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Tara & Co Fine Diamonds celebrates Grand Opening

Tara & Co Fine Diamonds celebrates Grand Opening

Van and Rachael Simpson, owners of Tara & Co Fine Diamonds, celebrated the opening of their new store with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 6, 2013.  The new store, located at 2719 East Race Avenue, features a blend of rustic and modern interiors that will inspire you to pick out something special for that special someone. 

For over 35 years, Tara & Co. has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Searcy region.  They are a well-established jewelry store that has grown with our community from a small store to a multiple brand jewelry retailer.  They specialize in brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles and expert jewelry repairs.  Tara & Co. is committed to make every customer "feel at home" with their personalized service and classic to cutting edge jewelry designs.

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Arkansas-Monticello beats Harding 4-2, now faces SAU for GAC title

ENID, Okla. (GAC) - Arkansas-Monticello took the lead early against Harding then withstood numerous rallies by the Bisons to advance to its first-ever baseball tournament title game with a 4-2 victory in Tuesday's first Great American Conference Baseball Championship contest from David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The Boll Weevils (32-19) opened the game with a run in the first inning. Ben Agredano drove home Taylor Eaves with a single through the left side. They added a pair of unearned runs in the second inning. A throwing error off of a sacrifice bunt let UAM to score a pair of runs without the benefit of a hit. Chad Miller scored on a ground out and Tyler Caruthers, who reached courtesy of the error, scored on a ground out by D'Marco Poindexter.

Sweep puts 345 sex offenders behind bars, 4 connected to Ark.

From the U.S. Marshall's Service:

ARKANSAS - Today the U.S. Marshals Service concluded Operation Guardian, a three-year, national initiative specifically targeting the country's most dangerous non-compliant sex offenders. Deputy Marshals and law enforcement partners arrested 345 individuals who had failed to register with state authorities as required by law.

Marshals worked with state and local officials to identify specific non-registering fugitives based on their danger to the public and prior convictions for sex offenses. As of today, USMS investigators have located 427 offenders of 444 sought (or 96 percent of those targeted), including 82 individuals found outside the United States. These individuals represent more than 500 prior convictions for sexual offenses.

Harding advances to GAC championship with 14-8 win over Arkansas Tech

ENID, Okla. (GAC) - Harding won its second-straight elimination game, defeating third-seeded Arkansas Tech, 14-8, to advance to Championship Tuesday in Monday's second 2013 Great American Conference Baseball Tournament contest from David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

The Bisons (29-21) scored four times in the third inning, only to see the Wonder Boys (32-21) match with four of their own in their half of the third inning. Harding scored four times again in the fifth inning. Jeremy Bohnett smashed a three-run home run to left as part of the outburst.

After Harding added a pair of runs in its lead in the top of the sixth, Arkansas Tech batted around and pulled to within 10-8 before the Bisons added four runs over the final three innings to claim the victory and knock out their second top-three seed in as many days. On Sunday, the Bisons ended the GAC Championship run of Southwestern Oklahoma State in a 5-4 victory.

Hooten's book, TV show, radio show earn awards

ARLINGTON, Tex. (HOOTEN'S) - Hooten Publishing, Inc., earned two platinum and two gold awards for its football annual, TV show and radio show at the Hermes Creative Awards.

The 20th Hooten's Arkansas Football book and the 2012 TV show received platinum awards, given to only 15 percent of the 5,600 entries from across the country. The 2012 Delta Pest Football (radio) Report and the Hooten's Arkansas Football book (design) earned gold awards. Only 19 percent of all recipients earned a gold.

The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals administer the Hermes Creative Awards. The AMCP consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, PR, digital media production and freelance professionals.

Platinum winners are recognized for their excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness.

SAU-Harding selected to air on CBS Sports Network

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (GAC) - On Monday, CBS Sports Network announced its Division II Football Thursday Night schedule of games and the network selected the Harding at Southern Arkansas game on October 3 as one of its six games. The Great American Conference joins just six other Division II conferences featured as part of the package.

Both the Muleriders and Bisons made the postseason in 2012. Harding advanced to the Division II playoffs for the first time in program history and finished with a 9-2 record. Southern Arkansas improved by five wins from 2011 in posting an 8-3 record and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S Heart of the Texas Bowl.

2013 Business Participants for the THV Summer Cereal Drive

Businesses that have signed-up to participate in the 2013 Summer Cereal Drive! Sign-up continues through May 31st!

1)      2nd Baptist Church