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Prosecuting Attorney Fletcher Long of Forrest City has announced the arrests of five men, including two police officers, for stealing $130,000 worth of soybeans and corn from a McCrory granary in December and January. Arrested were Sylvester "Pug" Hall of Pumpkin Bend, who was a part-time Augusta police officer until his arrest and a grain trucking business operator, and Booker Pennington , a full-time McCrory police officer ; Michael Smith; Ricky Dale Blun, and Charles Johns, all of McCory. Comment?
The Memphis City Council has voted to remove the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forres t from a city park. Comment?
Neo-Confederates in Arkansas are busy doing a public service - mounting public displays of Confederate flag-waving so as to readily identify extremists among us. The League of the South, a neo-Confederate group that supports secession, mustered a handful of flag wavers in Harrison last weekend and plan continuing displays in the former Sundown Town. Comment?
The state Board of Education is scheduled to consider Thursday the involuntary consolidation of the Hughes School District because its enrollment has fallen below 350 students. However, a new state law, adopted with emergency clause, exempts schools otherwise meeting standards from consolidation when they fall below 350 students. Comment?
The state Education Department's charter school authorizing panel waved along charter school requests before it today, with some minor alterations. It heard applications from Haas Hall Academy of Fayetteville; KIPP Delta Public Schools of Forrest City; the Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, the Ozark Montessori Academy, the Academics Plus Charter School in Maumelle, the Arkansas Arts Academy and the Arkansas Virtual Academy. Comment?
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