Category Archives: Top Stories

Increased Wildfire Risk


Several area counties have an elevated wildfire danger.

As of today, the Arkansas Forestry Commission has 23 counties listed with a moderate wildfire risk. Among them: Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Jackson, Lonoke, Perry, Prairie, Pulaski, Van Buren, White and Woodruff.

White County 100-Megawatt Solar Facility

Solar Array

Electric utility Entergy Arkansas and NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., plan to build a 100-megawatt solar energy facility in White County near Searcy. The companies announced the project Monday.

Quorum Court Meetings


The Faulkner and White County Quorum Courts have regularly scheduled monthly meetings today.

Faulkner County’s agenda has several ordinances including an appropriation ordinance to fund a Pilot Spay and Neuter Program; a flood plain ordinance; and 2018 Cleanup Appropriation.

Harding Student Succumbs To Injuries

Mary Joe Uebelein

A vigil for Mary Joy Uebelein will be held tonight at 8:30pm on the steps of Benson Auditorium at Harding University.

The 20-year old Uebelein, a student at Harding University, died Saturday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile crash.

The accident occurred on March 8th about 7 p.m. on Highway 67 east of De Soto, Missouri, about an hour from her home.

EITC / Tobacco Tax Bill Advances


A bill that would enact an earned income tax credit, increase taxes on cigarettes, and levy taxes on e-cigarettes advanced past an Arkansas Senate committee Monday.

UAMS Cancer Institute Funding Proposal


A measure to create new funding for a national cancer research center in Little Rock failed after a “sound the ballot” challenge in a marathon session Monday on the State Senate floor. Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, told reporters after the four-hour Senate agenda he plans to bring the bill back up on the floor again.

Cotton Seeking Summer Interns

Tom Cotton

Arkansas U.S. Senator Tom Cotton has announced he is seeking summer interns in his state offices in Little Rock and Springdale. Internships will be offered in two sessions: May 13 – June 28 and July 8 – August 23.

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