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Debra Hale-Shelton

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Oil heiress leaves Hendrix College $26M

posted: 08/27/2015 5:33 a.m. Discuss

An heir of the founders of Coulson Oil Co. bequeathed $26 million to Hendrix College, the largest gift in the private Methodist-affiliated college's history, the school announced Wednesday.

In court, Conway boy says innocent

posted: 08/26/2015 4:48 a.m. Discuss

A 14-year-old boy accused of slaying the couple raising him pleaded innocent Tuesday, as the adults to whom he is closest fought over who should be allowed to visit him in jail.

Higher education notebook: Health insurance to change at UCA

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Health insuranceto change at UCA

Eatery plots sale of booze at UCA

posted: 08/22/2015 3:38 a.m. Comments 3

The University of Central Arkansas board of trustees voted Friday to lease part of a mixed-use development under construction on campus to a restaurant that plans to seek a private-club permit to sell alcoholic beverages.

Boy to enter plea in couple's death

posted: 08/21/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors urged a judge Thursday to deny a defense motion that 14-year-old Justin Staton appear only in civilian clothing and without restraints when he is in court on capital-murder charges in the shooting deaths of his legal guardians.

Appeal planned in spill suit's tossing

posted: 08/21/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys said Thursday that they plan to appeal a federal judge's decision dismissing a class-action lawsuit over the shuttered Pegasus pipeline.

UCA head of charitable arm moves to new post

posted: 08/20/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The University of Central Arkansas vice president who headed the school’s charitable arm has moved to another position after helping UCA raise more than $11 million in new gifts and pledges during the past academic year.

Faulkner County JPs pick sheriff's successor

posted: 08/19/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The Faulkner County Quorum Court voted Tuesday night to name Matt Rice as the new sheriff to succeed Andy Shock, who is leaving at month's end to become a member of the state Parole Board.

Rice to replace Shock as Faulkner County Sheriff

posted: 08/18/2015 8:57 p.m. Comment 1

The next Faulkner County sheriff will be Matt Rice.

Teen pleads innocent in couple’s deaths

posted: 08/16/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old boy pleaded innocent Friday to capital murder and other felony charges in the shooting deaths of a Conway couple.

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