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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

Detailed plans to make improvements to North Little Rock's Park Hill and Levy neighborhoods are ready for the City Council's approval after numerous public meetings to explain its feat...

 

Spotty showers and wind gusts caused structural damage, power failures and flooding in parts of the state Sunday evening, and meteorologists predicted more rounds of thunderstorms today and throughout...

 

In one corner of a recreation room at the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center in North Little Rock, a volunteer guided the hand of a disabled veteran chiseling a block of olive wood that would soon bec...

 

Not long after two downtown Pine Bluff buildings collapsed onto a Main Street sidewalk earlier this year, Amethyst Schmued sprang to the scene to survey the damage.

 

The elements are fluid for officials trying to predict possible flooding of the Red River in the next week.

 

Swollen with construction and demolition debris, the ground at the Cedar Glades Landfill rises unabated toward the 250-foot limit permitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

 

The removal of a barrier wall will require closing a lane on Interstate 30 in Little Rock beginning Wednesday night, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

 

The Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cabot was shut down Sunday after a small fire started in one of the aisles, a Cabot Fire Department spokesman said.

 

Diana M. Espinoza Lopez graduated as valedictorian of J.A. Fair High School in the Little Rock School District, and Glynnis Danielle Pleasant graduated as salutatorian.

 

The following state, federal and local government offices' schedules may be affected by the Memorial Day Holiday today.

 
 

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