• A Glance at Days Gone By

    On the back of this picture is written: Student Army Cadet Corps, 1918. It apparently is related to activities in regard to World War I, which began 100 years ago on July 14, 1914 and continued until Nov. 11, 1918. More than 9 million combatants …

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  • UALR names honor students

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its spring 2014 Dean’s List, those students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of the semester, according to a news release. Students must have at least nine credit hours with …

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  • Griffin speaks – Boy born with cleft lip, palate, autism to train with dolphins

    NEWARK — When Doug and Tiffany Cossey’s son was born, they had no way of knowing at the time that his cleft lip and palate would not be his only challenge in life. Griffin Cossey would later be diagnosed with autism, and his parents have …

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  • 15-year-old writes book, hopes to see as TV series

    NEWARK — While many teen girls are concerned with the latest fashions, cell phones and their friends, 15-year-old Abby Summers has bigger issues — like how to convince major Hollywood producers to turn her book into a television series. Summers has recently published her first …

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  • Appliances taken in home burglary

    From microwave oven to 4-ton heat pump, every appliance — and even a metal outbuilding — were stolen from a local home recently. Independence County Deputy Carey Thomas said the items were discovered missing from a residence on Kari Brook Lane when a Citizens Bank …

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  • Country singer’s plane crash still mysterious

    When country music great Jim Reeves and his piano player/road manager Dean Manuel flew out of the Batesville Airport 50 years ago today on their way back to Nashville, Tennessee, they had no idea it was their last ride — or that five decades later, …

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  • ENT specialist joins WRMC staff

    Dr. Brian Lawton has joined the staff of Batesville Surgery and CT Imaging, according to a news release. He joins Drs. Hunter Brown, Rob Emery, Jay Jeffrey, David Posey, Todd Rumans and David Yarnell. Specializing in otolaryngology (otherwise known as ear, nose and throat, or …

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  • Guitar concert to be Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Finger Food, an instrumental guitar concert series, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fox Creek BBQ, located at 129 Lawrence St. in Batesville. The guitarists perform “in the round” and trade songs and stories about their compositions and their …

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  • Hillcrest to collect school supplies

    STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest School District will collect school supply donations from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sandra’s Snazzy Snips located near the intersection at Strawberry. Donations also can be dropped off at the salon during business hours between now and when school …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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  • Supplies sought for children’s home

    Mountain Meadows nursing facility is accepting donations of school supplies for New Life Children’s Home in Oil Trough now through Aug. 13. Items needed are backpacks, calculators, Crayons, glue, scissors, pencil boxes, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, rulers, erasers, markers, colored pencils, highlighters, tissues and hand …

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  • Childress recognized on Who’s Who scholar list

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been named a Who’s Who Among All-American Scholars, according to a news release. Elijah Childress of Batesville is one of fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students are recognized for this honor, according to the …

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