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LR schools seeking facilities-plan input

1-year study only 1st step, board says

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock School Board's unanimous vote last week to accept the results of a year-long facilities study from its consultants is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to upgrade the campuses in the state's largest school district. Continue reading...

Future bright for span's lights

County seeks bids to replace Big Dam Bridge’s bulbs

Subscriber onlyAfter eight years of illuminating the night along the Arkansas River, the fading lights across the Big Dam Bridge are soon to be replaced. Continue reading...

UAM's credits for teens disputed

Enrollment taking hit, PB college says

Subscriber onlyA Pine Bluff-area community college has complained to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board that a four-year university offering concurrent enrollment at a nearby high school has encroached on its service area and created friction in the community. Continue reading...

For Texan, 81, the Hotel Pines 'was my palace'

PB officials say interest is building to restore landmark

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF -- As a young girl, Trudy Sanders of Spring, Texas, enjoyed swinging around the large columns that anchor the Hotel Pines' facade to Main Street in downtown Pine Bluff. Her mother scolded her, but the little girl couldn't resist holding on to the ornate pillars and twirling around as fast as she could. Continue reading...

Benton deal revives 80-year-old stadium

Subscriber onlyBENTON -- After two years in the dark, C.W. Lewis Stadium will shine again. Continue reading...

Homes, Curious George featured in NLR exhibits

Subscriber onlyStarting Tuesday, a history of American houses and what details make them into homes is the theme of an exhibit at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock. Also, a back-story exhibit on the Curious George children's books will go on display at the library's Argenta branch. Continue reading...

Group submits a petition to vote on Spa City water

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- A petition for an initiated ordinance to halt the city's efforts to acquire additional water from DeGray Lake, unless approved by voters, has been submitted to the Hot Springs city clerk's office. Continue reading...

Labor Day closings

Subscriber onlyThe following state, federal and local government offices’ schedules may be affected by the Labor Day holiday. Continue reading...

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Police beat

Subscriber onlyMan held in aiming,firing pistol at park Continue reading...

Baths soothe ruffled feathers

Subscriber onlyAlthough adults know better than to attribute human feelings to animals, it's hard not to believe that birds are playing when they splash about in a puddle after a summer rain. Continue reading...

Professor pens book on Petit Jean park

Subscriber onlyPetit Jean State Park's such a popular destination for hiking and camping it's easy to forget what a puzzling place the mountain can be. Continue reading...

Minuteman Cross Country race hits ground running

Subscriber onlyRoad races are a dime a dozen in central Arkansas. Nearly every weekend there's at least one 10K, 5K, 2K or other "K" in which runners can increase their speed and decrease their time. Continue reading...

Extended stays at youth lockup off state's radar

Division doesn’t track them

Subscriber onlyHe was 13 when he entered the state's largest youth lockup. Continue reading...

Piggybacking online-sales-tax bill gains traction

Subscriber onlySome members of the Arkansas delegation said last week that attaching a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases to a more popular measure may be enough to get it approved this year after a decade of trying. Continue reading...