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Morton partner misses filing deadline for health-panel seat

posted: 05/27/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Businessman David Norsworthy, a partner in several nursing homes with Michael Morton, still had not filed a statement of financial interest as of Tuesday, days past the deadline given to him in a recent corrective-action letter.

Conway mayor gets flak on idea for pool

posted: 05/24/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The City Council is set to decide June 23 whether to buy a former mobile-home manufacturing facility to convert into a community center -- a proposal that has evoked some concerns among leaders of two civic organizations.

Workshop focus: Girls in science

posted: 05/24/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

In a single day, scores of young women gathered at the University of Central Arkansas, where they solved computer problems, learned about criminal forensics, studied the stars, made paint and even handled snakes.

Students' costs set to rise after boards vote at Tech, HSU

posted: 05/22/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Trustees for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia met separately Thursday and raised the cost of attendance at each university.

Baker, Morton denied; bribe suit stays alive

posted: 05/20/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A judge ruled Tuesday that a civil lawsuit alleging a bribery conspiracy involving nursing-home owner Michael Morton and former state Sen. Gilbert Baker should proceed but said he hopes he never sees another case like this one.

Students learn about Holocaust

posted: 05/18/2015 3:08 a.m. Comments 2

A small, white quilt with about 100 tiny squares, each bearing a reminder of the Holocaust, hangs on a wall in the Kiva room at Vilonia Middle School.

Board's vote holds tuition costs stable for most at UCA

posted: 05/16/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The University of Central Arkansas will not raise most students' tuition and fees for the next academic term but will increase admission standards under measures approved Friday by the school's board of trustees.

UCA notebook

posted: 05/16/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Courtway contract extended one year CONWAY -- Trustees at the University of Central Arkansas voted Friday to extend President Tom Courtway's contract by one year through June 30, 2017.

UCA president exits campus home for private digs

posted: 05/14/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and his wife, Melissa, have chosen to move out of the UCA-owned president's home and into a private home at his own expense.

Conway aldermen OK purchase of 22-acre site

posted: 05/13/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

The City Council voted Tuesday night to enter into a purchase-and-sale agreement for a 22-acre site that Mayor Tab Townsell has proposed turning into a community center.

Suers seek Maggio-tied data

posted: 05/12/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys for Martha Bull's family have told nursing-home owner Michael Morton to take cellular and other phone records to a lawsuit deposition next month.

UCA sets stage for performances, youth programs

posted: 05/11/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Youths not old enough to attend college will get a chance to enjoy live theater that's tied to their studies, through a series of plays performed by national touring companies at the University of Central Arkansas during the next academic year.

State approves permit to build crematorium near Russellville

posted: 05/08/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

The state's environmental agency has approved a permit for a business owner who wants to build a crematorium near an elementary school outside Russellville.

State approves permit for crematorium near Russellville

posted: 05/08/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The state's environmental agency has approved a permit for a business owner who wants to build a crematorium near an elementary school outside Russellville.

2 arrested after gunfire, 100 mph pursuit on I-40

posted: 05/06/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested two men after one of them fired shots at Faulkner County sheriff's deputies during a car chase between Mayflower and Conway early Monday, Sheriff Andy Shock said.

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