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Hendrix students and staff excited about nationwide ranking

Hendrix students and staff excited about nationwide ranking

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV)- It was a big day for students and staff at Hendrix college as they learned their school was ranked number one in up and coming liberal arts schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.

"I chose Hendrix over a lot of really good schools and I wouldn't go back on that," said Junior Sybil Watkins. "This day and age having a well-rounded education is really important to employers so I think that it's really good that Hendrix is taking a name for that."

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Martin asks court to dismiss alcohol sales lawsuit

Martin asks court to dismiss alcohol sales lawsuit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Secretary of State Mark Martin is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block from the November ballot a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 of the state's counties.

Martin's office on Tuesday responded to the lawsuit filed last week by Citizens for Local Rights, which argues the state used the wrong deadline for accepting petitions to place the alcohol measure on the November ballot. The group argues that the state should have used July 4 as the deadline, rather than July 7. Martin last month certified the measure for the November ballot.

Martin cited a 1999 law that allows election officials to rely on the next business day if a deadline falls on a holiday.

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Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 9, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is now recruiting volunteers to help process applications for Angel Tree Christmas assistance. The central Arkansas application process will be held at the following locations:

Pulaski County, Lonoke County, White County

Dates: October 7-9, 14-16

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1505 West 18th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

 

Saline County

Dates: September 29 – October 3

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 129 North Main Street,Benton, AR 72015

Volunteers can register for these two locations at http://SalvationArmyCentralArkansas.org/angels

Win a granite kitchen makeover, help Lonoke Co. CASA

Win a granite kitchen makeover, help Lonoke Co. CASA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- CASA helps represent children in the foster care system and this month, CASA of Lonoke County is hosting a special fundraiser to raise money and awareness.

You can purchase a ticket for $20 to win a granite kitchen makeover from Linco Countertops of Cabot. The makeover includes granite countertops, sink, and installation.

The winner will be drawn during the CASA Home & Outdoors Fundraising Dinner and Auction at the Cabot national Guard Armory on Thursday Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Grand prize winner doesn't have to be in attendance to win.

To purchase tickets for the makeover or the fundraising dinner, stop by CASA of Lonoke County at 119 W. Front Street or call (501) 676-6533.

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Central Baptist College ranks as 'Best Regional College'

Central Baptist College ranks as 'Best Regional College'

CONWAY, Ark. -- Central Baptist College has been ranked as a "Best Regional College" in the South, according to the 2015 U.S. Best College rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CBC ranks 69th in the category of "Best Regional Colleges" among regional universities in the South. CBC improved from a 107 to 69 in the rankings in the past three years.

According to the US. News and World Report, these colleges focus on the graduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts in fields such as business, nursing and education.

The U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Colleges guidebook includes rankings of 1,800 institutions nationwide. The rankings are based on peer assessment; retention and graduation rate of CBC's student body; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving.

Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges

Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges


CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2014) – Hendrix College was named the nation's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college by

U.S. News and World Report

, whose annual college guide was published today.

According to U.S. News, the list includes the institutions most often cited by college presidents, academic leaders and admissions deans as having made promising and innovative changes in academic life, faculty, student life, campus and facilities. Hendrix has appeared on this list for seven consecutive years.

Hendrix is the only top 100 private national liberal arts college in Arkansas in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

GAO: Arkansas Medicaid plan not revenue-neutral

GAO: Arkansas Medicaid plan not revenue-neutral

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Government auditors say Arkansas' private option Medicaid plan will cost taxpayers an extra $778 million over the next three years rather than being "revenue-neutral" to the federal budget.

The Department of Health and Human Services disagreed with the findings, which were released Monday. It said the federal Government Accountability Office didn't take into consideration major program changes within Arkansas' Medicaid system.

A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe said the report was prepared without anyone at the GAO contacting Arkansas for its input. Spokesman Matt DeCample said the state should expect higher startup costs as 200,000 people enter the health care system, but that costs eventually will be lower as the population becomes healthier.

Under the plan, Arkansas will use Medicaid funds to provide private health insurance for poor people.