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Arkansas Agriculture Department Announces Arkansas Festival Grant Program

The Arkansas Agriculture Department will administer $45,000 in one-time funding made available to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission for Arkansas festivals featuring an agricultural or forestry product, commerce, or…

Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on Arkansas

Arkansas has felt the impact of the federal government shutdown, however it is not as drastic for us as it is for other states.  California, for example, is a state…

National Wildlife Refuges Closed Due to Federal Government Lapse in Appropriations

The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on September 30, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is very much aware that any lapse in appropriations…

Corps Temporarily Suspends Arkansas River Recreational Lock Closures Until Further Notice

Because of the government shutdown and furloughs, the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is temporarily suspending recreational lock closures at all Arkansas River locks. “All locks on the…

House of Representative Learn More About Health Care Independence Act

This week, members learned more about where we stand on the biggest issue that was before us during the recent legislative session.  That is the implementation of the Health Care…

Judge Cox Signs Arkansas County Fair Proclamation

Judge Cox Signs Arkansas County Fair Proclamation

Judge Glenn “Sonny” Cox signed a proclamation for the Arkansas County Fair on August 26, 2013 with Ruby Allen and Bill Paxton present. Judge Cox says that this is the…

ARKANSAS HIGHWAY COMMISSION APPROVES BID FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN ARKANSAS COUNTY

  The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Arkansas County, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. The purpose…

DWI Class

Attention to all who have gotten a DWI, DUI or MIP and were sentenced to take a DWI safety class. The Drug and Alcohol Safety Education Program will be holding…

Arkansas County 200 Year Anniversary Meeting Minutes Monday, June 17, 2013

  Meeting was called to order by Judge Sonny Cox and pledge of allegiance was recited by the attendees. Judge Cox had the elected officials and the remaining attendees introduce…

Between the Lines

By Brenda Blagg Arkansas’ U.S. senators ended up on different sides of last week’s hugely significant vote on immigration reform. Is their thinking really that far apart? Or is it…