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Book Nook: Doctor writes religion while pastor relates tales of Ozark childhood

This column is shared by Dr. Jeffry D. Hamby, who writes about the Crucifixion of Christ from his vast medical knowledge, and Dr. Richard G. Cress, pastor at Southside Church of God, who shares the tale of growing up in the mountains of Arkansas. I hope you enjoy these two vastly different books. "T

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-19 06:01:00

Trump says he's pondering an armed forces parade to show nation's military might

Updated: 3:14 PM CDT Sep 18, 2017 President Donald Trump says he is considering having an armed forces parade in Washington on the Fourth of July to showcase the nation's military might. Trump met Monday with French president Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly

KHBS - 2017-09-18 20:14:00

Clarksville talks moving highway intersection

CLARKSVILLE -- The City of Clarksville has recently looked into the possibility of moving the intersection at U.S. Highway 64 and State Highway 21 further down the road for safety reasons. Mayor Mark Simpson said he met with the Arkansas Department of Transportation Thursday to discuss moving the in

COURIER NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:23:47

Acid attack in Marseille won't be investigated as act of terror

Four young American women were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor's office said. French prosecutors are not investigating the attack as an act of terror. Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in th

KHBS - 2017-09-17 19:58:00

White House denies reports that US changing stance on Paris climate pact

Updated: 4:43 PM CDT Sep 16, 2017 A European Commission energy official put into question President Donald Trump's stance on the Paris climate agreement, according to news reports. One article, reported by The Wall Street Journal, said the U.S. won't pull out of the Paris climate agreement, relati

KHBS - 2017-09-16 21:43:00

When Uncle Sam stops being Uncle Sugar Daddy

President Trump has talked about spending up to $1 trillion on highways and other infrastructure projects, but most of what would be spent in Arkansas wouldn't come from Uncle Sam. Instead, it would be up to Scott Bennett, and others like him, to find the money elsewhere - mostly from Arkansas taxpa

CHARLESTONEXPRESS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:16:12

GrandFriends program benefits the elderly and young

When Southside High School students recently engaged in a game of balloon volleyball against Fort Smith nursing home residents, they, in a way, met their match. Participating in Project Compassion's GrandFriends program, more than a dozen Southside students playfully battled residents at Legacy Heal

CHARLESTONEXPRESS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:01:00

Glidewell wins senior Fort Smith City Golf Championship

John Glidewell wasn't on the golf course much as a teenager. But the past 30 years-plus? He knows Ben Geren like the back of hand. Glidewell followed up Saturday's 73 with a 75 on Sunday as he claimed the Senior Division of the Claude Ward Memorial Fort Smith City Championship at Ben Geren. Chris Mu

CHARLESTONEXPRESS.COM - 2017-09-18 06:01:00

United Way of Fort Smith Area to kick off campaign

The United Way of Fort Smith Area 2017 Campaign Kick-off and Luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, 101 N. Second St. The event signifies the official start of the 2017 fundraising campaign. Community leaders, volunteers, agency representatives and United Way s

CHARLESTONEXPRESS.COM - 2017-09-18 06:01:00

College Planning Program Set For Thursday At ATU

RUSSELLVILLE -- High school students from throughout the Arkansas River Valley will be in Russellville on Thursday, Sept. 21, for an Arkansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ArkACRAO) College Planning Program. The event will be hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Off

BOONEVILLEDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 08:00:00

Hurricane Jose maintains intensity, expected to bring dangerous surf and rip currents

Hurricane Jose is increasing in strength, and the storm is expected to bring dangerous surf and rip currents to the East Coast. Tropical storm watches are in effect for parts of six states. They indicate that sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph are possible within 48 hours. Tropical storm watches are in

KHBS - 2017-09-18 03:36:00

Tillerson: Closing US Embassy in Cuba 'under review' after bizarre 'health attacks'

Secretary of state Rex Tillerson says closing the U.S. Embassy in Cuba is 'under review' due to diplomats' mysterious health problems. Earlier this month, the U.S. disclosed that a bizarre series of "health attacks" affected diplomats posted to the Embassy in Havana, along with family members who li

KHBS - 2017-09-17 15:23:00

Fort Smith Firefighters Help Repair Harvey Damage

Members of the Fort Smith Professional Firefighters recently reached out to assist their brethren in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Fort Smith Professional Firefighters President Darrell Clark said the organization sent a five man team, which included himself, to help firefighters who were affected b

BOONEVILLEDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 20:29:45

Gig Economy is big, here to stay

MIAMI - Tiffany Zadi creates leather shoulder bags, totes, accessories and jewelry. While trolling thrift shops for materials she'll recycle for her fashions, she'll snatch up vintage finds and resell them through Etsy. The Little Havana resident also teaches piano to several students, and lately sh

SOUTHWEST TIMES RECORD - 2017-09-17 06:01:00

Kick Start Alma meeting planned

A public meeting for area residents interested in the Kick Start Alma project is set for Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Alma Community Building. Alma was chosen in June as the University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute 2017 Kick Start community, a cooperative program between UCA an

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 14:54:01

Doctor's painting part of Sparks fundraiser

An acrylic painting by a local doctor will be sold as part of the Oct. 7 Sparks Stampede hosted by Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren. The piece titled "Boy Meets Girl" is by Dr. Patric Anderson, an emergency room physician at Sparks - Van Buren. Raffle tickets will be sold at the stampede with the p

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 15:13:17

Crush Cancer event receives more community support

The annual Crush Cancer event raises research funds for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The event is promoted by the WGA 18-Hole, WGA 9-Hole, WGA Social League, Spike Girls, MGA and the HSV Couples golf groups in the Village. In the spring

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 06:01:00

UAPB professor of Spanish details visit to Communist isle

Americans could not visit Cuba for more than 50 years after the two nations severed diplomatic relations in 1961, heightening tensions during the Cold War. The enactment of an economic embargo on the Caribbean island nation caused cultural barriers to separate Cuba from the United States even though

GREENWOODDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:20

Police make second arrest in London subway station attack

British authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested on terrorism charges in connection with Friday's attack on a subway station in London. An 18-year-old man was arrested by police early Saturday morning. Authorities have not released the names of either suspects. Police called the arrest of

KHBS - 2017-09-17 08:57:00

Board receives update on construction projects

Members of the Van Buren School Board heard updates on construction projects during Tuesday night's monthly meeting. Michael LeJong and Tim Varner of MAHG Architecture reported on the district's renovation of the Van Buren School District track facility and high school cafeteria and outlined the pla

PRESS ARGUS-COURIER - 2017-09-18 15:08:36