• Gospel singing announced

    DESHA — A gospel singing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Desha First Baptist Church, located at 2655 Heber Springs Road. Performers include Tori Sparks, Tiptons Gospel, Unashamed Bluegrass, Quillen Edwards and Saved by Grace. A catfish dinner will be served …

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  • Church to host Nelson Family

    The Larry Nelson Family will be in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. Donations will be taken.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Cord-Charlotte class of 1963 — Pictured in the 1963 Cord-Charlotte senior class composite photo are (top row, from left) Sharon Lewallen Lillard, Hazel Mary Gardner, Burl Leon Young Jr., Shirley Pauline Vaulner, Sandra Kay Weaver; (second row) Don Wayne Anderson, Larry Dean Gillmore; (third row) …

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  • Council green lights streetscape plans

    More changes are coming for Main Street — and the back-in parking will soon disappear, to many people’s delight. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council heard a request from the Main Street Batesville Streetscape Advisory Panel to continue with phases 3 and 4 of the …

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  • 15-year abuse survivor named volunteer of year

    Kay Rice expected to die. Huddled with her children, Rice shook as she dialed 911. Bullets from her ex-husband’s gun riddled the walls and she knew that she was moments away from dying if help did not arrive soon. That was 13 years ago. During …

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  • Lifeplus eyeing remaining lots

    Lifeplus International is expanding and is eyeing the last three remaining lots in the Batesville Independence Industrial Park. The only problem was there was no one to discuss purchasing the property with as the board that overseas the park hasn’t met in years. On Monday, …

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  • FVP honors volunteers

    Family Violence Prevention Inc. recently held its “Hats Off to Our Volunteers” Banquet. Guest speaker Dr. Terrell Tebbetts focused on volunteering, “Being blessed and being a blessing through service to your community and helping those who have experienced violence.” Volunteer of the Year was Marilyn …

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  • Free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers offered

    The Batesville Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and will install them at no charge. This service is only available to residents in the city limits. The fire department received a $2,500 grant from State Farm to buy 516 smoke detectors …

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  • Board hires new BJHS principal

    The Batesville School Board met in special session Monday night to hire new personnel, approve the 2015-16 proposed budget and accept student transfers. Among the new hires is junior high principal Matthew Douglas who replaces former BJHS Principal Brent Bogy. Bogy has taken the assistant …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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  • Quorum court to discuss grant

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet in special session at 6 tonight in the main courtroom of the county courthouse in Ash Flat to consider a resolution in support of a grant application for the Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service, said …

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  • Ash Flat attorney appointed

    ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat attorney has been appointed to the Committee on Criminal Jury Instruction. Larry D. Kissee, Esq., was selected on June 5 to full fill the duties of that office, according to Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah who signed …

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