• Pysch instructor named ‘outstanding’ – Wooldridge wins faculty award for second time

    A psychology instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has been named the school’s outstanding faculty member of 2013. Shelly Wooldridge began her teaching career at UACCB in 2000. She has a bachelor of arts in psychology from Pittsburg State University, a …

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  • Blueways resolution tops Sharp Co. agenda

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will consider a resolution protesting the adoption of White River into the National Blueways system when it meets at 6 p.m. Friday in the main courtroom of the county courthouse in Ash Flat, said County Judge Larry …

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  • Scrapper arrested, jailed

    WALNUT RIDGE — On Wednesday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police arrested Cammie Joseph, 24, of Sedgwick on charges of theft of property and breaking and entering, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest come after a man reported an empty house in …

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  • Shooting fireworks ends with alleged assault

    A fight over shooting off fireworks ended with one of the men pulling a gun on the other man involved, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Officers responded to the sandbar located at Kennedy Park around 7:22 p.m. Tuesday and talked …

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  • ‘Oliver!’ performances to begin Friday night

    The Tony award-winning musical “Oliver!” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. July 5 and 6 in the Batesville School Auditorium, located at Ninth and Water streets in Batesville. The musical is produced by the Batesville Community Theatre in …

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  • Johnson named in ‘40 Under 40’

    Crystal Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, has been selected for the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. Arkansas Business honors 40 promising business and political leaders statewide who are under age 40. The honorees are …

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  • Brush trucks needing repairs

    The city of Batesville’s brush trucks are both down and awaiting repairs. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said the city has had 4,000 calls for limb and brush pickup since the first of the year. “So these things are getting a lot of extra time and use,” …

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  • Ark. gets disaster declaration

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in Arkansas that were hit by tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from May 30 through June 3. The declaration signed Tuesday orders federal aid to supplement state and local recovery …

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  • Board OKs architect

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board June 4 voted to select John M. Brown and Sons Inc. of Sage, as contractor to take bids and give a guaranteed maximum price on a fieldhouse/turf room addition with no obligation to the district. In May, the board …

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  • Entrepreneurs complete class

    Twenty-four entrepreneurs are one step closer to having their own businesses and 20 small businesses are ready to move to the next level after recently completing Operation JumpStart, and Operation JumpStart — Take Your Business to the Next Level, business training courses offered by Arkansas …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday to benefit the center. The all-you-can-eat buffet with drink and dessert included is $10 for those 12 and older and free for children under …

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  • ‘The Lost Medallion’ to be shown

    Fellowship Bible Church will have a family movie night at 6 p.m. Friday. “The Lost Medallion,” rated PG, will be the featured movie. Seating is limited. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The church is located in the old Landers Theater at 322 E. …

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