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Report: Stephens lays off 4 at LR-area weeklies
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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Half the reporters at a string of central Arkansas weekly newspapers have been laid off, according to a published report. 

Arkansas Business reported in its online edition Tuesday (http://is.gd/iH7Sww ) that Stephens Media laid off four reporters on Monday. The layoffs leave four staff writers for the weekly newspapers in Cabot, Carlisle, Jacksonville, Lonoke, Maumelle, North Little Rock and Sherwood.

Byron Tate, the publisher of the weeklies and the Stephens-owned newspaper at Pine Bluff, did not respond to a call by The Associated Press for comment Tuesday.

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