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Secretary of State reminds independent candidates that election law concerning them has changed

The Secretary of State’s office is reminding independent candidates that an election law concerning their candidacy has changed. Election Coordinator Josh Bridges said Act 68 of the 2019 State Legislature changed the date when independent candidates can submit their petitions. The new deadline for petition submission...

40th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College April 12-14

Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1980 as the Highland Games, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the...

DEA National Drug Take Back Day collections successful in Arkansas despite rain

Featured image: A truckload of collected medications from Independence County's Drug Take Back Day. Undeterred by the rainy-cold weather across the state last Saturday, Arkansans made for another successful Arkansas Drug Take Back Day. Within hours, 141 law enforcement agencies collected 27,575 pounds of medications and...

Corps of Engineers announces Norfork Dam road closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a full road closure from Nov. 12 until Nov. 15 for Hwy. 177 across Norfork Dam to install equipment used to perform maintenance on the dam’s sluice gates. The closure is in conjunction with the current lane...

List of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas announced

The list of the 32 cannabis buying locations in Arkansas for medical marijuana has been announced. The state has been divided into eight zones with four dispensing locations in each zone. Independence, Sharp, Jackson, Randolph, and Woodruff are among the counties located in zone 3...

BREAKING: Former State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith dead of apparent gunshot wound

Multiple media outlets are reporting the death of former Arkansas State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. NEA Report says Collins-Smith was found dead at her home this evening with their sources stating the death was by gunshot and appeared "not to be possible by suicide." (Click...

Officials: Hunter did not die solely from deer attacking him

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say a hunter who died after a deer he'd shot attacked him had pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to his death. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday said a preliminary report from the Baxter County coroner...

Sheriff releases names of 37 arrested during second phase of meth investigation

Screenshot from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office showing some of those arrested in today in phase two of Operation Lake Ice. A list of individuals arrested in today's round-up from Operation Lake Ice, a joint operation by the Cleburne County's Sheriff's Office and the 16th...

Regional overhead door companies merge

Jonesboro Overhead Door and Tri County Garage Door recently merged under a single ownership, combining two of the top overhead and garage door companies in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  “As a family-owned business, we keep the families of our customers and the families of...

Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles annual event marks 15 years

Riding enthusiasts agree: some of the best motorcycling in America is in the Ozarks.  Built on that simple premise, a festival organized fifteen years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers. The first event drew about 350 motorcyclists. Now, thousands of bikers...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

Back to school in Arkansas means that more than 6,000 buses will transport 350,000 students to and from school. It also means that motorists need to remember that it is against the law to pass a stopped school bus that has its red lights flashing....