• Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter No. 135, United Daughters of the Confederacy held its November meeting recently at Citizens Bank Airport Branch. The meeting was called to order by Sherrie Stagner, president, who led the pledges and opening ritual. Officer …

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  • December brings Ark.Trail of Holiday Lights

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 60 communities across Arkansas are taking part in the Trail of Holiday Lights in December. The annual event begins the week of Thanksgiving and runs through the Christmas season and into the New Year. Cities and towns across Arkansas …

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  • Charlotte family feels blessed: 7th-grader’s leukemia in remission

    Reese Elizabeth Gardner is like most kids. She loves basketball and does the typical things that seventh-grade girls do. There’s one difference: Reese was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. When Reese began coughing, having …

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  • Law enforcement split-talk continues

    To have or not have a city police force? That question remained unanswered when the Batesville City Council’s committee on law enforcement met Monday night and continued discussion of the idea. Batesville currently contracts with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement at cost …

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  • What would you do for a Klondike bar?

    Would you go to jail for a Klondike bar? One man allegedly took three ice cream bars along with various other items and later admitted taking them after he was confronted by the loss prevention officer. The police report states that Justin Haigwood, 20, of …

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  • Aggressive woman ‘bear-hugged,’ jailed

    An unruly woman at an arson scene was taken to jail. Independence County Officer Wayne Green said when he was dispatched Friday morning to a structure fire at 2268 Blackland Road he was radioed by Oil Trough Fire Chief Jimmy McDaniel who said there was …

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  • Husband arrested for allegedly choking wife

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man was arrested Sunday night after Izard County deputies were dispatched to a residence in response to a report of domestic violence. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said upon deputies Ed Sollock and Matt Yancey’s arrival around 8 p.m. Sunday, Teresa …

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  • Main Street plans ‘Winter Wonderland’

    Main Street Batesville will create a Snowman Winter Wonderland in the pocket park, located at 315 E. Main St. in Batesville, to celebrate the Christmas season. The public is invited to try and name all of the Hollywood Snowmen, enjoy refreshments from Morningside Coffee House …

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  • Free dinner offered

    A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, located at Sixth and Main streets in downtown Batesville. The event is sponsored by First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Compass Church and Believers Community Church. …

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  • ‘Little Mermaid’ coming

    The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform “The Little Mermaid” at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall at 7 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to ensure adequate seating. …

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  • City eyes health benefits

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to discuss employee health benefits. The agenda also includes a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may …

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  • Board OKs fund transfer

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board last week voted to transfer money from its legal balance to its building fund to pay for future projects. Superintendent Dewayne Wammack discussed the district’s assessment information with the board and decreases that might occur in the next …

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