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TUESDAY, JULY 7TH
Approximately 400 school administrators, safety personnel and resource officers from across the state met in North Little Rock last week for the annual Arkansas Safe Schools Association Conference. The conference marked the end of a two-year term as president for South Conway County School Resource Officer Phil Blaylock. He explains the theme for this year's conference was "Going the Extra Mile: Protecting Your School and Our Future."  One of the featured speakers was Missy Jenkins-Smith, a survivor of one of the nation's first mass school shootings in 1997. Jenkins-Smith spoke about that experience that left her paralyzed from the waist down.  Among the many topics presented at the conference were the impact on how the legalization of marijuana can impact youth and crime, Hispanic gangs in Arkansas, code of ethics, social media, changing school climate and how to handle active aggressor incidents. The conference concluded with an awards ceremony last Wednesday. Morrilton Police Chief Sonny Stover was nominated for the Safe Schools Leadership Award for Chief or Sheriff, which was awarded to an officer from Siloam Springs. Officer Blaylock for recognized for completing his term as president. The new president is James Virden from Star City. Blaylock will continue to serve on the association's Executive Board and will serve as a liaison for the Criminal Justice Institute. The Arkansas Safe Schools Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children and helping schools maintain a safe and orderly climate, thereby creating a positive learning environment. Its goal is to provide consistent, up-to-date, affordable, quality, training that is available to all law enforcement agencies and school districts across the state...

Authorities are investigating a mix-up at a county jail after workers accidentally released an inmate. The Pope County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jeffrey Hale was set free on June 29th but taken back into custody the next day. Officials say Hale was in the booking area waiting for processing with another man who shared the same first name. They say Hale signed release documents indicating he was the man set for release. The sheriff's office says an investigation into the release is ongoing and unspecified action is being taken by the detention center administration. Officials say additional unspecified charges will be filed against Hale...

Tuesday at noon is the deadline to file petitions of candidacy for the annual school election. Anyone wishing to run for a position on a local School Board must file the petition with the County Clerk's office. Petitions must have 20 valid signatures of qualified voters within the school district and the correct zone if applicable. Positions available in Conway County are Zone 1 in the South Conway County School District; Positions 1, 2 and 3 in the Nemo Vista School District; and Positions 6 and 7 in the Wonderview School District. In Perry County, Position 3 is open in the Perryville School District and Position 5 is open in the East End School District...

If you liked gas prices this past holiday weekend, then you should be pleased the rest of the year. Mike Wright with the AAA says prices should stay quite a bit lower than a year ago.  Gasbuddy.com, which tracks gas prices nationwide, reports the statewide average for Arkansas for regular unleaded is down almost a dollar compared to the same time last year. Wright says that alone amounts to billions of dollars in savings for drivers...











































































































































































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Rustin Hayes had three hits and three RBIs and Cade Chapman drove in three runs to lead Morrilton's Junior American Legion baseball team to a 13-9 win over CAC in the team's regular season finale on Monday. The Junior team starts district tournament play on Friday. Morrilton's Senior team is scheduled to play a doubleheader at Clarksville on Tuesday, starting at 6:00...

After not getting a hit for the first six innings, the Cardinals still managed to throttle the Cubs, 6-0, in the series opener Monday night at Wrigley Field. John Lackey threw seven scoreless innings to pick up his seventh win for St. Louis, beating former teammate Jon Lester who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing two unearned runs thanks to an error by the great Kris Bryant. The teams play a split doubleheader on Tuesday. The first game starts at 12:20. First pitch for the night game is scheduled for 7:05. You'll be able to hear both games live on KVOM AM-800...

D'Arby Myers' first homerun capped a 6-2 win for the Arkansas Travelers over Frisco on Monday night at Doctor Pepper Ballpark. The Travs wrap up their series at Frisco with a 7:05 game against the RoughRiders on Tuesday. The Travs return to Dickey-Stephens Park for a six-game homestand beginning Wednesday night. During that homestand is the next Morrilton/Atkins/Russellville Community Night. It's scheduled for Saturday night's game against Frisco. We have a few free tickets available for that game. If you'd like to go, call us at 354-2484 or drop by the KVOM Studio to pick them up...