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Updated at 11:55 AM

Last Saturday evening a 15-year-old boy walked into a local business establishment and shot one of the employees three times. Since at this stage I have no police report on which to base my information, like everyone else I'm hearing a lot of rumors that are circulating via the social media.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Monday is Memorial Day. Yes, another 365 days have been ripped off the calendars and more U.S. soldiers have given their life in service to the country they loved so dearly since Phillips County's last special salute to its veterans.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Labels bug me. I don't like being categorized and pigeonholed or put in a boxful of stereotypes. However, if I was forced to define myself or pin a label on me I guess it would be best said that I am just a 'simple man.'

Updated May 7, 2015 at 12:21 PM

“Honey I'm home,” shouts the triumphant hubby as he comes home from a typical day at the office. He walks into the kitchen where his beloved wife is slaving over a hot stove preparing the evening meal for the family of five.

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 11:43 AM

No one was saying a word. The only sounds coming from the hospital room were coming from an IV hooked to the arm of my best friend. There was never a day in my life that Van Pemberton Harrington had not been a part of it, one way or the other.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Seven and eight-year-olds probably should be naive when it comes to health issues. It is God's way of protecting them from the harsh realities of disease and death that most frequently come much later in adulthood. After all, almost everything in a...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM

God recently plucked a flower from this earthly bush and planted her in His heavenly garden. On Friday, April 10, 2015 Lauren Hill died as she had lived, inspiring others to live their life to the fullest.

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Ready for vindication the girl sharply turned to the counselor for reassurance. Without hesitation, she exclaimed, “You said he was a bastard; tell her! Let her know I'm not making this up!” Sitting in the presence of the criminal, the...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:08 PM

By age 12 she had been tormented in ways most can't imagine. Tragedy overshadowed any accomplishments of learning, prospering, or feeling self-worth. She shutdown emotionally, stopped trying to learn, and abandoned all social skills. Desperation led...

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 12:03 PM

When I sit down and try to write about days gone by, I wish I had kept a journal or a log of all the events that helped shape my life growing up in a small Arkansas Delta community. And only if Mom had hung onto my comic books and precious baseball...

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Thirty-three years ago, it was a bright spring day outside the schoolhouse. A classroom full of third-graders sat impatiently in their seats waiting for the bell to ring and the teacher to dismiss them. They had their minds on things that eight-year...

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