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Letter: Congregation thankful for pastor’s leadership

Jun 15, 2016 9:26am

When Pastor Robert R. Shelton decided to give up his traveling evangelism and put down some roots, he pastored a church at Branch until God sent him to us at First Baptist Church of Alma in May of...

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State Capitol in review - Feb. 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016 10:13am

The number of inmates in state prison units continues to increase, as does the number of parolees who are released early for reasons such as good behavior.

As the parole board’s workload has...

Legislative digest - Feb. 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016 10:12am

Black History Month is an annual celebration during the month of February to highlight the achievements by black Americans. The event grew from a weeklong celebration which historian Carter G....

Another perspective - Feb. 13, 2016

Feb 13, 2016 5:05am

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” is the official position taken by the National Rifle Association. This view has been soundly discredited by Mother Jones...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016 10:57am

Arkansas students who are college bound continued to show improvement on tests that determine whether they need to take remedial courses in order to bring their academics up to college level.

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Legislative digest - Feb. 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016 10:56am

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Arkansas. While anyone, including children, can develop heart disease there are many ways to reduce your risk and lower complications.

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View from the bottom rung - Feb. 6, 2016

Feb 06, 2016 5:05am

A few weeks ago I wrote an article which I titled the “Liars Club” about the pervading dishonesty of politics up at Washington, D.C., especially that of the Obama Administration over the last...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 3, 2016

Feb 03, 2016 2:14pm

According to the Arkansas Education Department, there are eight academic subject areas this school year in which the state has a shortage of licensed teachers.

That means qualified teachers...

Legislative digest - Feb. 3, 2016

Feb 03, 2016 2:13pm

Since many of you will be filing your taxes over the next few months, we want to remind you about legislation passed to help protect you from unnecessary fees and fraud.

In 2009, the General...

View from the bottom rung - Jan. 23, 2016

Jan 23, 2016 5:05am

Another year done gone, two years older. Say hey? But as anyone fortunate enough to have lived long enough to be called a relic of a bygone era knows, a year chips away at a man’s stamina and...

Legislative digest - Jan. 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016 5:06am

Children with special needs have gifts and talents. Our challenge in education is to ensure these students have the tools to unleash these talents and reach their full potential. Close to 12...

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