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    Star City’s Hunter Bennett among 5 UAM students initiated into national history honor society

      Five University of Arkansas at Monticello students have been inducted into the Alpha Nu Zeta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. The new members are Hunter Bennett, a junior history major from Star City, Shana Chancellor, a senior biology and biochemistry major from Oak Leaf, Tex., Hunter Fowler, a junior political science and psychology major from Glenwood, Jalen Garmon, a junior history major from Little Rock, and Rodney Hill, a … Continued

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    Man who fathered young relative’s child gets 26 years for sex crimes

      An Ashley County man who was scheduled to go to trial this week for raping two young female relatives, impregnating one, has pleaded no contest to rape and sexual indecency. Kenneth Earl Moore, 40, of Portland, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping one of the young girls and another six years for sexual indecency with the other girl. Moore reportedly had sexual intercourse in late 2012 with a 14-year-old relative. The girl … Continued

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    Lake Village man killed in truck-backhoe accident

      A Lake Village man was killed shortly before noon Sunday in a truck and backhoe accident on U.S. 65 in Desha County, according to State Police. Brian A. Morgan, 29, of Bayou Villa Road in Lake Village, was southbound on a backhoe on U.S. 65, north of the Old Tillar Highway in McGehee when he was struck from the rear by a 2007 Volvo 18-wheeler, according to a State Police report. Morgan was thrown off the … Continued

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    Manny Scott to deliver lecture at UAM

    Manny Scott Manny Scott, whose life story was told in part in the 2007 hit motion picture “Freedom Writers,” will deliver a free public lecture at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 23. Scott will deliver his lecture at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium as part of the Governor Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series. Scott was originally scheduled to speak March 4 but was unable to attend due to inclement weather. A … Continued

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    Farm Bureau sets ‘Measure the Candidate’ forum

    Arkansas Farm Bureau is hosting a Measure the Candidate forum Tuesday, April 22, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Candidates for the state’s constitutional offices are scheduled to attend and address the audience. Additionally, candidates for the United States Senate race and 2nd Congressional District have been invited to participate. “Arkansas’ constitutional offices are highly contested this year,” said Randy Veach, president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. “Arkansas has open seats for governor, … Continued