2019 Flood Resources and Information for Arkansans

Following requests from Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas federal delegation, President Donald Trump has issued a major disaster declaration for Arkansas, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide various forms of federal assistance for 16 counties: Arkansas, Chicot, … [Read more...]

Boozman, Cotton, Rep. Crawford Support Second Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband in Six Arkansas Counties

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $22.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 6,582 unserved rural Arkansas homes and businesses in six counties, representing the second wave of support from last year’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction. Providers … [Read more...]

Governor Asa Hutchinson Fully Funds the Succeed Scholarship Program

The Reform Alliance today applauded Governor Asa Hutchinson for fully funding the 2019/2020 school year legislative appropriation for the state’s Succeed Scholarship Program, giving more students an opportunity for academic success. The Succeed Scholarship Program awards scholarships for public … [Read more...]

Free Legal Assistance Available For Arkansas Flood Victims

As a result of the recent flooding in Arkansas, the Arkansas Bar and the Young Lawyers’ Section, in conjunction with FEMA, the Arkansas Emergency Management Agency, the American Bar Association, Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Legal Aid of Arkansas, and Arkansas Access to Justice, is providing … [Read more...]

Arkansas man has died after exchanging gunfire with Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies

SHIRLEY, Ark. (AP)   Authorities say a north Arkansas man has died after exchanging gunfire with Van Buren County sheriff's deputies. State police say 41-year-old William Beck died Sunday night after deputies were dispatched to a Shirley home to investigate a disturbance. Police say deputies were … [Read more...]

Poetry Reading at Faulkner County Library

Award winning poets, Paulette Guerin and Ellie Black will read from their works at the Faulkner County Library on Sunday, June 23, at 2:00 PM. Both poets were recently selected for “Best New Poets 2018” Ellie Black is a poet and musician from Clarksville, AR. Her work can be found in or is … [Read more...]

Fairfield Bay, Arkansas’ Premier WaterSport Festival “Surf the Bay” – Ride the Wave in The Bay

Making waves yet again this summer when they bring some fun extreme and family sports events to the North Shore of Greers Ferry Lake, The Bay returns with the wildly popular WakeSurfing, and FlyBoarding, plus, family-fun Water Slides where you can “ride the wave”. “Surf the Bay” will be held at … [Read more...]

Improvements to Interstate 30 Require Ramp Closures in Prescott

Improvements to Interstate 30 will require westbound on-ramp closure in Nevada County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. Weather permitting, crews will be paving the westbound outside lane and acceleration lane at Mile Marker 46 in Prescott. The work will … [Read more...]

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Leon Jones as New Director of Arkansas Fair Housing Commission

Governor Asa Hutchinson today, in conjunction with Elizabeth Smith, Secretary-Designate of the Department of Inspector General, announced Leon Jones as the new executive director of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission. Jones, the former director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, will replace … [Read more...]

Current flooding in Arkansas brings to Light Common Misconceptions and Misinformation about Flood Insurance

The current flooding in Arkansas brings to light common misconceptions and misinformation about flood insurance.  See below for myths and facts. Myth: I was told I can’t purchase flood insurance.  Fact: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies are being sold, policies are being renewed and … [Read more...]