• Bald eagle found dead; reward for info

    HIGHLAND  — A bald eagle has been discovered shot dead in Pike County and wildlife officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information about the shooter. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of a …

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  • Caucus wants new steel mill to hire African-Americans

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus said Monday they’re concerned that Gov. Mike Beebe’s proposal to issue state-backed bonds to attract a $1 billion steel mill doesn’t include a requirement that the company hire African-American workers. The lawmakers said they …

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  • Osage artisan brings form to blown glass

    OSAGE (AP) — Ed Pennebaker doesn’t have time to get distracted. When Pennebaker pulls the superheated glass out of his glass furnace, it’s a shade over 2,100 degrees. He has about a minute and a half – two minutes, tops – to blow it, bend …

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  • First Electric to award funds

    JACKSONVILLE —  First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2013 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To …

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  • Student named to honor list

    ROLLA, Mo. — Forrest Clark Carithers of Ash Flat, a senior in environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., has been named to the honor list for the 2012 fall semester. Honor list recipients must have carried a minimum of …

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  • Ouachita sets honor rolls

    ARKADELPHIA —A total of 261 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the President’s List for the fall 2012 semester. To be named to the President’s List, a student must compile a 4.0 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, with …

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  • Scholar apps ready

    Applications for the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarship are now available, according to a news release. The scholarship is established to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing a math- or science-related career. Each year, a limited number of scholarships, not to exceed $2,000, are …

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  • Auxiliary accepting donations

    Donations are currently being accepted for American Legion Auxiliary, Jenkins-Henderson Unity No. 114, in Batesville to help send female students from Batesville and Southside schools to Girls State May 26-31 at Harding University at Searcy. Cost of the six-day period is $200 per delegate. The …

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  • UACCB student added to staff

    Christian Varner has been hired to work as institutional services assistant in the evenings for the maintenance department at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Varner is a 2012 graduate of Batesville Christian School. Prior to graduation, he contacted UACCB and scheduled a …

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  • BHS student accepted to academy

    Kali Richardson, a junior at Batesville High School, has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy summer seminar set for June 15-20 in Annapolis, Md., according to a news release. “The seminar is a fast-paced, intense introduction to the academy. Richardson will be one of …

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  • Governor signs sex offender restrictions into law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation banning certain sex offenders from swimming areas and playgrounds in state parks and another bill imposing a fee on sex offenders who move to Arkansas from another state. The measures are among 28 …

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  • Gov. Beebe to discuss steel mill with House

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe and state economic development officials are scheduled to answer questions from the state House about a $1.1 billion steel mill that Big River Steel says it wants to build in northeast Arkansas. Beebe is to speak at a …

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