Opinion

One of my favorite assignments here at the Madison County Record is interviewing folks for our monthly Lifestyles feature story.

I’ve been on the road visiting with farmers, ranchers, foresters, rural community leaders and nutrition specialists since we began undertaking the daunting task of writing a new farm bill. 

The legislature convened the fiscal session and will spend the next month working on a $6.3 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

I was shocked last week to see breaking news that O.J. Simpson had died. Shocked, because just the night before, I had wondered, “Is O.J. Simpson still alive?” I have no idea what made me think of him, as he certainly is not the kind of person you want on the top of your mind.

Investments by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in Arkansas are helping promote growth and progress that improve quality of life across our state.

Parents can now apply to the state Education Division for Education Freedom Accounts for next year.

OK, so the total eclipse was cool. I got to view it from the playground at Huntsville Intermediate School, where the kids (after snacking on moon pies and Capri Suns) exited the building around 1:30 p.m. to observe the celestial event

Question: We purchased our home last year and we’re now ready to start landscaping. There is just lawn and we would like some shade trees and flower beds. I know trees are a long-term …

An exciting event in the sky is poised to make waves on the ground in Arkansas in just a few short days.

Several state agencies are preparing for increased traffic from out-of-state tourists who will drive to Arkansas on Monday, April 8, to view the solar eclipse.

By the time you read this, the Total Solar Eclipse will only be only a few days away on Monday, April 8. As of this moment, the forecast for Monday calls for partly cloudy conditions and a chance of showers. Who knows how accurate this will be come Sunday, but it’s looking like our view of the eclipse will be ... dark and cloudy?

I had the chance to see one of the great things in the life of a grandparent last week — watching my 8-year-old grandson score four home runs.

Arkansas has a long and proud history of service to our country, including generations who have worn our nation’s uniform, steadfast community support for our Armed Forces and significant contributions to U.S. national security.

Arkansans who own a home or a business are becoming more aware that the cost of insurance coverage is going up significantly.

A legislative committee voted to add $25.2 million to a revolving loan fund for safe drinking water projects.

Does anyone miss Napster? Or AOL? Or Vines? Or, for that matter, iTunes? No?

Legislators held budget hearings to scrutinize every spending category in state government, in preparation for the fiscal session that begins April 10.

The City of Huntsville on March 4 revealed the results of a survey taken by city and county residents. I won’t repeat all the results here but I will give an amateur opinion based on what the city learned from the survey.

Tax filing season is upon us, so it’s important to pay attention to deadlines and changes impacting our families and businesses

Arkansas is one of several states that have restricted their public retirement systems from investing in funds that refuse to trade in the stock of fossil fuel companies, energy companies, ammunition manufacturers and firearms makers.

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