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1 hr ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Rape, incest conviction overturned

A Faulkner County man will face charges of rape, incest and sexual assault after his 2005 convictions were overturned by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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6 hrs ago | Benton Courier

Wet/dry petition filed at clerk's office: alcohol push close to being on ballot

Our Community, Our Dollars has filed its initial petition bearing the signatures of nearly 26,000 individuals who indicate they want voters to decide Nov. 4 on whether retail alcohol sales should be legal in this county.

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Related Topix: Craighead County, AR

10 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Alcohol petitions pass first hurdle; checks continue on minimum wage

The secretary of state's office reported last night that the proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales statewide had turned in more than 84,000 signatures, needing 78,133, to qualify for the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Craighead County, AR, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Conway Noon Rotary Club Recognizes the 2014 Outstanding Faulkner County 8th Graders

At their luncheon, the Conway Noon Rotary Club was pleased to present this year's Outstanding Faulkner County 8th graders.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Washington Times

Tom Cotton: Shame on Mark Pryor for using deadly tornado for political gain

Rep. Tom Cotton is countering Sen. Mark Pryor's attempts to paint him as an opponent of disaster relief, accusing the Democratic lawmaker of using the tornado that ripped through central Arkansas this year for political gain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Roundabout July 8

Guest speaker: Brad Lacy, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation president.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR, Conway, AR, Greenbrier, AR

Daily Record

Behind the News

One example is before the Arkansas General Assembly, which opened a special session Monday, with three items on its call list.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Lottery, Jacksonville, AR

FOX16

Construction Begins for Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway

Baptist Health held a ground-breaking ceremony today on a 37-acre site in Conway to mark the start of construction on the new Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

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Related Topix: Conway, AR, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Log Cabin Democrat

Kona Ice brings joy to Greenbrier children

Richard Weaver, a Greenbrier resident who used to drive over 100,000 miles a year working as a Field Collections Agent now loves it when kids line up for his Kona Ice truck.

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Related Topix: Greenbrier, AR, Family, Kids, Food, Nutrition

ArkansasBusiness.com

Our Community, Our Dollars Submits Petitions in Saline, Craighead Counties

The local option ballot question committee pushing for the legalization of alcohol sales in three Arkansas counties turned in signatures to two county clerks Monday.

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Related Topix: Craighead County, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Council to talk delinquent park fees

Kum & Go, the gas station company that plans to open a store there, has requested the easement's closure.

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Arkansas Times

Statewide alcohol vote will meet first barrier, attorney says

David Couch , attorney for Let Arkansas Decide , says the petition drive for a constitutional amendment to allow alcohol sales in every Arkansas county had - in 30 days - met the threshold for signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas County, AR, Marijuana, Conway County, AR

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Community Corner July 5

The Centerville School Reunion at our church last Sunday was deemed a great success.

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Related Topix: Greenbrier, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Conway man sentenced to 18 years for rape

A Faulkner County jury has sentenced Jonathan William Thacker of Conway to 18 years for rape and 5 years for residential burglary.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Roundabout July 4

Call 327-6621. a The Faulkner County Library will be closed in honor of the Fourth of July holiday and re-open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Mayflower, AR, Vilonia, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Our Clubs July 6

The Parkinson's Disease Support Group meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the McGee Center, 3800 College Ave. All interested persons are invited to attend this free, informative meeting.

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Related Topix: Student Society, Sigma Phi, Fraternities, North Little Rock, AR, Alpha Omega, Sororities

ArkansasBusiness.com

Video: Both Sides Claim Harassment in Wet-Dry Signature Drive

Arkansas Business' Lee Hogan writes this week about all the money behind groups on both sides of the wet-dry initiatives in Arkansas .

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

Wed Jul 02, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

UA Study: Tangible Economic Benefits for Craighead, Faulkner, Saline Going Wet

The group pushing for the legalization of alcohol sales in three Arkansas counties released an economic impact study that estimated those counties would have seen a combined $87.2 million in retail alcohol sales in 2013.

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Related Topix: Craighead County, AR

FOX16

Study Reveals Potential for Millions in Alcohol Sales for Several AR Counties

An economic impact study conducted by the University of Arkansas' Center for Business and Economic Research released today estimates that based on potential sales figures from 2013, a wet Craighead County could have seen $24.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Craighead County, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Celebrate safely on the Fourth

Independence Day is right around the corner, and many Faulkner County residents will celebrate their liberty by setting things on fire and blowing them up.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July

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