Carrying the torch

Ty Myers, backed by several supporters for the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run, carries the torch and runs the first leg of today’s annual Special Olympics Torch Run, which concluded in Wynne. Each member of the group will take turns carrying the torch. The group left from South Washington and made their way through Forrest City escorted by the Arkansas State Police. Photo by Fred Conley

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Board allows CRTI to open merger talks with UA, ASU - Members of the Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute's Board of Directors met during a called meeting Monday to discuss ways the vocational school could be proactive in determining its future, following a failed attempt last week by some Arkansas lawmakers to force consolidation.

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