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  1. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 25 | NWAonline

    Local cotton buyers today engaged in keen competition for cotton brought to Paragould and as a result the price was run to a figure much higher than the market quotations. One bale sold at 12 1-2 cents, while many loads brought as high as 12 cents.


  2. 46 Arkansas schools earn bottom 5% tagRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Department of Education has identified 46 schools as "priority" schools -- those scoring in the bottom 5 percent on state tests over three years. The labeled schools include eight in the Little Rock School District, four in Pulaski County Special, four in Pine Bluff, three in Forrest City, and two in Fort Smith.


  3. Secondary ready to set Santos freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2015 | NWAonline

    Arkansas defensive backs Rohan Gaines and Jared Collins said they believe freshman safety Santos Ramirez will crash the SEC football scene in 2015. "Santos Ramirez is only a redshirt freshman, and that's scary," Gaines said.


  4. St. Francis County wrecks result in 3 men's deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2015 | NWAonline

    Three people were killed in crashes in St. Francis County on Thursday, according to reports released by Arkansas State Police. Justen C. Williams, 31, was driving a 2012 Audi Q5 east on Arkansas 38 about 12:26 a.m. when he crossed graded railroad tracks at a "high rate of speed" and lost control of the car, causing it to leave the road and hit a tree, according to a report.


  5. Regular schools get charterlike waiversRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2015 | NWAonline

    The state Board of Education on Thursday granted traditional school districts the first waivers that were previously reserved for charter schools. The board had granted the Batesville School District one of its requested three waivers and denied the Armorel School District its four requested waivers.


  6. Moon, Lee take match play titlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | NWAonline

    Elizabeth Moon defended her Arkansas State Golf Association Junior Match Play girls title by beating Casey Ott 1-up in a rematch of last year's championship match at Eagle Hill Golf Course in Little Rock. Elizabeth Moon squeaked by Casey Ott in her quest to repeat, but Hyunje Lee made sure Fisher Vollendorf wasn't going to regain his championship Thursday at the Arkansas State Golf Association Junior Match Play tournament at Eagle Hill Golf and Athletic Club in Little Rock.


  7. 7 districts first to apply for charter-like waiversRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | NWAonline

    Seven traditional Arkansas school districts -- including Bentonville, Rogers and Harrison -- are the first to try out a new state law that allows them to apply for the kinds of legal waivers that were previously reserved for charter schools. The seven pioneer districts are asking to be exempted from a variety of requirements, some of which deal with duty-free lunches for staff members; alternative learning environments for students not successful in regular classrooms; the hiring and firing of teachers and support staff; grading scales; and definitions of instructional time.


  8. Storm blows through state's northeast with 80 mph windRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | NWAonline

    A storm system with winds topping 80 mph blew through northeast Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon, peeling roofs off homes, flipping tractor-trailers and downing trees. Storms developed over southwestern Missouri on Tuesday and dropped into Arkansas as a ridge of high pressure over the state retreated to the west.


  9. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | NWAonline

    Porter Brown, a well-known farmer, living 30 miles west of Hot Springs, in Montgomery county, says his wife, his girl baby, aged 18 months, and a niece, named Miss Wilson, drowned Sunday afternoon, according to a report which reached here today. The party was driving across Carney creek, seven miles from Buckville, when the three were swept from the wagon by the swollen stream, according to the report.


  10. National contest fetes ex-reporter, magazineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | NWAonline

    Arkansas Life , a monthly magazine published by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Inc., has been recognized nationally as the best niche product among newspapers in its circulation division in the 27th annual Excellence-in-Features Awards of the Society for Features Journalism. Stories written by former Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Cathy Frye placed first in two categories in the features journalism contest in the 90,000 to 199,999 circulation category, the Society for Features Journalism announced Tuesday.


  11. 3 separate crashes kill 3 ArkansansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | NWAonline

    A Forrest City man was hit and killed along Interstate 40 in St. Francis County on June 11, according to a crash report released Monday by the Arkansas State Police. Perry Robinson, 47, was walking eastbound near the fog line on I-40 at 3:16 a.m. when he was hit by a 2012 Honda Accord also traveling eastbound, according to the report.


  12. Ex-teacher rejects plea deals, to fight rape charges at trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | NWAonline

    A former Siloam Springs teacher has rejected all plea offers to resolve her criminal case concerning allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy. Mary Faith McCormick, 33, is charged with rape, a Class Y felony.


  13. State sports briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | NWAonline

    Garrett May of Hope and Elizabeth Moon of Forrest City are back to defend their titles at the Arkansas State Golf Association Junior Stroke Play which begins today at Cypress Creek Golf Course in Cabot. May won last year's boys event at Shadow Valley Country Club in Rogers when he trailed Ryan Spurlock of Maumelle by five strokes coming into the second and final round before winning on the third playoff hole.


  14. Judge: Can't stay Hughes' loss of schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | NWAonline

    A St. Francis County circuit judge said Wednesday that he will not issue a stay to stop the involuntary incorporation of the Hughes School District into the West Memphis School District. The two districts are set to merge July 1, but the Hughes School District fought the order from the state Board of Education.


  15. Two face charges in Monday killingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | NWAonline

    Police arrested a Forrest City man and a second suspect surrendered to lawmen Wednesday afternoon in connection with a Memorial Day slaying, Jonesboro Police Department spokesman Paul Holmes said. Authorities arrested Ladarius Lee, 18, at a residence on Race Street in south Jonesboro about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.


  16. Fort Smith tackling pension's shortfallRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | NWAonline

    Finding a solution to the anticipated shortfall in pension funding for Fort Smith police and firefighters is more than just about the numbers, one officer told city directors Tuesday. Police Cpl.


  17. Forrest City schools score praiseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2015 | NWAonline

    Arkansas Board of Education members like what they hear about efforts in the Forrest City School District to raise student achievement, particularly at three state-labeled academically distressed schools. "Optimistic," "marvelous job," "positive culture" and "a whole new world" were among the words and phrases applied to the 2,668-student district by Department of Education staff members in a report Friday to the Education Board's special committee on academically distressed schools. 5 comments

  18. Hughes schools told to join W. Memphis'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | NWAonline

    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --4/9/15-- Hughes School District Superintendent Sheryl Owens, center, Hughes principal Jeff Spaletta, left, and students Kendra Glasper, second from right, and Adrick Smith react in dissapointment to an Arkansas Board of Education ruling Thursday to consolidate the Hughes School District into the West Memphis School District. Arkansas law required the board to consolidate the school because its student population fell below a 350-student threshold for two years in a row at its kindergarten-through-12th-grade facility.


  19. Hendrix, KIPP Delta join forcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | NWAonline

    Hendrix College and KIPP Delta Public Schools on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at enrolling more low-income students at the private college, and at increasing such students' graduation rates and the college's diversity. Under the agreement, the private college will recruit, enroll and support four to six KIPP Delta alumni annually, starting with the next academic year.


  20. Defense tackling mistakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | NWAonline

    Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith said his unit has shown constant improvement through the course of spring and responded well after allowing solid gains on four of the first five plays in Saturday's scrimmage. "I thought we got off to a little bit of a slow start defensively," Smith said.


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