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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Summer storm on Wednesday results in damage reports
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
Pollard Picnic Draws Good Crowds (07/16/14)
Good turnout for annual New Hope Cemetery fundraiser, despite heat and humidity
Annual St. Francis Picnic is at Hand (07/16/14)
Full schedule awaits visitors on Saturday, July 19
County And Cities Benefit From Sales Tax Dollars (07/16/14)
First returns in from tax approved last October
Meeting Set to Focus On Downtown Rector (07/16/14)
Main Street Arkansas effort coming to Clay County
Magee Seeks Re-Election as Piggott City Clerk (07/16/14)
Announces candidacy for third term in office
Area Seniors Compete in Jonesboro Event (07/16/14)
Rector and Piggott teams take part in Wii bowling tourney at Turtle Creek Mall
Piggott Library Wraps Up Successful Summer Reading Effort (07/16/14)
Annual summer reading program a big success, record numbers of kids reached
Local Team Ropers Competing at NHSFR (07/15/14)
Haney and Murray set to rope at 66th annual event in Wyoming
Piggott Celebrates Fourth of July With Annual Picnic (07/10/14)
Large crowds and moderate weather spell success for annual fundraiser
Rector Museum Grows Through Donations (07/10/14)
Special donors to museum make expansion project possible
Annual Pollard Picnic at Hand (07/10/14)
Full schedule of pageants, activities set for Saturday
Summer Reading Program at Success at Rector Library (07/10/14)
Hundreds turn out for popular summer reading program
Ultimate Oldies Returns to Rector (07/10/14)
Tickets on sale for popular showcase of talent
Piggott Celebrates With Annual Picnic (07/05/14)
Fourth of July Picnic enjoys great weather, crowds
World War II Veterans to Lead Piggott Parade (07/03/14)
Tim Tanner and Norman Steward named Grand Marshals for Piggott Fourth of July parade
Piggott Mayor, Regional Leader, Gerald Morris Dies at Age 80 (07/03/14)
City and region continue to mourn sudden death of Morris
Dr. Clopton, Renowned Physician and RHS grad, Dead at 81 (07/03/14)
Considered the dean of physicians in Northeast Arkansas
4-H Sets Terrific Tuesday Schedule (07/03/14)
Variety of offerings on consecutive Tuesdays in July at fairgrounds
National Headlines
  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter....
  • Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena....
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
  • ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
    NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack....
  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973....
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia....
  • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion....
  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing....
  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy....
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict....
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