Category archives: People

Historical Gems: Finding His Roots - Todd Perry

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Photography provided by Todd Perry “The family is our refuge and our springboard; nourished on it, we can advance to new horizons,” author Alex Haley stated. Quoted in Traits of a Healthy Family, a 1985 book by Dolores Curran, Haley went on to say, “In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Haley’s Roots: The Saga o[...]

Feature: A Forgotten Population

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Photography by Beth Hall and Janet Warlick   The Facts of the Matter  for the most vulnerable members of our society, namely children, is a challenging task. The Children’s Bureau, an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, “partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to im[...]

Feature: Practical Printing

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College of the Ouachitas opens largest print farm in the world and transforms lives. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   of brightly colored plastic filament slowly spun. The plastic melted and extruded in each of the three-dimensional, or 3-D, printers working away at the College of the Ouachitas (COTO) in Malvern, Arkansas. The filament also[...]

Big Bass, Big Cash

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Wouldn’t it be a dream to make a life-changing amount of money with a favorite hobby? Steve Scherrey of Conway, Ark., did just that.   is the first person to ever win the Annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament twice. In 2000 he won $100,000 and last year he won $50,000. This tournament is the state's largest amateur big bass tournament[...]

Feature: Hearts Healed Through Relay

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Dr. Jamie Byrne-McCollum has served a number of roles with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and is the campus advisor for a Little Rock chapter of a college-based relay event. She had no idea, however, that decades later she’d still be participating, and for deeply personal reasons. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   of the incredib[...]

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[...]