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Kenneth Bridges: Rector’s family connections important for state’s sixth governor

Mar 24, 2015 7:03am

Henry M. Rector had a fiery temper that matched the politics of the years leading to the Civil War. As the sixth governor of Arkansas starting in 1860, Rector would lead the state as the war began...

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Kenneth Bridges | Corbin was ‘Father of Arkansas African-American Higher Education’

Sep 02, 2014 7:12am

Joseph Carter Corbin built one of the most successful African-American universities in the nation from nothing and helped keep it alive when so many forces threatened to wreck it. He was born in...

Ken Bridges | Pope had key role in state’s history

Aug 26, 2014 7:29am

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Pope had key role in state’s history

John Pope was the third territorial governor of Arkansas and a man who helped steer Arkansas out of its wilderness era. However, his...

Dr. Kenneth Bridges | Davis charmed early television audiences

Aug 20, 2014 1:14pm

In the days when westerns dominated the new invention of television, one Arkansas actress charmed audiences across the nation with her colorful portrayals. Gail Davis, once called by longtime...

Editorial | Comedy finished, tragedy renewed

Aug 13, 2014 7:00pm

The news of Robin Williams death came like a punch to the gut. The beloved comedian and Oscar winning actor died Monday of an apparent suicide. He was 63.

As with many highly creative people...

Dr. Ken Bridges | McRae grows into governor’s role

Aug 12, 2014 9:00am

Thomas Chipman McRae grew up surrounded by the chaos of the Civil War and the desperation of Reconstruction. As the oldest of five children, he led his family through difficult times. Btu he would...

Agritourism growing in state

Aug 12, 2014 8:45am

Agritourism is growing in Arkansas as more farm owners open their gates to tourists and form a spiderweb-like network among several state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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Dr. Ken Bridges | We all scream for ice cream

Jul 22, 2014 6:19am

Summer in Arkansas means long, hot days and starry nights. It is a time for kids staying up late chasing fireflies in their back yards and jumping into whatever puddle of water they can find to...

Opinion | Arkansas Governor and AG’s Photography Law Out-of-Sync with Their Priorities

Jul 17, 2014 2:27pm

Over the past several years, law enforcement has utilized new cutting-edge technologies to apprehend the most violent of criminals – murders, rapists and abductors. One such innovation, known as...

Sherman Frederick | Scary thought: Obama trying to fix immigration

Jul 16, 2014 2:16pm

President Barack Obama will unilaterally fix America’s immigration mess. And if Congress doesn’t like it, then “sue me,” he says.

Nice talk from a guy whom Americans rate the worst president...

Nate Strauch | The fruits of impeachment

Jul 16, 2014 2:14pm

There’s an old political truism, used semi-exclusively by whichever party finds itself currently in the minority, that serves as three simple words of bitter reminder: “Elections have consequences...