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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
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Primary ballots reviewed for Democratic and Republican primaries
Early Voting Set to Begin for March Primary (02/11/16)
Primary ballots reviewed for Democratic and Republican primaries
Piggott Home Destroyed by Fire (02/11/16)
PFD battles afternoon blaze
CCSPSF Board Members Experiences Impact of Fund (02/11/16)
Scholarship recipients provide needed care
CCAC Night of Chocolate Saturday (02/11/16)
Few advance tickets remain on sale
Piggott Native Scott Featured on Popular Reality Show (02/11/16)
PHS grad a cast member of "Redneck Island" on CMT
Make-A-Wish Efforts Underway (02/11/16)
Dance, change drive and more to benefit foundation, Lions Club hears update
Voting Machines Tested (02/08/16)
Local officials prepare for March 1 primaries
CCAC Night of Chocolate Draws Near (02/08/16)
Dinner theater highlight of upcoming event
Hodge Could Receive Hearing (02/08/16)
U.S. Supreme Court ruling affects juvenile sentencning
Rector City Council Talks Infrastructure (02/08/16)
Future water needs addressed
RHS Marks Basketball Homecoming (02/08/16)
Royalty introduced during festivities
Piggott's Grayden Dalton UCP Telethon Poster Child (01/28/16)
Local family honored to have been chosen
Prominent Rector Businessman Byron Underwood Dies at 85 (01/28/16)
Was longtime owner and operator of Underwood Furniture
Regional City Councils Meet (01/28/16)
Piggott, Rector and Marmaduke councils gather for regular and special meetings
Bradshaw Recipient of American Hero Quilt (01/28/16)
Quilt presented by Baxter County group
Make-A-Wish Events Scheduled (01/28/16)
Daddy-daughter dance and roadblock scheduled for local effort
Homecoming Contests Rescheduled (01/25/16)
PHS and RHS reschedule homecoming games, celebrations, due to weather
Winter Storm Jonas Roars Eastward (01/21/16)
Local residents dodge bullet as winter storm passes
Feral Hog Trapping Effort a Success (01/21/16)
CCCD and AGFC use new trap
Blake Wins County Spelling Bee (01/21/16)
PES fifth graders take first and second at RHS
Clay County Flood Damage Reviewed (01/21/16)
Federal and state officials view local damage from flood event
Life's Road Leads Muse to MHS Principal Job (01/21/16)
Educator shares story of life's twists and turns
Winter Weather Bears Down on Area (01/19/16)
Freezing rain, snow in forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning
Medical Issues Cited as Cause of Crash (01/14/16)
Pollard woman injured, building damaged in mid-day accident
Flood Damage Reviewed at Meeting (01/14/16)
Officials discuss damages, response
National Headlines
  • Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria
    MUNICH (AP) -- The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another....
  • Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago....
  • US markets follow global shares lower
    Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in midday trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners....
  • Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to '08 crisis
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday....
  • 52 dead, 12 injured in riot at northern Mexico prison
    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said....
  • NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece....
  • Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany
    DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there....
  • 5 Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexico
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. He'll be bringing a message of hope and solidarity to victims of drug violence, trafficking and discrimination - a message the Vatican hopes will also resonate north of the border....
  • Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in
    BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday after facing authorities who came to the property more than a month into the takeover....
  • N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
    PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."...
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