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July 9th, 2014

UALR Benton Center to receive facelift

July 9, 2014

Expanding the UALR Benton Center reached a milestone as fundraising continues to build a new facility in Downtown Benton.

An announcement from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock notes that the Benton campus will begin a major facelift to the existing building and grounds this summer when its advisory board closes on a three-year capital campaign goal of $450,000.

“Fundraising is progressing right on schedule,” said John Young, the new Advisory Board chair.

Local family grows through adoption effort

July 9, 2014

Raising a family is difficult under the best of circumstances, but for Gina and Greg Grant, the difficulty is one they embrace.

Greg and Gina met in the spring of 2002 and dated two years before deciding to get married.

"We were kind of rushed into getting married because in mid-September we found out Greg had kidney cancer and needed to have surgery immediately," Gina said. "So we married a few short days after finding out this news."

Greg fully recovered from the disease and has had no recurring problems.

July 8th

Garland Co. artist picked for Beebe portrait

July 8, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — A Garland County art instructor has been selected to paint the official gubernatorial portrait of outgoing Gov. Mike Beebe — the first time in 35 years that a new artist will produce the formal portrait.

Beebe said he and his wife, Ginger, chose Ovita Goolsby to paint the farewell portrait. The previous five portraits have been done by artist Nancy Harris, an Arkansas native who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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