Bill Bowden

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Pine Bluff Schools' ex-chief back for five days

Fired PB official to fix retiree snag

Subscriber onlyA Pine Bluff School District superintendent who was fired last year is returning to work for five days as part of a court settlement. Continue reading...

State schools welcome migrants

603 unaccompanied children arrive in 3 years, study shows

Subscriber onlyAt least 603 unaccompanied children from Central America were placed with sponsors in Arkansas over the past three years, according to data compiled by The Associated Press. Continue reading...

Bentonville festival to feature 70 films

Subscriber only There will be some changes in the Bentonville Film Festival's sophomore year. Continue reading...

Child expert, Head Start influencer Caldwell dies

Subscriber onlyBettye McDonald Caldwell, a pioneer in early childhood development whose research helped lead to the creation of Project Head Start, died Sunday at her home in Little Rock. She was 91. Continue reading...

Days fleeting for 1931 span as time, rust take their toll

Subscriber onlyRust is slowly replacing the faded green paint on an 85-year-old bridge over the Buffalo National River. Continue reading...

Park Service opposes permit shift

Public input on big feeding farms would be less, hearing told

Subscriber onlyJASPER -- The National Park Service opposes Arkansas' draft plan to continue issuing "general permits" for concentrated animal feeding operations. Continue reading...

Hillary Clinton's Olds: How much?

Car’s owner sees fork in road on sale

Subscriber onlyFor sale: 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Brougham with 33,090 miles and blue crushed-velour seats. Continue reading...

Passion Play targets college crowd

Eureka Springs attraction aims to re-inspire religion

Subscriber onlyThe president of The Great Passion Play wants to attract more college students to the production near Eureka Springs. Continue reading...

Mule sale barn among 9 sites pitched for historic list

Subscriber onlyA mule sale barn and a concrete road are among the nine Arkansas properties nominated this year for the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading...

Hunter pleads innocent to murder

Eureka Springs man says he feared for his life before firing

Subscriber onlyA hog hunter accused of fatally shooting a man in rural Carroll County pleaded innocent to first-degree murder charges on Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court in Berryville. Continue reading...

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The old bridge is a safety issue, in particular, because it’s so narrow, said Steve Lawrence, distri...

The old bridge is a safety issue, in particular, because it’s so narrow, said Steve Lawrence, district engineer for the highway de...

Published: April 17, 2016

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to tear down this 85-year-old bridge over t...

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to tear down this 85-year-old bridge over the Buffalo National River in N...

Published: April 17, 2016

Contractor Buddy Shute is working on an expansion for the Kingston Community Library, which official...

Contractor Buddy Shute is working on an expansion for the Kingston Community Library, which officials say has outgrown its space. ...

Published: February 7, 2016

The Kingston Community Library is being expanded and the work should be complete by the end of Febru...

The Kingston Community Library is being expanded and the work should be complete by the end of February. The library, on the Kings...

Published: February 7, 2016

Linda Davidson, director of the Kingston Community Library, and Buddy Shute, a contractor, discuss t...

Linda Davidson, director of the Kingston Community Library, and Buddy Shute, a contractor, discuss the library’s expansion on Thur...

Published: February 7, 2016

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