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Deer hunt near, corn dear

Midwest drought makes $8 bag an endangered species

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK — Marcus Gunter usually buys about 160 bags of “deer corn” each summer to prepare for hunting season in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Runway project gets $19.5 million

Subscriber onlyHIGHFILL — Officials at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport said Monday that a new $19.5 million federal grant will accelerate a badly needed runway project at the state’s second-largest airport. Continue reading...

Tracking devices split truckers

Transportation requirement to affect 3.1 million drivers

Subscriber onlyTONTITOWN — Twentyfive of the newest truck driver trainees at P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. gathered recently in the company’s training center to learn how to use gadgets that are the source of conflict in American trucking. Continue reading...

Arkansas Best foresees weak quarter

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — The chief executive officer of Arkansas Best Corp. in Fort Smith said Wednesday that a weakening manufacturing sector will lead to a decrease in third-quarter revenue. Continue reading...

Arkansas River commerce up

Clog downstream on Mississippi hasn’t hurt state’s ports

Subscriber onlyVAN BUREN — The vantage point from the top of the three-story coal loading dock allowed Marty Shell to count the fleet of barges docked in his port on the Arkansas River. Continue reading...

Community center in Clifty almost done

It also will house volunteer Fire Department

Subscriber onlyCLIFTY — After sitting vacant and unfinished atop a hill since the start of 2011, the long-awaited fire station and community center is nearing completion. Continue reading...

Old Post Office price pegged at $1.5 million

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Bob McKinney, 84, didn’t miss a step as he headed down to the basement of the Old Post Office building in downtown Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Tiny Lead Hill fights to save schools

To attract students to raise enrollment, district offers iPads

Subscriber onlyLEAD HILL — Seven students gathered in a circle in Linette Ribando’s Advanced Placement English class last week, tapping words into the iPad tablets in front of them. Continue reading...

Buffalo River projects proceed

Archaeologist updates group

Subscriber onlyHARRISON — The Buffalo National River is in the midst of two major projects to record prehistoric and historic cultural sites in the park. Continue reading...

Store owner, 66, arrested on multiple counts

Rape, child pornography among the charges Madison County man faces

Subscriber onlyMADISON COUNTY — Acting on tips, police in Madison County on Tuesday arrested the owner of a general store on multiple felony counts of rape and possessing and manufacturing child pornography, among other charges. Continue reading...

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