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Winter Crisis Utility Assistance Program

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Winter Utility Assistance Programs have begun.  They More »


Commission Sets 2018 Fishing Regulations

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended fishing regulations for More »

Arkansas Flu Deaths Nearing 200


The record number of flu-related deaths in Arkansas climbed by 13 last week, bringing the death toll from the current flu season to 197.

Since the Department of Health began tracking the deaths in 2000, this year breaks the previous record of 110 deaths recorded during the 2014-15 season.

$100,000 In Drugs Seized

Bryan Barnes

Central Arkansas Drug Task Force announced a couple of arrests from Monday.

CADTF Interdiction Officer Josh Middleton stopped a Jeep Liberty for a traffic violation on Highway 67/167 at the 41 Mile Marker. The driver, 28-year old Bryan Barnes, of Hacienda, California, was found to be in possession of approximately 2 pounds of Methamphetamine and a ½ pound of Marijuana.

Partnership To Address Nursing Shortage


The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Regional Health System announced their latest partnership Wednesday, which is aimed at addressing shortages in the numbers of registered nurses.

Judge Halts Medical Marijuana Proceedings

medical marijuana

A much-anticipated meeting by the state Medical Marijuana Commission was postponed Wednesday (March 14) after Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order preventing the regulatory panel from ratifying Arkansas’ first pot-growing licenses awarded to five cultivators three weeks ago.

Locals Honored At AGFC Awards Banquet


The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission honored 20 wildlife officers for their dedicated service to the natural resources and the people of Arkansas during its Fifth Annual Enforcement Awards Banquet in Little Rock. The banquet recognizes officers from across the state who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the previous year.

Community Tourism Development Award

Cathy Drew

Tourism industry partners from across the state came together this week for the 44th Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in West Memphis.

On Monday, March 12, 2018, Governor Asa Hutchinson inducted Batesville native Cathy Drew into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Solar Powered ASUN


On Wednesday, Arkansas State University-Newport flipped the switch on solar panels.

The new solar array has more than 2,100 solar panels, which will create 50% of the energy consumed by the Newport campus each year. Equating to a savings of $90,000 annually.

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