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  • Year 300 a big one for N.O.

    The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded.

  • S. Carolina defeats SEC leader Auburn

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak.

  • Smart cruisers skip ship's excursions, peak hours

    Last year I spent two weeks on a Mediterranean cruise, filming a one-hour TV show that will present an honest look at the pros and cons of cruising and will equip travelers with the knowledge they need to be smart cruisers.

  • Kansas hangs on to beat W. Virginia

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Udoka Azubuike scored 21 points and Devonte' Graham added 15 to help No. 13 Kansas beat No. 20 West Virginia 77-69 on Saturday night.

  • Resurrection Gilded Age

    In an impromptu speech to a crowd that gathered outside the White House on George Washington's birthday in 1866, President Andrew Johnson rambled on for more than an hour, referred to himself 210 times (a rate of about three times per minute), and said Republican lawmakers Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens were at least as treasonous as the leaders of the just-defeated Confederacy.

  • Dream on

    First came the bipartisan promise made by the leaders of the Republican majority and the Democratic minority in the U.S. Senate: There would be a debate on immigration in the upper chamber. And they're backing up their words with action. The debate has begun.

  • Upstaging the vice president

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea--When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un decided to send a large delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the world feared he might steal the show.

  • UALR pulls away, trips up ASU

    JONESBORO -- Never trailing, but never comfortable, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock women's basketball team delivered the final blow in a 64-58 victory over Arkansas State University at First National Bank Arena on Saturday afternoon.

  • Architects study options for housing in NW Arkansas

    The ambitious mission of the Housing Northwest Arkansas Initiative "is to educate the community about construction, financing, and social justice," said Peter MacKeith, dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Supported by a $250,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation, it seeks to address the lack of affordable housing in the fast-growing region for residents and newcomers at all levels of income.

  • Destroying a quote's history

    Last week mark the 50th anniversary of journalist Peter Arnett's Vietnam dispatch for the Associated Press that included this much-misquoted quotation: "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it."

  • Spinning a silk-based industry

    Silk production does not immediately come to mind when thinking about Arkansas history. But a surprising number of 19th-century Arkansans tried their hands at producing silk, and during Reconstruction an effort was made to use it to promote Arkansas nationally as a land of potential riches.

  • Trojans soak in first victory in a month

    JONESBORO -- The losing streak snapped, the in-state rival beaten, Ben Marcus lifted his head at the podium, a victor for the first time in over a month.

  • BEST-SELLERS

    1. DARK IN DEATH by J.D. Robb. Lieutenant Eve Dallas must find a killer inspired by police thrillers before another victim is murdered.

  • Domestic abuse victims must be heard

    Believing. That's usually the hardest part.

  • An unethical ethics-office blessing

    Under cover of the feverish reaction to the FBI memorandum released by Rep. Devin Nunes, the Office of Government Ethics quietly dumped documents revealing a new low point in the agency's 40-year history. In a letter signed Jan. 29 but withheld from public view until the memo frenzy was peaking, the agency's Trump-appointed acting director David Apol blessed a shockingly permissive arrangement for funneling cash to White House appointees and others linked to Trump.

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  • Don't tear down our monuments

    This is not about Confederate monuments. They just happen to be on this year's tear-down list. The reason being used to take down Confederate monuments is sure to be applied to other similar monuments: The Civil War is deemed to be a bad war for a whole host of reasons. In some circles they want all plaques, monuments, signs, and statues commemorating the losing side in that war destroyed.

  • Software helps retailers perfect internet data

    The name of WhyteSpyder's new software tool came to co-founder Alex Ahmad in a dream.

  • College wasted on the young

    Last week my mother told me my brother-in-law is planning on retiring this August. I don't feel weird about this at all. My brother-in-law is older than me. By about a month.

  • LR brewery gearing up for specialty push

    Beer lovers who want to drink more of Lost Forty Brewing's specialty brews will soon have a chance to raise their mugs of suds in gratitude.

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  • Locked away and forgotten

    Teenagers confined to two state-run South Arkansas juvenile lockup facilities lived in unsafe and unsanitary conditions and saw many of their basic needs neglected for much of 2017, an Arkansas Nonprofit News Network investigation has found. Nine current and former workers at the juvenile facilities, in Dermott, told the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network that youths regularly lacked sufficient hygiene supplies, including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and laundry detergent throughout 2017. Air-conditioning only worked sporadically in … Continued

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  • Emma Sue Cash

    Emma Sue Cash, 89, of McGehee died on February 16, 2018 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello. She was born on June 23, 1928 in Madisonville, Texas and was the daughter of the late Edward Earl Hall and Cora Evelyn (Townley) Hall. She was meat department manager for Weingarten’s Supermarket chain for several years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cash was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Henry Cash; a son, Harvey Earl … Continued

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  • Student arrested following statement on social media

    A Star City student has been arrested for allegedly making a statement on social media about “shooting up the school,” according to a statement released Thursday night by Star City School District Superintendent Jon Laffoon. The statement was published on the school district’s web site. The student’s identity, age, grade and sex was not disclosed. Full text of Laffoon’s statement: Good Evening,   We want to inform our community and families there was a social … Continued

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  • Lakeport Plantation, Camp Monticello, Powell Canal events planned for Archeology Month

    In recognition of Arkansas Archeology Month in March, the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Arkansas Archeological Survey, in cooperation with museums, colleges, libraries and other groups across the state, will hold a series of events, displays, presentations, and hands-on activities to celebrate Arkansas’ cultural heritage as discovered through archeology. For 2018, there will be a number of events around southeast Arkansas. Hike at Camp Monticello On Saturday, March 3, Michael Pomeroy and Dr. Jodi Barnes … Continued

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  • The Great Backyard Bird Count begins Feb. 16

    Join birders across the country Feb. 16-19, and record your birdwatching results to help scientists discover trends and changes in migrations and populations of birds in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Founded in 1998 by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the count was the first project to use non-biologists to collect massive amounts of data on wild birds and display the results in near real-time. Scientists combine the data from … Continued

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  • Body found in Bradley County

    A body believed to be that of a Crossett woman, missing since January 13, was found this week, according to authorities. The body, believed to be that of 38-year-old Shannon Ridener, was found Thursday by an off-duty Arkansas Game & Fish Commission officer. The body was found near a creek, along U.S. 63, near Hermitage in Bradley County. The body has been transported to the Arkansas Crime Lab. Ridener was last seen on January 13 when … Continued

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  • Ellis Robert (E.R.) Henry, Jr.

    Ellis Robert (E.R.) Henry, Jr., 90 of Dumas, passed away on February 15, 2018 in Monticello. Mr. Henry was a member of First United Methodist Church. He served 15 years on the board of Riceland Foods, was named Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Farmer of the year, and was a charter member of Turner Neal Hunting Club. He also served in the United States Merchant Marines. He loved deer hunting and spending time at the … Continued

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