The film program at UCA in Conway has been churning out starry-eyed young filmmakers for awhile, and now UALR is pumping up the film options for students, with a new cinema-centric degree emphasis offered through the School of Mass Communications.
Entertainment Weekly reports that South Arkansas author Charlaine Harris, whose Sookie Stackhouse books have become big bidness after being translated into HBO's "True Blood" television series, has now sold the rights to her Harper Connelly Mysteries series for development into a series called "Grave Sight."
NOW, I get it. The group circulating petitions for a constitutional amendment to establish casinos in Boone, Miller and Washington counties reveals that the deal anticipates operation of the casino in Washington County by the Cherokee tribe that now has casino operations in Oklahoma.
The future of the old Highway 79 bridge at Clarendon is uncertain, but it's a good thing the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department jump the gun on demolishing it.
That's because the new bridge at Clarendon — or at least the western approach, which is elevated over U.S. Fish and Wildlife wetlands — is snakebit.
It was just a little over a year ago when Baker Kurrus was hired as the superintendent of the Little Rock School District. With new Education Commissioner Johnny Key there was a strong concern that the Little Rock school system would be converted to all charter schools and the entire public education system would disappear.