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Group to seek grassroots support in Arkansas for end to Cuba embargo

Apr 12, 2016 8:46am

Engage Cuba, a coalition of businesses and organizations advocating an end to the travel and trade embargo on Cuba, said Monday it is launching an Arkansas group to organize grassroots support for...

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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...

Arkansas Rice Expo to be held in Stuttgart

Jul 24, 2013 10:00pm

The 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo is 8 a.m. on Aug. 2, Grand Prairie Center, 2709 U.S. Highway 165, Stuttgart.

The keynote speaker is Sen. Mark Pryor; also Janet Carson, extension horticulture...

Carter opts out of 2014 governor’s race

May 17, 2013 2:47pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Republican House speaker who considered using his leadership in Arkansas’ first GOP-led General Assembly since Reconstruction as a stepping stone to the state’s highest office...

Rx Drug Abuse: Addiction treatment available locally

Apr 27, 2013 6:01am

Editor’s Note: This article concludes a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series is available online at


Rx Drug Abuse: Arkansas Survey Tracks Abuse Among Students

Apr 26, 2013 6:00am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, although the statistics cited in this article have been updated for Lonoke, Faulkner, Pulaski...