• Mt. Pleasant named ‘exemplary’

    LITTLE ROCK — Nineteen public schools from throughout the state were recently designated as 2011 Exemplary Schools by the Arkansas Department of Education and among them are Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District and Tuckerman Elementary and Tuckerman High School. Exemplary schools are …

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  • Man arrested for domestic battery after firing gun ‘out of frustration’

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man who fired a gun after a fight with a woman was arrested for third-degree domestic battering, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputy Acey Beebe responded to Barrow Road and determined that Arthur Gordon Jackson, 53, of 8409 Arkansas Highway 9 …

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  • Sand company truck, welding gear stolen

    A stolen F-350 Ford truck equipped with welding gear may have been last seen going up Hutchinson Mountain, police say. Monday morning David Steele with Ozark Premium Sand of Oil Trough reported the truck stolen from the company yard sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and …

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  • Woods nets scholarship

    CAVE CITY — Taylor Woods has been named a recipient of a $1,000 North Arkansas Electric Cooperative educational scholarship courtesy of its Operation RoundUp program, according to a news release. Woods is the son of Travis and Rhonda Woods and recently graduated from Cave City …

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  • Community art programs awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $1,178,773 to 93 Arkansas organizations for fiscal year 2013 and those in the Batesville area are among them. This investment in community arts and educational activities is funded …

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  • Photos being sought

    The city of Batesville is hoping to do a wall of honor for Batesville’s past mayors and is currently seeking photos and information about the administrators. Anyone with photos may email them to mayor@cityofbatesville.com, call (870) 698-2400 or visit city hall at 500 E. Main …

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  • Free clothing is available

    CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church has free clothing available from 9 a.m. to noon every Friday. The public is welcome to take what they need.

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  • Rehearsals to begin

    The Batesville Choral Society will begin rehearsals for the season from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 in the chorus room at First Presbyterian Church, located at 775 East Boswell St. in Batesville. Karen Graham is the director, and Russell Stinson serves as accompanist. Last …

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  • Luau dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Hawaiian luau family dance and potluck will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall in Newport, Highway 367 North. Jeannie and the Guys with special guest Doug Greeno will be the featured entertainment. Admission is $5 and …

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  • Church to host back to school bash

    CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will host its annual back to school bash from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, face painting and refreshments. The event is open to the public. The church is located on South Second and Martin streets.

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  • NADT to select cast for ‘The Nutcracker’

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization, will present its eighth annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’ Nov. 16 and 17 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. An open casting call for children and adult roles will be at 2 p.m. Aug. …

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  • Woman targeted in $18M car scam

    With promises of winning millions of dollars and a new car, a Newark woman reports falling prey to a phone scam. Tuesday afternoon the unidentified woman told Deputy Daniel Heflin that she got a call Monday from a man who said his name was David …

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