FORT SMITH — American folk song “Wabash Cannonball” will replace Southside High School’s longtime “Dixie” fight song on the heels of a decision this week by the Fort Smith School Board to retire Rebel-related symbols.
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LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it has awarded $243,007 to the Arkansas Department of Health to administer and enforce the state’s lead-based paint program.
LITTLE ROCK — The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils said Friday it will establish fitness centers at three Arkansas elementary schools.
PINE BLUFF — An inmate riot Wednesday night at the Jefferson County jail caused several thousand dollars in damages but no injuries were reported, authorities said.
LITTLE ROCK — Metova Inc., a creator of mobile phone applications, said Thursday it will add 100 jobs in downtown Conway.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order Thursday making the state Department of Finance and Administration the host agency for the state Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council after federal officials classified the council as “high risk.”
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday she has hired Lee Rudofsky as Arkansas solicitor general.
LITTLE ROCK — The governor’s task force on the Common Core State Standards recommended Thursday that Arkansas keep Common Core for now but said Gov. Asa Hutchinson should order a comprehensive review of the standards with the goal of revising and replacing them as needed.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to extend authority to spend federal money on highway projects for three more months passed in the House on Wednesday with the support of all four members from Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK — A proposed settlement in a lawsuit over a 2013 oil spill in Mayflower is fair, adequate, reasonable and consistent with the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Justice Department argued in a filing Wednesday in federal court in Little Rock.