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Linda Haymes

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PAPER TRAILS: Bugs at the Clinton Center; Arkansan eliminated on 'The Voice'

updated: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

PEST REMOVAL: Those now visiting the William J. Clinton Presidential Center have missed a chance to get a photo like this one, with an extra-large pest lurking on the library's lawn. So what was bugging the building? An oversized sculpture of a giant roach placed under the name on Clinton's library. The roach has since been moved to the other side of the building. The insect display is part of a new exhibit, "Xtreme Bugs," featuring animatronic insects, that opened this weekend and runs through July 23.

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansas native who played with Johnny Cash remembered; Little Rock woman in new movie

updated: 04/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE: After the death last Sunday of Northwest Arkansas native Bob Wooten, longtime guitar player for a fellow Arkansan, the late Johnny Cash, Bobby Crafford shares the story of how Wooten came to join Cash's band in the late 1960s. Crafford is the longtime drummer for Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers.

PAPER TRAILS: Big stars dine out in Little Rock; singer-songwriter from Arkansas gets $2.1M judgment

updated: 04/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

STAR-STUDDED DINNER: Retired baseball standout Alex Rodriguez and actress Jennifer Lopez set tongues wagging across central Arkansas after the circulation of a photo of the couple dining at Arthur's Prime Steakhouse in Little Rock last Monday night. The photo featured the couple posing with the restaurant's owner, Jerry Barakat. The couple's appearance there was covered on ET Online in an article titled, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Appear Happier Than Ever During Romantic Dinner Date in Arkansas."

PAPER TRAILS: Long-lost brother sought; former KARK anchor to be guest co-host on 'The Talk'

updated: 04/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

BROTHER (AND SISTERLY) LOVE: Anthony Hicks, 61, of Memphis and his sister, Jo Ann Terry, 58, of Warren, are searching for their long-lost brother.

PAPER TRAILS: Josh Duggar served legal papers in Ashley Madison-related lawsuit

updated: 03/27/2017 9:22 a.m. Comments 6

OF SUBPOENAS AND STORKS: Josh Duggar, 29, a used-car salesman, recently was served at his work in Siloam Springs with legal papers in an Ashley Madison-related lawsuit filed by Matt McCarthy, In Touch magazine reports. McCarthy, a Los Angeles-based disc jockey and photographer, claims Duggar stole McCarthy's image and presented it as his own on the cheating website, where members seek extramarital affairs. In August 2015, it was revealed that Duggar was a member of the website.

Paper Trails: Franke's loses one of its own

posted: 03/19/2017 3:08 a.m. Comments 3

A FLAVORFUL LIFE: For those who may have missed the news, Bill Franke, 67, a third-generation owner of one of Arkansas' oldest restaurants, Franke's Cafeteria, passed away last Sunday.

PAPER TRAILS: 'Phantom' puzzlingly starts late in Little Rock; Arkansan on 'Bachelor' finale tonight

updated: 03/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

SUSPENSEFUL START: The opening night performance of Phantom of the Opera at Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock was delayed more than 1½ hours Wednesday. Deana McCormack, marketing director for Celebrity Attractions, had announced before the show’s original 7:30 p.m. start time that it would be delayed until 8:30 p.m.

Paper Trails: Arkansan, 13, makes it to 'The Voice'; Little Rock doctor gets on-air shout-out on 'The Bachelor'

updated: 03/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A LOCAL VOICE: Arkansan Jacquez "Quizz" Swanigan, who moved to Los Angeles three years ago to pursue an entertainment career, is in production for NBC's The Voice. Swanigan, who works in film, television and music, is the show's youngest contestant at 13. He began performing in Arkansas when he was 6. His father is Courtney Swanigan of Little Rock, a musician who supplied a voice for the TV show Blaze and the Monster Machines.

Ask the expert

posted: 03/04/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

With spring nearing, I’m interested in some new garden or design trends for 2017 that I could incorporate into the property surrounding my house as well as inside of it. What would you recommend?

PAPER TRAILS: Musicians to play for one of own

posted: 02/26/2017 3:10 a.m. Discuss

BANDING TOGETHER: Musicians are often known for taking care of one another, and here is another example of such. Arkansas native and American Roots musician Sleepy LaBeef has a wife, Linda, who is fighting cancer. And he has heart and circulation problems that keep him from working regularly, contrary to what he's done for more than 60 years.






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