• Lockdown – Powder puts DHS on alert

    When the mail room at the Batesville Access Arkansas Center on White Drive opened a letter containing a coarse, off-white powder shortly after noon Wednesday it set off a chain reaction of response from police, fire and hazardous material handlers. “We received a letter in …

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  • Boy found safe

    ONIA — It was the miracle everyone had prayed for. Three-year-old Landen Cade Trammell was found just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday with just a few scratches and bruises despite being lost in treacherous country with many ponds, wells and wild animals. Landen was last …

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  • WRMC cafeteria gets new look

    Editor’s note: This story is the third of a series of four detailing the inside areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, cafeteria and patient care areas, as well as the upcoming grand opening.   The White River Medical Center dietary department has moved …

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  • Report to the public set

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Batesville School District will hold its annual report to the public when the Batesville School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary. Personnel will give reports about district programs and activities. The Batesville School Board will heard a …

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  • Man arrested with knife

    An 18-year-old Batesville man told police Wednesday evening he felt he was going to be “jumped” by a group of people in a car and that is why he threatened them with a knife. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he located Dakota J. Thompson …

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  • Fresh Start Resale Shop to host FVP Volunteer Extravaganza

    Family Violence Prevention Inc. will host a Volunteer Extravaganza at the Fresh Start Resale Shop, located at 1280 North St. Louis St., Saturday. Everything in the store will be half off regular-marked prices, and food and beverages will be served free of charge from 11 …

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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  • Support group to meet

    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville. The group meets the third Monday of each month. The meeting is open to anyone who has Parkinson’s Disease (PD), anyone who …

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  • Modern Woodmen to match funds

    Modern Woodmen of America has announced a matching fund project (up to $500), a school logo T-shirt and hoodie sale. Sale dates are now through Sept. 30. Proceeds will benefit the Cedar Ridge volleyball team. To place an order, see any volleyball team member or …

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  • Service News

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Kevin C. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16, 2012.

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  • Polio survivors offer support

    HEBER SPRINGS — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the community center, located at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane in Heber Springs. The group is working with the University of Central Arkansas and Dr. Robert Reising to do a history of …

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