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Large crowd on hand for annual dinner meeting, awards recognition
Piggott Chamber Banquet, Awards Ceremony Held (10/23/14)
Large crowd on hand for annual dinner meeting, awards recognition
Grant to Aid Updates at Chalk Bluff (10/23/14)
State grant monies for needed updates to facilities thanks to local lawmakers
PHS Marks Homecoming (10/23/14)
Annual activities held Friday, Oct. 17
Red Ribbon Week Set at Local Schools (10/23/14)
Activities and observances set at both local districts
Computers 4 Kids Delivers to PES (10/23/14)
Over two dozen families earn computers through training program
CCSD Receives Grant For New Vehicle (10/16/14)
New patrol vehicle to be acquired thanks to GIF funding
Area Impacted by Strong Storms (10/16/14)
Thousands of dollars in damages to homes and crops from squall line Monday
PHS Marks Football Homecoming (10/16/14)
Festivities set for Friday for Mohawk homecoming
RES Students Enjoy Toys of the Imagination (10/16/14)
Lego League stimulating creativity for GT students
Local School Boards Welcome New Members (10/16/14)
Trail and Roberts join Rector and Piggott boards
Dangerous Weather System Plows Through NEARK (10/13/14)
Frontal system already blamed for one death in state
Homecoming Set at Rector High School (10/09/14)
Royalty assembly, game with EPC set for Friday
Former President Clinton Speaks at ASU (10/09/14)
Offers encouragement to young people to vote
PHS Program Receives State Recognition (10/09/14)
ADE recognizes effort for five years of improved scores
Annual 5Klay Run for Fun Held (10/09/14)
Hearty group of runners and walkers take part in fundraiser
Winetasting to Benefit HPMEC (10/09/14)
Event highlights upcoming Paris trip, to be held at Jonesboro
Scott captures state golf crown (10/08/14)
Kade Scott of Rector emerged victorious in the 2A state golf tournament at Thunder Bayou in Blytheville Wednesday afternoon. Scott, a junior, fired a 72 on the day, winning the championship by an impressive six strokes The Times-Democrat extends its congratulations to Scott for his outstanding performance. A more detailed story will appear in the Oct. 15 edition of the Times-Democrat...
Roberts Edges Rahn In School Board Runoff (10/07/14)
Runoff held for term on Piggott School Board
Annual 5Klay Run for Fun Saturday at Fairgrounds (10/03/14)
5K run/walk fundraiser for Fair Association is scheduled
Rickman/Brown Memorial 5K a Success (10/02/14)
Turnout and weather good for annual fundraiser
RES Gets High Tech Teaching Aids (10/02/14)
Rector students learn with new laptops
Deadline Friday for Chamber Tickets (10/02/14)
Annual Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce banquet is Oct. 14
Early Voting Underway in Piggott School Board Election (10/02/14)
Runoff election set for Oct. 7
Accident claims life of Rector man (10/01/14)
A tragic accident has claimed the life of a Rector man early Tuesday morning, according to a report issued by the Arkansas State Police. Adam Wheeler, 25, was killed following a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by Andrew Paul Mross of Paragould. ...
Rickman/Brown Memorial 5K at Hand (09/25/14)
Proceeds from 2014 event to benefit PES student Dayton Gilkison
National Headlines
  • After attacks, Canada balances security, openness
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower....
  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said....
  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa....
  • Remains belong to missing Virginia student
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge....
  • US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies....
  • College player fights tumor for moment on court
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today....
  • Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,...
  • Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud - even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits....
  • Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
    MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply....
  • Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs
    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria....
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