How state will
The new Jacksonville school district will need tens of millions of dollars from the state's Academic Facilities partnership program to build new schools, and, despite a $20 million infusion by the governor, the fund for that program is $65 million short for the next two years.
Questions for debate
Pat O'Brien will moderate the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's debate between Mayor Gary Fletcher and former Police Chief Gary Sipes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Jacksonville Community Center.
What's next for district?
By a resounding, overwhelming, huge, making-a-statement margin, Jacksonville residents have said loud and clear that they have had enough of second-class treatment under the Pulaski County Special School District and are ready to soar higher.
New district is approved
It's finally happening --- Jacksonville is getting its own school district.
Killer in Cabot's schools
Glen Martin Green, the killer serving a life sentence without parole, worked in Cabot schools three different times this year.
Cabot ends prison labor in schools
After a report here Saturday that a convicted murderer worked at Cabot Junior High North last week as a prison trustee, school officials decided Monday to ban prison labor in the district. [FULL TEXT]
Killer worked at Cabot school gym
A murderer who is serving a life sentence without parole was installing a wall mat this week at the Cabot Junior High North gym as part of a prison work-release program. [FULL TEXT]
When firm's comptroller
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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October 4, 2014
Dr. Samuel Houston, a urologist at North Metro Medical Center, and Cindy Stafford, North Metro's chief executive officer, in front of the hospital's new lithotripsy machine, which breaks up kidney stones.
North Metro adds new technology
IN SHORT: Breaking up kidney stones with shock waves instead of surgery. [FULL TEXT]
Veteran lawman for Austin police
IN SHORT: Air Force veteran has been in law enforcement for decades. [FULL TEXT]
Students ask mayor 'why'
IN SHORT: Warren Dupree fifth graders quiz Fletcher about his re-election campaign. [FULL TEXT]
Beebe's Jo'Vaughn Wyrick gets loose for a 53-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of the Badgers' 28-21 win over Jacksonville.
Badgers come back on JHS
IN SHORT: Beebe gets its first win in its first-ever game against Jacksonville. [FULL TEXT]
Beebe ladies rout Devils
IN SHORT: The Lady Badgers get easy win to set up showdown at PA. [FULL TEXT]
NLR girls win close one over Panthers
IN SHORT: Cabot girls drop last two games, match to Lady Wildcats. [FULL TEXT]
Panthers clobber Patriots
IN SHORT: Cabot gets easy win over winless team on road Friday. [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.
Mystery of women's prison
IN SHORT: Daffodils planted uniformly, foundations buried 4 feet in the ground and the tale of one inmate who was likely the victim of a corrupt system are all that remain of the Arkansas State Farm for Women prison near Jacksonville. [FULL TEXT]
Bridging the Gap Resale Shop opens for business
IN SHORT: Bridging the Gap Resale Shop in Lonoke held its grand opening on Wednesday. [FULL TEXT]
CASA fundraising dinner
IN SHORT: Advocacy group to held event for Lonoke County abused kids. [FULL TEXT]