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BPCC welcomes member of Little Rock Nine to campus  KSLA

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Bossier Parish Community College Rotaract and the Rotary Club of Shreveport will welcome a member of the Little Rock Nine to ...



Parents Notified After Central High Employee's Gun Reported Lost  www.fox16.com

Parents of students who attend Central High School were notified after a staff member told school officials on Wednesday that he had possibly lost his gun on ...



Little Rock Central High School Presents: Sister Act!  KARK

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Little Rock Central High School Department of Theatre rocked our studio with a special preview of their upcoming production of Sister Act, ...



Central High School Walked Out In The Footsteps Of The Little Rock 9  NPR

Best known for its role in the 1957 school desegregation crisis, Little Rock Central High School saw hundreds of students walk out of class on Wednesday to ...



CALENDAR OF EVENTS  Pine Bluff Commercial

Editor's Note: To submit items to our calendar of events, email pbcnews@pbcommercial.com, fax 870-534-0113 or bring announcements to 300 S. Beech St., ...



Little Rock high school staff member placed on leave as allegations of inappropriate behavior investigated  Arkansas Online

A Little Rock Central High School staff member has been placed on paid leave pending the review of an "alleged incident," the school said Wednesday.



Replica Of Bus Stop Bench To Help Tell Story Of Little Rock 9  KUAR

A bench now on display across from Little Rock's Central High School commemorates one key moment from the school's desegregation. It is a replica of one.



Picketing Underway in Support of Little Rock Teachers  www.fox16.com

Informational picketing is underway today at Little Rock School District campuses to show support for teachers targeted by State Education Commissioner ...



Little Rock educator named Arkansas Teacher of the Year  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A Little Rock Central High School teacher was named the 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Monday, according to a news release.



Student shot in residential area after Central High prom  THV11.com KTHV

A student was shot in Little Rock while hanging out with a group of friends after Central High prom. He was treated at a hospital and released.



Little Rock Central High School Department of Theatre Presents BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL  Broadway World

Public performances will be held at LRCH in the Roosevelt Levander Thompson Auditorium on Friday, March 9 at 7pm and Saturday, March 10 at 2pm. Tickets ...



Frank Scott Jr. is the first black mayor to be elected in Little Rock  THV11.com KTHV

A banking executive and former highway commissioner has become the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital, six decades after it was the ...



Little Rock School District Teacher Named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year  Harrison Daily

LITTLE ROCK — When Stacey McAdoo arrived at school this morning, she had no idea she would receive the surprise of a lifetime. During a special ...



'I Had a Right to Be at Central': Remembering Little Rock's Integration Battle  TIME

Sixty years ago, a group of nine students walked into a school and changed America. "I had a right to be at Central," one of them tells TIME.



On This Day in Arkansas History: September 4  KARK

On this day in 1957, The Little Rock nine attempted to attend Little Rock Central High School.



Stacey McAdoo Named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year  amppob.com

Every morning, Stacey McAdoo goes to work at Little Rock Central High School to teach communications, but she got a serious surprise in October when she ...



THV11 ‘Daytrippers’ are taking you to the city of Little Rock  THV11.com KTHV

THV11's Erika Ferrando explored around Little Rock, Arkansas with one of our favorites, Adam Bledsoe.



Ark. football coach resigns job one week after appointment, cites inability to commit  USA TODAY High School Sports

Just a week after being named as the head coach at Little Rock Central High School, Blake Pizan withdrew from consideration for the position, which, again, ...



Little Rock Nine's 60th anniversary: The signs of segregation are still there  Quartz

On Sept. 25, 1957, nine African-American students in Little Rock, Arkansas were escorted by federal troops into Central High School after they were initially ...



Arkansas' capital city could elect its first black mayor  The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the ...



OneRock Legends Hall of Fame  www.fox16.com

The Little Rock School District Athletic Foundation hosted the First Annual ONEROCK LEGENDS HALL OF FAME luncheon event at the Embassy Suites.



Central High School 60th Anniversary Commemoration Events Begin In Little Rock  KUAR

Four days of events marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock's Central High School got underway Friday with the eight surviving.



New Book Tells The Story Of Students Who Desegregated Little Rock's Junior High Schools  KUAR

The story of the 1957 desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School by nine black students is well known. But overshadowed is phase two of the school.



Little Rock Voters Could Elect A Black Mayor For The 1st Time  KUAR

Voters are casting ballots in an election that could result in Little Rock's first popularly elected black mayor, six decades after Arkansas' capital city was the center ...



Arkansas lawmakers do away with high school journalism requirements  THV11.com KTHV

The decision was met with pushback from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, journalism students and advocates.



Authorities: Teen shot while hanging out with group after leaving Little Rock prom  Arkansas Online

A teenager who attended Little Rock Central High School's prom Saturday night was later shot while hanging out in a residential area, police said.



Legislation Introduced To Expand Central High School National Historic Site  KUAR

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, joined Tueday (May 23) with civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and U.



Little Rock could elect its first black mayor  Times Record

LITTLE ROCK — Six decades after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School, the city at the center of the ...



Democrat on top in clerk race  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Pulaski County voters elected Democrat Terri Hollingsworth circuit/county clerk, giving her about 30000 more votes than her opponent, Republican Steve ...



Ad pioneer Ron Robinson, namesake of Little Rock library theater, dies at 75  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Ron Robinson's influence on the state's advertising and public relations professions reached as far and wide as his varied interests and vast collections of movie ...



Excitement building for Central High School Commemoration  THV 11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Excitement is building for the events surrounding the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School.



8 students, 7 teachers from Little Rock-area schools honored as Stephens Award winners  Arkansas Online

Eight high school seniors and seven teachers from Little Rock-area public and private high schools have been named recipients of the 2018 Stephens Award.



Little Rock elects first black mayor  Pine Bluff Commercial

LITTLE ROCK — A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American ...



Quapaw Quarter home tour set for Central High district  Arkansas Online

Fans of Little Rock's historic houses had a sneak peek of the next Quapaw Quarter Association's Spring Tour of Homes -- set for Mother's Day weekend.



Six Little Rock Landmarks Included In National Civil Rights Trail  KUAR

Little Rock Central High School is now joining five other sites across the city as part of a national project highlighting historically significant.



Exhibit Touts Hoxie's End Of School Segregation Two Years Before Central High  KUAR

Before the Little Rock Nine desegregated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957, the northeast Arkansas town of Hoxie had already integrated its schools two ...



Little Rock school activists announce events for 60th anniversary of Central High crisis  Arkansas Times

The group is not affiliated with the official "Reflections of Progress" commemoration of the 60th anniversary. However, at least two of the Little Rock Nine may be ...



State semi-finalists named for 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year  THV11.com KTHV

Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized four teachers on August 16 as 2019 Arkansas Teacher ...



Photo Flash: President and Hillary Clinton Attend LITTLE ROCK  Broadway World

The Little Rock Nine made history when on the first day of school, September 4, 1957, they were barred from attending Little Rock Central High School in Little ...



News – 'CIVIL TWILIGHT' TO COMMEMORATE DESEGREGATION OF LR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL  UCA News

CORE Performance Company will perform “Civil Twilight: Reflections on Fear, Courage and Resilience,” a site-specific dance/spoken word event, as part of the ...



Events In Little Rock To Honor Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  KUAR

Two events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr will be held in Little Rock Wednesday.



Remains in pipe at west Little Rock park are missing teen's  Arkansas Online

Authorities identified human remains found at a west Little Rock park as those of teenager Ebby Steppach, who disappeared in October 2015, police said ...



Students rally at LR Central High in support of DACA recipients  Arkansas Times

Little Rock Central High School students held a pre-class protest this morning at the corner of Park Street and Daisy Bates in support of classmates who ...



New App Lets People Follow In Footsteps Of Little Rock Nine  KUAR

Visitors to Little Rock's Central High School will now have a way to explore the school's historic past. An app developed by the Central High Civil Rights.



Weekend Calendar  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits. Central Arkansas. ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets.



Little Rock Police Academy Class 90 Takes Multicultural Tour  KARK

On Friday, the 14 recruits spent the day on a multicultural tour of the Little Rock Central High School Museum and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.



Final Tigers' tales: Little Rock Central football teams of the '50s set last reunion  Arkansas Online

The 1957 Little Rock Central High School football team is recognized as not only one of the all-time best teams in the state, but also in the nation.



Little Rock Nine member releases book against bullying  THV 11

"The Worst First Day" is Eckford's first book. It is one of the few times she has opened up about the Little Rock Nine.



The Youngest of the Little Rock Nine Speaks About Holding on to History  Smithsonian.com

Carlotta Walls LeNier, whose school dress is in the Smithsonian, says much was accomplished and now we need to hold onto it.



Central student a winner in international science and engineering competition  Arkansas Times

Big deal. Meghana Bollimpalli of Little Rock Central High School was named a grand prize winner in the Intel International Science and Engineering fair.



HIGH PROFILE: Eric Higgins, Pulaski County's next sheriff  Arkansas Online

Eric Higgins was clearly the underdog. His opponent was endorsed by the retiring Pulaski County sheriff. He was outspent almost 2-1 — leaving him without the ...



Police: Little Rock teen found unconscious in school bathroom; fellow student provides spray to counteract overdose  Arkansas Online

The Little Rock Fire Department administered an anti-opioid medication Monday after a 16-year-old was found unconscious in a Little Rock Central High School ...



23rd Annual Big Booseum Bash!  KARK

The Big Booseum Bash offers a safe and enriching trick or treat experience for the whole family!



How Segregation Has Persisted in Little Rock  The Atlantic

Nearly 60 years after the integration of Central High, the city's schools are still divided by race.



Full transcript of Little Rock's 2018 State of the City Address  THV11.com KTHV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Here is the full transcript of the 2018 State of the City Address from Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. Public Safety. 2017 proved to be a ...



Hospitality Management Corporation Managing Four Points by Sheraton® Little Rock, Arkansas  Hotel News Resource

Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), is pleased to announce the addition of this 263-room Four Points by Sheraton® ...



Black Male Media Project hopes to mentor next generation of journalists  THV11.com KTHV

The Black Male Media Project was created to inspire and create mentorship opportunities for black men working in journalism and media.



Little Rock Central High restores historic front doors  Arkansas Times

Little Rock Central High School's iconic front doors were removed this week so that they could be shipped to Kansas City, Mo., where they will be completely ...



Arkansas Celebrates 182 Years of Statehood  www.fox16.com

To celebrate Arkansas' birthday, here are ten facts you might not know about Arkansas.



AR Congressman, UK Member of Parliament Forge Partnership with High Schools  KARK

Six months in, U.S. Rep. French Hill and U.K. MP Rehman Chishti update us on how the students in their constituencies have learned from one another.



A Member of the Little Rock Nine Discusses Her Struggle to Attend Central High  Smithsonian

Fifteen year-old Minnijean Brown thought her new high school would allow her to become the best person she could be. She envisioned making friends, going ...



14 teachers named Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalists  Newton County Times

LITTLE ROCK — Fourteen outstanding teachers from around the state have been named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists.



Documentary Chronicles Plight Of Little Rock Nine, Ongoing Issues With Public Schools  KUAR

Elizabeth Eckford only had one concern before her first day of school. She wanted to make sure her white dress was finished so she could wear it. The next.



Four teachers named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state semi-finalists  Newton County Times

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized four teachers today as 2019 Arkansas ...



Little Rock Nine Memorial Foundation Falling Apart, State Official Says  KUAR

The concrete base of a popular memorial at the Arkansas State Capitol in honor of the nine black students famous for integrating Little Rock Central High.



LR Central student scores perfect on ACT  Arkansas Times

The Little Rock School District announced yesterday that Karina Bao, a senior at Little Rock Central High School, had scored a perfect 36 composite score on ...



2 candidates in Pulaski County vie for clerk post  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Pulaski County voters will choose their circuit/county clerk this election cycle, deciding who will be chief record keeper for Arkansas' largest county.



Little Rock Nine's bravery and strength continues to inspire people 60 years later  THV 11

On September 4, 1957, nine black students were blocked from entering Little Rock Central High School. That moment would go on to change the lives for future ...



Former President Bill Clinton To Speak At Central High Commemoration  KUAR

Former President Bill Clinton is to deliver the keynote address at a ceremony next month that will cap four days of events commemorating the 60th.



Bill Clinton, George W. Bush to join 59 scholars in Arkansas  Arkansas Online

LITTLE ROCK — Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will join dozens of scholars who've been focusing on topics ranging from immigration to ...



PAPER TRAILS: Arkansas teen on 'American Idol'; Pioneer Woman's daughter heads to UA  Arkansas Online

IDOL RIVAL: Last Monday night, while watching one Arkansan on reality TV -- Tia Booth on ABC's The Bachelor (tomorrow we'll see her introduce bachelor Arie ...



Recalling When JFK Came To Little Rock And Focused On A 'New South'  WBUR

WBUR's Delores Handy was in high school when the president came to her hometown.



In City's School Discrimination Lawsuit, Burden Of Proof Is 'Did They Mean To?'  KUAR

It's been 60 years since Central High School was forced to desegregate, but a federal lawsuit now claims the Little Rock School District is racially biased when it ...



Michael Hibblen  KUAR

Michael Hibblen is the News Director for UA Little Rock Public Radio. He oversees daily news coverage for KUAR, which includes assignments for the news.



Underwood, 'Little Pig' and former SWC official, dies at 82  WholeHogSports

Ronnie Underwood scores one of his two touchdowns against Texas on Saturday, Oct. 15, 1955, in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks defeated the Longhorns 27-20.



Rep. French Hill to Host Arkansas Summit on Opioids  www.fox16.com

Congressman French Hill (AR-02) will host a conversation on June 18 at UA-Little Rock, entitled “Opioids in Our Community: Resources and Stories in Central ...



Profile of Little Rock Central High School teacher George West  Harvard Magazine

George West '72 and his students foster oral history at Little Rock Central High.



UPDATE: Central High interim assistant principal arrested for inappropriate comments to students  KATV

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Tuesday, an interim assistant principal at Little Rock Central High School was arrested following allegations of inappropriate comments ...



In Arkansas, Unions, Professional Associations Vie For Teacher Membership  KUAR

Rebecca Simpson has taught social studies at Little Rock's Dunbar Magnet Middle School for the past 25 years. And through all that time, she hasn't joined.



Preserve Arkansas lists 2018 Most Endangered Places | Rock Candy  Arkansas Times

Preserve Arkansas has announced the 2018 Most Endangered Places in Arkansas.



New eStem high school opens on UA Little Rock campus  THV 11

Students have an opportunity to get ahead by taking advanced and college classes at the same time.



University of Arkansas Honors College Selects 2018 Class of Fellows | University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Newswire

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Honors College has selected 88 exceptional high school students, 79 of them Arkansans, to receive ...



14 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists Announced  amppob.com

The Arkansas Department of Education has announced the 14 Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalists. All of the regional finalists will be recognized by ...



Little Rock Teen Killed in 1 of 7 Shootings | Arkansas News  U.S. News & World Report

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock teenager has been found dead in what police say is one of at least seven incidents of gunfire from over the weekend.



SWAR town looking for solutions to police shortage  KSLA

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A police shortage in one Southwest Arkansas city is causing an adjustment in the way law enforcement is providing services for the ...



Southern Schools Once The Most Integrated In U.S. Says Researcher  KUAR

On their 60th anniversary return to Central High School last week, the Little Rock Nine — the nine students who desegregated Central in 1957 — called for.



Federal grant awarded to build 58-mile recreational trail in Central Arkansas  THV 11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A vision is coming to life.



There are no Democrats from Arkansas in Congress. Clarke Tucker hopes to change that.  CNN

As Clarke Tucker drove through a city once dominated by Bill Clinton, he signaled he was ready to move on.



Former President Clinton, Author James Patterson Plan Little Rock Event  KUAR

Former President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson will visit Little Rock this June to promote their new novel, called "The President is.



Opera In The Works Highlighting The Story Of The Little Rock Nine  KUAR

A preview of a scene from an opera depicting the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School in 1957 is scheduled for Monday evening at the.



3 students arrested after bomb threats at LR Central High School  KATV

Three students were arrested Wednesday after police say they made bomb threats at Little Rock Central High School.According to the police report, charges are ...



University of Arkansas Honors College Announces 2018 Bodenhamer Fellows | University of Arkansas  University of Arkansas Newswire

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Honors College has selected six incoming freshmen as the recipients of this year's Bodenhamer Fellowships.



10 properties join state's at-risk list  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A Gothic-style Baptist church that turns into a haunted cathedral each fall joined a wood-frame train depot, a commercial building central to the 1957 ...



New Arkansas State Troopers receive county assignments | Lafayette County  Magnoliareporter

A total of 38 Arkansas State Police trooper recruits graduated Thursday night and will begin their careers patrolling state highways within the department's ...



BBC World Service - HARDtalk, Elizabeth Eckford of the Little Rock Nine  BBC News

In September 1957 nine African American students, including Elizabeth Eckford, entered the all white Little Rock Central High School and broke the racial ...



Artistic intentions: Central Arkansas family lives to create art  Arkansas Online

Pastels stay upstairs at Connie and Dennis McCann's house in Maumelle. Connie's studio is downstairs. She sits at a drawing board, listening quietly to ...



A trip to Arkansas results in an emotional conversation about racism in America  KCBX

When I stopped in to visit with Robin White, Superintendent at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site , our conversation quickly led to.



1 dead, 2 injured in pair of Little Rock shootings  Arkansas Online

Two people died and two others were injured in a pair of shootings Friday night in Little Rock, police said.



The search for Ebby  Arkansas Online

Police showed Laurie Jernigan the muddy, pink Nike tennis shoe, taken from a young woman's severed leg found in the Arkansas River. “Does this look like ...



Anniversary: 'Little Rock Nine' Desegregate School  KNWA

Friday, September 25 marks 58 years since the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School. Nine high school students entered the all-white school in a ...



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