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Winners of inaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards announced

This was, no doubt, a great event for country music in Arkansas. However, the winners were chosen through random online voting by the general public.
Here's how The Academy of Country Music in Nashville chooses their winners: "The ACM Awards are voted on by members of the Academy of Country Music. All professional members of the ACM are allowed to vote once for each category during each ballot round. Votes are non-retractable and unchangeable once submitted."
Allowing the winners of the Arkansas Country Music Awards to be chosen by anonymous online voting brings into question the veracity of the results.
Congratulations to the winners but here's hoping future winners will be chosen by means that are more transparent.

June 5, 2018 at 6:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State lawmaker says UALR billboard highlighting dance major 'not OK'; former Miss America disagrees

Somebody needs to keep an eye on Bart Hester. My dad once told me, "If you’re driving cross-country with a guy who starts saying things like, “I hate gays. I hate ‘em!” you should probably get out at the next town and catch a Greyhound before you wake up in a Motel 6 with a quarter and a jar of Vaseline."

February 7, 2018 at 8:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock tells Amazon that affair over; mayor, chamber drop site bid, introduce new marketing tack

Lamentations 3:14 – “I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.”

October 20, 2017 at 4:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attendance at Razorbacks' opener in Little Rock didn't satisfy Jeff Long

A game with Arkansas State would have sold out, drawn national attention and kept three quarters of a million dollars here in Arkansas. Why does the University of Arkansas refuse to play Arkansas State? I asked this question around a coffee table a few years ago and a UA alum answered, "Because UA has nothing to gain and everything to lose from such a match." This is, of course, not true. What they have to gain is the opportunity to stop dodging the issue like a rat scurrying from corner to corner in fear someone is going to steal their cheese. What they stand to lose is the growing public perception that they lack the courage to face down their fears and the integrity to do the right thing for the state that pays their bills. Alabama plays Auburn. Ole Miss plays Mississippi State. The University of Arkansas hides in a hole.

September 7, 2017 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Peek into the future

Health-care should be a right in a Christian nation.

July 21, 2017 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Let's not be suckers

Donald Trump has Alzheimer’s. A prominent symptom of Alzheimer’s, often in early stages, is Confabulation: “The production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.”

May 14, 2017 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letters

I read with interest the news that our state legislature has made the Bible the official state book of Arkansas. In that spirit I now share one of my favorite verses from our new state book: Luke 20:46-47 “Beware of the scribes. They like to walk around in long robes, and they love the greetings in the marketplaces, the chief seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets. They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation.”

March 15, 2017 at 8:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letters

Regarding medical marijuana Issue 6:
I voted against it. Here’s why:
1. It’s a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Most Arkansas people I know think it’s not a good idea to amend the state constitution in a manner that might be described as too hasty fifty years from now.
2. It’s going to financially benefit a small group of OLIGARCHS until the end of time or until the repeal of the amendment, whichever comes first.
3. I’m a native Arkansan and I don’t trust any proposed laws anyway, especially those I don’t fully understand. There’s been a lot of SKULLDUGGERY over all this B.S. and I think it’s time to call time out.
Let’s flush Issue 6, the remaining “it’s better than nothing” turd down the toilet bowl of history and urge the current warring factions to put aside their differences and come at this thing one more time as a cooperative effort with the support of ALL the people, not just a few rich one-percenters.

November 5, 2016 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )