• McCoy, Mead named state winners

    Jackson Mead Chandler McCoy of the Cedar Ridge Livestock Club and Jackson Mead of the Livestock Club are state 4-H journal winners for 2012. Both will receive an all expenses paid trip to Atlanta in November and a $1,500 scholarship. McCoy and Mead will be …

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  • Cloggers return to folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park Theater in Mountain View will host a return visit by the Great Smoky Mountain Cloggers. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. They are from the mountains of North Carolina, the birthplace of …

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  • Round Table to host Dougan

    The Batesville Area Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s Rider Room. The meeting is open to the public. Dr. Michael B. Dougan, distinguished professor of History Emeritus at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, will present the program, …

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  • Midland High teacher awarded

    ROGERS — Midland High School teacher Karen Wells recently received the Herb Lawrence Leadership Award during a recent luncheon. The award is given to honor an Arkansas Association of Instructional Media member who has made a significant contribution to AAIM and its progress through outstanding …

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  • Visit to jail becomes arrest for Izard County woman

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford woman visiting her husband Sunday at the Izard County Detention Facility instead found herself arrested for an outstanding failure to appear warrant from Baxter County. As a routine matter, all visitors to the facility are checked through the state’s crime information …

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  • Lightning blamed for fire

    A lightning strike is believed to be the source of a fire that caused heavy damage at Airgas, Inc., at 25 Shirrell Lane Sunday. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said the fire call came in around 4:50 p.m., following a brief thundercloud with lightning that …

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  • Storms bring rain, damage

    HARDY — A strong storm dumped two inches of rainfall, blew down trees and power lines, scattering canoeists, tube floaters and kayakers on Spring River about 3 p.m. Sunday, prompting emergency workers and residents along the river to search for about an hour to make …

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  • Hall of Fame admits retired CC fireman

    CAVE CITY — Norman Sensabaugh admits he didn’t know anything about the Arkansas State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame until he found out he had been inducted. Retired in 2003 from the Cave City Fire Department, Sensabaugh, 74, spent 37 years with the department and …

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  • Teen cited for fireworks

    Shooting of fireworks during burn ban conditions won a local teen a citation for violating a burn ban Saturday evening. Independence County Deputy Dustin Gay said he was dispatched to 1310 Cedar Grove Road just before 7:30 p.m. regarding someone shooting fireworks. “I arrived at …

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  • Council to consider annexation

    An ordinance to annex land adjacent to the city owned by White River Petroleum, B&S Wholesale Tire and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department south of Batesville marks the agenda for the Batesville City Council which meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Council members …

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  • Creighton joins team

    Liberty Bank has announced the recent addition of Linda Creighton as its business development and marketing officer for Batesville, according to Kevin Rose, Liberty Bank’s Batesvillle Community Bank president. Creighton brings more than 44 years of banking and marketing experience. She has most recently served …

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  • Building project tops agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear an architect’s report concerning the new office building project, according to an agenda for the session. The directors will also review a 2011 audit report and hear June system …

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