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Arkansas school leader going to White House summit


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkadelphia Public Schools leader has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a White House conference on digital learning.

Donnie Whitten will be in Washington, D.C. for Wednesday's "ConnectED to the Future," summit hosted by President Barack Obama.

The event brings together superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning.

Officials estimate that since Obama's call to action in support of the ConnectED Initiative, more than $4 billion in public and private funding has been committed toward expanding high-speed Internet connectivity for America's schools and libraries.

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Arkansas Elections Results 2014

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

For all elections results, go to our real-time elections page: http://www.thv11.com/elections/

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Social media played a huge role in this election, even as the results began rolling in.

Both the state Democrat and Republican parties say social media is a vital tool in reaching out and connecting with voters, and they both continued to use it to thank supporters after the results came in.

From the most watched race for the U.S. Senate, the winner Tom Cotton tweeted, "We did it. Your support through this race has been truly incredible, and we couldn't have done it without you."

Whereas the incumbent candidate, Mark Pryor, lost his seat. He tweeted, "Humbled by the outpouring support throughout this hard-fought race. Thank you, Arkansas."

From the winner of the Governor's race, Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson, he tweeted, "Thank you Arkansas. We did it."

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 will have extended election coverage throughout the evening, as well as offer real-time results as they come in.

How to watch coverage:

1. On THV11's main channel: KTHV

2. 11.2 WeatherNation (formerly THV2)

   - Over the air: 11.2

   - Little Rock Comcast: 233

   - Conway Corp: 170

   - Wehco (Hot Springs/Pine Bluff): 247

3. Live online at thv11.com (Mobile friendly)

Where to find real-time results: www.thv11.com/elections

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HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas

HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2014) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced on Thursday HUD's latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued overall decline in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness and significant reductions particularly among veterans and those persons living on the streets. In Arkansas, homelessness had declined by 23 percent since last year.

10 new jobs coming to Clark County

10 new jobs coming to Clark County

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the Arkadelphia Alliance, 10 new jobs are coming to Clark County.

A spokesperson said Antoine Hardwoods, Inc. has announced that it will create the jobs thank to a $12,500 grant from the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County.

According to the Antoine Hardwoods, Inc. website, the company is a saw mill and chip mill providing wood products to various paper mills, manufacturers, and contractors.

Antoine Hardwoods, Inc.: http://www.antoinehardwoods.com/

Arkadelphia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arkadelphia-Alliance-and-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce

More Arkadelphia area news and events: http://arkadelphia.thv11.com/

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed