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The new edition of the Arkansas Times is available at

This week's cover story looks at the battle over Paron High School and whether its outcome will determine if other small rural schools can remain open.

Also in this week's issue:

ARKANSAS REPORTER: Power boat racing is coming to Greers Ferry Lake, and some residents aren't happy about it. And a look at the Ms. America Wheelchair pageant.

COLUMNISTS: Dumas chuckles at the way Arkansas politicians justify accepting gifts; Sabin sees important distinctions between development in downtown and West Little Rock; McCord on the minimum wage; and Philander Smith President Walter Kimbrough subs for a vacationing Max Brantley.

ENTERTAINMENT: Jim Harris talks about the upcoming hot shows in August; Hope and Cave City celebrate their watermelons; Second Friday Art Night promises interesting exhibits; plus reviews and more.

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