesday.

Director sought for film festival in Hot Springs

posted: 05/13/2011 3:47 a.m. Discuss

The board that oversees the annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is searching for a new executive director after laying off the former director along with three other employees because the nonprofit group was $30,000 in debt.

Delta awaiting river’s crest

posted: 05/12/2011 3:29 a.m. Discuss

As some towns in Arkansas and Tennessee tried Wednesday to emerge from weeks of worry and water, others in the Delta were still fending off floodwaters.

Memphis levees thwart river

posted: 05/11/2011 6:15 a.m. Discuss

Memphis residents were breathing sighs of relief Tuesday because the levees along the Mississippi River held off one of the highest crests on record there at 47.8 feet.

I-40 eastbound to Memphis reopens

posted: 05/10/2011 5:39 a.m. Comment 1

Floodwaters receded enough to reopen the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 on Monday, reconnecting the main thoroughfare from Little Rock to Memphis as its residents braced for the cresting Mississippi River.

Flooding alters I-40 detours

posted: 05/07/2011 3:38 a.m. Discuss

As the water in the Mississippi River continues to rise toward predicted historic levels, comparisons with the great flood of 1927 have become inevitable.






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