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Top 10 Stories of 2016 – Editor’s Choice

In the past, we have compiled a list of both Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Top 10 stories. The Reader’s Choice was determined by the viewership numbers available to us through our online publication MyPulseNews.com.  However, when reviewing those selections this year, all of the most viewed online stories included arrests, fatalities or convictions.  We hear consistently that readers want more “good and positive news stories” and yet, thanks to technology, we can see that the public’s human nature and interest inevitably navigates to the more “negative” stories.  Rather than re-circulate those painful stories, we selected what we considered to be the top stories of our area that show either progress, significant change, or provide historical reference of a news event within our local community.  With great respect for the community in which we serve, we present to you the top news stories of 2016.

Nearly Century Old ‘Two Mile Bridge’ Destroy – Published on January 13, 2016

Pulse Follow-Up: Polk 37 Bridge is Open – Published on August 24, 2016

Godfrey Appointed as Director of ASA – Published on November 16, 2016

RMCC to Present Request for Merger at UA in May – Published on May 4, 2016

Ladycats are Back to Back 4A State Champions! – Published on May 25, 2016

Queen Enjoys Official Record Breaking Year – Published on August 3, 2016

Governer Declares More than Half the State as Disaster Area – Published on January 6, 2016

Lambert Foster: Arkansas’ Blade Runner – Published on November 9, 2016

Cannon Named as Superhero – Published on April 20, 2016

Pulse Follow-Up: Polk County’s Superhero Honored by Attorney General – Published on October 12, 2016

Camp High Point Set to Close – Published on March 2, 2016

Judge’s Plan Approved & County Avoid Immediate Jail Closure – Published on April 27, 2016

Pulse Follow-Up: Jail Plan of Action Accepted by State’s Review Committee – Published on September 7, 2016

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