• Tournament draws 702 archers to Batesville

    Some were right at home while others came from as far as West Memphis and Piggott for the first-ever Northeast Arkansas Regional Archery tournament as part of the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program in Batesville Saturday. Susan Parker, who coaches the Eagle Mountain …

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  • FCB hires IT senior VP

    The former director of computer services at what is now Lyon College has been named senior vice president of information technology at First Community Bank. Karl Kemp has more than 30 years of professional experience in IT, according to Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and …

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  • WRMC adds to staff

    White River Medical Center has announced the addition of a new doctor to its pain management clinic, according to a news release. As a pain management physician, Dr. John Larson will provide outpatient treatment to relieve chronic pain, restore function and decrease or eliminate the …

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  • Woman charged in check forgery

    Kristie L. Heritage, 34, of Cave City has been formally charged with six counts of forging checks on the account of a man being held in the Independence County jail, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims. How Heritage got the checks was not …

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  • Aldermen to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear departmental reports, review bills and handle any other monthly business that comes up, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The aldermen may possibly discuss having another community Easter egg hunt …

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  • Sulphur Rock council to meet

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will review bills and hear departmental reports.

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  • Cedar Ridge sets public forum

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold the first of three public forums for citizens to discuss a proposed millage increase for the purposes of school safety and security, at the Oil Trough City Council meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Questions and concerns will …

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  • Livestock & Poultry Commission names chairman

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission has elected a Batesville farmer as the new chairman of the commission. The commission announced Friday that Charles “Ed” Mabry of Batesville will serve as chairman for the 2012-13 year. Mabry was appointed to a …

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  • Man uses stolen debit card

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested William Clay Lester, 21, of Black Rock on Thursday for theft, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest stems from a Black Rock resident reporting that their debit card had been taken and around $2,500 being withdrawn from …

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  • Burglary interrupted

    Frederick Bates of 6380 Cord Road told police he came home around 6:15 Friday night and found a strange pickup in his driveway and a burglary in progress. After his call to 911 Bates said he saw a woman he knew to be Elizabeth Shetron, …

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  • Bringing cell phone to jail isn’t allowed

    MELBOURNE — A Franklin man went to jail with a couple of forbidden items — and got an extra charge for it, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jeremy Lewis Gross, 38, had reported to the Izard County jail to serve a weekend commitment …

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  • Council to consider historical residential classification

    The Batesville City Council has changed its meeting time this week to 5 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will consider three amendments to past resolutions and ordinances. One would change the scope of work for the Arkansas Safe Routes to School Program Grant; …

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