• Weekend Events

    Events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26, 2012.

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  • C-Ridge schedules annual report

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge Superintendent Dr. Ann Webb reported at the Cedar Ridge School Board’s monthly meeting Aug. 14 that preliminary enrollment figures indicated an overall increase to 840 students with Cord-Charlotte Elementary up from 114 to 130; Cedar Ridge High School up from 393 …

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  • Back to the Future; A trip to the 80s raises money for BBBS

    Big hair, leggings and Rubik’s cubes were all a part of the ’80s, but Saturday night, they made a return at the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ eighth annual Karaoke for a Cause fundraiser held in the old Aaron’s building on Harrison Street. The event raised …

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  • Rubber ducky race to raise money for health clinic; Regatta set for Sept. 8 as part of water carnival

    There’s still time to purchase a ticket for the Rubber Ducky Regatta race and have a chance to win a new Bad Boy Mower. Tickets are available at Liberty Bank, 1240 E. Main St. in Batesville, and may be purchased in the lobby or at …

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  • Superintendent talks numbers

    During the Batesville School Board’s monthly meeting Monday, Batesville Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison reported that 2,860 students were present at all campuses on the first day of school, a difference of about 93 when considering enrollment figures — those students who registered before school started …

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  • Jackson to discuss man’s death in police car

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to talk about the case of a 21-year-old man who was fatally shot in the head while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car in Arkansas. Jackson is slated to take up the subject of …

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  • Witt among those promoted

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Col. J.R. Howard, director of the Arkansas State Police, to promote three state troopers. The promotions were considered by the commission during a regularly scheduled meeting at the department’s Little Rock headquarters. …

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  • Fences, padlock cut in thefts; ATV with key in ignition stolen

    Two fences and a padlock were cut at separate properties over the weekend to gain entry to items that were later stolen, according to police reports. Deputy Robert Moser said he responded Monday morning to Heber Springs Road where Jeff Wells told him that sometime …

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  • 1-year anniversary marked for Newport man’s death

    NEWPORT (AP) — Family and friends are marking the one-year anniversary of the stabbing death of a Newport man. Police have made no arrests in the death of 70-year-old James Logan Morgan, who was found dead from multiple stab wounds on Aug. 18, 2011. Friends …

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  • Student transfers, financial impact discussed

    Losing students is something no school district likes to see, but forcing them to stay is something Batesville School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison told the Batesville School Board and others he finds difficult to do — even if it means a loss of public …

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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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  • Bingo Bash planned

    The Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary archery team will host a Bingo Bash from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday to raise funds for its trip to the world championship tournament in October. Admission is $5 for one bingo card but attendees can purchase up to three for $5 …

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