• Feds involved in explosive arrest

    ASH FLAT — A south Sharp County man facing drug and firearms charges as well as theft by receiving and a charge pertaining to explosives remained in jail Tuesday after being arrested Friday — and, federal agents are getting involved. A stolen John Deere Gator …

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  • Teacher takes to the outdoors

    Being a preschool teacher for 10 years, Melanie Carpenter has learned not to throw out those empty milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles — you never know when you’ll need them to make funny animal masks or colorful ball catchers for an outdoor game of …

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  • Teachers honored

    Rather than ringing in the new year more than 30 area teachers rang in retirement Monday during a reception in their honor at First Community Bank in Batesville. For many it will include spending more time with families especially grandbabies. For those like Terri Walden, …

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  • Clinic relocates

    The Batesville Oncology Clinic, offices of Dr. K. Raman Desikan and Dr. Muhammad A. Khan, recently moved into a new location on the ground floor of White River Medical Center’s East Tower, with the entrance being at the end of the tower. The new location …

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  • Woman reportedly beaten; felony battery charges filed

    A woman at Newark claims she was beat up by a couple who came to her home May 15, and now the man and woman both face a felony battery charge. Officers from Independence County were sent to the Newark residence and talked with a …

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  • Free movie offered by Batesville Parks Department

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its next “Movies in the Park” at 9 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Parental Guidance,” which is rated PG and stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. A concession wagon …

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  • Church offers free meal, movie

    A free meal and movie will be held Friday in the fellowship room at North Heights Church of Christ, located at 200 Warrior Road in Batesville, above the fairgrounds. The meal will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. with the movie following. The movie …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • “Oblivion” (PG-13), Melba Theatre, 115 W. Main, Batesville, 7 p.m. $2. Call (870) 698-9252. • Meal and movie night, “Finding Nemo,” North Heights Church of Christ, 200 Warrior Road 6 p.m. Call (870) 698-1441. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill …

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  • Stabbing victim dies

    WYNNE (AP) — Police in Wynne are trying to find out who fatally stabbed a 33-year-old woman who was found lying behind a church. Investigators say 33-year-old Sara Collins of Wynne was found along Poplar Street the evening of May 1 and the origin of …

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  • Lyon students named to spring Dean’s List

    Seventy-two students have been named to the spring 2013 Lyon College Dean’s List. To be on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester. Area students include: Batesville — Caitlin …

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  • Nunnally awarded

      LYNN — Hunter Kyle Nunnally, a senior at Hillcrest High School in Strawberry, has been awarded a $1,000 Arkansas State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Nunnally received the award at a recent DAR convention in Little Rock. Nunnally is the son of …

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  • Residents net Lyon scholarships

    Phoenix Sheppard of Batesville has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded an Honors Day scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Sheppard is the son of …

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