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Editorial | Supreme Court bolsters First Amendment

Jul 08, 2014 6:24pm

When did the First Amendment become so controversial? The centrist U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously on roughly two-thirds of the 67 cases it decided this term — the greatest share of 9-...

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Feds accepting applications for water quality monitoring assistance through next week

Oct 30, 2013 11:38pm

LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have through the end of next week to apply for federal assistance to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in targeted...

Corps waives day use fees Nov. 11 for veterans and their families

Oct 29, 2013 2:57pm

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers will join Corps districts nationwide and waive day use fees at its recreation areas Monday, Nov. 11, for...

Governor names 31 to state boards, commissions

Sep 10, 2013 7:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 31 appointments to state boards and commissions Monday, including two from Lonoke County.

—Gil Mayer, Ward, reappointed to the Criminal Detention...

Highway Department to limit lane closures during holiday

Updated: Aug 29, 2013 5:36pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is limiting lane closures in construction zones during the Labor Day holiday.

AHTD, however, reminds drivers to use extra caution...

Flooding the week of Aug. 12, 2013, left its brown footprints in this Randolph County soybean field. Growers may not know what damage has been done until harvest time. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Mike Andrews. Aug. 21, 2013)

Corn harvest starts in SE Ark; crops looking good

Aug 21, 2013 2:52pm

Arkansas’ row crops are still a little behind the five-year average for this time of year, but are largely in good to excellent condition, according to the weekly update from the National...

Governor names 63 to state boards, commissions

Aug 20, 2013 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 63 appointments to state boards and commissions on Tuesday, including an appointee from Cabot.

Carroll Wayne Womack was appointed to the Arkansas...

Rain submerging farm fields, helping pastures

Aug 13, 2013 4:45pm

HARRISBURG, Ark. — August should be a hot, dry month in Arkansas, accompanied by raucous cicadas songs and the thrum of diesel irrigation pumps. Waves of rain-laden storms rain have rendered the...

Cattle confirmed deaths due to blackleg in Lonoke County

Aug 07, 2013 9:01pm

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U of A System Division of Agriculture

A bacterial infection that often occurs during drought has claimed cattle in herds in Lonoke and Sebastian counties...

Recent rain has improved the look of the U.S. Drought Monitor map with more counties losing drought classifications, with the exception of Jefferson County. This map was issued Aug. 1. (Image courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor)

Recent rains make improvements in weekly drought map

Updated: Aug 01, 2013 8:40pm

LONOKE, Ark. — Rain over the last two weeks has made a marked improvement in the U.S. Drought Monitor map, with the area covered by drought in Arkansas dropping from about 91 percent last week to...

Cattle deaths to blackleg reported in county

Jul 24, 2013 10:15pm

A bacterial infection that often occurs during drought has claimed cattle in herds in Lonoke and Sebastian counties, Tom Troxel, associate head - Animal Science for the University of Arkansas...