• Flight attendant goes back to school at age 40, becomes attorney

    Sonya Platt used to think she was too old for college but that was before she lost her father, who on a small-town barber’s pay, had saved enough money to put her through law school. She decided to go and fulfill her dream and her …

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  • Food drive is Saturday

    Come Saturday, Batesville letter carriers will be picking up more than the mail. The local post office will hold its annual food drive for Batesville Help and Hope that Saturday, and officials are asking for the public’s help with the largest one-day food drive in …

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  • Stolen car found

    ASH FLAT — A St. Louis man driving a stolen vehicle was caught in Cave City about 11:24 p.m. Thursday when Cave City officer Dewayne Engle stopped the 2003 Pontiac four-door car for having no license plate, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. When Engle …

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  • Man confesses to crimes

    WALNUT RIDGE — Cody Smith, 20, of Weiner was arrested Thursday by Lawrence County authorities for shoplifting and possession of stolen property in Lawrence and Craighead counties, although the officers sought him out to ask him about a crime in a third county, said Sheriff …

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  • Portia man arrested for drugs

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s officer arrested Michael Huskey, 19, of Portia on Thursday for possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture (marijuana), delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, said Sheriff …

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  • ‘Star Wars’ to be shown at Riverside Park

    iHeartBatesville.com will be showing the family classic “Star Wars” at 8:30 p.m. Friday on a big screen at Riverside Park in Batesville.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. There will also be a Wookie calling contest and a Star Wars …

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  • Education Initiative marks third year – $15K in mini-grants to be awarded

    Applications are now being accepted from educators in the Batesville School District to share in $15,000 in grant money through the third annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative. The deadline for applications to be submitted is June 3. “Citizens Bank is proud to support our educators …

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  • Ozark Gateway celebrates Tourism Week on second Friday

    This year National Tourism Week coincides with downtown Batesville’s Second Friday Frolic on Friday. The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council is planning an all-day celebration integrating the two events. It will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and introduction, followed by comments from …

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  • Open house scheduled at oncology clinic

    Batesville Oncology Clinic, offices of Drs. Raman Desikan and Muhammad Khan, is now open in its new location on the ground floor of White River Medical Center. The entrance is on the east side of the hospital building at the end of the East Tower …

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  • Block party planned

    A neighborhood block party hosted by Calvary Baptist Church will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church recreation area at the corner of 18th and Porter streets. The event is free and open to the public and will include lunch, bounce …

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  • Lyon student nets funds to teach 1 year in Spain

    Lyon College senior Jon-Michael Poff of Batesville has received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program. Poff will be traveling to the region of Cantabria in Spain in September where he will teach English for one year. The Fulbright Scholarship is the flagship international …

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  • Sloan-Hendrix alum says he was uninvited to speak

    IMBODEN (AP) — A successful television producer says that an informal invitation to speak at his northern Arkansas high school’s commencement ceremonies this year was rescinded because he is gay. Bryant Huddleston, who has produced “E! News” and “Access Hollywood” and who is currently working …

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