Friday Arkansas early news

Remember Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning. Spring ahead, FALL BACK. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

The Arkansas Fire Academy at Camden was hit by a tornado around 4 p.m. Thursday.

The Farm Bureau reports that crop conditions are deteriorating rapidly as heavy rains continue. At this stage, yield and quality losses for major row crops could easily exceed $650 million. The cotton harvest is only 15 percent complete. It is usually 75 percent complete by this time. Rice and soybean harvests are also behind their normal rate.

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a state law passed earlier this year aimed at halting a lawsuit over lethal injection by a death-row inmate.

The Democrat-Gazette contends that a judge’s order to return e-mail obtained by an attorney in violation of a court order amounts to unconstitutional prior restraint and violates the state’s reporter shield law, The e-mail messages pertain to Houston Nutt and Mitch Mustain.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock economist Michael Pakko foresees modest economic growth with steadily improving conditions through 2011 including growth in the residential real-estate market.

Baldor Electric Co. of Fort Smith says third-quarter net earnings fell to $12.6 million from $25.8 million during the same quarter last year.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. will pay a dividend of 11 cents on Dec. 2.

KARK Channel 4 will be the lottery’s “draw partner” when Powerball drawings begin on Saturday.

The Pine Bluff Civil Service Commission will no longer be able to operate due to a lack of funds, a Wednesday letter notified city officials.


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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