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Drug-use rate a jobs barrier, governor says

State, industry partnership urged to reduce test failures

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Businesses sometimes have difficulty finding enough job applicants in Arkansas who can pass drug-screening tests, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday while speaking at the annual conference of Arkansas Economic Developers. Continue reading...

UA looks to replace oldest part of Senior Walk Section for seniors from 1876-1924 includes many hand-inscribed names

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A plan is in the works to replace the oldest part of the University of Arkansas' Senior Walk -- a section of sidewalk that contains the names of seniors in the classes from 1876 through 1924, many of which were inscribed by hand into wet concrete. Continue reading...

Vision is regional effort on showbiz

Push on to form film commission

Subscriber onlyEfforts are underway to form a regional film commission in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Years unkind to part of UA’s Senior Walk

Subscriber onlyA plan is in the works to replace the oldest part of the University of Arkansas’ Senior Walk — a section of sidewalk that contains the names of seniors in the classes from 1876 through 1924, many of which were inscribed by hand into wet concrete. Continue reading...

Northwest Arknasas film commission being considered

Subscriber onlyEfforts are underway to form a regional film commission in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Ferritor back in driver's seat

Former UA chancellor takes reins on interim basis

Subscriber onlyThe chancellor of the University of Arkansas' flagship campus can be seen some mornings pedaling his bicycle up the hill to campus. Continue reading...

Ferritor back in saddle at UA

Out-of-retirement chancellor traversing campus on bike

Subscriber onlyThe chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville can be seen some mornings pedaling his bicycle up the hill to campus. Continue reading...

Arkansas Klan makes offer for statue in Memphis of Confederate general

Subscriber onlyThe city of Memphis is deciding what to do with a century-old, 9,500-pound equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Continue reading...

Jasper theater is again in dark

Arts center cites mortgage costs

Subscriber onlyA "closed" sign is up in the window of the Buffalo Theater arts center. And there are no plans to reopen it anytime soon. Continue reading...

With no jail, county shuttling prisoners

Travel expenses up to $900 a month

Subscriber onlyWithout a jail, Madison County Sheriff Phillip Morgan has gotten used to hauling prisoners back and forth between the courthouse in Huntsville and the Washington County jail in Fayetteville, 30 miles to the west. Continue reading...

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The Buffalo Theater arts center in Jasper closed Aug. 3 after the nonprofit organization that had it...

The Buffalo Theater arts center in Jasper closed Aug. 3 after the nonprofit organization that had it since 2012 gave the building ...

Published: August 9, 2015

Henry Byers, left, and Dennis Leonard wait Saturday while Deputy County Clerk Sherry Cochrane fills ...

Henry Byers, left, and Dennis Leonard wait Saturday while Deputy County Clerk Sherry Cochrane fills out the paperwork so they can ...

Published: June 28, 2015

Roy Reed, at his home in Hogeye, recalls the 1965 events in Selma, Ala.

Roy Reed, at his home in Hogeye, recalls the 1965 events in Selma, Ala.

Published: February 1, 2015

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden - Arno Michaelis, a former "racist skinhead," spoke Wednesday ...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden - Arno Michaelis, a former "racist skinhead," spoke Wednesday April 2, 2014, to a crowd of a...

Published: April 3, 2014

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bill Solleder, executive director of Low Key Arts of Hot Sprin...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bill Solleder, executive director of Low Key Arts of Hot Springs, introduces a program of sh...

Published: January 26, 2014

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