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Harrison tells Ghana group: Don't come

posted: 08/24/2014 4:02 a.m. Comments 14

A delegation from Ghana won't visit Harrison this month as planned. Because of concern about the Ebola virus, Harrison leaders have asked the Ghanaians to postpone their trip.

Boater says guilty in crash fatal to 2

posted: 08/24/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

JAY, Okla. -- A Tulsa man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two first-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the boating deaths of two University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students last year.

Only one on ballot for Eureka Springs mayor

posted: 08/23/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

For the first time in at least 30 years, a candidate is running unopposed for mayor of Eureka Springs.

Walton group to shower cash on Delta, NW arts

posted: 08/20/2014 5:09 a.m. Comments 5

The Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville will significantly increase its grants in Northwest Arkansas and the Delta over the next six years, with plans to invest $302 million in what it considers its "home region."

To cover tax, Martin pays $2,100

posted: 08/19/2014 3:37 a.m. Comments 2

Secretary of State Mark Martin paid Benton County $2,100 on Monday to cover three years of improper homestead tax credits and three years of penalties.

Fort Smith airport to receive grant for taxiway adjustment

posted: 08/19/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Aviation Administration will give a $4.9 million grant to the Fort Smith Regional Airport to finish moving a taxiway 65 feet to the south.

Harrison puts priority on police, fire pay raises

posted: 08/17/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Giving raises to Harrison police and firefighters will be a priority now that voters have approved a half-percent sales and use tax, Mayor Jeff Crockett said.

Martin took 2 home credits, blog reports

posted: 08/16/2014 2:49 a.m. Comment 1

Secretary of State Mark Martin said he wasn't aware until Friday that he may have violated state law by taking a $350-a-year homestead property tax credit on two houses at the same time.

For $2 million, inventor reels in Dogpatch acres

posted: 08/15/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

What is left of the former Dogpatch theme park in Newton County was sold Wednesday for about $2 million to the inventor of a "spill-proof" dog bowl and his partners.

On state campaign trail, 'trackers' set to pounce

posted: 08/10/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

The candidates in Arkansas' two most high-profile political races are under extra scrutiny this year.


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