• Parkinson’s support group to meet

    The White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank annex building, located on College Street in Batesville, for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting is open to all patients, caregivers or other interested individuals. For more …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames of the 17th Century LITTLE ROCK — The Executive Board of the Arkansas State Society, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century met recently at the Best Impressions Restaurant in the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Presiding over the event was Mary Cooper Miller, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Mount Pleasant’s class of 1964 will be hosting the annual all-school reunion on Saturday, September 27, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Mount Pleasant Elementary School lunchroom. Lunch will be provided at noon. The event will also serve as the 1964 group’s 50-year reunion. Graduating …

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  • Teacher finalists named

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education has announced the 15 regional finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award. Gov. Mike Beebe will honor the finalists Sept. 16 at a ceremony, where the top four finalists will be announced. The …

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  • County considers effects of possible incorporation

    With Southside looking at incorporating, the Independence County Quorum Court discussed what effects it would have on the county at Monday night’s meeting. Justice of the Peace Waymon Long wanted to see a committee put together to study any possible ramifications to the county if …

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  • Sunday fire under investigation

    A fire that burned thousands of dollars in hay on Sunday has been deemed a possible arson, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Chris Toland said he was dispatched just after 3 p.m. to a fire at 685 Oak Bluff …

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  • Man coaxed out of bathroom, cited for intoxication

    A man who was unable to get inside a man’s house for a drink of water then ran to his father’s and barricaded himself in the bathroom until officers were able to coax him out was cited and taken to jail. The incident started Tuesday …

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  • Water carnival is Saturday

    The 71st annual White River Water Carnival gets under way Saturday, starting with some new events. At 10 a.m., the carnival opens with the White River Drag Boat Races, which is a new event, as well as the MDA Firetruck Pull, which is not new …

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  • Officers ready for carnival

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is gearing up for this weekend’s upcoming White River Water Carnival at Riverside Park in Batesville. Chief Deputy Jermey Qualls told the Batesville City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday night that several reserve officers are being called upon to …

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  • UACCB plans cookout

    The University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville will hold a communitywide cookout at 4 p.m. Monday on the east side of Independence Hall. The free event is being held to celebrate the 2014-15 academic year and is open to the pubic.

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  • West Memphis 3 author to speak at museum Sunday

    Author Mara Leveritt will be speak at Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday. A contributing editor to the Arkansas Times and past Arkansas Journalist of the Year, Leveritt has reported for almost three decades on police, courts and prisons, besides being …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 12 – Sunday, September 14, 2014.

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