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For parents and guardians of students. How much do you estimate "back-to-school" cost you this year?
 More than $50
 More than $100
 More than $150
 More than $200
 More than $300
 More than $400
 More than $500
 No clue, but a lot.

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Aldermen also updated on MLWS projects and new fire truck
Piggott Council Reviews Parks and Recreation (08/27/15)
Aldermen also updated on MLWS projects and new fire truck
Ultimate Oldies, Full Weekend of Fun Set for Labor Day (08/27/15)
Annual Rector Labor Day Picnic and celebration at hand
County Residents Critically Injured in Crash (08/27/15)
Two vehicle accident occurred at Corning Y
Former Rector Man Arrested in Harrisburg Murder (08/27/15)
Farmer charged with Aug. 8 murder in Poinsett County
Wagon Journey Subject of New Book (08/27/15)
Free download offered to Kindle users
Car-Train Crash Claims Life of Piggott Man (08/20/15)
Fatal accident Sunday at Lincoln Street crossing
Possible Changes with Ambulance Service Could Affect Rector (08/20/15)
Medic One request may affect AMMC service to Rector, Corning
Classes Resume at Area Schools (08/20/15)
Students return to the classroom for 2015-16 school year
Piggott Mourns Loss of Former City Leaders (08/20/15)
Death claims former alderman and retired city clerk
Walker Reunited with Daughter (08/20/15)
Lost daughter located after 46 year search
Piggott Man Killed in Car-Train Accident (08/17/15)
Accident at Lincoln Street crossing claims life of local man
Back To School Time for NEARK (08/13/15)
Classes set to resume Monday across region
Neighbor to Neighbor Clean-Up is Set (08/13/15)
Annual work day set in preparation for Labor Day Picnic
Rescue Task Force Seeks Donations (08/13/15)
Equipment needed for use with new grain bin rescue tube
Area School Boards Get Set for Classes (08/13/15)
Boards hire staff, make purchases for coming school year
Gurley Benefitting from Summer Learning Experience (08/13/15)
PHS grad serving internship with Extension Agent Andy Vangilder
85th Annual Greenway Picnic Held (08/06/15)
Courtney Roberts, of Holcomb, crowned Miss Greenway 2015
Piggott MLWS Installing New Generation Meters (08/06/15)
Radio-read metering system promises accuracy and less labor
Rector Council Hears Request From Fire Department (08/06/15)
Committee formed to study use of armory
HPMEC Hosts Special Veterans Retreat (08/06/15)
Local museum hosts first-ever writer's retreat for veterans
Plans Continue for Rector Labor Day Events (08/06/15)
Pageant schedule set, drawing tickets on sale and 5K entries still being taken
National Headlines
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  • Christie tells Fallon he might 'go nuclear' in next debate
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Christie says he's thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate....
  • Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border
    BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb....
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  • Hungary shuts down rail traffic for westward-bound migrants
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  • Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?
    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail time....
  • Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of opposition....
  • Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
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