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Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains.
Arkansas shares it's southern border with Louisiana, it's northern border with Missouri, it's eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and it's western border with Texas and Oklahoma. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, and Southern Arkansas hosts the Ouachita Mountains. The southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands, sharing most of it's eastern border with the Mississippi River. Arkansas is also home to 52 state park and seven national parks.
Between it's generally mild climate, inexpensive cost of living and natural attractions, Arkansas is a beautiful place to retire.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jun 26, 2016 7:43 am
Nearly two decades after the federal government closed Fort Chaffee, efforts to develop the former post are attracting national recognition.
Jun 26, 2016 7:41 am
Asphalt replacement on existing eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Pulaski County will continue to require daily lane closures for four nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation...
Jun 26, 2016 7:40 am
Application of a high-friction surface treatment on the Interstate 430/Interstate 30 interchange will require an overnight lane closure tonight and into Monday morning, the Arkansas Highway and Transp...
Jun 26, 2016 7:39 am
North Little Rock firefighters extinguished a grass fire near railroad tracks at East Eighth Street and North Palm Street on Saturday afternoon, a fire department official said.
Jun 26, 2016 7:38 am
Debris anticipated from the demolition of the Majestic Hotel complex has accelerated the timeline for expanding the footprint of the Garland County Landfill, Environmental Services director Paul Thomp...
Jun 26, 2016 7:33 am
A former Hot Springs resident charged with capital murder in the death of his 3-month-old son was found fit to proceed to trial after a court-ordered mental evaluation.
Jun 26, 2016 7:28 am
Absence control on personnel advances A proposal for reining in teacher and administrator absences in the Pulaski County Special School District won support last week from the state-controlled distric...
Jun 26, 2016 7:27 am
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Jun 26, 2016 7:26 am
Renovations close Dee Brown library The Dee Brown library branch on Baseline Road closed Wednesday for remodeling and expansion and won't reopen until late September.
Jun 26, 2016 7:24 am
Police say suspect made play for gun North Little Rock police responded to a disturbance call Saturday that ended in a struggle for an officer's gun.