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Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jul 22, 2014 9:25 pm
Bridge sweeping will require lane closures on Interstate 430 in Little Rock and North Little Rock Wednesday morning, officials said Tuesday.
Jul 22, 2014 9:13 pm
The Cross County sheriffs office is warning residents about two different scams that people have reported in the area.
Jul 22, 2014 3:43 pm
EL DORADO An antique dealers group in Arkansas is hoping to make the southern part of the state a top destination for enthusiasts of the vintage goods.
Jul 22, 2014 3:40 pm
Arkansas Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt will receive the 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize in October, the Porter Fund said in a statement Tuesday.
Jul 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Little Rock officials plan to hold a public meeting next week to talk about design plans for a new community center to be located on Colonel Glenn Road.
Jul 22, 2014 1:40 pm
A man called his girlfriend and threatened to kill her before showing up at a North Little Rock residence where she was staying and trying to gain entry, authorities said.
Jul 22, 2014 12:15 pm
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas higher education leaders are searching for about 6,000 people in the state who have earned or almost earned their associate degrees and don't know it.
Jul 22, 2014 12:15 pm
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.
Jul 22, 2014 12:11 pm
BATESVILLE, Independence County has received a $150,000 state grant to install an elevator in its courthouse.
Jul 22, 2014 12:07 pm
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas small businesses have three weeks left to apply for U. S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought that began last July.