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Hog-farm rule for watershed given hearing

Proposal rewritten to allow legislators to revisit it in ’20

Subscriber onlyA joint meeting of the Legislature's Public Health, Welfare and Labor committees reviewed with no objection Monday a proposal to ban new medium or large hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed for the next five years. Continue reading...

UA posts online ad for leader

Website outlines chancellor search

Subscriber onlyThe long list of qualities necessary to lead the state's largest university includes attributes like communication and budget skills, according to a job advertisement for the chancellor position at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Construction of Bentonville district school said on time

Subscriber onlyConstruction of the Bentonville School District's West High School -- with a 2,200-seat gymnasium that would qualify it to host a state high school championship -- is on schedule and going smoothly despite some challenges presented by the weather, officials said. Continue reading...

Mountain bike group plans Lake Fayetteville trail project

Subscriber onlyMembers of the Ozark Off Road Cyclists mountain biking club are planning some major improvements to the roughly 7-mile soft-surface trail at Lake Fayetteville they've built and maintained for the past several years. Continue reading...

Washington County shelter ends dog transfer program, seeks alternative

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County animal shelter is no longer a member of a PetSmart Charities program that had helped ease overcrowding by taking hundreds of dogs in the past year, the shelter's director said Monday. Continue reading...

Springdale aldermen take steps toward parking changes

Subscriber onlySpringdale aldermen took steps Monday toward more regulations for parking vehicles. Continue reading...

Subdivision plan reviewed

New Lowell neighborhood will consist of 329 lots if approved

Subscriber onlyThe Lowell Planning Commission reviewed plans Tuesday for the first neighborhood to come before it in about two years. Continue reading...

County expects War Eagle Bridge costs in November

Engineer to present plan to Committee of the Whole

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials expect to know by November what to do and how much it will cost to rehabilitate the historic War Eagle Bridge. Continue reading...

Washington County panel clears firing; case has ties to lawsuits

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County officials were justified in firing the county's purchasing manager last month, a Quorum Court committee ruled Monday afternoon in a case that's tied to several ongoing civil rights lawsuits against the county. Continue reading...

Charges dropped in jail torture case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Charges against a Springdale man accused with involvement in the jail rape and torture of a cellmate were dismissed Monday after the victim refused to testify at trial, Washington County prosecutors said. Continue reading...

Rogers school adds volleyball courts, fitness area

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- The School District and the city teamed up recently to provide students and the rest of the community another place to play volleyball outdoors. Continue reading...

Cave Springs man sentenced to 12 years in prison

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Cave Springs man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. Continue reading...

Man sentenced to 60 years for rape, murder

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- A Fort Smith man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty in Sebastian County Circuit Court to murder and rape charges in the death of his 2½-year-old niece. Continue reading...

Chicken cook to benefit Rogers football team

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Whitey's Chicken Cookin' Crew will be back at the pit Saturday barbecuing for the Rogers High School football team, according to a news release. Continue reading...

Governor files intent to commute life sentence

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday his intention to commute the sentence of a Grady man who is serving life in prison for possessing methamphetamine. Continue reading...

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