Arkansas’ early Tuesday report

An aggressive strategy to replace aging equipment with more energy-efficient products throughout the South would reduce the need to build more coal-fired power plants in the region through 2020, according to a Georgia Tech study.

While the “cash for clunkers” automobile program is ending, a variation is starting at the state level. As part of the previously passed economic stimulus bill, Congress also authorized rebates on purchases of energy-efficient appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers, and heating and cooling units.

The state Board of Corrections invokes the Emergency Powers Act, making up to 599 prison inmates eligible for early parole hearings.

Fourteen Arkansas school districts have received $700,000 in federal stimulus money to aid students who are homeless, the state Department of Education announced today.

Southland Park in West Memphis pulled in $35.1 million in EGS wagers in July, up 11% from the previous month, but down 3.5% from July 2008. Oaklawn’s EGS wagers topped $29.7 million in July 2009, a 9% increase over June’s numbers and a whopping 64% improvement from July 2008.

The investigation of $14,000 missing from the Pulaski County Courthouse has led to the termination of an employee who says she was ill on the day of a scheduled polygraph test.

The deal is in the works to land Little Rock National Airport a nonstop flight to and from the nation’s capital.

Wal-Mart should know this week if it can build a Supercenter near the Wilderness Civil War battlefield in Virginia.

For the third year in a row, the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has placed in a tie for 24th among the nation’s top public undergraduate business schools, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2010 America’s Best Colleges.

State officials say two men welding at an Arkansas recycling company near Forrest City were injured after a propane tank exploded near them

Arkansas will step onto the national stage among art enthusiasts next month when the World of Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed exhibition comes to the Arkansas Arts Center.

This fall, the Arkadelphia Police Department will begin using hybrids when a new fleet of 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrids hits the streets.

A laboratory analysis of cocaine seized by police officers in Drew County in May reveals the illegal drug was cut or diluted with an animal deworming medication that can destroy white blood cells in humans and is considered dangerous.

A media specialist in the Beebe School District has resigned after being charged with having sex with a student

Mark your calendar. Former President George W. Bush will speak at Harding University next April 22.

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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