• UACCB awards arts, sciences degrees

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville held its 2014 commencement May 12 in Independence Hall. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum laude (cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.89) and cum laude …

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  • A-State recognizes nursing, health graduates

    JONESBORO — The College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University recognized its most outstanding graduating students during its annual Convocation of Scholars honors program, according to Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the college. Audra Gambill of Jonesboro, a nursing major, was recognized …

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  • BHS seniors dig up past

    Steadying the metal detector over the ground, they wait for the beep. Digging into the pea gravel with a shovel, it only takes a few minutes to find what they came for at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary last Thursday. That day in May 2005 was …

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  • Melbourne student graduates college before high school

    MELBOURNE — All graduates look forward to the night when they will step forward and receive their high school diploma, but for Daniel C. Rittle, a senior at Melbourne High School, that special night will be his second graduation ceremony of the week. Rittle handed …

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  • ‘Clash’ player jailed for drugs after wreck

    HARDY — John Terrell, aka Marty, may not be the main character in the “Clash of the Ozarks” reality show set in Hardy, but last week he took the spotlight with his own cameo appearance and it’s not the made-for-television version. Terrell is part of …

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  • ‘Celebrate America’ Event features fireworks, car giveaway

    For the 17th year, Batesville will once again “Celebrate America” on the banks of the White River this Fourth of July, and this year’s fireworks will ignite nearly overhead as the detonation zone has been changed to Kennedy Park, directly across the White River from …

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  • Shots fired

    Firing a weapon means additional legal problems for a Salado man who is a convicted felon. Donnie R. McBride, 52, of Nine Fike St., faces a felony charge and a $15,000 bond when he is arrested. The incident happened Sunday and Independence County Deputy Darin …

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  • Southside graduation set for Sunday afternoon

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will have its graduation at 2 p.m. May 18 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. There are 94 graduates. Valedictorian is Sawyer Wayne Keller, son of Sammy Keller and Toni Keller. His awards and honors include Optimist …

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  • Pioneers to graduate tonight

    Batesville High School will have its graduation at 8 tonight in BHS Pioneer Stadium. The number of graduates is 178. Co-valedictorians are Emily G. Pham, Ryan Parker Sanders and Samantha Michelle Westcott. Pham was born and raised in Batesville. She has been a part of …

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  • Two juniors to graduate tonight

    Ashton Johnson and Taylor Yant knew from the time they were in elementary that they wanted to graduate early from high school. Tonight, they’ll get their chance when they’ll be among more than 170 students at Batesville High School to receive their diplomas. While it …

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  • Vital Link announces EMS week

    Emergency medical services is a job without breaks, providing care beyond the doors of the hospital and May 18-24 has been designated as National Medical Services Week to celebrate the EMS profession — especially the EMTs and paramedics who provide the backbone of the pre-hospital …

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  • Disaster planning meeting set

    Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link located at 1033 EMS Drive. ArkUps Damage Prevention Coordinator Mike Gowen will be the featured speaker discussing the dangers of digging around utility lines. Members will also hear monthly reports …

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