Trustees for Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Henderson State University in Arkadelphia met separately Thursday and raised the cost of attendance at each university. The university also is changing its fee structure so that students are charged per credit hour in four areas rather than a flat fee as in the past. University officials noted that the fee had never been increased before and will be used to add scholarships for band students, and instrument maintenance and repair.
Garland, Clark and Hot Spring County residents can bring hazardous materials for drive-through disposal at two locations on Saturday, May 9th during Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the Hot Springs Sanitation Department.
An Arkansas school facilities panel Thursday approved $128.7 million for some 67 school building projects and roofing, ventilation, fire alarm and other system replacements for 2015-16. The projects set to receive a state share of costs include more than a dozen new schools in communities such as Arkadelphia, Bentonville, Springdale, Conway and West Memphis.
Arkansas' citizens salary commission Thursday recommended raising the annual salaries of the state's 25 full-time prosecuting attorneys 23 percent, from $123,162 to $152,000 a year. The seven-member Independent Citizens Commission's recommendation Thursday heeds a request from Larry Jegley of Little Rock, the president of the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, to increase annual pay for the 25 so that it reaches 95 percent of the compensation for circuit judges.
Arkansas artist V.L. Cox , who took her "End Hate" doors of segregation installation to Washington, D.C., weekend before last, has shared her thoughts on the experience, and I am posting them here. She begins with memories of the "Whites Only" and "Coloreds Only" door she saw as a child in her hometown of Arkadelphia, and then talks about the people she met in D.C. Cox was joined by Paula Morrell of the radio show "Tales From the South," who recorded visitors to the installation, near the Lincoln Memorial.
If former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee runs for president in 2016, he won't have people combing through his papers from his time leading Arkansas. The hordes of reporters and opposition researchers who flocked to the Clinton Presidential Center to learn about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will find that Huckabee's official papers, housed at Ouachita Baptist University, are off limits.
Jesse London, an attorney, was held to the United States Grand Jury late yesterday and was released on $300 bond on a charge of using canceled postage stamps. The postmaster at Alma testified that he returned a half dozen letters which London mailed with canceled stamps.