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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

Reviving a decades-old flash point of Arkansas politics, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has again proposed separating the state's dual celebration of the birthdays of civil-rights leader Martin Luther Ki...

 

Paid trips to Dallas Cowboys games that were provided to North Little Rock police officers as a benefit approved by the City Council "are not ethically prohibited" under state law, city Atto...

 

A proposal to increase the annual registration fee for electric vehicles to a level equal to what gasoline-powered vehicles pay in fuel taxes would raise a nominal amount for road maintenance.

 

St. Francis County Coroner Stanley Hurst and his five deputies, who took office Jan. 2, don?t have the money to buy gloves, disinfectants, cameras, body bags and other supplies essential to do their j...

 

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio begins his second term in office, the former Republican presidential candidate from Florida is relying on an Arkansan to serve as his chief of staff.

 

The following state, federal and local government offices? schedules may be affected by the holiday observing Martin Luther King Jr.?s and Robert E. Lee?s birthdays today.

 

Just days after members were sworn in for a new term, the Pulaski County Quorum Court began a new year of business with a touch of contention.

 

100 years ago Jan. 16, 1917

 

Jan. 5 Doubletree I Apartments v. Kelton Chandler

 

Jan. 6 Conway Michael Eubanks, 19, and Roxy Leighann Reynolds, 19, both of Siloam Springs

 
 

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