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Mid-May closing to affect 70 local jobs
Closure of Local Darling Plant Announced (02/26/15)
Mid-May closing to affect 70 local jobs
Local Departments Battle House Fires (02/26/15)
Cold conditions hamper firefighting efforts
Piggott City Council Welcomes New Member (02/26/15)
Benbrook attends first meeting as newest alderman
RCC to Host Chili-Cook Off Fundraiser (02/26/15)
Event offers perfect cure for cabin fever
QC Talks Peco Road, Raises at Monthly Meeting (02/26/15)
JP's hold regular monthly meeting at Corning
Piggott Firefighters Respond to Blaze (02/23/15)
Firemen battle blaze, cold conditions, in early morning call
Darling Announces Closure of Piggott Facility (02/20/15)
Mid-May closure affects 70 local jobs
Winter Storm Octavia Impacts Region (02/19/15)
Snow, sleet and freezing rain leave region coated
Rep. Jett: Threat to Public Education Real (02/19/15)
Lawmaker notes vouchers, charter schools could take money from local districts
Local Wish-A-Thon Effort a Big Success (02/19/15)
Collection points in Rector and Piggott help cause
Single Parent Scholarships Awarded in Clay County (02/19/15)
Three recipients benefit from county program for spring semester
Renshaw to Speak at Paragould Meteorite Anniversary (02/19/15)
Event set to mark anniversary of Greene County meteorite
Winter Weather Disrupts Basketball Schedule (02/17/15)
District tournament games postponed due to Winter Storm Octavia
Winter Storm Octavia Rolls Through Region (02/16/15)
Sleet, snow and sub-zero conditions from President's Day storm system for cancellations and postponements.
Two County Men Die in Separate Crashes (02/12/15)
Greenway man dies in two vehicle crash, while Corning man killed in a separate accident.
CCAC Night of Chocolate a Sweet Success (02/12/15)
Dinner and mystery theatre event a crowd favorite
Annual Rector Chili Cook-Off Pays Tribute to Ryan Rogers (02/12/15)
Event renamed to honor first-ever winner of annual fundraiser
HPMEC Introduces Art Contest Winners (02/12/15)
PHS's Crittenden garners third place honors
PHS Art Club Tours Little Rock Museums (02/12/15)
Students benefit from grant, enjoy December field trip
Sports Editor, Quorum Court Member Dies Friday (02/05/15)
Community mourns loss of Ryan Rogers, dead at age 35
Piggott Native Promoted to Colonel (02/05/15)
Longtime National Guard member Damon Cluck "pinned" in ceremony at Camp Robinson
RHS Marks Basketball Homecoming (02/05/15)
Royalty reigns as Cougars post overtime win to celebrate homecoming
PHS Marks Basketball Homecoming (02/05/15)
Capacity crowd enjoys victory over Corning
CCAC Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Event at Hand (02/05/15)
Few tickets remain for upcoming fundraiser
National Headlines
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    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay....
  • Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election
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  • Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not - and could not - fully understand his nation's vital security concerns....
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    NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet connection was probably still dial-up and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist....
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming
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  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists....
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