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July 30th, 2014

A. Lincoln Jordan

July 30, 2014

A. Lincoln Jordan, 72, of Conway, Ark., died July 28, 2014.
He was born June 20, 1942, to the late Robert and Arlene Jordan in Russellville, Ark.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Jordan.

Florence Marie Pierce

July 30, 2014

Florence Marie Pierce, 79, of Benton passed away July 27, 2014.  She was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Malvern, to the late Reuben and Lillian Baker. 
Mrs. Pierce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Huburn Pierce; two brothers, Marvin and George Baker; and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Fonda Burroughs and husband, Curt; three grandsons, Chase, Matt, and Luke Burroughs; two sisters-in-law; and six nieces and nephews.

Arkansas State University closes outreach center

July 30, 2014

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University is closing its decades-old Continuing Education and Community Outreach Center.

The Jonesboro Sun reports that Vice Chancellor and Provost Lynita Cooksey announced the closure on Tuesday.

She says the university is attempting to streamline operations and reduce duplicated work. She says other departments will absorb the functions of the center and no services will be cut.

It's unclear if the closure will result in layoffs. Cooksey says the nine staff members were offered or reassigned to vacant positions at the university.

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