Category archives: People

Murder Mystery: Monsieur Vidocq and his Legacy

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The father of modern criminal investigation and the group of crime solvers he inspired. By Janie Jones you ever wonder where fictional crime writers get the inspiration for their work? It is sometimes, as the saying goes, “ripped from today’s headlines.” The father of the modern detective story, Edgar Allen Poe, used fact as fuel to kindle his imagi[...]

Feature: Powerful Men 2015

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One word to describe this year’s class of Powerful Men: impactful. No matter the category, these men effect change in their communities and in many cases the entire state. Ingenuity, hard work and a drive to succeed have all played a part in their accomplishments, and we predict their efforts will endure for generations.     BUSINESS[...]

Murder Mystery: The Disappearance of Maud Crawford

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On the evening of March 2, 1957, Maud Crawford was cozy in her comfortable surroundings, despite the cold, rainy weather outside.   sat on the couch, stringing beans, while the family dog lay nearby. The scene was so serene ... it could have been drawn as the cover for a greeting card. The Crawford home on Clifton Street in Camden, Ark., built in[...]

Feature: 2015 AY’s Powerful Women

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For more than a decade, it’s been our distinct honor to acknowledge the brilliance and expertise of women in Arkansas. We do so in March as it’s National Women’s History Month.   proudly present 12 women of varied backgrounds who have realized their career aspirations and, along the way, changed the lives of those in their communities for the bette[...]

Game & Fish Commission Marks Its Centenary

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission marks a milestone this month. March 11 is its 100th birthday. Photographs courtesy of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission   celebrate the centennial, the commission will be honored at the state Capitol on March 11 and will play host to open houses March 14 at its four nature centers in Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Lit[...]

Final Thought

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There’s something about March. Big things seem to happen this month.   was that Ides of March incident way back in 44 B.C. with Julius Caesar meeting an untimely end. Speaking of untimely endings, come this March 8 standard time will end, and we’ll lose an hour of sleep, thanks to daylight saving time. Later in the month comes the spring equinox, M[...]

Murder Mystery: Karen Bean

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Undetermined Causes: Metta Holman tries to find answers to her sister’s death Photo courtesy of Metta Holman | Originally appeared in AY's August 2007 issue   16,000 people are murdered in the United States every year. About 37 percent of those cases go unresolved, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The statistics, however, do no[...]

Murder Mystery: Murder in the Ozarks

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Hwy 9, southwest of Melbourne, is curvy and hilly like most Ozark roads. In case of car trouble or other emergencies, motorists can pull over in areas designed for that purpose. Tourists also stop to enjoy the beautiful Ozark vistas. On the morning of Sept. 27, 2004, a group of people gathered along Hwy 9, but not to help a motorist in distress or to[...]