Davis says Governor has votes on merger

Gov. Asa Hutchinson expects to have the votes necessary to force a merger between Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute and East Arkansas Community College as the state legislature convened for a special session that began today. According to Hutchinson’s spokesman J.R. Davis, if approved, the merger would take place as early as this summer.

Lone ‘no’ vote kills jail proposal

A motion calling for a special called election in August to request the passage of a one-cent tax to cover the cost of a new jail facility failed during Tuesday night’s meeting of the St. Francis County Quorum Court.

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Foster children need donations, Crossroads Coalition banquet is Thursday