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

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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...

Positive case of COVID-19 now at 33 statewide, economic relief efforts enacted for small businesses

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor has ordered new financial help for people and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The assistance detailed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday came as Arkansas saw its COVID-19 cases rise from 22 to 33, its largest single-day...

Gov. Hutchinson provides COVID-19 update, reports positive cases remain at 22

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This morning Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave the latest update from West Memphis on the current COVID-19 situation impacting the state. As of the morning of March 17, statewide positive cases of COVID-19 remains at 22. The Governor re-enforced the need to eliminate panic-buying ensuring grocery stores...

List of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas announced

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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...

Arkansas records 1st coronavirus case; patient hospitalized

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the person is from Pine Bluff and is currently in isolation at a hospital. The governor also declared a public health emergency. Hutchinson says the person had...

Rural Special High School student killed in accident is remembered

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A Fox teenager is being remembered after she was killed yesterday in an accident near Timbo. Trey Berry, softball coach at Rural Special High School, said this morning that Briley Dawn Morgan, 17, a senior at the school, was an "outstanding" softball player, one of...

Ozark Gateway Banquet canceled

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In an effort to keep the region safe and healthy, and in accordance with the CDC’s latest recommendations “to cancel all gatherings, including festivals and community events, with expected attendance over 50 for the next 8 weeks,” the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council’s Annual Banquet...

Support the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches on #Giving Tuesday

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Support the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches this holiday season by donating on #GivingTuesday. The Arknasas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches have provided hope and healing for children who, through no fault of their own, need a place to call home. Your gift supports their mission. ASYR is over 90% funded through private donations. No donation is too small!

Arkansas directs screening at nursing homes over virus

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials have told the state's nursing homes to screen staff and visitors over concerns about the new coronavirus. The state departments of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a directive laying out screening procedures for long-term care facilities. Arkansas...

Gov. Hutchinson orders closing of state school campuses Tuesday through the spring break in response to COVID-19

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, provided an update on the state's coronavirus (COVID-19) response Sunday afternoon. The governor said four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed since Saturday, bringing the total number of cases...