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South Arkansas is the greater area in Arkansas that encompasses the lower 15 counties of the state, with Union County being the most predominate. In the 1920s, nationwide attention focused on South Arkansas when the Smackover field was ranked first among the nation's oil fields. For five months in 1925, the 40-square-mile Smackover field was the focal point of one of the wildest mineral booms in North America. Today, south Arkansas's oil fields produce petroleum throughout a 10-county area.

Columbia and Union counties also stretch over one of the largest brine reserves in the world. Bromine is derived from brine, or saltwater, and local companies play an international role in the commercialization of bromine and its many applications.


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Arkansas continues to rate as one of the country's most inhospitable places for children, according to a national report, and some state policymakers and experts don't expect that to c...


States are developing plans, scheduled to be finished next year, to begin the transition from operating under the No Child Left Behind law to the Every Student Succeeds Act.


A Batesville American Legion post will celebrate gay pride this week, signaling a shift in the traditionally conservative veterans organization.


A dearth of affordable housing in Eureka Springs is causing a shortage of service-sector employees, say some restaurant owners in the tourist town.


New Futures For Youth, a nonprofit agency that works with and administers youth intervention programs, will close its doors this summer after 28 years in business.


The thought of construction equipment returning to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art left Scott Eccleston with a bit of a knot in his stomach.


The playground at the far back side of Boyle Park is empty.


Several suspicious fires in Blytheville during the past few weeks have firefighters investigating the possibility the blazes are connected.


The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette won the the general excellence award for overall quality in the larger daily newspapers category of the Arkansas Press Association awards, the organization announced Satu...


Fulbright Program saluted for its 70th U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock introduced resolutions marking the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.


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