• 2nd project under way at UACCB

    A local college will soon have dual construction projects going up. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new firefighter training/workforce training center to be located inside the old daycare building, which is located in the northeast corner of the campus, behind the library …

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  • Poacher busted for drugs

    A stakeout by local wildlife officers netted two men hunting out of season Friday morning. Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers Ryan Nast and Shad Pearce reportedly encountered two men illegally hunting around 9:30 a.m. and requested Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll come to …

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  • Blown engine ends high-speed chase

    A high-speed chase involving two police cars and a pickup truck Monday night ended near Sulphur Rock when the truck driver blew his engine. Pleasant Plains Marshal Mark Clark initially stopped Larry M. Justice, 38, of Rounds Road, around 10:15 for speeding, 71 miles per …

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  • Cave City student expelled

    CAVE CITY — An eighth-grade boy was expelled for one calendar year from Cave City school beginning last week for a drug-related offense, said Superintendent Steven Green. The expulsion was Sept. 22, the same night as the school’s annual report to the public. The student …

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  • Women’s Health Expo announced

    First Community Bank and White River Medical Center have again partnered to offer the women of the Batesville area a fresh approach to women’s health. HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo will be presented from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the University of Arkansas Community …

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  • Candidate speaks to Rotary Club

    Making Arkansas competitive in the job market, education and the cost of housing inmates were just a few of the topics Asa Hutchinson talked about Monday with the Batesville Rotary Club. Hutchinson, who is running for governor, spent the majority of the day visiting various …

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  • Southerners set homecoming

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will celebrate its homecoming Friday at Stewart Field with a coronation ceremony to begin at 6:15 p.m. and the game against the Riverview Raiders to start at 7. “We hope all Southerner patrons and alumni will attend this year’s homecoming …

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  • Batesville board OKs plans, budget cuts

    The Batesville School Board is seeking answers. In a special meeting on Friday afternoon, the board agreed to authorize Jackson Brown Palculict architects of Little Rock to proceed with official blueprints, drawing specifications and other plans to accurately depict the repair of the Sulphur Rock …

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  • Citywide yard sales set

    Concord CONCORD — Concord will have a city wide yard sale Friday and Saturday. In case of rain, the sale will be Oct. 10 and 11. For more information call (870) 668-3798 or 668-3315.   Melbourne MELBOURNE — The annual fall city of Melbourne communitywide …

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  • Heber Springs Chamber to host business expo

    HEBER SPRINGS — The 12th Annual Business Expo will be hosted by the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Heber Springs Community Center. The theme this year is “Rev Up Your Business,” and exhibitors are encouraged to …

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  • Ozarka to host book sale

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will host its annual Friends of the Paul Weaver Library book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the lobby of the John E. Miller building. The sale will feature hundreds of books of …

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  • Cedar Ridge awarded $30K grant for play area

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary School has again been awarded a $30,000 Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grant, this time to renovate a play area on campus. The award is made possible and supported by Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Tobacco Excise Tax created by Arkansas …

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