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TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH
An agreement between the secondary schools in Conway County and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton that allows students from the participating high schools to enroll in concurrent technical classes at UACCM free of charge proved to be successful in its first year. Per the agreement, UACCM waives all mandatory fees, the student's high school pays fifty dollars per credit hour of the tuition and the School Counts! Initiative pays the remainder of the tuition for the students. Jessica Rohlman, Coordinator of Academic Services Special Projects at UACCM, says 17 students from the county took advantage of the opportunity for free enrollment in the technical programs during the 2016-17 school year. She says two students have already earned a certificate of proficiency and two others are expected to earn a technical certificate in December. Rohlman says 21 concurrent students from Conway County are already enrolled in the technical programs for the fall 2017 semester. That number includes many returning students, along with six or seven new students. But Rohlman says a few students who were in the program last year decided to pursue career opportunities that require a four-year degree. Programs covered under the agreement in which students can enroll include Auto Collision Repair; Auto Service; Business; Computer Information Systems; Drafting; Early Childhood Development; Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance; Surveying; and Welding...

Conway County officials continue preparations to request public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management after the county was included in a federal disaster declaration resulting from flash flooding that occurred April 29th. The county's Emergency Management Director, Johnathan Trafford, told the Quorum Court Monday night that the county easily qualified for assistance based on the amount of damage incurred to local infrastructure and the process is underway to formally apply for assistance. Judge Jimmy Hart presented a list of nearly 40 roads that were impacted by the severe weather, and he says the county road department is working diligently to repair or resurface those roads...
In action taken by the Court during the group's regular monthly session, an ordinance was approved to amend the 2017 budget to account for repairs to the tax assessor's office and architectural work at the health department, among other items. Justices of the Peace also approved the re-appointment of Kent Johnson to the Administrative Fire Board for a five-year term ending June 30, 2022, and approved resolutions to fill two full-time positions at the county road department and one at the sheriff's department...

​U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced Monday that 11 Arkansas airports, including the Morrilton Municipal Airport, will receive a total of $5.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to support facility upgrades and expansions. The Morrilton Airport will receive $312,848 to rehabilitate the runway...

​A routine safety check point in Perry County earlier this month netted the recovery of a stolen pistol from Conway. Sheriff Scott Montgomery says deputies were conducting the check point on Underwood Road on June 11th when they made contact with a driver who had an active search warrant on file. According to the sheriff's report, during a search of the vehicle, a female passenger got into a struggle with a deputy trying to check a bag that the passenger had grabbed from the backseat. After gaining possession of the bag, deputies found the 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol with magazines inside. The passenger, identified as Megan Tygart, was arrested and transported to the Perry County Detention Center. She has been charged with theft by receiving, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental operations...

​The Supreme Court has ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them. The justices on Monday issued an unsigned opinion reversing an Arkansas high court ruling that upheld the law. Under the law, married lesbian couples had to get a court order to have both spouses listed as parents on their children's birth certificates. Arkansas routinely lists a woman's husband as a child's father, even if he is not the biological parent of the child. The same-sex couples want the same presumption applied to the married partner of a woman who gives birth to a child...























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs, leading the Saint Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds, 8-2, on Monday in a makeup for an April 29th game that was postponed because of severe weather. Michael Wacha limited the Reds to one run on five hits in six innings, Tommy Pham had two hits and scored three runs and Paul DeJong added three hits for St. Louis, which won for the second day in a row to improve to 35-40. The Cards start a three-game series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona Tuesday night at 8:40. Pregame coverage starts at 7:45 on Motown Radio, 92.5 FM and 800 AM...

Six Arkansas Travelers will suit up for the North Division in Tuesday's 2017 Texas League All-Star Game, to be played in Frisco, Texas. Catcher Tyler Marlette and outfielders Chuck Taylor and Ian Miller will start the game with pitchers Zac Curtis, Tyler Herb and Peter Tago also representing the Travs in the game...






















































































































































































































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