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Proceeds benefit Mitchell Cemetery
Greenway Picnic Saturday (07/30/15)
Proceeds benefit Mitchell Cemetery
New Equipment Acquired by Emergency Task Force (07/30/15)
Res-Q-Tube for grain bin emergencies purchased with grant funds
Memorial Tile Fundraiser for Rector Museum (07/30/15)
Memorial tiles to line walls of local museum
Tax Free Weekend Set in Arkansas (07/30/15)
Back to school items, and more, state sales tax free this weekend
Friday Night Kick-Off Planned for Rector Labor Day (07/30/15)
Tickets on sale for ultimate Labor Day Party
St. Francis Picnic Draws Large Crowds (07/23/15)
Isabella Rouse crowned Miss St. Francis 2015
Quorum Court Approve Budget Amendment (07/23/15)
Clears way for Task Force acquisition
Clay County Health Unit Gets Facelift (07/23/15)
PHS art teacher Tate adds kid-friendly art to entry area
Piggott Educators Attend ALE Conference (07/23/15)
Program to be offered at PES in addition to PHS
Wheat Harvest Disappoints (07/23/15)
Yields among worse in several years according to local farmers
Arkansas Municipal League Recognizes Piggott (07/16/15)
Local leaders accept honor at 81st annual convention
Pollard Picnic Held, St. Francis Picnic at Hand (07/16/15)
Bedwell crowned Miss Pollard for 2015, schedule set for St. Francis
New APRN Joins Rector Clinic (07/16/15)
Willmer now seeing patients at Family Care Clinic
CCSO Mourns Loss of K9 Officer (07/16/15)
Heartworms claim life of Moonshine
Conservation District Invests in Hog Corral (07/16/15)
Feral hog problem prompts response from CCCD
Piggott Picnic Draws Large Crowds (07/09/15)
Sawyers crowned Miss Piggott, Howell and Patterson make major political announcements at annual celebration
School Board Candidates Set (07/09/15)
Ford unopposed for Rector seat, two way race in Piggott
Rector City Council Hears Request (07/09/15)
Council asked to support grant effort by Rector Community Museum
Scheffler Retires from PFD (07/09/15)
Reception and fish fry held in his honor
Annual Pollard Picnic Saturday (07/09/15)
Favorable weather forecast for annual Pollard picnic
National Headlines
  • 2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents....
  • Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A police officer was fatally shot Saturday night during a traffic stop in Memphis and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said....
  • Afghan Taliban issues statement quoting Haqqani group leader
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban issued a written statement Sunday purportedly quoting Jalaluddin Haqqani, the leader of the notoriously brutal Haqqani insurgent group, in an effort to quell rumors of his death....
  • As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young
    KUNITACHI, Japan (AP) -- On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later....
  • Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown....
  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants
    NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming....
  • Photos of endangered animals shine on Empire State Building
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of people stopped in Manhattan intersections gazing at photos of endangered animals shining on the side of the Empire State Building....
  • NAACP's 'Journey for Justice' protest march begins in Selma
    SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Protest marches have been part of Selma's civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday....
  • Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'
    WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) -- Dozens of topless women - and men - attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose....
  • Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president....
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