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Constitution Day

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union”.  What do these words mean to you?  Do you know where this phrase comes from?  Do you know what it is the Preamble to?  Is it important to our lives? These words are the opening words of the Preamble to…

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Inmate charged after attempting to escape from Calico Rock unit

Arkeil Daniel Thomas, an inmate at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction at Calico Rock, has been charged with a felony count of escape, after leaving a mowing detail in late July. According to the probable cause affidavit filed Thursday, 29-year-old Thomas was assigned to a mowing detail at the east…

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STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT

The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week.    At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in…

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Calico Rock Lady Pirate are State Bound!

 ​ The Calico Rock Lady Pirates are your 2018-19 Conference and District Tournament Runners-up after defeating the Norfork Lady Panthers 19-0 in a run-rule 3 inning game.  The Lady Longhorns were crowned the Conference and District Champions with a 10-0 District finals score over the Lady Pirates. After a one day rain delay, the Lady…

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Skidmore finishes in top 5 at Miss USA

Calico Rock couldn’t be more proud of their hometown girl Savannah Skidmore! Thursday was an exciting night as everyone tuned in to their TV to watch the Miss USA Pageant. Skidmore was selected into the top 15 after preliminary events. The judges then eliminated five contestants after the swimsuit competition and the remaining 10 continued…

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Norfork wins 1A State Quiz Bowl

Norfork High School Quiz Bowl students are the 1A State Quiz Bowl CHAMPIONS, beating out Izard County Consolidated  at the State Conference Finals for the win. The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association awarded each first place team $3,000 in scholarship funds and each second place team $1,500. Each MVP also received a scholarship.

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Skidmore to Compete for Miss USA

This Thursday night residents of Calico Rock will be tuned in to the tv cheering on Savannah Skidmore as she competes for the title of Miss USA. Skidmore will be among the women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete for the opportunity of becoming the next Miss USA. Savannah, the…

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