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Parent company of Dolly’s ‘Dixie Stampede’ drops the ‘Dixie’

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World Choice Investments, a company which operates dinner attraction venues in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Branson, Mo., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. for Dolly Parton, has announced their "Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede" properties will now be known as "Dolly Parton's Stampede" for the 2018 season. "Our shows...

HBO doc on Arkansas meth use features rehab center with local ties

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The newly released HBO documentary, Meth Storm, focuses on meth addiction in rural Arkansas, and the film includes a look at a year-long faith-based rehabilitation center based out of Perry County with ties to the WhiteRiverNow.com region. The center, Renewal Ranch, was started about five...

Jim Nabors, known for his role as Gomer Pyle, dead at 87

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Via CBSNews.com HONOLULU -- Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing the character Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s, died at his home Thursday morning in Hawaii. He was 87. Nabors' husband Stan Cadwallader told CBS News that Nabors' health began to decline rapidly...

More than 76 million students enrolled in U.S. schools

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The U.S. Census Bureau announced it is releasing new data on the makeup of student bodies from kindergartens to universities across the country. According to this latest data, 76.4 million students were enrolled in school in 2017.  Those enrollees make up 24.7 percent of the...

NY Times: Sen. Cotton to head C.I.A.

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The New York Times is reporting the Trump administration is planning to replace the current director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, with Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R). The move is part of a plan to "force out" the current C.I.A. director Rex Tillerson. Sen. Cotton has...

Legendary Arkansas reporter Roy Reed passes

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Roy Reed, who as a reporter for The New York Times (NYT) covered the march from Selma to Montgomery along with many other aspects of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, died Sunday night in a Fayetteville hospital. He was 88. As noted in Ernie Dumas's obituary for...

Medicare changes coming in 2018

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There are Medicare changes which will become effective on Jan. 1, 2018, and White River Now's Gary B. has put the pencil to the new figures. The amounts (dollar amounts) are determined by the federal government. If you have a Medicare Supplement policy through...