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1 min ago | FOX16

Mike Murphy Replaces Former Judge Mike Maggio as Circuit Judge

The judge who divulged secrets regarding actress Charlize Theron's adoption and posted other controversial comments online has officially been replaced on the bench. Former Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy was sworn in to serve as Judge Mike Maggio's replacement in circuit court through the end of the year.

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4 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Whitmore announces campaign for fifth term on Conway council

Councilwoman Shelia Whitmore is seeking her fifth term on the Conway City Council. A Conway native, Whitmore was first elected in 1998, becoming the council's first minority member.

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Related Topix: Conway, AR, University of Central Arkansas, Morrilton, AR

5 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Comedy Cafe planned to help Deliver Hope program

Nationally known comedian Johnny W. will perform October 4, 2014 during a Comedy CafA© program from 6:30-9 p.m. at Conway's First Church of the Nazarene, a unique fundraising event to support the ministry of Deliver Hope. Deliver Hope serves at-risk youth in Faulkner County and beyond through a variety of outreaches.

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9 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Conway Noon Rotary Club presents Service Above Self awards

Service Above Self awards were presented by Conway Noon Rotary Club on Sept. 11 to Conway Poloice Department Officer Thomas Knopp and Faulkner County Reserves Sheriff's Deputy Wes Scroggin.

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Related Topix: Conway, AR

10 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Bloomberg: Walmart PR man David Tovar departed over inaccurate resume

Call this the rest of the story: I got a form e-mail the other day from Walmart's pugnacious flack, David Tovar. It began: We all know the first rule of journalism is "don't bury the lead" so here goes: after eight amazing years, I've decided to leave Walmart at the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Craighead County, AR

11 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Faulkner County natives graduate from SAU

Three central Arkansas natives graduated in August from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Students who earned a degree include the following: William "Bill" Stringfellow, chair of the SAU Board of Trustees, provided the commencement address.

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Related Topix: Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

County fair starts Tuesday

The 76th annual Faulkner County Fair officially kicks off Tuesday with the parade at 5 p.m. in downtown Conway, followed by the opening of the midway at 6 p.m. at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. Fair Committee Chairman David Henze said this year's entertainment lineup includes three up-and-coming musicians - Sarabeth and Kayla Adams on Friday night and Matthew Huff on Saturday night.

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CNN

Judge loses job over online comments about actress and adoption

Judge Michael Maggio said Charlize Theron was trying not to be recognized in court. He also offered to be "the baby daddy," documents said.

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Related Topix: Snow White & the Huntsman, Mighty Joe Young, North Country, Thriller, Family, Drama Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Charlize Theron, State University, AR

Sun Sep 14, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

Technological Innovations Bring Profitable Changes to The Fayetteville Shale

The control cab of the new generation of drilling rigs, featuring joystick technology with touch screen applications, has been likened to the cockpit of a Star Wars spacecraft.

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Related Topix: Damascus, AR

Arkansas Times

Liquor stores contribute $1.2 million to fight alcohol sales

HOLD THAT LINE: Red Gate Liquor, which operates at the Pulaski-Saline County line, at the edge of a growing "dry" county, has put $10,000 into campaign to beat statewide alcohol sales. If you didn't understand the specifics, you might find irony in the fact that Arkansas liquor stores have contributed $1.2 million - so far - to an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales in all 75 counties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Conway County, AR, Big Box Retailers

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Yesterdays Sept. 15

With more than 400 students having registered at noon today, an all-time record enrollment for Hendrix College was assured, it was announced this afternoon by Dr. T.S. Staples, dean of college. The regular registration period will close at 9:30 tonight and classes will begin meeting tomorrow morning.

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Related Topix: Hendrix College

Log Cabin Democrat

Yesterdays Sept. 14

Dr. J.H. Reynolds, president of Hendrix College, is the latest addition to the hall of fame at Couchwood, summer estate of Harvey Couch near Hot Springs. Almost one entire wall of the living room in the main lodge at Couchwood is covered with large photographs signed and sent to Mr. Couch by close friends throughout the United States.

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Related Topix: Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Mayflower man arrested after narcotic search

Manuel W. McCuien, 61, of Mayflower, was arrested Thursday after the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team served a narcotic search warrant at his residence. Investigators with the sheriff's office started working leads into McCuien selling narcotics to juveniles from his residence.

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Related Topix: Drugs

FOX16

Governor Office Prepares to Name Judge Maggio's Replacement

A Faulkner County Circuit Judge who hit national headlines after making controversial online comments and divulging details in a celebrity adoption has been removed from his office. A Faulkner County Circuit Judge who hit national headlines after making controversial online comments and divulging details in a celebrity adoption has been removed from his office.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

CNN

Arkansas judge loses his job over online comments

The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents. Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio admitted posting details from Theron's closed-record adoption of a child in 2012 on "tigerdroppings.com," a Louisiana State University fan site, using the online name "geauxjudge," according to documents that a judicial commission submitted to the state Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Snow White & the Huntsman, Mighty Joe Young, North Country, Thriller, Family, Drama Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Charlize Theron, State University, AR

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Community Corner Sept. 13

Sandy Jo Dowdy's 40th birthday party was a great success. On behalf of Sandy and the rest of the family I would like to express our sincere appreciation of your presence and the wonderful gifts that were received.

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Related Topix: Holland, AR

Arkansas Times

The Max Despairs Edition

The latest on statewide political races, Leslie Rutledge's past, top secret divorces in Faulkner County, a victory for Little Rock private clubs and something rotten happening in Crittenden County - all covered on this week's edition. Subscribe via iTunes .

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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

FOX16

Rescue Groups Push For Animal Control In Faulkner County

It's not uncommon to hear about stray cats and dogs, but one county is dealing with a more unique type of "stray" situation. And some local rescue groups say it could be a deadly threat to people living in the area.

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Log Cabin Democrat

Conway Christian enrollment up 12 percent

As of Sept. 11, 458 students in grades K-12 are enrolled, compared to 408 at the same time last year.

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Log Cabin Democrat

UCA archive collection remembers 9/11 attacks

As the nation remembers the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the University of Central Arkansas is inviting the Conway community to visualize what that day meant to Arkansans.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, Bryant, AR, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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