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NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: Unemployment at a Record Low

May 25, 2016 11:35am

Unemployment in our state is now at a record low. Since we began tracking employment in 1976, we have never seen the unemployment rate below 4.1%. That is until last month.

The unemployment...

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HISTORY MINUTE: Tale of Outlaws, the Dalton Gang

Mar 16, 2016 4:06am

The 1880s and 1890s saw the rise of some of the most notorious criminals in American History, mostly riding the dusty trails of the West. One of the most infamous was the Dalton Gang, made up of...

REFLECTIONS: Simple Birthday Parties Were Meaningful

Mar 16, 2016 4:05am

It looks like Spring is “busting out” all over. All the flowering trees are in full bloom. Even if the groundhog didn’t see his shadow I don’t believe it is time for spring. Maybe it could be...

NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: Zika virus is a particular concern

Mar 09, 2016 11:35am

This week, the Director of the Arkansas Department of Health updated legislators on what the department is doing to monitor the Zika virus and prevent an outbreak in our state.

Zika is a...

ON THE SQUARE: Art for Sale

Mar 09, 2016 11:05am

The Greenwood Chamber is starting an arts festival that will run along the walking trail this May. It should make for a busy day here in Greenwood with the farmer’s market and the annual Airing of...

NEWS FROM THE SENATE: Combating Prescription Drug Abuse

Mar 09, 2016 5:06am

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the country. It’s a problem that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies as an epidemic. The availability of...

MARY’S MEANDERINGS: Hometown News with A Taste of Sorghum

Mar 09, 2016 5:05am

Stumbling upon a stack of old newspapers, published a little while “before my time” that I had saved for one reason or another, I spotted a copy of the GREENWOOD DEMOCRAT. I quickly scanned over...

HISTORY MINUTE: Governor Elias Conway

Mar 09, 2016 4:06am

Elias Nelson Conway was the fifth governor of Arkansas. He presided over a prosperous two terms in office and was part of the dominance of the Conway family in the state in the decades after...

REFLECTIONS: The Town Clock Brings Back Great Memories

Mar 09, 2016 4:05am

I’ve asked sister Jane to share her thoughts this week.

“The other day, while in Greenwood, I heard the Town Clock strike. It had been years since I had heard it strike and the first time I...

NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: National Women’s History Week

Mar 02, 2016 11:35am

In 1980, when President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week, he wrote “The achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built...

ON THE SQUARE: Move it Grandpa

Mar 02, 2016 11:05am

Well it is official, I am a Grandpa. I can’t believe it, did not expect it, but it is kind of exciting. I do have a lot of gray hair and judging by my editorials I talk about the past a lot so I...

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