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The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Arkansas State Police with a pursuit in the area on Wednesday.

From Conway Police Department reports

The Arkansas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill (SB) 6 by a 75-18 vote on Wednesday, sending a controversial near-total abortion ban to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk for his signature. SB6, sponsored by Faulkner County’s own State Sen. Jason Rapert as well as State Rep. Mary Bentley of…

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In lieu of the annual St. Joseph Family Literacy Night, held Feb. 25-26 at the Elementary School, students kicked off Read Across America with Dr. Seuss-themed games and activities. This fun event encouraged kids to start (or continue) reading at home.

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed two bills into law – the Stand Your Ground legislation which eases the state’s restrictions on the use of deadly force in self-defense and the Voter ID legislation, which make the state’s existing voter ID law even stricter by no longer allowing people…

A Sherwood man will remain in custody to await trial after being indicted on federal firearm charges. Noah Shoemaker, 37, appeared for a bond hearing on Monday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris.

A “demand and hunger for more granular data than county level data” led to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement becoming involved in providing specific statistics about COVID-19, according to Dr. Joe Thompson, chief executive officer for ACHI and the state’s surgeon general from 2005-15.

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After weeks of speculation and assumptions, Arkansas has confirmed a case of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced in his weekly coronavirus briefing at the State Capitol on Tuesday.

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The Faulkner County Election Commission established the framework for the forthcoming school board elections at its March 3 meeting. Candidates for office were recently certified by the county clerk’s office.

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The Guy-Perkins Board of Education finalized the submission of a grant application to fund the addition of air conditioning to its high school gym at its monthly meeting on Feb. 24, District Superintendent Joe Fisher confirmed to the Log Cabin on Monday.

The League of Women Voters of Faulkner County (LWV) will hold three events in the upcoming weeks on a range of topics, including Arkansas’ current legislative session, voter registration and women’s suffrage in Central Arkansas, the organization confirmed to the Log Cabin.

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A student at Watson Chapel Junior High in Pine Bluff was shot Monday morning. He was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

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The Conway Public School District has its second mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic to provide staff with their second dose. The first mass clinic was held Feb. 5.

The beauty industry is one that is constantly changing – with new products and trends always on the rise. While false lashes, or falsies, are not new to the industry by any means, a local company has transformed the popularity of wearing false eyelashes.

Dermatology Group of Arkansas, P.A. celebrates its grand opening at 625 United Drive Suite 320 in Conway on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Anyone into supporting local businesses and finding great food at authentic food trucks, will love Conway’s newest offering.

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The Arkansas State Legislature passed three bills that address controversial political topics this week as part of a push by both chambers to clear the backlog of bills that accumulated while the legislature was in recess due to the winter storms which hit Arkansas two weeks ago.

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Earlier this month, I gave my annual the State of the City address. I encourage you to visit our website and watch it. In the meantime, I want to share a few highlights.

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While for many the warm weather and snowmelt have put the winter and its issues behind us, for area cattle farmers the problems are just beginning.

From Conway Police Department reports

The Arkansas State Senate passed House Bill (HB) 1112 in a 25-9 vote on Wednesday, sending an amended version of the voter identification bill the state passed in 2017 to Gov. Asa Hutchinson for his signature.

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The Faulkner County Quorum Court reviewed and discussed two ordinances on Tuesday. A discussion also took place as tax revenues were an unexpected bright spot in department reports.

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