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Second county jailer arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana, tobacco
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office arrested another jailer this week for trying to smuggle marijuana and tobacco into the correctional facility—this time in a milkshake. Billy Wayne Whitley, 5...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
Undocumented accounts are restricted by sex offender registration requirements
Sex offender compliance checks performed by Nash Police Department from April 20-24 resulted in two felony arrests, said police spokesman Detective Mike Sutton. Nash police Lt. Keith Chestnutt, along...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
Farmer: Wettest spring he can remember is delaying planting, damaging other crops
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No profession is affected by the weather like farming is. If fields are too dry, crops don’t grow. But it can be just as bad if the ground is saturated with rain. “As a farmer, I’m...
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Federal health officials say yes
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WASHINGTON—Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and D...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
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Walmart unveiled a $1 million renovation at the Arkansas-side of Texarkana during ceremonies Friday morning and said the changes and improvements were all customer driven. The fabric center also retu...
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BALTIMORE—In the clearest acknowledgment of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested—before he w...
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WASHINGTON—The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration’s reliance on drones in the battle against terror...
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New Boston man shot in the leg, alleges shooter left in a pickup
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A New Boston, Texas, man was shot in the leg during an argument Friday in the 600 block of Blanton Street, Sgt. Mike Jones, Texarkana, Texas, police spokesman said. According to police, at about 3 p....
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The rivers and lakes are awash with springtime activities, and five boating fatalities have already occurred in Arkansas this year, reports the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “I encourage e...
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A Bowie County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the accounting practices of a Bowie County Judge’s clerk led to the arrest of a Texarkana woman Friday, according to a BCSO press release...
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Southern Arkansas University and the SAU Board of Trustees will host a dinner event to honor Dr. David and Mrs. Toni Rankin at 6 p.m. May 2 in the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Tickets are $25 each and...
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NEW YORK—M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite...
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Today’s Highlights in History: On April 25, 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe (EL’-beh) River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken n Service on South Lake Drive. The Cortez family moved to Texarkana from California in 2008 to get away from the busy atmosphere of big city life and enjoy a more p...
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Brettny Lynch, a student at University of Arkansas Cossatot and the public relations secretary for Beta Beta Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Inter-national Honor Society, was recently appointed the s...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
AUSTIN—Proposals that critics say could be used to discriminate against gays have largely gone nowhere in the Texas Legislature, a bastion of conservatives, and some gay rights activists believe...
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Rain and rust caused a culvert to collapse, which resulted in the closure of Miller County Road 25, said Miller County Judge Larry Burgess. “The road has a big culvert, and it’s rusted on...
Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
Bowie County Livestock and Forage Committee will host a Spring Ranch Field Day on Thursday at the Chris Moser Island Farm north of DeKalb, Texas. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will...
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FORT WORTH, Texas—The fuel bill at American Airlines fell by nearly half in the first quarter, helping the company set a record profit despite a dip in revenue. The combination of cheaper fuel...
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LITTLE ROCK—Angela Allen knew her father had served two tours in Vietnam with the Army and was aware of the medals he earned there, including a Purple Heart. But she had never laid eyes on them...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports for Thursday. Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:25 a.m., suspicious, Kings Highway 8:55 a.m., burglary, 19300 U.S. Highway 82 W., DeKalb 1...
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HOPE, Ark.—The Hempstead-Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarship Board is currently accepting applications for summer and fall semester scholarships. The deadline to apply for a Ssingle Pare...
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Submitted photo  The ministry of Burn Texarkana will celebrate its two-year anniversary with weekend revival services and special activities at First Assembly of God, 3401 W. Seventh St. The cel...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
Soaring to Excellence will be the theme for the upcoming annual women’s conference and retreat sponsored by the Texas Northeast Third Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. The event will...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
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Submitted photo  Leary Chapel Baptist Church will host a celebration service in honor of its pastor and wife, the Rev. Kenneth and Inell Thornton, observing their 15-year anniversary at the chur...
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Genoa First Baptist Church will host a six-day Revival of Hope beginning Sunday. The event features the ministry of the Rev. Larry and Linda Rice and their son and daughter-in-law Andy and Katie Rice...
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The Texarkana District of the Church of God in Christ will host its 40th annual district meeting Wednesday through Friday at Lewis Temple COGIC. Each night’s service is at 7:30 p.m. and feature...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
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Submitted photo  Dwain Davis, a 14-year chaplain with Trucker’s Chapel, was recently awarded a Walk the Walk certificate by Texarkana Trucker’s Chapel. The award, presented each quar...
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Circle J Cowboy Church will host a Four States Roundup Regional Ranch Rodeo Competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The evening activities include such events as : • horse saddling, • k...
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The National Scholastic Press Association recognized Texas High School student publications with top awards during the National High School Journalism Convention on April 16-19 in Denver, Colo. The T...
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DETROIT—The National Shrine of the Little Flower church in Royal Oak assumed its stature as a Catholic basilica on April 23, its landmark tower with the carving of a crucifix was adorned with ye...
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Life Outreach Ministries and the Gladney Sisters will sponsor a scholarship fundraiser musical at 6 p.m. today at Arkadelphia Baptist Church. The guest ministers include A.J. Simmons, Brandy Ross, Ke...

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Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
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On Sunday, the congregation of Greater New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate the ministry of its pastor, the Rev. Dr. M.F. Brewster. Services will be at 3 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Reginald R...
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NEW SERVICES Worship Warriors Fitness Sessions will be held at the Quality Inn, 5210 N. Stateline Ave., at 5:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The theme is “Worship The Weight Off.”...
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DALLAS—The dark days of quarantine are over, yet Louise Troh remains captive to the disease that killed the man she loved. "War took the life I made in Liberia. Disease took the life I made in...
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SCHOLARSHIPS Cate Rounds, a sixth-grade student at Texas Middle School, and Edward Harris and Laventry Easter, students at Arkansas High, were recently awarded Mount Vernon Music Scholarships from th...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Redwater&rsquo;s Dragons TV members Montana Moore, Kelsie Collatt, Logan Harp, Bradley Kesterson and Sean Daniel (not pictured Tanner Jackson) recently placed second at the Atlanta Division of the Public Service Announcement contest to prevent texting and driving and won $800. The team then advanced to compete in the Pay Attention East Texas competition and was awarded a check for $1,000 for Project Celebration.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Submitted photo</span></p>
<p class="p2"><span class="s3">The Hempstead-Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarship Board recently awarded a Single Parent Scholarship to, from left, Tony Page, Tephanie Johnson, Linda Butler, Tomeka Morris and Wendy McKamie. The scholarship may be used at an Arkansas college of their choice.</span></p>

Category: Local News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
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VELES, Macedonia—A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route—trekking along train tracks through the Balkans—was hit by...
Category: Wire News    Published: Saturday, April 25th, 2015     comments
PHOENIX—Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of m...
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Vows to focus efforts towards climate change
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Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the helm of the Arctic Council on Friday on behalf of the United States, vowing to protect the delicate northern environment newly exposed by melting polar ice to...
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NEW YORK—Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC's Diane Sawyer about his...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion—it says it's now a church—in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school. The story be...
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NEW YORK—What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV. A combination of the No. 1 and No. 2 U.S. c...
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NEW YORK—Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived. This weekend, the surv...
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