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Recusal sought in JP-eligibility case

Lawyers say judge, candidate too close

Attorneys asked a Faulkner County circuit judge Wednesday to reverse an earlier decision or recuse from a case challenging whether state Parole Board member Andy Shock may also serve on the county's Quorum Court.

Hospital directs funds to UCA nursing

Faced with a "critical nursing shortage" nationwide, Conway Regional Health System announced Wednesday that it will provide $390,000 for nursing-student scholarships and other efforts at the University of Central Arkansas.

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UCA picks Georgia university dean as its academic affairs provost

The University of Central Arkansas said Wednesday that it has chosen an educator from Georgia for its next provost, the school's chief academic officer.

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Exec's Wikipedia citing unintentional, UCA chief concludes

CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas president said Tuesday that a UCA executive who quoted from a Wikipedia definition of "science education" without attribution made an unintentional mistake.

Central Arkansas county on trail in hunting revenue for animal shelter

CONWAY -- A committee of the Faulkner County Quorum Court took a first step Tuesday toward finding revenue to finance operations of an animal shelter once one is established.

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Children return to Syrian preschool supported by Arkansans

The warplanes and bombs that left so many civilians dead and others fleeing the Syrian province of Idlib have lulled, allowing children to return to an underground preschool supported by central Arkansas residents and other Americans.

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Former Little Rock TV anchor who now works as marketer for UCA faces new complaint

A new complaint has accused a University of Central Arkansas executive of plagiarism and questioned some of her non-university business and speaking activities.

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Former Little Rock TV anchor who now serves as UCA's marketing chief criticized for side jobs

A University of Central Arkansas associate vice president's appearances in television and online commercials for private businesses has led to the filing of two complaints with the university's faculty senate.

Court asked if person can serve on Arkansas Parole Board, JP

CONWAY -- Faulkner County's attorney asked a circuit court late Monday to rule on whether former Sheriff Andy Shock can serve on the Quorum Court while still holding a position on the state Parole Board.

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12 Arkansas counties declare emergencies because of flooding; February brought record rain to parts of state

The wettest February on record for much of Arkansas has come to an end after another band of thunderstorms pounded central and southeast Arkansas on Wednesday night.