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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
Oct 20, 2014 9:16 pm
A federal judge has set a hearing for next month in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban.
Oct 20, 2014 8:52 pm
Police are investigating the Monday morning death of an infant in Benton.
Oct 20, 2014 5:57 pm
With early voting beginning Monday in Arkansas, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and several other Republican candidates came together in the Little Rock River Market to encourage conservatives in the state ...
Oct 20, 2014 5:47 pm
Arkansas Chief Deputy Attorney General Brad Phelps has been named associate general counsel of the Arkansas State University System, President Charles Welch said Monday. He will begin his duties with ...
Oct 20, 2014 3:34 pm
DARDANELLE Republican Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton returned to his hometown Monday to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting in Arkansas.
Oct 20, 2014 11:42 am
HARRISBURG The Poinsett County sheriff's office is searching for three men in connection to a shooting that left three others hospitalized.
Oct 20, 2014 9:14 am
Veterans concerned about services provided by the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville have a new avenue for voicing their worries.
Oct 20, 2014 9:13 am
A bill signed into law last month in California did more than highlight efforts to curb sexual violence among college students. It also put the focus on consent. California's "Yes Means Y...
Oct 20, 2014 8:54 am
Taking unearned paid time off at the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department extended beyond the agency's legal department, according to depositions taken in a lawsuit filed by the agen...
Oct 20, 2014 8:53 am
Nearly 17 months after state Treasurer Martha Shoffner resigned, Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan of Benton and retired Weyerhaeuser Corp. accountant Karen Garcia of Hot Springs are promisi...