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Area farmers unite to lend a hand to one of their own
Caring Neighbors, Hard at Work (11/20/14)
Area farmers unite to lend a hand to one of their own
Music Icon Bea Hitt Dead at 96 (11/20/14)
Longtime Piggott area resident was original member of Rhodes Family, rose to national prominence
PCH Heliport Project Receives Grant Funding (11/20/14)
Helipad at local hospital key to ER response ability
Fall Festival Held for Rector Pre-School Students, Families (11/20/14)
Annual event draws large crowd
HPMEC Fall Writer's Retreat (11/20/14)
Writers from several states take part in fall event
Area crews respond to fire near Marmaduke (11/13/14)
Marmaduke, Northeast Greene, Rector and Greenway firefighters responded to a house fire on 812 Greene County Road Thursday afternoon. The home was located approximately one-half of a mile off of Highway 49. Attempts were made early in the engagement to salvage the interior of the home, but the fire had spread to the point where a portion of the roof collapsed. ...
Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony Held (11/13/14)
Region marks Veterans Day with annual ceremony at Clay County courthouse
Rector City Council Hosts New Members (11/13/14)
Newly elected members in audience for first meeting since election
Christmas Fest Makes Change for 2014 (11/13/14)
Yule event in downtown Piggott makes move to Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7
Cotton Crop Producing Average Yields (11/13/14)
Average yields reported, although prices are down
Improvements at RCC, Craft Show Set (11/13/14)
Busy times at Rector Community Center
Red Ribbon Week Marked at Local Schools (11/06/14)
Rector and Piggott host observances during annual drug-free week
CCAC Hosts Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser (11/06/14)
Sell out event held at Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott
Municipal Election Results (11/06/14)
Rector alderman races decided, Corning mayoral race to a runoff
Local Woman Named to AMMC Honor (11/06/14)
Vangilder employee of the year at medical center
Republicans Post Big Wins in Mid-Term Election (11/06/14)
Turnout heavy in Clay County
Tuesday Morning Crash Claims Life of Rector Teen (10/30/14)
Accident on west edge of Kennett not discovered for hours
Red Ribbon Week Underway at Local Schools (10/30/14)
Annual observance continues at RES and PES through Friday
Rector Youths Featured in Tourism Promotion (10/30/14)
National campaign by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Area Native Debuts New Book (10/30/14)
Jen Teachenor to attend reading of new book, Beautiful Life, Thursday at HPMEC
National 4-H Month Draws to a Close (10/30/14)
Clay County 4-H Clubs mark annual observance, welcome new members
National Headlines
  • Hong Kong police clear 1 site, arrest leaders
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony....
  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict him....
  • Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown....
  • Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old....
  • Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US
    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb....
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow....
  • Official: Afghan president orders military review
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor....
  • 2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria
    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs....
  • Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater....
  • 'Jewish state' bill tests Israeli democracy
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- In the face of a rising wave of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing forward a plan to formalize by law Israel's status as "the Jewish state." Netanyahu says it's a needed response to those who question Israel's right to exist. But the measure would anger Israel's Arab minority and could draw international condemnation, severely testing a delicate balance between democracy and the country's Jewish character. Here's a look at the debate:...
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