Editorials


Early voting (continued)

The Lonoke County Election Commission reversed itself on Friday and agreed to hold early voting at Cabot, Lonoke, Carlisle and England for the general election on Nov. 4.
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Health care costs falling

Call us suckers for good news, but can it hurt to celebrate some now and then in this sea of troubles?
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Still hauling after 60 years

The mighty C-130 Hercules reached a milestone Saturday, marking the 60th anniversary of its first flight at Burbank, Calif., on Aug. 23, 1954.
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Don't end early voting

Jacksonville voters will decide Sept. 16 on forming their own school district. They can vote early starting Sept. 9-Sept. 15 at the Jacksonville Community Center, William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock and the Pulaski County Regional Building in downtown Little Rock.
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Chamber is on board

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's board of directors on Thursday voted to support the city's efforts aimed at getting its own school district ahead of a Sept. 16 election asking residents to break away from the Pulaski County Special School District.
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When firm's comptroller
steals $1.1M

AGL Corp., the small Jacksonville manufacturer of laser equipment used for construction around the world, had been struggling for years. The company had trouble making a profit. There were layoffs and rumors about the plant shutting down. [FULL TEXT]


Genocide threatens minorities

A huge humanitarian disaster was unfolding last month while the western world and much of the media looked away. They focused on a tiny area on the Mediterranean controlled by a group of Moslem fanatics, who have held their own people hostage while provoking another senseless war with Israel. [FULL TEXT]

Strategy put own people in line of fire

A ceasefire seems to be holding in Gaza after a month of hostilities that killed and wounded 10,000 Palestinians – while fewer than 100 Israelis were killed and injured – in the wake of another monumental Arab military failure. [FULL TEXT]

Her niece one plane ahead of fatal flight

Hedy Wuelling, who runs the Jacksonville Animal Shelter, follows the news of the downed Malaysian airliner on Dutch websites because she's from Holland. [FULL TEXT]


VA isn't the only problem

It's never a good time to visit a government office, where they're usually understaffed and busy. You might stand in line for 20 minutes at the post office, but you can always come back later — unlike thousands of sick veterans who sit for hours waiting for medical attention at VA hospitals. [FULL TEXT]


New records from Thelonious Monk, Rosanne Cash

Alfred Lion, a refugee from Nazi Germany, founded Blue Note Records in New York on Jan. 6, 1939, when he recorded the boogie-woogie pianists Albert Ammons and Meade (Lux) Lewis after hearing them at the historic "From Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall in New York the month before. [FULL TEXT]


Young girl asks Santa for a very special gift

When my friend Jack Sallee was with the Jaycees in Fayetteville, they'd put an ad in the paper at Christmastime saying that for $2 you could have Santa come to your place. [FULL TEXT]


For Cash, debut in the Rock

Rosanne Cash made her Little Rock debut at a soldout show Nov. 23 at South on Main Restaurant, which is bringing world-class performers to the southern end of downtown in the space where Juanita's used to be. [FULL TEXT]





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September 3, 2014


 

Fishnet Missions founder Dewey Sims works with volunteers to move perishable foods into a walk-in refrigerator.


Fishnet Missions

IN SHORT: Celebrating 20 years of "offering a hand up." [FULL TEXT]


District election meeting planned

IN SHORT: Education Corps to host open house at Bayou Meto Elementary. [FULL TEXT]


Bomb threat at CJHS

IN SHORT: Perpetrators will be expelled if they're students, Thurman says. [FULL TEXT]




 

Sophomore quarterback Jarrod Barnes leads Cabot against Conway in Friday's season opener.



Panthers start with archrival Conway

IN SHORT: Cabot hits the road to face experienced and athletic Wampus Cats. [FULL TEXT]


Bears set for tough challenge at Vilonia

IN SHORT: Sylvan Hills faces a unique offense in its season opener against the Eagles. [FULL TEXT]


Red Devils ready for a new era

IN SHORT: Jacksonville will open the Barry Hickingbotham era on Friday when it hosts the Maumelle Hornets. [FULL TEXT]

Bulldogs bring solid group to Lonoke

IN SHORT: Star City has several players recognized. [FULL TEXT]


Harps donates to Lonoke County Christian Clinic
Lonoke County Christian Clinic coordinator Becky True and pharmacy director Jerry Jones accept a check for $2,500 on Tuesday from Cabot Harps Foods store manager Jerry Davenport (right). The money was raised during the Harps charity golf tournament held in August in Rogers. The Lonoke County Christian Clinic on 502 Richie Road in Cabot is open at 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month. The clinic offers free dental, medical and pharmacy services to Lonoke County residents who meet financial guidelines and have no insurance. Call 501-605-5600 for an appointment. The clinic has been open since 2011.



Old-style political rally Saturday in Sherwood

IN SHORT: Voters will hear local and state candidates speak on top of a stump at Delmont Park. [FULL TEXT]


CASA fundraising dinner

IN SHORT: Advocacy group to held event for Lonoke County abused kids. [FULL TEXT]