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Top News Videos
Mid-day accident occurred Friday south of Rector
Car-Train Crash Claims Life of Rector Man (10/03/15)
Mid-day accident occurred Friday south of Rector
Rickman/Brown Memorial 5K Saturday (10/01/15)
Annual fundraising "color run" to benefit autism awareness, ArKids Academy effort
Rector High School to Host Football Homecoming (10/01/15)
Cougars to host Greyhounds, festivities at 6:30 Friday evening
MKPM Hosts Native American Day (10/01/15)
Good crowd for 12th annual event despite wet weather
Skateboard Committee Formed in Rector (10/01/15)
Group of citizens and youth to address concerns
Piggott Home Heavily Damaged by Fire (10/01/15)
Luckily no injuries to occupants in early morning blaze
Clay County Rodeo to Recognize Veterans (09/25/15)
Rodeo set for Friday and Saturday at fairgrounds in Piggott
Native American Day Saturday at MKPM (09/24/15)
Local museum set for 12th annual event to celebrate Native American heritage
Finances Dominate QC Meeting (09/24/15)
Budget effort underway with new requests
Clay County Arts Council Planning Annual Show (09/24/15)
Fall fashion show to be held at Sugar Creek Country Club
Registration Underway for Rickman/Brown 5K (09/24/15)
"Color" fun run/walk to benefit ArKids Academy
Rahn Wins Piggott School Board Race (09/24/15)
Out-polls Lipsey for five year seat, millage extension also favored by patrons
Clay County Fair Underway (09/17/15)
Runs through Saturday at fairgrounds in Piggott
Howell Family Farms Sorgham Mill Open (09/17/15)
Benefit breakfast for Hitts Chapel Saturday
School Boards Meet (09/17/15)
Area school boards meet, Piggott hosts public meeting
Global Adventurer Makes Stop in Rector (09/17/15)
Journey to "Heart of America" began as tribute
Rahn Over Lipsey For Piggott School Board (09/15/15)
Piggott patrons approve extension of current millage rate
Clay County Fair at Hand (09/14/15)
Scott crowned Miss Clay County Saturday evening
Labor Day Celebrated in Rector (09/10/15)
76th annual picnic and celebration held, Lampkin crowned Miss Rector
Lawmakers Visit Local Schools (09/10/15)
Educators host Senator Johnson and Rep. Jett
Early Voting Underway in School Board Election (09/10/15)
Lipsey and Rahn vie for Piggott seat, district seeks millage extension
Clay County Pageants, Talent Show Saturday (09/10/15)
Events held early, fair set for Sept. 16 to 19
Harvest Season Underway (09/10/15)
Clay County farmers swing into action
National Headlines
  • Russia fires missiles as Syrian troops launch ground push
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive Wednesday in central Syria, in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week....
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."...
  • Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority?
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say....
  • Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) -- Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic....
  • Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that's inspired the development of new cancer treatments....
  • Woman found after actor tweets about her lost student ID
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Hank's tweet worked. A woman named Lauren who lost her Fordham student ID has been found....
  • Thousands of drug inmates approved for early prison release
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners, according to an Associated Press review of court records....
  • AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium - enough to contaminate several city blocks - and specifically sought a buyer from th...
  • Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012....
  • Keuchel sharp, Astros beat Yankees 3-0 in AL wild-card game
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A year ago, no one could've pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium....
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