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Recognized for contributions to the community, dedication to promoting tennis
Seegraves Honored by USTA (01/22/15)
Recognized for contributions to the community, dedication to promoting tennis
Lin Wins Clay County Spelling Bee (01/22/15)
PHS eighth grader wins for second year in a row
Cast Continues to Prep for CCAC Event (01/22/15)
Murder-mystery dinner theatre event set for Feb. 7, tickets now on sale
Love of Art Leads to Trip of a Lifetime (01/22/15)
PHS grad studying abroad in Spain
Rector High Band Members Named All-Region (01/22/15)
Program continues to make great strides
Piggott Firefighters Battle Smoky Blaze (01/16/15)
Firemen respond to fire at trucking company shop Friday
Girl Scout Cookie Sales Underway (01/15/15)
Annual sales effort kicked-off with rally at PCC
Piggott Firefighters Respond to Calls (01/15/15)
House fire, grass fire, reported by PFD
Local School Boards Meet (01/15/15)
Rector and Piggott boards hold first meetings of 2015
Liquor Store Robbery Suspect Nabbed (01/15/15)
Arrest made in recent armed robbery
Lovelace Recognized by McDonalds (01/15/15)
Local owner/operator touted for outstanding performance
Piggott Firefighters Extinguish Mid-Day Blaze (01/09/15)
Fire on Terminal Road prompts temporary closure
Quorum Court Gathers to Begin New Year (01/08/15)
New sheriff and JP attend first meeting of their terms
New Mayor Presides Over First Council Meeting of 2015 (01/08/15)
Mayor Jim Poole, Piggott Aldermen, hold organizational meeting to begin 2015
Rector Council Welcomes New Mayor, Members (01/08/15)
Council holds first meeting of the new year
Alstadt Retires as Piggott Police Chief (01/08/15)
Rector native looks back on long career in local police work
Robbery Suspect Remains At Large (01/08/15)
Corning man still sought for armed robbery of state line liquor store
Piggott Community Hospital Benefits From Grant (12/31/14)
BCBS grant to support improved telemedicine for area patients
Area Financial Pioneer Dies (12/31/14)
Georgia Lingle-Wilson of Piggott dies at age 91, former president of local savings and loan
A Special Holiday Gift to the Arts (12/31/14)
Mobley family donation supports arts for Rector students
DHS Christmas Project a Big Success (12/31/14)
Generosity of many helps nearly 200 county kids during the holidays
2014, The Year in Review (12/31/14)
Part one of this year's look back at the news and happenings of the past 12 months
National Headlines
  • News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis
    A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis....
  • Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy
    DENVER (AP) -- The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter....
  • Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch faces more grilling Thursday as she moves closer to an expected confirmation, following a daylong hearing in which she testified to her independence from President Barack Obama and willingness to work with the Republican-led Congress....
  • Japan studying latest message in Mideast hostage crisis
    TOKYO (AP) -- Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militants....
  • Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation
    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli-Lebanese border is calm but Israel remains on alert a day after the deadliest escalation since the two sides' 2006 war....
  • Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
    DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there....
  • NYC mayor's vibrant deaf interpreter creates his own storm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- They were hanging on his every word - and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions....
  • As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary
    ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag - a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows....
  • Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up....
  • Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows....
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