LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 20s or mid 30s today, with a slight chance of snow or sleet in the evening. No National Weather Service watches or warnings are in effect in Arkansas. Road conditions in the state are improving since Friday's wintry weather brought sleet, freezing rain and snow to much of Arkansas.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Clarksville leaders have approved the potential purchase of 20 acres of land in hopes of luring the new state veterans' home to the area. The Southwest Times Record reports Clarksville is one of 20 locations under consideration for the home. Officials say the facility would create up 125 jobs.
MARIANNA, Ark. (AP) - The Delta Regional Authority is scheduled to announce plans to renovate a former elementary school in eastern Arkansas. The authority says a former school will be renovated so it can be used by the STRIVE Institute of Technology. The STRIVE facility will provide students aged 14-19 with a development program and summer work and internship opportunities in the region.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Governor Mike Beebe is giving state employees an additional two hours to report to work today following winter storms in Arkansas. Meanwhile, officials at Arkansas State University and with the Little Rock School District say both will be closed. The City of Little Rock plans to open city office at noon.
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