3 Arkansans named national scholars

An Arkansas State University sophomore and two other Arkansans at colleges outside the state have been named Goldwater scholars, a nationally competitive honor for science, mathematics and engineering undergraduates. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Crash into big rig kills car driver, 85

A Harrison man died early Saturday when his car struck a tractor-trailer rig, according to the Arkansas State Police. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Birth Announcements

The following is a list of births reported to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette by area hospitals. It may not be a complete list since parents may ask the hospital not to publicly release the news of a birth. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

City lining up projects to benefit from bond revenue

City officials are looking at projects that will get the first infusion of money from the bond issues approved Tuesday. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Panel named for Batesville college search

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt released the names last week of an advisory committee that will help find a new chancellor to run the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘King of Ragtime’ map project ready

The Scott Joplin map project is now available for people who want a guided tour of the highlights of the area featuring the Arkansan known as the “King of Ragtime,” officials with the Main Street Texarkana organization said at a recent meeting. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

After a slowdown, state covid vaccinations jump

Gov. Asa Hutchinson lauded last week’s spike in covid-19 vaccinations in a tweet Saturday. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Counties’ steps aim to assert rights

Five Arkansas counties have approved measures intended to protect or affirm constitutional rights, largely as precautions in case county governments perceive state or federal challenges to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Rogers senior earns admission to 18 colleges

A video shows Reyna Garcia cupping her hands over her mouth, letting out a gasp and screaming when she learned she’d been accepted into Harvard University. Then she begins to sob with joy. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

LITTLE ROCK NOTEBOOK: Police end 2020 with 34 vacancies | City’s chief equity officer starts work | Low-priority pot plan to be pulled

Thirty-four uniformed positions in the Little Rock Police Department were vacant at the end of 2020, 26 of them officers and eight sergeants, according to a city official. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

New England clamdiggers find shortfall instead

PORTLAND, Maine — Chad Coffin has spent the coronavirus pandemic much as he has the previous several decades: on the mudflats of Maine, digging for the clams that draw tourists to seafood shacks around New England. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Initiative offers pupils free tutoring on Zoom

Online, small-group tutoring in math, science and for college entrance exams and other tests is now available at no cost to middle and high school students. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

PULASKI COUNTY NOTEBOOK: Sherwood to offer kids swim lessons | Officers honored for storm efforts

The Sherwood Parks and Recreation Department will offer summer swim lessons to children this year, according to a Facebook post. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

NORTH LITTLE ROCK NOTEBOOK: Farmers market to call plaza home | Council honored for dining district

The Argenta Farmers Market has found a new home at the Argenta Plaza. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Academic bowl team advances | Ireland to head virtual academy | State joins drive to tout teaching

The Marine JROTC Academic Team at Little Rock Catholic High School has advanced to the 2021 National Academic Bowl Championship set for July 23-27 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

North Little Rock School District’s ‘culture’ lamented by chief

Data collected over the past several months shows the need to change the overall culture within the North Little Rock School District, according to its superintendent. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

PAPER TRAILS: Child calls out retailer on pockets

In this age of email and cranky social media posts, let us not underestimate the power of a well-worded letter. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Little Rock police arrest man in homicide case

Police arrested a man Saturday at 10:15 a.m. in a homicide that occurred just an hour earlier in the capital city, according to the Little Rock Police Department. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

A closed door, and a prayer

Maggie Montoya is one of the fastest women in the nation, but when a gunman opened fire March 22 in the Boulder, Colo., grocery store where she worked she had nowhere to run. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Files link Arkansans to role in Bay of Pigs

Twenty-four Arkansans helped train Cuban exiles in Guatemala for the Bay of Pigs invasion on April 17-19, 1961, according to recordings of President John F. Kennedy talking to aides and intelligence officers. Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Kennedy discusses Arkansas Guard

Telephone recordings and transcripts of President John F. Kennedy talking about the Arkansas Air National Guard and the Bay of Pigs can be found at: Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The nation in brief

Damage reported in California protest Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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