Officials look at security at Arkansas Capitol
Officials with the Arkansas secretary of state's office say they want to meet privately with state lawmakers to discuss tightening security at the Capitol.
Some lawmakers have questioned whether current safeguards are adequate after security was tightened at the entrance of a building west of the Capitol.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Doug Matayo, chief deputy for Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin, has told members of ...
Heavy rains may hike Arkansas winter cattle costs
Agriculture officials say heavy rains during the year may mean higher production costs for Arkansas cattle farmers this winter.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says 52 percent of Arkansas' pastures are in good or excellent condition. Heavy rains throughout the year largely benefited cattle farmers with plentiful hay.
But excessive rains in north-central Arkansas diminished the crop's nutrient content and will likely require some farmers to rely ...
Rams look to shock slumping Chargers in San Diego
The St. Louis Rams hope to make it two wins in two weeks over the AFC West when they visit the San Diego Chargers Sunday.
With their defense playing lights out over the past month-plus, the Rams made the switch back to veteran QB Shaun Hill last week and the results were immediate in a shocking thumping of the Broncos. St. Louis is now featuring rookie ...
Local lawmaker aims to block pay raises
A local lawmaker says he’ll work to block a pay raise for elected officials.
State Rep. Eric Burlison, (R) Springfield, announced that he will serve as a co-sponsor of legislation designed to reject a proposed pay increase for Missouri’s elected officials. Burlison will work with State Rep. Mark Parkinson, (R), St. Charles, to draft the resolution that will be used to prevent the raises recommended by ...
Arkansas looks for second straight SEC win; hosts #8 Ole Miss
Both teams have plenty at stake Saturday when Arkansas hosts No. 8 Ole Miss in an SEC West clash. The Rebels likely saw their hopes of reaching the inaugural College Football Playoff evaporate with consecutive losses to LSU and Auburn by a combined seven points, but they bounced back to thrash Presbyterian 48-0 before an open date last week. Arkansas is one win away from ...
Longtime employee promoted to Director of Planning and Development
The City of Springfield didn’t have to wait long or look far to fill a key position at City Hall.
Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015.
Smith follows Ralph Rognstad, who is retiring in January. She has worked for the City in a variety of roles, for 32 years, including ...