Farm Family Of The Year

2019 County Farm Families Of The Year Named

County farm families for the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected. The county winners More »

Arkansas Activities Association

Getting Smart But Acting Foolishly

We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using smart cards and even drink smart water. But, really, More »

State Law STKR

Arkansas Motorist Proper Lane Usage Law

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is installing signs across the State to remind motorists of an existing law that prevents More »

blood donations

Give The Gift Of Life

The American Red Cross has a critical need for O Negative Blood Donors. O negative blood is used when there More »

Two Found Dead In Conway Home

CPD Death Investigation

A welfare check Tuesday afternoon resulted in the discovery of two dead people.

Conway police discovered the bodies just after 3:00pm yesterday at a home in the 300 block of Club Lane.

Text To 9-1-1

Independence County 911

Independence County Emergency Management announced yesterday plans to release a new “Text to 9-1-1” program for emergency calls.

It comes just six months after the county unveiled its Rapid SOS system.

Harding Child Life Degree Program

Harding FCS classroom

The Harding University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has earned academic endorsement through 2024 by the Association of Child Life Professionals for its child life undergraduate degree program. This makes Harding one of four undergraduate programs in the nation and the only program in the state of Arkansas to receive this endorsement.

R.I.S.E. Arkansas School Awards


The Arkansas Department of Education honored ten schools on Tuesday for their efforts to increase reading instruction, build community partnerships, and promote a culture of reading.

Among the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding R.I.S.E. Arkansas School Award is Florence Mattison Elementary School in the Conway School District.

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Gold Star Monument

LITTLE ROCK – Construction began this week on the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.  The monument will be located on the west side of the Capitol building.  This monument honors families of servicemen and women who have been killed during military service. 

French Hill Hosts Bankers Meeting

French Hill

Representative French Hill hosted an all-day discussion Monday at the local offices of the Arkansas Bankers Association to hear concerns about key legislative and regulatory issues facing Arkansas’ financial and banking community.

Tourism Industry Off To Good Start In 2019

Arkansas Hospitality Association

January-February hospitality tax collections among 17 cities surveyed for the Arkansas Tourism Ticker were up 2.1% compared with the same period in 2018, and the state’s 2% tourism tax revenue posted healthy growth of 4.1% in the two-month period.

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