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Prison Landscape Changing

Nov 19, 2014 4:06am

Lawmakers and Correction officials signed off on a new set of rules to reduce overcrowding and the number of paroled inmates who get in trouble and return to prison. One new policy changes the...

Time to Govern

Nov 19, 2014 4:06am

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Her Last Planting

Jul 02, 2014 4:05am

Dropping her finger from her lips she turns the pages of her anxiously awaited Burpee’s seed catalogue. A bird’s song breaks the silence as she promises God this will be her last planting.


PAT’S book of fond memories

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

Ever so often I get my PAT book out to read it over again. When my brother, Pat, died the family was so grieved that Mama suggested we, family and friends write a book simply called PAT. It was...

Tap into your gift and bring it out

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

If I’m being completely honest, advocating for my son and others can, at times, be exhausting. Sure, it’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve done, but the hours if research, networking,...

Blessings from an Unforgotten Childhood Taste

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

Sometime, your taste buds will play tricks on you and the reason I know…it has happened to me recently and I’ve noticed a change in appetite, but you know what? As I sit here this morning, relaxed...

New steel mill will receive government financial help

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

When the board of the state Teacher Retirement System voted last week to increase its investment in a northeast Arkansas steel mill, it renewed questions about the role of government in private...

Increasing Trade Abroad Means Jobs in Arkansas

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently returned from a diplomatic mission to Africa where she discussed ways to increase bilateral trade and investment between the U.S. and Ethiopia,...

Reforms Needed to Restore Faith in VA Health System

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

As the son of an Air Force Master Sergeant and a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I take very seriously my responsibility to represent the interest of those who have served our...

Picture taking has come a long way

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

You are never too old to learn. Sometimes I find it out the hard way. Thus it was this week when Niece Barbara came by with pictures of my Daddy’s family. It was fun trying to identify who was who...

Remembering Along Old Greenwood Road

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

William Jackson Smart, the father of Sonora Louise Smart, was responsible for the observance of Father’s Day in our country. He was born in 1842. He is listed in the 1860 census as living in...

Season of phone scams, seniors beware

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

The State Board of Education named James “Tony” Wood of Searcy as the new State Education Commissioner. For all information about state go to or call my office at 650-...

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