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  1. Hidden History: BBQ served with a side of solidarity in ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | WOI

    Barbecue has been breaking down racial barriers for years in a little town called Marianna, Arkansas, in the heart of the Arkansas Delta. Historically, Marianna has always been known for farming.

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  2. Marianna man sentenced in USDA fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Lee County man will spend the next two years in prison and will pay over $380,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in a federal wire fraud case involving United States Department of Agriculture feeding programs for low-income children, United States Attorney Chris Thyer said. James E. Franklin of Marianna was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Price Marshall during a hearing Tuesday.

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  3. West Higginbotham named president of Agricultural Council of ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Delta Farm Press

    West Higginbotham, producer from Marianna, Ark., has been elected by the board of directors of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas to serve as president of the organization for a two-year term. He succeeds Rick Bransford of Lonoke who completed his term as president.

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  4. Forrest City Bank Soon To Suit Up in New NameRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... chief financial officer of the family's Armor Seeds enterprise, and Stephen Edwards, president of GES Inc. of Marianna, will each own 9.5 percent. GES operates the Food Giant grocery store chain, with supermarkets in Forrest City, Harrisburg, ...

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  5. Slater to sit on panel in 'green' talkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2016 | NWAonline

    At least one of the seven panelists set to visit the Clinton School of Public Service for a forthcoming roundtable discussion on corporate sustainability has local roots. Marianna native Rodney Slater, former U.S. secretary of transportation, first became director of the Federal Highway Administration and was appointed secretary of transportation in 1997.

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  6. Forrest City, Marianna Newspapers Sold to Newly Formed FirmRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    FORREST CITY - Newspapers in Forrest City and Marianna have been sold to a newly formed company.

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  7. North Delta continues to sweep opponents in early season actionRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2016 | Panolian

    By Will Dickins The North Delta basketball teams traveled to Marianna, Ark. Thursday night to face Lee Academy.

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  8. Other daysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... night to load the trailers and get them aboard waiting railroad cars. a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Olly Neal of Marianna became Arkansas' first black prosecutor Wednesday following the abrupt resignation of Dan Dane of Forrest City. Lt. Gov. Jim ...

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  9. Another food fraud pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    ... Weeams received money for the SJ&B Outreach Program which was supposed to provide meals in Wynne, Forrest City and Marianna. He blamed as many as 872 children were fed daily, but none was fed at Forrest City and only 10 to 50 at the other two sites. ...

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  10. Marietta couple celebrates 75 years of marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | MDJonline.com

    ... They married two weeks before Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941 in the office of a local preacher's home in Marianna, Arkansas. Two of their friends traveled with them but, otherwise, there were no family members in attendance. "That was en vogue ...

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  11. Marietta couple celebrates 75 years of marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2016 | MDJonline.com

    ... They married two weeks before Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941 in the office of a local preacher's home in Marianna, Arkansas. Two of their friends traveled with them but, otherwise, there were no family members in attendance. "That was en vogue ...

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  12. The centenarianRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... congregation, serving Jews not only from Helena but also from smaller farm-oriented communities such as Marvell and Marianna. In 2006, with fewer than 20 members remaining, the synagogue closed and the temple was donated to the state's Delta ...

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  13. To save on water, seeds get microbesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... 48, president and chief executive officer of Indigo Agriculture, grew up in Magnolia. Tyler McClendon, 31, of Marianna is a farmer and founder of Oxbow Agriculture. Together, they're on a mission to feed the world. McClendon has 1,000 acres of ...

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  14. Teen Basketball Player Dies During Pick-up Game in MariannaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | WTXL

    While playing a pick-up game with friends in Marianna, Herman Williams passed out and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Williams played basketball for Marianna High School.

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  15. Governor wants 'full briefing' on how killer escaped custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... three days after he walked away from a work detail near the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, a town near Marianna in Lee County. He was found about 3 miles from the prison. "In that conversation, I directed that she conduct a full internal ...

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  16. Who was Holloway Smith?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Wide Right & Natty Lite

    ... time he was featured in the Des Moines Register until September 3, 1995. Post graduation, he became a teacher in Marianna, Arkansas. By 1935, he moved to Louisville. In 1940, he was still teaching, but now in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he also worked ...

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  17. Legislator: Educator should repay districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | NWAonline

    Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, told Lee County School District Superintendent Willie Murdock during a Legislative Joint Auditing subcommittee meeting Thursday that she had received compensation for her health insurance illegally and should pay it back. Murdock, the wife of Rep. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, said at the panel's education institutions' meeting that the school district had stopped paying her insurance premiums above what is allotted to other employees, but she did not plan to pay back $23,331 in premium payments.

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  18. Audit finds $23,000 overpayment on insurance for Lee County superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    The legislative Joint Auditing Committee is meeting this week and the agenda today included release of the audit of the Lee County School District in Marianna, a district put in state control in 2014 because of academic and financial problems, but approved for a return to local control in March. Note this finding from the audit among a long list of bookkeeping and financial exceptions: The excess payments of $23,331 for health insurance were for Superintendent Willie Murdoch , who was left in place after the takeover vote, though the school board was dissolved.

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  19. Del Bee PittsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Wise County Messenger Online

    ... Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Del was born Jan. 13, 1958, in Altus, Okla., to Charlie Clifton and Marianna (Siwy) Pitts. He married Christine Barley April 8, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in ...

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  20. Featured Writer Advocates for JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Fayetteville Free Weekly

    ... in communication and psychology and a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is originally from Marianna, Ark., and currently resides in Fort Smith. When she is not doing advocacy work with Umoja Soul, or YDHAT, she will be found at the ...

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