Category Archives: Top Stories

Motorists To See Pump Price Spike

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On the week, the national gas price average held steady at $2.56, but motorists can expect some volatility at the pump in the coming days and weeks. Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia experienced drone attacks on two major oil facilities – including the world’s largest, Abqaiq. The attacks have taken 5.7 million (crude) barrels per day off the market, accounting for about 6% of the global supply.

Faulkner County Joins Burn Bans

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As of 7:00am, Faulkner County is the the latest in the listening area to institute a Burn Ban.

Faulkner and Cleburne County join 19 other counties in the southwest part of the state that are under a burn ban.

Arkansas Food Bank Rice Donation

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Seven Arkansas rice mills donated 141,208 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank Tuesday in honor of National Rice Month.

The donation provides nearly 1.5 million servings of rice to feed people across the state.

Plant Board Approves Dicamba Use In 2020

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LITTLE ROCK, AR –The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s State Plant Board met September 17th to discuss changes to the current rule regarding the use of dicamba herbicide in Arkansas during the 2020 growing season.

The Plant Board approved an amended draft rule for dicamba applications in Arkansas tha tkeeps the current cut-off date of May 25th in effect and includes the following changes:

AHPP Grant Workshop

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The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announces deadlines for the newest round of grants. These grant programs include the division’s popular county Courthouse Restoration Grants and Historic Preservation Restoration Grants.

A-State To Host Fresh Check Day Program

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University will host Fresh Check Day — a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation and designed to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of college students.

Memorabilia To Be Featured At Symposium

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The Beatles at the Ridge festival will once again feature an Authors and Artists Symposium with renowned Beatles experts and enthusiasts.  The festival will run Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, in downtown Walnut Ridge, Ark.  The symposium takes place at The Studio, located on Main Street.  

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