• ASU announces honor students

    JONESBORO — More than 2,200 students have been named to the Chancellor’s and Deans’ lists for the 2013 fall semester at Arkansas State University. The two lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade point averages while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of …

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  • Honor Roll – Midland Elementary School

    FLORAL — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first semester of the 2013-14 school year at Midland Elementary School in Floral, according to a news release: Third: Emily Archer, Wyatt Arnold, Miranda Barnhouse, Dakota Brown, Carys Clark, Madyson Colvin, Kaitlyn Deal, …

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  • Luetschwager named Officer of the Year

    The first day on the job Brian Luetschwager saw action not even a seasoned police officer wants to deal with. The incident that caused him to use force only drove him to want to become a better police officer and because of that he was …

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  • Remembering G.G. Rutherford loved all things Batesville

    Not many people can say they have a friendship that spans nearly 90 years, but G.G. Rutherford did — he had two of them. G.G., Jim Barnett and Dr. Robert A. “Lit” Craig “were kids together, were teenagers together, raised their families together and grew …

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  • Scot fest named ‘treasure’

    The Arkansas Scottish Festival, which is held on the Lyon College campus in Batesville, has been named a “Southern Travel Treasure” by AAA Southern Traveler magazine, according to a news release. The Scottish Fest is featured in the March/April 2014 issue for its appeal to …

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  • Propane prices level off after weeks on the rise

    After several months of rising propane prices and reported shortages of the liquefied fuel, the situation seems to be leveling off, according to one area propane dealer. Robert Reeves, owner of Reeves Propane of Batesville, said two weeks ago that things were getting back on …

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  • WRHS Foundation awards $27K in scholarships

    The White River Health System Foundation presented scholarships totaling a record $27,500 to eight WRHS employees continuing their education and professional development. The goal of the scholarship program is to relieve the financial burden on employees seeking career advancement and encourage education among the men …

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  • Fired worker shuts down construction site by stealing logs, manuals from cranes

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man fired Wednesday from the Black Rock Bridge construction site is charged with slipping back to the site and stealing logs and manuals required to be in the cranes, causing the job to be shut down for several hours. Lawrence County …

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  • Hastings seeks JP seat

      CAVE CITY — Jeral Hastings of Cave City has filed for re-election as District 8 justice of the peace on the Sharp County Quorum Court, subject to the May 20 Democratic primary. District 8 consists of the part of Cave Township that lies within …

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  • Term limits chairman postpones event

    Arkansas Term Limits Chairman Tim Jacob, who was scheduled to speak at an Independence County Tea Party event tonight in Batesville, has postponed the event for April 8 due to the weather. The location will be announced later. Jacob’s focus will be on informing voters …

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  • Magness postpones meeting

    MAGNESS — The Magness City Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting for 6:30 p.m. March 11 due to the weather, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings. Agenda items include a budget review and water department discussion. The council normally meets the first Tuesday of the month.

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  • Chili lunch rescheduled

    The Batesville Optimist Club has rescheduled its chili lunch fundraiser, originally set for lunch today, for next week due to the weather, according to member Glen Pool. The chili lunch will be March 11. The dinner consists of a 12-ounce bowl of chili, crackers, dessert …

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