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Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
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Time for our annual inquiry about fall, so please let us know what your favorite part of the season might be..
 Cooler Weather for sure
 Fall foilage
 Holidays and Traditions
 Harvest Season is Nearly Over
 All of the above
 Reasons of my own

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  • Cyberattack knocks out Amazon, Twitter
    Twitter and Amazon were unreachable for a portion of Friday morning due to a denial of service attack. Dyn, a major DNS host, posted the following Monday morning. "This attack is mainly impacting US East and is impacting Managed DNS customer in this region. Our Engineers are continuing to work on mitigating this issue," Domain Name Servers help translate a website link into an IP address computers understand. Amazon said it found the cause, but didn't disclose it, of an elevated number of errors related to accessing its cloud services in a main East Coast server hub due to DNS issues. Other websites affected include Tumblr and Spotify. At 9:37 a.m. EST, Dyn said "services been restored to normal."
  • Trump, Clinton Trade Caustic Barbs at Roast
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded sharp barbs and brutal takedowns Thursday, the night after their final debate, during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York. (Oct. 21)
  • Video: Granbury Cop Saves 3-Year-Old's Life After Boy Stops Breathing
    Video: Granbury Cop Saves 3-Year-Old's Life After Boy Stops Breathing
  • 11th death due to Takata air bags reported in the US
    The U.S. government is confirming another death due to the rupture of an air bag made by Takata Corp.
  • IS jihadists attack Iraq's Kirkuk in Mosul diversion
    Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) -
  • Mixed reactions after Trump says he may not accept result
    After the final presidential debate, talk in the spin room focused on Donald Trump's claim he might not accept the result of the election. .
  • The Nintendo Switch Is Shaking Up the Gaming World
    Nintendo is throwing down the gauntlet in the gaming world, announcing its new hybrid mobile gaming console, called the Switch.
  • 'Lucky Pennies' Worth $1,000 Hidden in Major Cities
    One hundred "lucky pennies" are hiding in 10 major cities across the country and if you find them, you'll receive a cash prize of $1,000.
  • NY Giants Kicker ‘I’m a wife abuser, porn addict’: police docs
    NY Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to abusing his wife, viewing himself as "God" and his wife a "slave" and a porn addiction, according to police documents and reported by TMZ. Brown's personal journal, letters and emails were included in his domestic violence case in King County, Washington branching from a 2015 arrest. Brown was charged with 4th degree assault and domestic violence after an incident with his ex-wife but the charge was eventually dropped. Now, the documents have gone public. Josh Brown, journal entry obtained by SNY.tv. The NFL suspended Brown from the season opener without pay for the arrest, noting a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
  • Facebook Expands 'Marketplace' One Stop Spot For Shopping
    A new feature to Facebook allows users to Browse to buy, sell stuff, and search local surroundings. Alyse Barker (@IamAlyseBarker) has the story.
  • Flood waters finally recede in North Carolina
    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says the state is in recovery mode with flood waters finally receding after Hurricane Matthew. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Clinton and Trump Clash in Crucial Final Debate
    In a contentious third and final debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred on everything from their experience to foreign policy to whether Trump will accept the results of next month's presidential election. Trump refused to answer. (Oct. 20)
Activities set to begin Monday in Rector and Piggott
Red Ribbon Week Set at Local Schools (10/20/16)
Activities set to begin Monday in Rector and Piggott
QC Updated on Bridge Work, Declare Vacancy (10/20/16)
Vacancy declared for Bradshaw and Haywood Township constable
Early Voting Set to Begin Monday (10/20/16)
Early ballots may be cast beginning Monday, Oct. 24, at county clerk's office
Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet Held (10/20/16)
Annual awards handed-out, table contest winner named
Harvest Hoedown Set by CCAD (10/20/16)
Gary Prince and Sugar Creek Band to perform at fundraiser
Dash Cam Effort Underway for CCSD (10/20/16)
NEARK Rod and Gun Club makes $500 donation toward effort
Johnson Celebrates Milestone at Piggott Library (10/13/16)
Completes 35 years of service to local patrons
Homecoming Set for RHS and PHS (10/13/16)
Activities set in conjunction with annual observance
Annual PES Fall Fest is Set (10/13/16)
Popular annual festival set for Friday behind Piggott Elementary
School Boards Handle Variety of Items (10/13/16)
Piggott, Rector and Marmaduke boards all in session
Annual Rickman/Brown 5K is Set (10/13/16)
Alzheimer's research to benefit as annual run/walk is to be a costume event
Piggott FFA Livestock Team Enjoys Success (10/13/16)
Earn ribbons and trophies at Clay County Fair, NEARK District Fair
Murder Charges Filed in Sunday's Chase Fatal (10/06/16)
Huffines and Mamino ordered held for murder in death of Piggott woman
Deadline For Voter Registration Extended One Day (10/06/16)
Deadline now Tuesday, Oct. 11, due to Columbus Day holiday
A Community Comes Together (10/06/16)
Rector residents gather to help one of their own
"Living Legend" to Visit Region (10/06/16)
Renovated locomotive to make stop in Piggott
Rector Council Discusses Upgrades to FD (10/06/16)
Sale of armory to school district now official
Police Chase Claims Life of Piggott Woman (10/03/16)
Deputy injured in tragic mishap at Rector Sunday
Piggott Council Hears Positive Financial Update (09/29/16)
Lower electric rates for Piggott customers on the horizon
Effort Means New Life for Merry-Go-Round (09/29/16)
Returned to old location in Rector Memorial Park
Clay County Clerk's Office Preps for General Election (09/29/16)
Voter records now being updated for upcoming election
Long-time Local Farmer, School Board President, Vangilder Dead at 70 (09/29/16)
Rector area native dies following lengthy illness
Native American Day Held at MKPM (09/29/16)
Local museum hosts 13th annual observance
Clay County Fair Wraps-Up Saturday (09/22/16)
Fair parade, demolition derby draw big crowds
Rector Council Updated on Water System, Discuss Carnival (09/22/16)
Upgrades to water system one step closer to reality
National Headlines
  • Flood victims face major challenges as early voting begins
    As Keith and Felicia Scott looked at the ruins of their flooded-out house in North Carolina, the mold growing up the walls and the loose floorboards lying waterlogged at their feet, the presidential election was about the furthest thing from their minds....
  • South Africa's move on ICC raises concerns of African exodus
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa on Friday reversed its early support for the International Criminal Court and said it will submit a parliamentary bill to withdraw from it, raising concerns of a possible African exodus that would undermine a human rights tribunal accused by some African leaders of unfairly targeting their continent....
  • 50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future....
  • Medical evacuations from Aleppo fail to materialize
    BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said planned medical evacuations haven't begun as planned because of a lack of security assurances from the warring sides....
  • Hostility, geniality mix as Trump, Clinton meet at event
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sharply at odds over the Republican's assertions that he may not concede if he loses on Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton chose cutting jabs over lighthearted teasing as they came face-to-face at a fundraiser. Yet both showed flashes of willingness to see beyond their bitter election battle, the archbishop who sat between them said Friday....
  • IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight
    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul....
  • Mascot Hall of Fame gives furry cheerleaders a spotlight
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Do you prefer Chicago's Benny the Bull or Boston's Wally the Green Monster? The deviousness of Arizona State's Sparky the Sun Devil or the goofiness of South Carolina's Cocky? Or maybe you're more traditional, and like Penn State's Nittany Lion. If you're offbeat, go for Stanford's Tree....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
  • A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy
    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) -- There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind....
  • Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One win away. Two chances at home. Seven decades of waiting....
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