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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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

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...

Possum gets drunk as a skunk at Florida liquor store

Pic via Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge The Northwest Florida Daily News has news on a possum found drunk as a skunk, so to speak, in a Florida panhandle liquor store. Click here for more info on the inebriated marsupial.

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

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...

BREAKING NEWS: Southeastern Conference cancels remainder of Men’s Basketball Tournament

Photo from Lex18.com The Southeastern Conference, which includes the University of Arkansas announced Thursday the cancellation of the remainder of the Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville. Many collegiate conferences around the country are taking similar steps amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Review the...

Baxter County Sheriff’s Office: Rural Mountain Home man jailed for making threats against CNN, Don Lemon, more

A rural Mountain Home man is in jail after allegedly making more than 40 phone calls to the headquarters of CNN in Atlanta and making death threats toward CNN anchor Don Lemon. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Benjamin Craig Matthews on charges of...

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

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...

Legendary Arkansas reporter Roy Reed passes

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...