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Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., left, huddles with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Wednesday. (Peter Urban Photo)

Air Force sees Little Rock as home for C-130J aircraft

Apr 02, 2014 8:45pm

WASHINGTON – Calling it one of the gems of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on Wednesday said the Pentagon has no plans to degrade its tactical air lift mission...

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Rx Drug Abuse: Arkansas Uses Statistics To Guide Decisions

Apr 17, 2013 6:01am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at Next: Overprescription...

Rx drug abuse: Congress, FDA study solutions to ‘growing problem’

Apr 17, 2013 6:00am

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series will be published online at

An estimated 20...

Arkansans unharmed in Boston Marathon blasts

Apr 15, 2013 9:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas runners who participated in Monday’s Boston Marathon all apparently escaped unharmed when bombs exploded during the event.

Thirty-seven Arkansans were registered to...

Rural Life Conference to be held Feb. 22

Feb 21, 2013 7:01am

The 57th annual Rural Life Conference begins Feb. 22 at Pine Bluff Convention Center; this year’s conference theme is “Climate Change and Its Effects on Water Resources in Arkansas.” The...

Ag careers program to be held at UAPB

Feb 20, 2013 9:31pm

AgDiscovery, a free two-week residential program teaching students about agricultural careers, will be held at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, June 15-28. Deadline for applications and/...

Wife of Dillard’s Inc. founder dies

Feb 20, 2013 6:31pm

LITTLE ROCK — The widow of Dillard’s Inc. founder William T. Dillard has died.

Alexa Latimer Dillard of Little Rock died Tuesday. She was 96.

She was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Nashville,...

Obama declares Christmas storm disaster

Jan 29, 2013 7:21pm

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for seven Arkansas counties affected by the Christmas Day storm that brought ice and record snowfall.

Federal funding is...

Severe weather possible over night

Updated: Jan 31, 2013 8:30pm

UPDATED at 8:15 p.m. — A tornado warning has been issued for Carlisle through 9 p.m.

UPDATED at 7:45 p.m. — A tornado warning has been isssued for the town of Lonoke through 8:15 p.m. Take...


McDaniel out of governor’s race

Updated: Jan 25, 2013 4:30pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel dropped out of the governor’s race Friday.

McDaniel announced the decision two and a half weeks after he said in a news conference that he was...

Arkansas delegation seeks disaster declaration

Jan 24, 2013 8:47pm

WASHINGTON — The Arkansas delegation on Thursday threw its support behind Gov. Mike Beebe’s request for federal assistance to help seven Central Arkansas counties recover from severe December...