Category Archives: Education

11-year-old suspended for death threat

An 11-year-old Junction City Elementary student was suspended for 10 days after he delivered threats of bodily harm to another student and further threatened to kill his father, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report. Principal Rebekah West advised … Continue reading

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LSU extends Miles’ contract with raise

Reports linking Louisiana State University’s Les Miles to an alleged $27.5 million offer from University of Arkansas have been dashed with the extension and raise of Miles’ LSU contract. According to Arkansas News, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva released a … Continue reading

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Significant changes needed to maintain lottery’s lifeblood

Without extreme changes in how it functions, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could fold in just over a year, said Shane Broadway, interim director of the state Department of Higher Education. According to Arkansas News, Broadway has cautioned funds are expected … Continue reading

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Arkansans stranded in Sandy wake

Hurricane Sandy hasn’t just displaced those on the eastern seaboard, but also 10 Little Rock high school students and teachers who traveled to New York to compete in the Empire Mock Trial World Championship tournament. According to Arkansas Online, when … Continue reading

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SouthArk students give Obama a second term in mock election

By a slight fraction, South Arkansas Community College students preferred Barack Obama to other presidential candidates in a mock election hosted by the college on Thursday, according to an email from Heath Waldrop, marketing and communications coordinator. Overall, of the … Continue reading

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“Mulerider Style” interprets Gangnam Style

Dance parties are generally not accepted in the newsroom, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t tempted by this “Mulerider Style” video. Southern Arkansas University students, staff, faculty and even President David Rankin got involved in the project, directed by Aaron … Continue reading

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Students find favorable their SouthArk experiences

South Arkansas Community College students still have a few notches to climb in reaching their five-year goal of buoying critical thinking skills, according to the most recent Community College Survey of Student Engagement which shows them ahead of their statewide … Continue reading

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SouthArk shows increases in developmental class pass rate, enrollment

Statistics provided during the latest South Arkansas Community College board of trustees meeting show significant bounds in the success of developmental programs, according to charts compiled by Stephanie Tully-Dartez, the director of institutional effectiveness and research. In the last year, … Continue reading

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Livestock auction breaks record with $12,240 steer sale

This year’s Union County Fair Junior Livestock Show shattered last year’s $73,000 in sales with more than $124,000 raised by 53 members of Union County 4-H and Future Farmers of America who sold their steer, hogs, lambs and goats at … Continue reading

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School board elections today

Between Smackover and Strong in the week leading up to today’s school board elections, 37 people cast ballots in an attempt to secure four seats up for grabs among eight people. According to the Union County Clerk’s Office, where early … Continue reading

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Union County leads southwest in lottery sales

Union County topped the southwest region of the state in lottery sales for the month of August, according to data released by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Of the $688,913 in lottery ticket sales during the month, the lion’s share was … Continue reading

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School board races creep along

Slow and steady go the first two days of early voting in four contested Smackover and Strong school board races, according to a representative of the Union County Clerk’s Office, where early voting is taking place over the next week. … Continue reading

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Student group blames SouthArk teacher for lost work

South Arkansas Community College administrators received a complaint today from a group of surgical technician program students who allege their professor failed to send out the applications that would allow them to be certified to work in their field. The … Continue reading

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Sales tax holiday approaches

It’s like training for a marathon. Drink plenty of fluids, carry emergency snacks for energy depletion and Band-Aids, always stash several spare Band-Aids on your person. No, it’s not Black Friday and it’s not even a triathlon, it’s Arkansas’ second … Continue reading

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Report: Well-being on the rise for Arkansas’ children

An annual report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which ranks the well-being of children across the country, listed Arkansas’ minors at no. 42, up from 47 in 2011. Released today, the 2012 Kids County Data Book puts Arkansas … Continue reading

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