Sen. Gary Stubblefield has told reporters he'll plan again to try legislation to prevent any public money from going to an organization that provides abortion. He claimed in 2013 that similar legislation that fell one vote short in the Senate and in a House committee wasn't aimed at Planned Parenthood, but it would be the first and primary victim.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paul Blackburn of Benton, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lois Blackburn of Mount Pleasant, to Jason Derek Harter of Georgetown. Lauren is a 2001 graduate of Benton Senior High School.
Ouida Newton, a math teacher at Poyen High School, was named the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year today at a surprise notification event in Poyen. "Arkansas has some of the best teachers in the country, so it is extremely difficult to select just one teacher to receive this honor," Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tony Wood said.