• The ‘art’ of business

    Retired art teacher Jeanette Emerson is going back to teaching what she loves, only this time people of all ages will be able to take her classes. Emerson recently opened Emerson Art School at 619 S. Broad St. (formerly the Batesville Montessori School) and teaches …

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  • IndCo land auction nets $21K 

    The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Independence County collected more than $21,000 for county and state government, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston has announced. The Land Commissioner’s office conducted the auction of delinquent properties recently at the Independence County Courthouse. Eighteen bidders competed …

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  • Dirt bike rider dies in crash

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say a Kensett man is dead after his dirt bike crashed into a fence in Searcy Sunday night. Arkansas State Police say 37-year-old Jorge Villarreal was riding a dirt bike along a fence line when he crashed into the fence. State …

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  • MV highway to close for work

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Arkansas Highway and Transportation officials say portions of Highway 87 northwest of Mountain View will close this week for construction. The roadway between Hampton Drive and Wilcox Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Friday. Construction crews …

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  • Trauma council to meet

    The North Central Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council will meet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at White River Medical Center’s Josephine Raye Rogers Women’s Center Conference Room B, 1710 Harrison St., Batesville. The panel will discuss general business related to state-wide efforts to build a …

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  • Spurlins to perform at AARP

    Doc and Connie Spurlin, gospel singers, will entertain members of the Batesville Chapter AARP regular luncheon meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Catfish Wharf. A meal begins at 11. AARP is an organization for people age 50 and over and provides advocacy, discounts for …

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  • Water authority to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on the systemwide meter, radio read change out, said Manager John Richardson. Assistant Manager Scott Williams will give the …

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  • Sharp JPs to hear reports

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat for its regular monthly meeting, according to an agenda for the session. The justices will hear a report on the sale of scrap from the …

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  • Concord council to meet

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center, said Mayor Buck Rone. The aldermen will hear monthly reports and review current bills, he said.

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  • Baker accepting new patients

    Dr. Meraj Siddiqui of the White River Medical Center (WRMC) Pain Management Clinic has announced the association of Dr. Robert Baker, interventional pain management. He is a part of the medical staff at WRMC. As a pain management physician, Baker will provide outpatient treatment to …

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  • Cave City High students win for non-smoking video

    LITTLE ROCK — Five Cave City High School students have been named third-place winners in a recent Stamp Out Smoking contest presented by the 11th annual Big Pitch Film Festival. Springdale District TV has been selected as the advanced division winner after SOS received more …

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  • Melbourne, Mt. Pleasant campuses plan open houses

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Elementary and Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold their annual open houses for students and their parents from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Teachers will be in their classrooms to assist with information needed to begin the new school year.

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