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    Woman, two children killed in accident

    A Eudora woman and two children were killed Saturday in a traffic accident on U.S 65 in Chicot County. Victoria Thomas, 30, of Eudora was traveling South on U.S. 65 shortly before noon Saturday when her Chevrolet Malibu veered to the right and struck a guard rail, then overcorrected and crossed the center lane into the path of a northbound Cheverolet Silverado, according to a State Police preliminary accident report. Thomas and two minors, were … Continued

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    Woman born at Japanese Relocation Center revisits 7 decades later

    Today (April 11) I had the unique privilege to personally meet and visit with a very special 70-year-old lady and her husband. Her name is Sharon Sanaye Osaki Wong. She was born at the Japanese Relocation Center at Jerome, Arkansas, on May 4, 1944, while her parents, Takaji and Oritsu Osaki were being held there by U.S. Military Authorities during World War II. Cliff Gibson, right, pictured with Sharon Sanaye Osaki Wong and her husband, … Continued

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    Tornado sirens in Drew County not yet operational

    Although all tornado warning sirens have been installed in Monticello and in Drew County, the sirens, according to Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker, are not yet operational pending a final inspection. The sirens should be ready for use in the next several weeks. It is expected that a protocol for their employment will be announced by the city or county when they go online. Drew County citizens can receive text or telephone alerts in the case … Continued

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    Entergy Arkansas announces $62 million grid investment in Drew, Desha counties

      With a projected investment of $62.2 million, Entergy Arkansas will begin constructing a new transmission line from Monticello to Reed in the fourth quarter of 2015. The transmission project calls for the construction of a new 24-mile transmission line, crossing parts of both Drew and Desha counties, and expanded electrical facilities, including a new substation in Reed, to move power more reliably and efficiently into the region. The proposed route includes a transmission line … Continued