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As fall approaches which of these choices of football games do you prefer?
 High School or even Junior High
 Elite High School teams
 Any level college team
 Upper Level college teams
 Any professional game, including arena football, CFL and such
 The National Football League
 Don't care about football

Top News Videos
  • US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, but the mission failed the Obama administration disclosed Wednesday. (Aug. 20)
  • Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson
    Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol says protest crowds were much smaller in Ferguson, Missouri. He says six people were arrested on Wednesday night, compared to 47 the night before. (Aug. 21)
  • CHP Takes Action Against Officer In Beating
    CHP Takes Action Against Officer In Beating
  • Palestinian flag hung from Manhattan Bridge
    A Palestinian flag that read "Boycott, Divest, Sanction" hung from the Manhattan Bridge Wednesday evening.
  • Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended
    Contains graphic video. A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them. (Aug. 21)
  • Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide
    Rescue and relief efforts continued in Hiroshima on Thursday, a day after a series of deadly landslides that left several missing, according to Japanese police. (Aug. 21)
  • Holder Hopes to Bring Calm to Ferguson
    US Attorney General Eric Holder says he hopes to bring calm to Ferguson, Missouri by assuring residents that a thorough federal investigation is being conducted into the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (Aug. 21)
  • Man Carrying Umbrella Prompts Gun Scare At University
    A man carrying an umbrella caused a gun scare at Cal State University San Marcos Wednesday, prompting campus police to order students and faculty to shelter in place. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department sent ten units to the campus at about 9 a.m. after receiving reports that a bald white man wearing a black shirt and jeans was seen carrying a long weapon, possibly a rifle. Campus police said they located the man shortly after 9 a.m. He was carrying an umbrella, not a weapon.
  • Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit
    Attorney General Eric Holder met with college students and Ferguson residents during a trip to Missouri following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old. Holder sought to provide assurance he's taking the quest for justice seriously. (Aug. 20)
  • GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man
    Philip Balboni, CEO of GlobalPost, the news agency where journalist James Foley was freelancing, told reporters that Foley will be remembered as an incredibly brave journalist. (Aug. 20)
  • Father Of Texas 'Affluenza’ Teen Arrested
    Father Of Texas 'Affluenza’ Teen Arrested
  • President Obama talks about who James Foley was
    President Obama talks about the career and family Foley loved before his tragic death at the hands of ISIS.
Ballot set for fall, contested races develop
Municipal Filing Deadline Passes (08/14/14)
Ballot set for fall, contested races develop
Cagle Shines at State Pageant (08/14/14)
Chosen as Ms. Senior Arkansas, set to represent state
Coyle, French Complete Long Careers at PES (08/14/14)
Long time local teachers combined for a total of 67 productive years in the classroom
Ultimate Oldies Coming to Rector (08/14/14)
Popular performance to be part of Labor Day festivities
HPMEC to Host Lost Generation Dinner (08/14/14)
Event to benefit museum's educational efforts
84th Annual Greenway Picnic a Success (08/07/14)
Erica Cluck crowned Miss Greenway for 2014
New Truck for Greenway FD (08/07/14)
New unit on display at annual picnic
Roofe Seeks Rector Mayor Post (08/07/14)
Municipal filing period continues
Carnival Coming to Clay County Fair (08/07/14)
Armband sales underway as carnival scheduled for annual fair
Plans Continue for Rector Labor Day Events (08/07/14)
Pre-registration for 5K underway, pageant schedule announced
Minis Takes the States Tour Visits Clay County (08/07/14)
Coast-to-coast Mini tour travels through region en route to Boston
Mini Takes the States Tour Visits Region (08/04/14)
Over 1,000 Mini's passing through en route to Boston
Summer Storm Pounds Area (07/31/14)
Wind damage widespread from late-July system
Annual Greenway Picnic is Set (07/31/14)
1953 GHS Tiger basketball team honored
Municipal Filing Period Continues (07/31/14)
Candidates continue to file for local positions
Tax Free Weekend at Hand in Arkansas (07/31/14)
State and local taxes exempt on back-to-school items
EBC Hosting Puppet Show (07/31/14)
Solid Rock Puppet Ministry to perform at local church
Storm System Brings Wind Damage to Region (07/24/14)
Summer storm on Wednesday results in damage reports
Big Crowds Enjoy Annual St. Francis Picnic (07/24/14)
Great weather for annual fundraiser for Hall and Gravel Hill cemeteries.
Revitalizing Downtown Rector a Team Effort (07/24/14)
Funding and guidance being offered to aid with organizing project
Stuff the Box School Supply Drive Underway (07/24/14)
Donations to effort will benefit local students
Local Minister, Author Meets Van Impes (07/24/14)
Shelton invited to visit at ministry headquarters in Michigan
National Headlines
  • Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services....
  • 5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists....
  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81
    DUBLIN (AP) -- Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81....
  • WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
  • US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say....
  • Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race....
  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards....
  • Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes
    There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles....
  • Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left....
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