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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | 3,602 views]
Week in Review (May 16-25)

We haven’t posted a Week in Review here at First Arkansas News for some time, but it’s time we did. Why? There’s a lot going on during the week these days and we’d hate for anyone to miss something important. So, click the links below to find a story or two that you might have missed. Check back every Sunday for a summation of the prior week’s stories so you can stay informed (or, at least, get a handle on what exactly we’re doing around here).
* Creating Obstacles — Pastor …

Commentary, Politics, Religion »

[12 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 5,020 views]
Miss Martin, where are you?

Where is Brenda Martin when you need her? Who is Brenda Martin you ask? She was my first grade teacher at Howard Perrin Elementary School in Benton, Arkansas. The reason I ask this is Miss Martin had a real knack for getting to the bottom of what was causing incivility between folks. It’s been 39 years since I first met her, but I can still recall her familiar inquiry “kids what seems to be the problem?” This question got your attention quickly because at times she could be as intimidating …

Community, Features and such, Legal, News, Politics »

[23 Feb 2012 | One Comment | 6,045 views]
Bryant aldermen sue ‘unknown persons’ for defamation, cyberbullying

Bryant aldermen Adrian Henley, Brenda Miller and Danny Steele filed suit in Saline County Circuit Court yesterday alleging that “unknown persons” had posted defamatory comments against them on MySaline.com.
The complaint against the unknown persons alleges that the comments posted on the online forum are false, defamatory and rise to the level of cyberbullying as they are threatening, abusive, alarming, etc. The lawsuit identifies the defendants only by their MySaline.com user names and alleges that thousands of people have read the abusive, defamatory and libelous comments over the past year. An …

Business, News, Politics, Real Estate »

[26 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 3,155 views]
NAR pushing for $40 dues increase

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced it will consider increasing dues by $40 a year to pay for increased lobbying efforts on national, state and local levels.
The NAR’s timing might not have been great, considering that announcement came on the heels of another one from the trade organization showing that February was a very shaky month for homes sales.
The increase — which would go in place next year and continue in 2013 — will be considered at the NAR’s midyear meetings in May, according to a release detailing what …

Politics »

[2 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,478 views]
An interview with Doris Tate – Democrat running for the Secretary of State’s office

Doris Tate, the Sebastian County clerk and recorder, is running for the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office. She’s got a primary coming up on May 18 against Pat Obrien and Mark Wilcox. The Democrat who emerges from that race will face Republic Mark Martin in the November general election.
Click here to listen to a podcast of an interview with Tate. To hear other interviews, go to the podcast archive.
The office is open this year as Charlie Daniels, the incumbent, can’t run again due to term limits laws. Daniels was the …