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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

JONESBORO Officials say a New York college's application to open an osteopathic medical school on a Jonesboro university's campus has been denied.

 

LITTLE ROCK Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson has named Brigadier Gen. Mark Berry of Ozark as the new Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard.

 

Days after a string of three packed performances at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, country legend Garth Brooks praised the Arkansas crowd in a national television appearance.

 

The Cabot Police Department is searching for a 17-year-old who has been missing since Sunday.

 

Two rounds of precipitation will bring mostly cold rain but a chance for sleet and snow, the National Weather Service said.

 

HARRISON A man charged with killing a woman inside her business in Boone County has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to capital murder in the case.

 

Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that state Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock, will serve as insurance commissioner when the governor-elect takes office next month, while current Department of Community Cor...

 

BETHEL HEIGHTS An Arkansas food bank is about to receive a major food donation.

 

ROGERS The conservation area of Hobbs State Park is offering eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake through February.

 

RAVENDEN Police in northeast Arkansas say a 7-year-old boy has been wounded by another boy while target shooting.

 
 

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