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Time for our annual inquiry about New Year's resolutions, so feel free to weigh-in.
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 Make them and forget them
 Don't take the time
 Resolved not to make resolutions
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  • Raw: Flash Floods Wreaks Havoc In Houston
    Another round of heavy rain is battering parts of Texas, particularly the Houston area where streets are flooded and emergency personnel have performed dozens of high-water rescues. (Jan. 18)
  • Former President George H.W. Bush reportedly hospitalized in Texas
    The 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, recent media reports said. The 92-year-old former leader was confirmed to be in stable condition and is expected to go home in a few days, his office chief of staff said. In recent years, Bush was hospitalized twice in 2014, when he had pneumonia and a second time for breathing difficulties. In July 2015, he broke a bone in his neck when he fell at his family home in Maine. Since the former leader entered his 90s, his public appearances have become more and more seldom.
  • Man sets himself on fire outside Trump hotel in D.C.
    A man was burned outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. after reportedly setting himself on fire. Linda So reports.
  • Teachers protest Betsy Devos' confirmation hearing by wearing red
    Trump's pick for education secretary has been a controversial one among educators. They blame Devos for hurting kids with her push for market-based charter schools. On Tuesday, educators in Michigan and around the nation wore red in protest of Devos'
  • How police tracked down Orlando police shooter Markeith Loyd
    Police traced Markeith Loyd's cellphone and used surveillance technology to pinpoint the wanted fugitive's location.
  • Diplomats Join Trump at Dinner in Washington
    President-elect Donald Trump welcomed diplomats, donors and soon-to-be White House staff to dinner in Washington on Tuesday. Trump addressed the group, praising Vice-President-elect Mike Pence and his pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. (Jan. 18)
  • Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence
    President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for leaking classified information in 2010 to WikiLeaks.
  • Bought milk? You might get money from class action lawsuit
    The suit alleges that dairy co-ops conspired to fix milk prices.
  • 8 injured in shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
    Eight people, including five children, were wounded Monday in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in northwest Miami-Dade County, police said.The shooting took place about 3:40 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, during a celebration honoring the civil rights activist's life.Miami-Dade police said Shawnteri Wilson, 18; Jerome Battle, 20; and Michael Clarke, 30, were shot.Three teenagers -- Lajada Benson, 14; Nakya-Senat Butler, 15; and Alfanesha Times, 17 -- were also shot.Two other girls, Keionna Green, 13, and Ciara Johnson, 11, were grazed by bullets. They were treated at the scene and released to their parents.Police said two people have been detained and are being questioned about the shooting.Local 10 News investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier said there had been a large celebration at the park when shots were fired.A man who was selling items at the park said everyone scattered after hearing the gunshots."I
  • Ryan: Republicans Want Affordable Health Care
    US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says Republicans want to make sure all Americans have access to affordable health care. Ryan discussed Republican health care plans in an interview with Milwaukee TV station WITI. (Jan. 17)
  • Mystery Remains as Search for Flight MH370 is Officially Suspended
    After nearly three years, the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the story.
  • Trump Claims Poll is Rigged Amid Historically Low Approval Rating
    It did not take long for President-elect Donald Trump to respond on Twitter Tuesday morning after a CNN poll showing a historically low approval rating.
Approves 2017 budget at first meeting of new year
Rector Council Meets (01/12/17)
Approves 2017 budget at first meeting of new year
Piggott School Board Talks Construction (01/12/17)
Extension of superintendent's contract voted down after lengthy executive session
HPMEC Hosting Reading Retreat (01/12/17)
Event will feature special guest, Valerie Hemingway
Tribe to Gather for Special Celebration (01/12/17)
Banquet to recognize outstanding season
Year in Review, Part III (01/12/17)
A look back at the third quarter of 2016
Local and County Officials Sworn-In (01/05/17)
New year begins with midnight ceremony at Piggott courthouse
The Year in Review For 2016, Part Two (01/05/17)
A look back at the second quarter of the year
Mohawk Banquet Moved to PHS (01/05/17)
Tickets still on sale, response prompts change of venue
SPSF Deadline Approaches (01/05/17)
Changes in application process noted
The Year in Review For 2016, Part One (12/28/16)
A look back at the year that was, from the pages of the CCTD
Howell Honored With Retirement Reception (12/28/16)
Recognized for 10 years of service as county judge
Rector Native, Civic Leader Dead at 93 (12/28/16)
First commander of Rector National Guard Armory
Former Rector Councilwoman Dies at 78 (12/28/16)
First woman to serve on Rector Council
Community Alliance Coordinates Effort (12/28/16)
Project funded by grant provides shoes for students
Essmans Recognized for Service to Districts (12/28/16)
Local couple retire after long careers of service
Piggott Man Recovering from Crash (12/22/16)
Neeley trapped in vehicle, freed by first responders in early morning accident
Piggott Council Approves Budget, Recognizes Edwards at Meeting (12/22/16)
CPI increase waived on electric rates for 2017
State Rep. Jett Announces Change of Party Affiliation (12/22/16)
Success lawmaker now member of GOP, serves District 56
QC Approve Budget, "Pay For Stay" Ordinance Enacted (12/22/16)
Final meeting of 2016 held at Corning
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