Holiday Drive Sober Campaign

Year-End “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over”

Arkansas State Troopers will be joined by city and county law enforcement officers in the coming days in a unified More »

Sounds of the Season

Sounds Of The Season

Every year during the holiday season, school choirs from all across Arkansas come to the State Capitol, which has been 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 »

Arkansas Farm Family Of The Year

Isbell Family

Chris and Judy Isbell of Humnoke (Lonoke County) are the 2018 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The honor was announced Thursday at the annual luncheon honoring the county and district Farm Families of the Year.

As Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, the Isbells will compete with 10 southeastern state winners in the 2019 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program next October in Moultrie, Ga.

Hutchinson To Grant Executive Clemency

Hutchinson

Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced his intent to grant 14 pardons and 1 commutation. An additional 35 clemency requests were denied and 3 had no action taken.

Among the pardons: Gary Mitchell, of Beebe, convicted in White County in 1988 on Theft of Property and Breaking or Entering charges;

Computer Science Education

ADE

Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education on Thursday announced the creation of the Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year award. The award will recognize an outstanding public school educator who demonstrates a strong commitment to the Computer Science Initiative. 

HIPPA Violations

MIE Logo

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced that she, along with 11 other states, has filed a complaint against Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. (MIE) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. MIE and NoMoreClipboard LLC are web-based health record companies headquartered in Indiana who are accused of failing to protect patient user data.

Oaklawn Track Announcer Passes

Terry Wallace

Terry Wallace, Oaklawn Park’s track announcer for 37 years, has died following a lengthy illness. Wallace, known as “The Voice of Oaklawn” for decades, began calling races at the Hot Springs track in 1975 and called a record 20,191 consecutive races before ending his streak Jan. 28, 2011. He stepped down as announcer following the 2011 season, but remained a popular ambassador for the track until his retirement in 2017.

Children’s Theatre Troupe Christmas Show

Pied Pipers

The Harding University improvisational children’s theatre troupe, The Pied Pipers, will be performing its annual Christmas show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

Walmart To Acquire Art.com

Walmart
Walmart’s shopping spree continues with the latest purchase of Art.com, a startup founded in 1998, and now the largest online art and wall decor retailer with more than two million curated images. Walmart announced the pending acquisition Thursday, but provided no financial details. The acquisition is expected to close early next year.
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