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Arkansas is the first state in the U.S. where diamonds were found naturally (near Murfreesboro, Arkansas). The eastern border of most of Arkansas is the Mississippi River, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel. Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma. Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands. The so-called Lowlands are better known as the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The land along the Mississippi River is referred to as the “Delta” of Arkansas. It gets this name from the formation of its rich alluvial soils formed from the flooding of the mighty Mississippi. The Grand Prairie is slightly away from the Mississippi River in the southeast portion of the state and consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas and home to much of the crop agriculture in the state. The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley’s Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley’s Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain. Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State. Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State. Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.


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News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Former state Sen. Johnny Key has been named the state's new education commissioner.


Patients and relatives joined UAMS faculty and staff Monday at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute for the announcement of a $10 million gift to aid myeloma patients.


The panel tasked with setting the salaries of Arkansas' elected officials heard public comments Monday on the initial proposed increases they reached earlier this year, including recommendatio...


TEXARKANA The director of the Texarkana Regional Airport says its status as a commercial regional airport could be in danger.


SEARCY Harding University has been awarded a $5,000 grant by State Farm in support of the university's work with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards advancement in Arkansas.


LITTLE ROCK An Arkansas commission is holding a public hearing on its plan to more than double legislators' salaries and give substantial pay raises to other elected officials.


Another snowstorm is expected this week, and it could drop 4 inches of snow or more on parts of central Arkansas, the National Weather Service said.


The Pulaski County treasurer's office has started sending out property tax bills to county residents that total about $460 million.


Prison space, parole changes, guns on college campuses and proposed constitutional amendments stand to dominate legislators' time this week.


When the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation Department closes an overpass on Interstate 55 in Mississippi County for a month beginning today, a contractor will be raising it high enough...


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