• A Glance at Days Gone By

    Sometime around 1982, this farm wagon that had been in use in the not-so-distant past stood reflected in the water of a pond, recalling days gone by alongside what is now Cooper’s Hollow Road between Mount Pleasant and Dishwater Creek.  

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  • C-Ridge nets $15K in grants

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District has been awarded $15,000 in grants to help it continue providing healthy avenues for students. The district was awarded a $10,000 General Mills Champions of Healthy Kids grant. The goal of the foundation is to encourage communities in …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Haley Cheatham, Makenna Clark, Jakob Collins, Callie Conyers, Nicholas Czerwinski, Lynnley Dodd, Riain Florczak, …

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  • UACCB names 2013 ‘outstanding person’

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has named its “outstanding staff person” for 2013-14. Lori Bell is institutional services assistant for UACCB. Since 2007, she has been a member of the physical plant staff and is known for her high standard of performance …

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  • Area student nets degree

    WACO, Texas — Baylor University conferred degrees to more than 2,200 graduates during spring commencement exercises in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus in Waco, Texas. Graduates included Grant Ross McChesney of Batesville with a bachelor of science in biology, summa cum laude.

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  • Good Samaritans in short supply at accident scene

    One look at her twisted and torn leg and Michelle Rogers knew she was going to lose it. Nearby, her husband John was also suffering from injuries and as people gathered to gawk and look at the accident scene before them, it soon became obvious; …

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  • Holocaust survivor shares horrors of WWII

    To say Fred Hilsenrath is a Holocaust survivor doesn’t really do him justice. He’s survived typhoid fever, being herded into cattle cars in both blistering heat and frigid temperatures so crowded no one could sit down, beatings, extreme hunger and thirst, forced labor and the …

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  • Billingsley to compete in Miss USA on Sunday

    FRANKLIN — Hannah Billingsley of Franklin will represent Arkansas at the Miss USA competition at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The pageant will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Billingsley will join delegates from each of the 50 states …

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  • Child rape reported

    When officers take Monroe Howel Kemp into custody, he will be facing a $200,000 bond. With five rape charges and one sexual indecency of a minor, the 63-year-old resident at 3925 Jamestown Loop in Floral could spend the rest of his life in prison if …

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  • Driver’s plea on hold

    Gary McClour may have started out Saturday celebrating his birthday, but shortly after lunch the 46-year-old caused an accident that would change one family’s lives forever, and maybe his own. Around 2 p.m. McClour was traveling toward Batesville when he crossed the center line, struck …

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  • Habitual offender jailed

    A Newport man is being charged as a habitual offender after officers found him with a weapon and drugs. The affidavit for arrest for Derrick D. Dixon was filed after Deputy Fred Friar was called to a residence in Independence County over a terroristic threat …

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  • Newport High School burglarized

    NEWPORT — A runaway juvenile has been linked to a burglary at Newport High School last weed, according to police. Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said an alarm was tripped at the school around 2 a.m. June 6 and …

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