• From aviation to solar energy; UACCB finds training opportunities

    From aviation to solar energy, as division chairwoman for Community and Technical Education, Kathleen McNamee works to deliver various training programs at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. McNamee has been the lead training coordinator at UACCB since January 1998 and was instrumental in …

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  • Greenway Trail’s second phase opens

    City officials and employees prepare to embark on a brief walk following the ribbon cutting for the opening of the second phase of the city of Batesville’s Greenway Trail recently. The walking/biking trail connects Fitzhugh Park on Myers Street with Riverside Park across from the …

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  • Illegal gaming business raided

    An illegal gambling house with an apparent daycare in the back has been shut down in Southside. Just before noon Wednesday, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office raided a site at 1697 Batesville Blvd. — reportedly the site of a new forthcoming tobacco store — and …

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  • $200,000 bond set

    SALEM — Bond for the suspect in Tuesday’s bomb threat calls that resulted in evacuations of high schools at Highland, Mammoth Spring, Salem and Viola has been set at $200,000, Fulton County Sheriff “Buck” Foley said this morning. William Adams, 66, of Cherokee Village was …

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  • Child pornographer pleads guilty

    NEWPORT — A last-minute plea agreement resulted in a 40-year prison sentence for a man facing child porn charges. Donald Lee Foshee, 54, of Tuckerman decided not to put his fate in the hands of a Jackson County jury Thursday and opted to take the …

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  • Skeletal remains found

    HEBER SPRINGS — A pickup truck belonging to James Ellworth Rainerson, who was reported missing in mid-May, was found Wednesday along with what appears to be human skeletal remains, according to a written news release from Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. The sheriff said his …

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  • Trial begins for teen girl charged as Civil War spy

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about Emily Weaver.    In 1864, 17-year-old Emily Weaver of Batesville was on her way to Memphis to visit her father by way of St. Louis when she was arrested and charged with being a …

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  • Sulphur Rock mayor goes ‘full circle,’ heads back home

    SULPHUR ROCK — Glenda Reding resigned as mayor of Sulphur Rock, effective Friday, during Monday’s regular monthly meeting, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Reding said she and her husband, Henry Reding, are moving back to her hometown, about a mile from where she grew up. “I …

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  • S-side water budgets OK’d

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board on Tuesday approved a 2013 budgets for water and wastewater operations totaling $2,506,233 in anticipated expenditures, said Manager John Richardson. “The budgets include a one-time bonus for each employee in lieu of salary raises,” Richardson said. The …

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  • Board to discuss quote

    The Batesville School Board will meet for its regular meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the administration board room, 955 Water St. Agenda items include discussion of a quote from Arkansas State Security for $85,000 for the purchase and installation of a new security camera …

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  • City to observe Arbor Day

    The city of Batesville will be observing Arbor Day on Monday. There will be a short program at the Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex located at 3600 N. St. Louis. The event is open to the public. National Arbor Day is the last …

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  • Sheriff’s report reflects crime statistics

    The number of crimes reported to police remains fairly steady this year, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. At the Independence County Quorum Court and Batesville City Council meetings this week, the sheriff’s office presented activity and status reports for October (the most recent …

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