July 23rd, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) â€” Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.
No one is allowed to enter or leave the base during the lockdown, which began at 11:45 a.m. Spokeswoman Lt. Mallory Thornton said the base took the step "in the interest of protecting all base members." People who live on base were urged to stay indoors, and visitors were asked to not come to the front gate.
David Songer, age 54, of Malvern passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.
Sneak peak at what's in Wednesday's MDR
â€” Welcome to Malvern: new sign on the horizon
â€” Celebrity waiter event set for Saturday night
â€” Poster sales offset repair; fire dept. plans movie event
â€” Guess who's this week's mystery person
â€” Recipe Scene
â€” Weird Alâ€™s walk-off album: column by Eric Moore
â€” News from Point Cedar
â€” HSU football camp
â€” Leopards take to the field
â€” Taking a look at the 7-4A Conference
â€” Unknown substance turns creek green
The Advertising and Promotions (A&P) tax exploratory committee decided Monday morning to pursue a 2 percent special sales tax on both city lodging and prepared foods. Committee member Mike Bailey, owner of Western Sizzlin in Malvern, said he has been polling his customers about the tax proposal and said they are more likely to vote for the tax if it was only on lodging.
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) â€” The University of Arkansas' distinctive "Hog Call" has been granted a federal trademark registration.
The university announced Friday that it is believed to be the first college or university in the nation to receive a trademark for its cheer.
The sound mark of the cheer and the previously registered, "Wooo Pig Sooie!" are intended to protect the institution's long-standing tradition and signature cheer from unlicensed commercial use.
The registration does not affect the use of the Hog Call by fans at various gatherings.
The Bismarck Lions and the Magnet Cove Panthers traveled to Benton Harmony Grove High School in Haskell on Monday to take part in a team football camp.
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Sneak peak at today's headlines:
â€” A&P committee decides on 2% for lodging & meals
â€” COTO holds Science Olympiad on Friday
â€” Immunization clinic for students
â€” Duckâ€™s trial rescheduled
â€” Kidâ€™s Crusade at Oak Grove AOG
â€” Sauce to benefit state food banks
â€” Civic Club Meeting Schedules
â€” Outdoor concerts and child do not mix well
â€” Bismarck and Magnet Cove take part in camp
â€” Glen Rose camp teaches fundamentals of football July 28-30
â€” A week of random thoughts upon my return
â€” Summertime in Arkansas means 24 million travelers
â€” Wal-Mart CEO's pay highest in Arkansas last year
John M. Rhoads, Jr., 92, of Maumelle, Arkansas, departed from this life to meet Jesus on July 17, 2014 following a long, exhausting battle with declining health.