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The Perryville School District will have an additional school resource officer beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The district's Board of Education has approved funding for a second SRO that will allow the high school and elementary campus to each be staffed with its own SRO. Previously, the district has had just one SRO who split time at both campuses. Superintendent Walt Davis says the district is currently in the process of hiring the new officer. The school's first resource officer is employed by the City of Perryville Police Department and works at the school through a purchase-service agreement between the two entities. Funding for the second officer will come from the school district, but it's an expense Dr. Davis says is essential to ensure the safety of the students...

A Conway County resident has been appointed to a state board by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Colonel Addie Morris of Plumerville was appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers. That appointment expires April 26th, 2023. Others appointed by the governor this week include Matthew Ross of Conway to the Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board, Matthew Scott of Russellville to the State Emergency Response Commission, and Michael Robbins of Dover to the Arkansas Sentencing Commission...

Arkansas law enforcement officers will launch a concentrated week-long speed enforcement plan next week. The operation will be promoted across the state using the message headline, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine." The intensified enforcement effort will begin Monday, July 16th, and continue through the following Sunday, July 22nd. The enforcement plan involves law enforcement departments across the state. The goal of the operation is to save lives and make drivers aware that no excuses are acceptable. When it comes to speeding: Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine...

The Conway County Fair is looking for talented citizens to participate in this year's talent contest to be held on Saturday, September 8th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. There are four age divisions: Senior for ages 16-to-21, Junior for ages 10-to-15, Kids Talent for ages 7-to-9, and Little Kids Talent for ages 4-to-6. Talent areas include instrumental, vocal, variety, and dance. There is also an area for group talent. The entry fee is ten dollars. Applications may be obtained from the Conway County Extension Office on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, online at www.conwaycountyfair.com or by contacting Vicky Ronk at 208-1853. The 2017 Conway County Fair Talent Junior Instrumental winner, Grace Hendrix, competed and won the Arkansas State Fair Talent contest and will be the announcer at this year's local contest...

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has approved a rule that would allow it to hire an outside consultant to help review and score hundreds of applications the state has received from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana. The Commission on Thursday approved a rule that would allow hiring an outside consultant for reviewing the dispensary applications it has received. The panel can award 32 licenses under a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Officials on Tuesday formally awarded five licenses to grow medical marijuana. The state Supreme Court last month reversed a lower court decision that had prevented Arkansas from awarding the licenses. The rule change is expected to go before lawmakers next week...





























































































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The high school football season is just around the corner. Excitement is high in Perryville after the Mustangs won seven games last season and advanced to the state playoffs for the second year in a row. But the Mustangs are breaking in a new coach this year after Ed Baker retired to start a coaching career in Oklahoma. Perryville has hired Chris Norton as its new head coach. Norton coached at Rose Bud last season where he led the Ramblers to four wins, the most that program has ever had. The Mustangs open their season August 24th at Paris...

Nemo Vista's Lil Hawks Basketball Camp takes place next week. The camp will be held in two sessions. Students entering grade 4-6 will meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. The camp for students entering Kindergarten through third grade will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Registration is $35 per camper...

The Arkansas Travelers rallied from a three-run deficit on their way to a second consecutive one-run victory in a 6-5 win over the Springfield Cardinals on Thursday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. The Travs will try to make it three in a row over the Cardinals when the teams play Friday night in North Little Rock. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m...

The St. Louis Cardinals are back home for their final three games before the All-Star break. The Cards take on the Cincinnati Reds for three games this weekend at Busch Stadium. Friday's game starts at 7:15. Pregame coverage will start at 6:20 on Motown Radio, 92.5 FM and 800 AM...