Cave City to continue providing teachers with COVID sick leave as CARES Act funding expires

Many school districts around Region 8 have been meeting to decide the next steps as CARES Act funding is beginning to expire, answering the question of how potential sick days should be handled in the future, especially with COVID-19.

  Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.
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  Biden marks nation’s COVID grief before inauguration pomp

The sober moment on the eve of Biden's inauguration — typically a celebratory time in Washington when the nation marks the democratic tradition of a peaceful transfer of power — was a measure of the enormity of loss for the nation.


  Local lawyer, lawmaker discuss “Stand Your Ground” bill

  Teacher explains why the inauguration wasn’t broadcasted in class

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

Empower warns of people trying to get sensitive information from customers

Wynne names new superintendent

The superintendent of the Concord School District has been named Wynne superintendent, an official said Wednesday.
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  On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Biden on Wednesday planned to halt construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said.

Active cases, hospitalizations drop as state reports 2,520 new COVID-19 cases

Three arrested in vehicle break-ins, weapon case

  Pre-trial, jury trial still set for Rebekah Gould murder suspect

Arkansas Senate approves home delivery of alcohol

Driver dies in crash involving school bus in Green Forest, Ark.; six students hospitalized

  School employee accused of sexually assaulting student

Gov. Parson: ‘Exceptionally limited supply of vaccine in Mo.’

  2 suspected in Trumann Walmart robbery arrested in Mississippi

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  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.


  North Texas LB/DE Joe Ozougwu commits to Arkansas State

  NEA HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/19/21)

Jonesboro swept Nettleton in a 5A East doubleheader.


  Police, engineers investigating another deadly crash on Harrisburg Road

Lil Wayne pardoned by Pres. Trump on final day in office

  Walnut Ridge nursing home has “nearly 100% participation” in getting COVID-19 vaccine

  Ordinance on ward position voting sent back to committee

  Arkansas Senate passes ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced legislation loosening restrictions on the use of deadly force in self defense, two years after failing before the same committee.
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  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people.

  ADH: 12 cumulative flu-related deaths reported so far this season

  Butler Co. gets ready to host mass COVID-19 vaccination event

  COVID-19 leads to extra stress for farmers

Report: Arkansas man photographed in Nancy Pelosi’s office transferred to Washington, D.C.


  Graceland offering virtual tours for guests

Powerball jackpot hits $640M as Mega Millions grows to $750M