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To cover tax, Martin pays $2,100

Subscriber onlySecretary of State Mark Martin paid Benton County $2,100 on Monday to cover three years of improper homestead tax credits and three years of penalties. Continue reading...

Fort Smith airport to receive grant for taxiway adjustment

Subscriber onlyThe Federal Aviation Administration will give a $4.9 million grant to the Fort Smith Regional Airport to finish moving a taxiway 65 feet to the south. Continue reading...

Harrison puts priority on police, fire pay raises

Subscriber onlyGiving raises to Harrison police and firefighters will be a priority now that voters have approved a half-percent sales and use tax, Mayor Jeff Crockett said. Continue reading...

Martin took 2 home credits, blog reports

Subscriber onlySecretary of State Mark Martin said he wasn't aware until Friday that he may have violated state law by taking a $350-a-year homestead property tax credit on two houses at the same time. Continue reading...

For $2 million, inventor reels in Dogpatch acres

Subscriber onlyWhat is left of the former Dogpatch theme park in Newton County was sold Wednesday for about $2 million to the inventor of a "spill-proof" dog bowl and his partners. Continue reading...

On state campaign trail, 'trackers' set to pounce

Subscriber onlyThe candidates in Arkansas' two most high-profile political races are under extra scrutiny this year. Continue reading...

Hutchinson takes flyby of drone mostly in stride

Subscriber onlyAsa Hutchinson was in a boat on Lake Norrell when he heard buzzing overhead. Continue reading...

Phone booth stands tall after close call

Prairie Grove puts it back to work

The Prairie Grove Telephone Co. reinstalled its last remaining phone booth Tuesday in front of the Colonial Motel across from the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Continue reading...

Dropped charge pegged to chief's police-work exit

He’s to resign job next week

The Bull Shoals police chief has agreed to resign and not seek future employment in law enforcement in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping an excessive-force charge filed against him. Continue reading...

5 years sought for Barber term

Attorney pushes for lenient sentence

Subscriber onlyFormer Fayetteville real estate developer Brandon Barber should be sentenced to no more than five years in prison on federal fraud and money laundering charges, according to a court filing from his attorney, Asa Hutchinson III. Continue reading...

Hopefuls discuss planned legacies as next governor

2 expound on jobs, education

FORT SMITH -- Republican Asa Hutchinson wants to be remembered as the jobs governor. Continue reading...

Don't wait to rule on power-line plan, group requests

A group that opposes a proposed high-voltage transmission line through Benton and Carroll counties has asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to deny the application and close the docket on the project. Continue reading...

Vote to shutter 7 polling places errant, AG says

Opinion faults election panel

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County Election Commission erred when it closed seven polling places before the May 20 primary election, according to an opinion from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. Continue reading...

Carroll County sheriff given job of collecting debt for court

Subscriber onlyStarting next month, it will be up to the Carroll County sheriff to try to collect some of the $2.8 million owed to the county's circuit court. Continue reading...

U.S.: Put Barber in prison for years

Defense balks at 235-293 months

Subscriber onlyFederal prosecutors want former Fayetteville real-estate developer Brandon Barber to serve about 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to a court document filed Thursday. Continue reading...

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