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Bill Bowden

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Drug-use rate a jobs barrier, governor says

updated: 08/24/2015 10:40 p.m. Comments 2

FAYETTEVILLE -- Businesses sometimes have difficulty finding enough job applicants in Arkansas who can pass drug-screening tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday while speaking at the annual conference of Arkansas Economic Developers.

UA looks to replace oldest part of Senior Walk Section for seniors from 1876-1924 includes many hand-inscribed names

posted: 08/23/2015 11:08 p.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- A plan is in the works to replace the oldest part of the University of Arkansas' Senior Walk -- a section of sidewalk that contains the names of seniors in the classes from 1876 through 1924, many of which were inscribed by hand into wet concrete.

Vision is regional effort on showbiz

posted: 08/23/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

Efforts are underway to form a regional film commission in Northwest Arkansas.

Years unkind to part of UA’s Senior Walk

posted: 08/23/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

A plan is in the works to replace the oldest part of the University of Arkansas’ Senior Walk — a section of sidewalk that contains the names of seniors in the classes from 1876 through 1924, many of which were inscribed by hand into wet concrete.

Northwest Arknasas film commission being considered

posted: 08/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Efforts are underway to form a regional film commission in Northwest Arkansas.

Ferritor back in driver's seat

posted: 08/17/2015 1:30 a.m. Discuss

The chancellor of the University of Arkansas' flagship campus can be seen some mornings pedaling his bicycle up the hill to campus.

Ferritor back in saddle at UA

posted: 08/16/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville can be seen some mornings pedaling his bicycle up the hill to campus.

Arkansas Klan makes offer for statue in Memphis of Confederate general

posted: 08/14/2015 2:43 a.m. Comments 9

The city of Memphis is deciding what to do with a century-old, 9,500-pound equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Jasper theater is again in dark

posted: 08/09/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A "closed" sign is up in the window of the Buffalo Theater arts center. And there are no plans to reopen it anytime soon.

With no jail, county shuttling prisoners

posted: 08/02/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Without a jail, Madison County Sheriff Phillip Morgan has gotten used to hauling prisoners back and forth between the courthouse in Huntsville and the Washington County jail in Fayetteville, 30 miles to the west.

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