• Tools, electronics taken in home burglaries

    A possible suspect has been named in the burglary of a home up for sale in the Ruddell Hill area. The suspect was named after Kenneth Stephenson of Horseshoe Bend found the residence broken into Tuesday morning. Stephenson said he had been at the house …

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  • Floral man faces felony drug, gun charges

    A month after police searched his home with a warrant, 53-year-old Ronald Dean Corter of Pleasant Plains is being formally charged with several drug- and gun-related violations, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigator Chris Toland. Corter’s home on Floral …

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  • Expulsion hearing slated

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider a light agenda, following an expulsion hearing for two middle school students, said Superintendent Steven Green. Math teacher Ila Higginbottom will be recognized for …

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  • Lyon ranked second in nation in fraternity participation

    Lyon College has been ranked second in the nation in fraternity participation by U.S. News & World Reports, according to a news release U.S. News reports 92 percent of males at Lyon College were involved in fraternities in fall 2011. Lyon fraternities include Alpha Psi …

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  • Batesville board OKs bonuses

    It will be a green Christmas this year for about 650 employees of the Batesville School District who will find some extra cash in their paychecks this month. The Batesville School Board in a special meeting Tuesday night voted to give all contract employees as …

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  • Emergency planning meeting set

    Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive. Reports will be heard from the Office of Emergency Management, hospital preparedness committee and Red Cross. A volunteer appreciation dinner will be discussed as well as …

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  • Leaf pickup to change

    The city of Batesville’s Sanitation Department will now be picking up leaves following the Tuesday-Friday garbage pickup routes, officials have announced. The workers will start at the beginning of the day’s route and will pick until the end of the day. The next week, they …

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  • Legal aid meets Saturday

    SPRINGDALE — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1200 Henryetta St. in Springdale. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services …

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  • ConAgra retirees party to be Saturday

    The ConAgra retirees party will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant, located on St. Louis Street in Batesville. Spouses are welcome. The meal is Dutch treat.

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  • WRAAA to meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. search committee for the executive director position will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at Eagle Bank in Heber Springs.

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  • Hope Lutheran holds sale

    Hope Lutheran Women in Mission will host a craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2415 E. Main St. in Batesville. Items for sale will include homemade pepper jelly, fruit jellies, pumpkin butter, cakes, muffins, …

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  • Newark Christmas parade planned for Saturday

    NEWARK — Newark’s Christmas parade will be Saturday. Entries will line up at 4:30 p.m. at the old ball field by Moore’s Dairy Creme. The parade will begin at 5. All area schools, fire departments, clubs, bands and other entries as well as the floats …

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