Arkadelphia rising

posted by rexnelson on May 9th, 2016

Arkadelphia appears to be south Arkansas’ shining star, living up to a prediction made by President Clinton in those dark days following the March 1, 1997, tornado.

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Greeks in Arkansas

posted by rexnelson on May 5th, 2016

Opa! More on the fascinating history of the Greeks in Arkansas.

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The Greek connection

posted by rexnelson on May 4th, 2016

It’s May, and that means it’s time for the International Greek Food Festival in Little Rock. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.

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HAM: Celebrating our state’s past

posted by rexnelson on April 27th, 2016

The history of our state hangs heavily over the Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock. Colorful Arkansans such as Louise Loughborough, Edwin Cromwell and Parker Westbrook have played key roles at this museum through the decades.

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John Gould Fletcher: Part 2

posted by rexnelson on April 22nd, 2016

John Gould Fletcher returned home to Arkansas from England in 1933. The Pulitzer Prize would follow six years later.

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The troubled life of John Gould Fletcher

posted by rexnelson on April 19th, 2016

It’s a safe bet that few people who enter the John Gould Fletcher Library in Little Rock know anything about the man for whom the facility is named.

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The Village Academy Beavers

posted by rexnelson on April 6th, 2016

The Village Academy Beavers live on. It was one of the best pranks in modern Arkansas history.

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Spring in the Spa City

posted by rexnelson on March 24th, 2016

So far, it has been a spring to remember in Hot Springs. During one remarkable 10-day period in March, tens of thousands of people made their way to the city.

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Chris Beard and the UALR Trojan miracle

posted by rexnelson on March 18th, 2016

Not everybody in Little Rock was happy when Chris Beard was hired as the new UALR basketball coach last spring. They wanted Joe Kleine or Darrell Walker. And they took their frustration out on the UALR athletic director, Chasse Conque.

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The breakfast club

posted by rexnelson on March 16th, 2016

Talking politics over breakfast is still a tradition at some spots in Arkansas, although the number of such spots is dwindling as people’s lifestyles change. We visit some of those spots.

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