• Council to consider historical residential classification

    The Batesville City Council has changed its meeting time this week to 5 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will consider three amendments to past resolutions and ordinances. One would change the scope of work for the Arkansas Safe Routes to School Program Grant; …

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  • Break-ins, thefts reported

    Someone broke into Terry’s Modern Builders near the Batesville Regional Airport sometime overnight Wednesday and took several Dewalt power tools, according to employee Randy Huff. Entry to the building was made by breaking the glass in a front door with a rock. Listed as stolen …

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  • QC changes meeting time, day

    The February session of the Independence County Quorum Court will meet at a special date and time due to scheduling conflicts for the county judge’s office. The court will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Independence County Regional Library building …

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  • Authority board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to review several reports, said Manager John Richardson. Those include January water and wastewater financial reports, a January system totals report, the 2012 water …

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  • ASU, chamber set workshop

    JONESBORO — The Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is teaming with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce to present a “How to Write a Winning Marketing Plan” seminar Wednesday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce conference room, 409 Vine …

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  • News of Other Days

    Compiled by the late Clyde McGinnis

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  • Hope Lutheran to hold Wednesday dinners/services

    Hope Lutheran Church will have dinner and services for the public on Wednesdays from Feb. 13 through March 20 in observance of Lent. Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with the service at 7. The church is located at the corner of East Main Street and …

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  • Fundraiser rescheduled

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary’s fundraiser, Jog for a Hog 5-kilometer race, has been rescheduled due to a conflict with the Southside School District basketball tournament. The race will be held at 6 p.m. March 15. This race supports Cedar Ridge School District’s sixth-grade field trip …

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  • This Day In History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2013. There are 323 days left in the year.

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  • Mayor proclaims National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

    Seven-month-old Nataley Jones of Batesville watches along with her mother, Sarah Jones, as Mayor Rick Elumbaugh signs a document proclaiming this week as National Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week on Thursday. The infant was found to have the disease soon after she was born when …

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  • Batesville man sentenced to 35 years – ‘Ringleader’ among 22 indicted in ‘Operation Meilke Way’

    A Batesville man and “ringleader” of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization was sentenced to 35 years in prison without parole this week by a U.S. district judge. Twenty-seven-year-old Jorge Rojas-Olivera of Batesville and  Michael Meilke, 38, of Bradford were among 22 people indicted and arrested in …

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  • Three charged with shoplifting

    Three people have been cited for allegedly shoplifting a variety of clothing items valued at $118 from the Batesville Walmart store Wednesday morning. Charged in the incident are Laci D. Jones, 21, of Melbourne, and Joshua A. Gordon, 23, and Alexa C. Gordon, 22, both …

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