• Harding posts another record undergraduate enrollment

    SEARCY — Harding University, for the fourth consecutive year, has enrolled a record number of undergraduate students, according to a news release. Total undergraduate enrollment for 2014 is up to 4,492 from last year’s 4,429. The addition of 63 undergraduate students represents a 1.4 percent …

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  • Free GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — Free GED classes are currently being offered at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View, according to a news release. Classes meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Classes …

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  • Cowboy still riding: Tye Sturgeon to head south for winter

    On March 15 Tye Sturgeon left Batesville on a horseback ride across the continental United States to raise money for Western Wishes, an organization that grants wishes for injured and sick children who love the “Western” way of life. Now five months into his trip, …

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  • 3 awakened by gunfire

    Long before daylight, Officer Fred Friar thought he heard four gunshots — and he was right. Within a few minutes he was called to 1650 Pickens St. in Batesville, where he met with three people who told him they were awakened when the living room …

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  • Naked driver is charged with assault

    Even though he was shot and spent time in a Little Rock hospital after allegedly harassing two men while naked, Lincoln Fulbright’s problems didn’t end there. Fulbright, 23, of Cushman is now being formally charged with aggravated assault and two counts of felony criminal mischief. …

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  • Lyon welcomes students’ families

    Family members of Lyon College students will get a glimpse of the students’ lives on campus during Lyon’s annual Family Weekend beginning Friday. The event will be the largest yet because of the increase in freshmen enrollment this fall. “Every year, it’s gotten bigger and …

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  • Chamber offers discounted armbands for kiddie rides

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it will begin selling discounted ride armbands beginning today, for the kiddie carnival at the 71st Annual White River Water Carnival that will be held Saturday. Armbands will be good for unlimited kiddie rides on Saturday afternoon, …

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  • UACCB sets cybersecurity symposium

    Large companies and governments are moving aggressively to protect their computer systems. In 2013, there were 209,749 postings for cybersecurity-related jobs nationally. They account for nearly 10 percent of all information technology jobs. On Oct. 7, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will …

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  • Free prostate cancer screening set

    White River Medical Center in Batesville and participating physicians will host their annual free prostate cancer screening from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. The screening is held in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is …

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  • Free GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — Free GED classes are currently being offered at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View, according to a news release. Classes meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Classes …

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  • Concord hires marshal

    CONCORD — A former officer for both Van Buren County and Cleburne County has gone to work as city marshal in Concord, said Mayor Warren “Buck” Rone. Jody Boerner, 38, went to work on Aug. 12, Rone said. Boerner, from Tumbling Shoals, will spend two …

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  • Southside water to hear about meter radio system

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will  hear an update on the system-wide meter radio read change out system when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The agenda also includes a …

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