Bill Bowden

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School chief replaced at Deer/Mount Judea

District wants focus on keeping students

Subscriber onlyThe superintendent of the Deer/Mount Judea School District in Newton County was suspended with pay Monday and an interim superintendent was hired while the district looks for a replacement. Continue reading...

Assessor, aide charged in use of credit cards

2 in Newton County spent $11,504 illegally, filing says

Subscriber onlyThe Newton County assessor and deputy assessor have been arrested on felony theft counts, accused of buying $11,504 in personal items with county credit cards from 2010 through 2015, according to charges filed in Newton County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Arkansas parolee gets 30 years in stabbing of couple

Subscriber onlyA Harrison man pleaded no contest Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court to two counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Continue reading...

Horseback riders seek safe crossing

Bridge plan holds hope for trail below

Subscriber onlyHorseback riders want an underpass so they can safely cross Scenic Arkansas 7 on the Old River Trail in Newton County. Continue reading...

Psychologist was a fighter of injustice

Subscriber onlyA psychologist who fought to protect victims of abuse died Wednesday. Continue reading...

Carroll County's Leach dies at 71

Psychologist was a fighter of injustice

Subscriber onlyA psychologist who fought to protect victims of abuse died Wednesday. Continue reading...

Colorful alderman, 84, dies in Eureka Springs

Subscriber onlyWhen she didn't show up for the Eureka Springs City Council meeting Monday night, police were dispatched to check on Alderman Joyce Zeller. Continue reading...

Options to repair UA Senior Walk hinge on funding

Subscriber onlyThe chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is committed to finding a solution for the crumbling historic sidewalk that leads from the front door of Old Main east toward Arkansas Avenue. Continue reading...

Dogpatch’s asking price drops

Subscriber onlyThe dog-bowl magnate who owns Dogpatch USA has dropped the asking price by $250,000. Continue reading...

Dogpatch's owner drops asking price

Ex-theme park on market for $2.75M

Subscriber onlyThe dog-bowl magnate who owns Dogpatch USA has dropped the asking price by $250,000. Continue reading...

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Dakota Buck leads a ghost tour Wednesday in front of Penn castle in Eureka Springs. Neighbors have c...

Dakota Buck leads a ghost tour Wednesday in front of Penn castle in Eureka Springs. Neighbors have complained Haunted Eureka Sprin...

Published: May 31, 2016

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

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