Hwy 70E to open after holiday

The Arkansas Department of Transportation said Wednesday that inclement weather has forced a delay in opening the newly widened Highway 70 east between Hot Springs and Interstate 30 until after the Memorial Day weekend.

Honoring the fallen

Carry the Load representative Steve Hansley, left, of LaCrosse, Wis., and Hot Springs Assistant Police Chief Chris Chapmond lead the Carry the Load East Coast leg relay team through Hot Springs Wednesday morning.

NSSDP scholarship awarded

The National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims awarded its Arkansas State Scholarship to Grace Ann Turner, daughter of Chuck and Leah Turner. The Arkansas Virtual Academy senior has been accepted to Hendrix College ...

Tash to Champion

Mountain Pine High School graduate Ta'Nay Tash, second from left, recently signed to play college basketball for Champion Christian College.

Haff named finalist for nation's top freshman

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas softball pitcher Mary Haff was named this week as one of the top three finalists for the 2018 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Division I National Freshman of the Year award.

Voting patterns continue to shift

Early voting outpaced Tuesday's election day turnout in Garland County for the second consecutive federal election, upending the voting pattern from the last midterm primary and nonpartisan general election in May 2014.

No straight answers

Dear editor: It's easy to understand the frustration displayed in letters with our local government. I called the Solid Waste Department Tuesday to ask a question and was subsequently bounced to three different departments, none of whom seemed to want to help, all saying it was not their purview and giving me another number to call.

2018 Conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses begin

NEW YORK -- Jehovah's Witnesses launched their annual convention series on Friday. The theme this year is "Be Courageous!" The conventions will be held at venues in 180 different lands, including from 9:20 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. June 1-2 and 8-9, and 9:20 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. June 3 and 10 in the Governor's Hall at the Statehouse Convention Center, 1 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock.

Stock market games

Logan Tipton, Ashton Patrick and Jesus Minjarez attended the Stock Market Game awards luncheon hosted by Economics Arkansas at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Their team participated in the Stock Market Game over a 12-week period and placed second out of 74 teams in the region and 25th out of 2,509 teams statewide.

NSSDP scholarship awarded

The National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims awarded its Arkansas State Scholarship to Grace Ann Turner, daughter of Chuck and Leah Turner. The Arkansas Virtual Academy senior has been accepted to Hendrix College in Conway.