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Aeronautics director touts importance of aviation

Aviation is a key component of the economy of the state of Arkansas, enabling the state's businesses to connect with markets throughout the U.S. and the world, Jerry Chism, director of the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics, said Monday.

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Sheriff's log

Aug. 17 Robert Van Wechel reported a theft of a multicolor 1994 GMC truck from 281 Sylvan Hills Road. Charles Christy reported a theft of a kayak from 100 Long Island Drive.

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Police log

Aug. 18 Sears reported a theft of store merchandise from 4501 Central Ave. Victoria's Secret reported a theft of store merchandise from 4501 Central Ave.

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City may use boulders to protect street lights

City officials are considering the placement of unobtrusive rock boulders in downtown medians to slow down or stop vehicles before they damage the area's historic street lights after two were destroyed in a collision this weekend.

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