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2 districts approve new mills, 2 don't

posted: 02/11/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas school districts approved millage increases to fund construction projects during elections Tuesday, while voters in two other districts rejected proposals, including one with the lowest millage rate in the state.

Affidavits sealed in killing of couple

posted: 02/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Baxter County circuit judge ordered the arrest affidavits of three people charged in the slayings of an elderly couple sealed during a brief hearing Tuesday.

President gives state disaster funds OK

updated: 02/06/2016 4:18 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama declared 38 counties in Arkansas as federal disaster areas Friday, allowing them funds to clean up damages left by flooding, tornadoes and storms from Dec. 23 to Jan. 23 that killed three Arkansans.

In second try, district asks voters for 5.6 mills

posted: 02/06/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The Harmony Grove School District in Camden is seeking a 5.6-mill increase Tuesday for the second time within five months to fund construction projects and make improvements to its existing facilities.

Group working to repeal city code

posted: 01/31/2016 5:57 a.m. Discuss

A group seeking to overturn a Jonesboro ordinance that regulates the maintenance of property in the city says the measure is too restrictive and is asking for a special election to repeal it.

Death penalty sought in Bay slaying case

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro will seek the death penalty against a man charged with capital murder in the July slaying of an elderly Craighead County woman.

Teacher, poet true to Ozark roots

posted: 01/28/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas-born poet Carolyn "C.D." Wright was known for her investigative journalistic style of poetry, and she often spent hours inspecting topics she wrote about.

8-inch snow swaddles state's center

posted: 01/23/2016 3:16 a.m. Gallery Discuss

As much as 8 inches of snow blanketed central Arkansas and a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow fell on much of the rest of the state overnight Thursday, turning roads slippery and forcing the closure of state offices Friday.

Arkansans prepare for slick roads, loss of power in storm

updated: 01/22/2016 2:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Arkansans rushed to stores for bread and milk, shelters prepared for an onslaught of cold people, and emergency officials geared for the state's first winter storm of the year overnight Thursday.

Showers to turn to sleet, snow over much of state

updated: 01/21/2016 3:56 a.m. Discuss

A wave of cold air from the North will clash with moisture over Arkansas tonight and produce what the National Weather Service is calling a "significant snow event" over much of the state.

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