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Arkansas launches new website for technology jobs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas is launching a new website to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the start of www.artechjobs.com as part of an effort to increase the number of Arkansans in high-tech fields. The site …

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Prescott School District Selected for State Program

The Prescott School District has been selected for a statewide pilot model program. The Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with Solution Tree, has announced a new program to develop and expand the Professional Learning Communities at Work™process across Arkansas. Prescott and eleven other schools were selected through a rigorous …

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Domtar in Ashdown Finalist for Global AWard

Ashdown’s Domtar Paper Mill is one the finalists for a global award. The PPI Awards honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The Awards are the only global honors dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper …

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Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee Meets

The Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee met Thursday August 3rd at the Tailgaters meeting room. Special guests included Little River County Judge Mike Cranford who told the group about his county’s 150th anniversary celebration. A steering committee was established consisting of Josh Williams, Peggy Lloyd, and Richard Read. The next meeting …

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Missing Louisiana Woman Found in Prescott

A Missing Haughton, Louisiana woman has been located in southwest Arkansas. Authorities say 82 year old Janie Marie Beaver Riner was found in Prescott by the Nevada Co. Sheriff’s Office Thursday night. She suffers from dementia and was reported missing Thursday. Riner had apparently run out of gas and was …

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I-30 Bridge Nearing Completion

Work continues on a new bridge on Interstate 30 that will replace a bridge built over the Red River in 1967. The new $37 million bridge is located at the Miller-Hempstead county line. The project covers about a two mile stretch of road. The state highway department is asking motorists …

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Lockesburg City Council July Meeting

Courtesy of KDQN Aldermen of the Lockesburg City Council approved the purchase of a freezer for the Lockesburg Senior Citizens Center, but tabled a request for the city to make a monetary donation to the center. Last week, Frances Brakeville attended the Lockesburg City Council meeting on behalf of the …

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Mercer Bayou renovation begins

July 5, 2017 Randy Zellers Assistant Chief of Communications AGFC Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission opened up the upper gates at Mercer Bayou Tuesday as the first step in renovating this fertile fishery to increase angler access and sport fish populations. The bayou will be drained …

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Summer Road Trip with AHPP Passport Program

On October 15, 1966, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into law, committing the United States to a reversal of the wholesale destruction of historic properties around the country that followed World War II. The act created state historic preservation offices – including the Arkansas …

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Highway 32 Closed July 16 for Dam Inspection

Highway 32 across Millwood Lake will close at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16 while the sluice gate conduits at the base of the spillway are inspected. During the inspection, a crane and other heavy equipment will block the bridge across the spillway. The closure has been coordinated …

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