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Gary B.: Area leaders recognized in Arkansas Business list of ‘Most Influential’

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In a special supplement to Arkansas Business magazine’s Nov. 4 edition, some area leaders were recognized among Arkansas’ 250 Most Influential Leaders. Citizens Bank, under CEO Phillip N. Baldwin, was the winner of the American Bankers Association Community & Economic Development Award. Citizens Bank was...

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

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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...

Highway crews to work repairing landslide issues in Leslie for next three months

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If you are driving through Leslie, Arkansas, on State Highway 66 in the next three months, you will be navigating a construction zone. Crews are working to repair a landslide near Leslie Mountain, east of the Skylark Café, according to a release from the Arkansas...

Locals recently appointed by Governor

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Here is a list Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s recent appointments from the area. Lindsey Johnson of Mount Pleasant was appointed to the Izard County Quorum Court as Justice of the Peace for District 7. Lindsey’s appointment expires Dec. 31, 2020. He replaces Blake Johnson. Keith Harmon of...

Officials: Hunter did not die solely from deer attacking him

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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...

Attorney General Rutledge: Don’t test your luck over a trophy buck

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LITTLE ROCK – From deer to ducks, Arkansas is every outdoorsman’s paradise. According to Arkansas law, all hunters are required to carry a hunting license with them while they are hunting and must tag all harvested deer within 24 hours. “I want every Arkansas hunter to...

BREAKING: Manhunt underway for suspect in shooting incident

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Breaking from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery: A manhunt is underway for a suspect in an early-morning shooting incident in that county. At 9:15 a.m. today, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office and the dog tracking team from the North Central Arkansas Department of Corrections began...

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

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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...

State Agriculture Department honors Stone County family farm for over 100 years of operation

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Featured image: The Foll family with State Sen. Missy Irvin (far right). A Stone County family was recently honored by the Arkansas Century Farm Program and the Arkansas Agriculture Department.   The Stanton and Cheryl Foll family farm was recognized as being a family farm...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

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LITTLE ROCK -- The state’s child welfare agency has improved its performance over the past three years and continues to make progress, according to its most recent annual report. The Division of Children and Family Services recruits foster parents to care for children who have...

Baxter County woman arrested after man attacked with machete

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The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a rural Mountain Home on domestic violence charges after responding to a reported disturbance Saturday evening, Oct. 26, according to a release from Sheriff John F. Montgomery. Dawn Louise Rowland (pictured), 44, was arrested on charges of felony...