Bill Bowden

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Hot spot in little city, library adding room

Subscriber onlyAfter the library closes in Kingston, a town of about 300 residents, people sit on the front porch or in vehicles out front with laptop computers so they can pick up the library's Wi-Fi signal. Continue reading...

61 picked as 2016's leadership scholars

Subscriber onlyTwo Arkansans were among 61 people chosen to be Presidential Leadership Scholars this year, according to the Clinton Foundation. Continue reading...

Madison County to get its first stoplight

Subscriber onlyMadison County is about to get its first stoplight. Continue reading...

Police say two teens wanted in death probe

Subscriber onlyFort Smith police are searching for two teenage brothers in the shooting death Saturday of Kaleb Watson, 22, a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student from Lamar. Continue reading...

U.S. agents search 7 state stores

Subscriber onlyInvestigators from three federal agencies executed search warrants Tuesday at seven Arkansas convenience stores, said Dennis Holenstein, a spokesman for Internal Revenue Service criminal investigations division in Nashville, Tenn. Continue reading...

Nearing trial, Cedarville coach charged with inciting riot quits

Subscriber onlyA high school football coach charged with inciting a riot after a game last fall has resigned. Continue reading...

Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved

Subscriber onlyWINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Mental tests to delay murder case

Evaluation sought for suspect in killing of mom, friend

Subscriber onlyThe capital-murder case against a Lead Hill man accused of shooting his mother and a family friend is expected to be on hold for a few months while he undergoes a mental evaluation. Continue reading...

Cold weather creeps into state

Drivers warned of icy roads at night in northern counties

Subscriber onlyLight snow and freezing rain could make driving dangerous this week in some parts of northern Arkansas, particularly after dark, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading...

Railroad to appeal Ozark road decision

It says mayor gave up rights in ’01

Subscriber onlyThe battle over a street and railroad crossing in downtown Ozark is heading to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue reading...

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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

Residents say this intersection of Lee Street and Arkansas 23 — soon to get a stoplight — is near th...

Residents say this intersection of Lee Street and Arkansas 23 — soon to get a stoplight — is near the Huntsville High School and g...

Published: January 31, 2016

Jami Lockhart, director of remote sensing for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, carries a gradiomet...

Jami Lockhart, director of remote sensing for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, carries a gradiometer and walks across Ruddick’s ...

Published: December 7, 2015

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