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SAU recognizes 172 grads at Summer ceremony

Jessica Williamson

September 11, 2020

Southern Arkansas University honored 172 graduates with undergraduate and graduate degrees at its Summer Commencement ceremonies on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2020. Braylon Dwight Samuels from Gurdon, AR, graduated...

For a fair, complete, and safe election day: Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson

September 11, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – This is Labor Day weekend, which means summer is over, and we’re heading into the election season. This election will be unlike any our nation has ever experienced, and today I’d like to talk about some of...

Mayor Kelley on the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Gurdon

Sherry Kelley

September 11, 2020

Hurricane Laura blew through Gurdon last week. Flooding and tree damage were left in the wake of the storm. The wind was strong and sustained. The pelting rain flew sideways and the streets were covered in limbs and pine straw....

Westerman: “Thank our everyday heroes.”

Bruce Westerman

September 11, 2020

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. early this year, about one-third of Americans began working from home to limit contact with others and slow the spread of the virus. However, many people still had to keep their businesses operating...

OBU Elrod Center receives Celebrate Literacy Award

Mindy Halbert

September 11, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community received the Arkansas Literacy As- sociation’s (ALA) Celebrate Literacy Award this summer for its America Reads/ America Counts, Peake Partnership and Homeschool/...

Honor roll named at AHS

Press Release

July 7, 2020

Arkadelphia High School’s honor roll for the third nine weeks includes the following: All A’s 12th Grade - Cabb Batson, Josee Bebee, Caleb Cornelius. Lunden Cotton, Kristen Curtis, Jazmine Daniels, Olivia Dixon Aish...

Loan program for small businesses opens

Press Release

July 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – In an effort to save as many Arkansas jobs as possible during the COVID-19 crisis, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her husband, Bryan Sanders, launched the non-profit Arkansas 30 Day Fund to provide forgivable ...