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MILES OF MEMORIES by Brenda Miles | The average woman – who is she?

Oct 20, 2014 3:11pm

Unless you have had your telephone disconnected or have been vacationing in outer Siberia, you know this is an election year in Arkansas. We have a Governor’s race and an especially heated one for...

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Writers workshop in Conway on May 3

Apr 16, 2014 5:01am

The Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas will host a one-day Spring Publishing Conference on Saturday, May 3, featuring Writer’s Digest publishing expert Chuck...

Beethoven on Fire with the Conway Symphony

Apr 16, 2014 5:00am

CONWAY — The Conway Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage for a final concert with Principal Conductor Geoffrey Robson at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campuse of...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:08pm

The Morning Line

Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock makes a point during an interview Tuesday at The Commercial office. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Griffin says he ‘can’t support’ private option

Feb 19, 2014 12:50pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock said Tuesday that he can’t support the private option that the Arkansas General Assembly is debating in this year’s fiscal session because he has “concerns...

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Cullen announces run for Supreme Court

Feb 17, 2014 7:36pm

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyer Tim Cullen announced Monday he intends to run for the state Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Donald Corbin.

Cullen, who lives in Maumelle and...

This map by the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows the burn bans in Arkansas as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. (www.arkfireinfo.org)

50 Arkansas counties now under burn bans

Jan 27, 2014 7:27pm

LITTLE ROCK — Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48...

Burn bans declared in 19 counties

Jan 21, 2014 9:37pm

LITTLE ROCK – High winds, low humidity and mild temperatures have contributed to an increase in wildfires across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Tuesday, adding that county judges...

Beebe declares 22 counties disaster areas after winter storms

Dec 13, 2013 6:52pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday declared 22 counties disaster areas because of damage caused by severe winter storms last week.

Included in the declaration are Baxter, Crawford,...

29 counties hit by drought, floods get fed disaster declaration

Dec 12, 2013 8:35pm

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made secretarial disaster declarations for 29 Arkansas counties that experienced droughts or flooding this year, Gov. Mike Beebe’s...

Brady Aldy, transmission and distribution operations director for Entergy Arkansas, left, discusses the utility company’s preparations for the winter storm predicted to hit Arkansas as Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy, listens. (Rob Moritz photo)

State bracing for winter storm; high school playoff games canceled

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

LITTLE ROCK — All high school football playoff games, including three state championship games at War Memorial Stadium, have been postponed a week because of a winter storm that is bearing down on...