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Mailbag | Dear ‘Concerned Citizen’

Oct 30, 2014 5:49pm

In cities of the first class [Cabot], the city council calls for a special election to fill a vacancy (resignation, death, etc.) in the mayor’s office; the election is for the remainder of the...

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Patience not easy in world of instant results

Updated: Jun 28, 2012 5:22pm

Every year a pop song is dubbed the hit of the summer. This year, it seems to be that catchy (annoying?) tune by Carly Ray Jepson, “Call Me Maybe.” The song has been showcased by everyone from NPR...

Legends do not need autonomy in BCS

Updated: Jun 28, 2012 10:57pm

LITTLE ROCK — Quaint sounding, the idea that a group of wise old coaches will be entrusted to identify the best four college football teams is not the end-all to a secondary issue in the...

Jack Greene reflects on career

Updated: Jun 28, 2012 10:52pm

Forty-five years ago, the Country Music Association held its first awards show. Today, the event is a spectacle and the highlight of the year for the genre. On that evening in 1967, Jack Greene...


No excuse for missing Mother’s Day

Updated: Jun 28, 2012 5:27pm

Lately, I’ve been a horrible daughter. I missed Mother’s Day. I didn’t do anything for my mother to commemorate the occasion. I slacked on my daughterly duties because I was tired from having...

<p>Roy Ockert</p>

Choice ruling leaves districts with dilemma

Updated: Jun 28, 2012 5:26pm

Federal judge’s ruling on school choice leaves superintendents with dilemma

A federal judge’s ruling has left school superintendents all over Arkansas with a dilemma involving more than 15,...

Marty Stuart sets sights on the music he loves

Jun 27, 2012 7:38pm

From the way he looks and the way he contributes and leads his tight band, The Fabulous Superlatives, to the way he is unashamed to sing and play a true country song, it is very evident that Marty...

<p>Roy Ockert</p>

Task force hopes to save judicial elections

Updated: Jun 27, 2012 11:39pm

If Arkansas wants to continue electing judges, it must make plans to keep the elections honest and safe from toxic campaign tactics. That’s the conclusion of a task force, which studied and...

<p>Steve Brawner</p>

What if we had an election, but nobody voted?

Updated: Jun 27, 2012 11:39pm

The poet Carl Sandburg once wrote, “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” If he were alive today, he might write, “Sometime they’ll have an election and nobody will vote.”