• Singers wanted for ‘Messiah’

    Batesville Community Orchestra will sponsor a special spring “Messiah” concert April 2 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Community singers are encouraged to participate. Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The concert will feature …

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  • Smoke at motel ends in heated argument – Suspect arrested after pulling knife

    When Batesville firefighter Donald Richardson responded to a report of a fire in the laundry room of a local motel Wednesday morning he wasn’t expecting to break up a fight with a knife involved. Richardson responded to the smoke alarm call around 10 a.m. at …

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  • Man who beat women sentenced

    A man arrested for beating up his mother and his pregnant girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp. Mark B. Scheffler was sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for third-degree domestic battery, breaking …

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  • Inmate dies day after being captured

    NEWPORT — A man taken into custody at the same time as an accused shooter in Independence County has died in the Jackson County jail, according to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas. James Alfred Elliott III, 37, of Tuckerman was with Ernesto Trevino and two …

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  • McLean addresses issues with Rotary

    Having an almost equal number of Democrats and Republicans at the state level means more good ideas to work with. That was the message from state Rep. James McLean, who was the guest speaker at the Batesville Rotary Club luncheon Monday and addressed such topics …

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  • Dolly theft ends in arrest

    A woman who reported a stolen item later found it — and led officers to the location it was being kept and the man who allegedly took it. A 38-year-old Batesville man is facing a felony charge after a woman reported the theft of a …

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  • WRMC sets open house for Phase 2

    In 1995, White River Medical Center averaged about 13,000 patient visits annually. Eighteen years later that number has grown to about 30,000. As work nears completion on Phase 2 of WRMC’s registration, surgical and environmental service areas, the million-dollar question for hospital administration today is …

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  • Black tie event raises $150K

    More students will have the opportunity to get a quality education after Lyon College’s annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball raised more than $150,000 for student scholarships. More than 300 people from Batesville, Little Rock and surrounding cities and states attended the Black Tie Blue …

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  • Spaghetti dinner set for Friday

    CONCORD — Admission to a spaghetti supper/auction fundraiser to benefit the Concord Food Pantry will be a non-perishable food item or a cash donation, said pantry Director Trudy Bruton. The supper begins at  5 p.m. Friday in the Concord school cafeteria and the auction follows …

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  • ‘Bootlegger Daze’ is Saturday

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum will celebrate “Bootlegger Daze” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The “sheriff” will patrol Main Street on the lookout for bootleggers, moonshiners and other outlaws. The museum will unveil its Jesse James exhibit during the event. Visitors may …

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  • FFA hosts donkey basketball

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest Future Farmers of America will host a donkey basketball game at 6:30 tonight at the Strawberry Gymnasium. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. See any Hillcrest FFA member for more information. Proceeds will go toward several FFA activities, …

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  • School plans ‘Night of Fun’

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary will host a “Spring Fling Supper and Night of Fun” beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. A dinner of chicken and dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, hot rolls and chocolate cake will be served for $5. Children 5 and …

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