• Woman identifies armed robber as brother

    An early morning robbery at a residence on Dry Run Circle at Ruddell Hill Wednesday is said to have been committed by the brother of one of the victims, according to Deputy Michael Moody’s police report. Moody said he was dispatched to the home of …

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  • Calico museum to close for funeral

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum, visitor center and artisans cooperative will be closed for the funeral services Friday for Harvey Gene Bufford, of Pineville. Bufford, 60, a potter for the artisans cooperative, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, said museum board chairman Steven Mitchell. “Harvey …

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  • Irish genealogy workshop set for March 9

    For those who are of Irish descent, or suspect they are, a three-hour Irish Genealogy Workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Nursing Building auditorium at 2005 White Drive. Cost is $5 and may be …

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  • Concert to benefit NEA homeless veterans

    HARDY — American Legion Post 336 will host a special luncheon and benefit concert from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hardy Legion Hall, located on Highway 62/63/412 eight miles west of Hardy. All proceeds will be donated to the Northeast Arkansas American Legion Ladies …

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  • 10th annual Ind. Co. EHC yard, craft sale is Saturday

    The 10th annual yard and craft sale, hosted by the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County, will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the commercial building and adjacent outside area at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. A variety of items, ranging …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2013.

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  • The Tiptons to perform

    The Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church will host the Tipton family singers in a free concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday. An offering will be taken and the event is open to the public. For more information call Quillen Edwards at (870) 346-5017. The Tiptons …

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  • Ozarka sets GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College adult education department has announced its 2013 GED testing schedule. Testing will be held on Ozarka campuses unless otherwise noted. March 4, 25 — Ash Flat March 5, 28 — Mountain View March 5, 26 — Mammoth Spring March 7, …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2013. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1993, a gun battle erupted at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents …

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  • Students, officials voice opinions on changes to lottery scholarship

    Oakley Davis wants to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, but a bill changing the amounts of Arkansas’ lottery-funded college scholarship program may have the Southside High School senior looking elsewhere for his degree. The Senate on Monday passed the legislation in a 34-0 …

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  • Newport baby shot, killed

    NEWPORT — A 1-year-old infant was killed in Newport and a woman was in critical condition following a shooting shortly after 3 this morning. Arkansas State Police said that Newport officers received a 911 call from the woman, according to a published report. As of …

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  • Angry couple charged with abuse

    A local couple allegedly told police that their fight at a local motel Monday night came after a bout of drinking at a local club and a slandering remark about a family member. Deputies were sent to the motel around 10:45 p.m. regarding a man …

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