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UACCB thanks community for support

While community college enrollment has declined as much as 7 percent in Arkansas — the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville only lost a handful of students this fall. Enrollment is at 1,320 for this fall semester, Chancellor Deborah Frazier announced at the eighth annual Community Picnic Monday afternoon. Those students have enrolled in 13,697 student semester credit hours. …

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S-Rock gym repairs estimated at $250K

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Longtime volunteer retires

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Bark in the Park to crown best costume, trick, kisser, more

The Humane Society of Independence County is hosting its sixth annual “Bark in the Park” Doggie Extravaganza from 10 a.m. …

Backers ask court to dismiss alcohol-sales lawsuit

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Searcy fire inspector recalls Columbine school shooting

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Calico Rock teacher named regional finalist

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Sports

BJHS to face toughest test against Cyclones

After pushing their win streak to 14 games with a 41-22 decision last week against the Searcy Cubs, the Batesville …

T-wolf v-ballers win big one; Lonoke halts S-side win streak

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves won an important 3A-Northeast Conference volleyball match Tuesday when they clipped the Crowley’s …

BHS v-ballers blast Wynne in 5A-East action

The Batesville Lady Pioneers got back on the winning track in 5A-East Conference volleyball Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym with …

Melbourne’s Smith wins another medal

HORSESHOE BEND — Melbourne’s Dylan Smith won medalist honors with a score of 36 and led the Bearkatz to victory …

District opener pits juniors from Newark, Melbourne

It will be the start of 3A-3 District play for the visiting Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves and the Melbourne Junior …

Lyon College volleyball team wins in Conway

CONWAY — Lyon College middle hitter Katarina Frickleton produced a career-high 11 blocks Tuesday night, while adding eight kills and …

Lyon junior soccer player wins second league award

Lyon College’s Anna Waldman earned her second American Midwest Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday, the …

Pioneer shoots low 9-hole score

Batesville Pioneer Taylor Moser won medalist honors in a high school golf match with the Newport Greyhounds at The Course …