Bill Bowden

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Slape wins in House seat runoff

Deputy Wheeler prevails in Newton County sheriff race

Subscriber onlyDuring his 12 years as Newton County sheriff, Keith Slape survived a plot to kidnap his son and an 80-mph collision with an elk. Continue reading...

Education notebook

Subscriber onlyGovernor to salute learning program Continue reading...

Education notebook

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Wagon train hits the dusty trail; group harnesses horse power for 71-mile trek in state

Subscriber onlyNine wagons and about 60 horseback riders left Harrison on Friday morning on a six-day, 71-mile trip to Springdale. Continue reading...

Slape's winner in House runoff

His sheriff’s post goes to deputy

Subscriber onlyDuring his 12 years as Newton County sheriff, Keith Slape survived a plot to kidnap his son and an 80-mile-per-hour collision with an elk. Continue reading...

Artist at helm of boat project at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Subscriber onlyArtist Nancy Rubins spent three weeks in Bentonville working on Monochrome II. Besides canoes, the sculpture includes aluminum rowboats, jon boats and Instaboats, which are portable folding boats. Dents, scrapes and holes just give the boats more texture and character. Continue reading...

Small Arkansas town yearning to dim the lights; LED shift holds jarring cost

Subscriber only Arkansas' smallest incorporated town is suffering from light pollution. Continue reading...

Left disabled after beating by police during '16 arrest, Arkansas man says in lawsuit

Subscriber onlyA Sharp County man has filed a lawsuit saying police officers beat him so badly during a 2016 arrest that he is permanently disabled as a result. Continue reading...

Tunnel under town’s parking lot collapses

Subscriber onlyA tunnel has collapsed underneath a parking lot on Main Street in Eureka Springs. Continue reading...

8 houses 1st of 26 to go up, aid poor in state; vision is low-cost village

Subscriber onlyEight small houses sprang up last week among the 60-foot-tall pine trees on Passion Play Road. Continue reading...

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Kenny Underdown of Alpena gets horses ready Friday morning to pull his wagon 71 miles from Harrison ...

Kenny Underdown of Alpena gets horses ready Friday morning to pull his wagon 71 miles from Harrison to Springdale. Underdown is wa...

Published: June 23, 2018

Underdown and his granddaughter, Raegan Lair, are in the lead wagon waiting for the Harrison Roundup...

Underdown and his granddaughter, Raegan Lair, are in the lead wagon waiting for the Harrison Roundup Club Annual Wagon Train to be...

Published: June 23, 2018

Charlie Bookout, one of the owners of The Carpenter Building in Gentry, stands in front of the build...

Charlie Bookout, one of the owners of The Carpenter Building in Gentry, stands in front of the building Friday. The building is be...

Published: April 9, 2018

A poster advertising American Made outside the Silver Screen Theater in Mena on Wednesday.

A poster advertising American Made outside the Silver Screen Theater in Mena on Wednesday.

Published: October 1, 2017

Cathie Brown removes pies Friday from the oven at the Oark Grocery and Cafe, where she works. Brown ...

Cathie Brown removes pies Friday from the oven at the Oark Grocery and Cafe, where she works. Brown hasn't been able to get to her...

Published: May 7, 2017

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