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District Tournaments Begin This Week

The regular season for area high school softball and baseball teams is coming to a close.  District tournaments will be held this week and the 7-4A District Baseball Tournament will be held at Ashdown.  The Scrappers defeated Robinson 9 to 2 last week to claim the number one seed.  The …

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Special Called School Board Meetings this week

The South Pike County School Board has called a special meeting to be held today (4/24) in Murfreesboro at 6:00 in the administration office.  Superintendent Roger Featherston says the topic of the meeting will be to discuss head football and athletic director candidates and to schedule interviews. The Dierks School …

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New Camping Policy at Lake Greeson

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Greeson have developed a new policy for campsite usage and camping equipment.  Officials say the policy has been adopted in the interest of providing equal recreational opportunities to the visiting public. A number of the Lake Greeson Class A campsites have been …

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Ex-hospital execs get prison and must pay $6M in restitution

Two former officials at a southwest Arkansas hospital have been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a total of $6 million for failing to pay federal payroll taxes. Online court records show 68-year-old James Cheek of Waleska, Georgia, was sentenced Friday and 69-year-old Herschel Breig Sr. …

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Saturday Vehicle Accident with Injuries Near Columbus

Hempstead County deputies responded to a vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the 3500 block of Highway 73 East, which is located east of Columbus.  A 7 year old juvenile was pinned under a 1999 White Jeep that had flipped over on the passenger’s side.  The mother had been thrown from …

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State Capitol Week in Review April 21

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague April 21, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – The legislature approved a very conservative budget for state agencies next fiscal year. One of the few agencies that will get a significant increase in spending authority is the Division of Children and Family Services, …

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