• Lyon hires VP for advancement

    Lyon College has hired a new vice president for institutional advancement, according to a news release. Jon Vestal will begin the position Feb. 3. His duties will include securing philanthropic gifts, aligning all institutional advancement activities with the college’s mission and strategic priorities and working …

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  • Club News

    The Batesville 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Dec. 11 at the Independence County Extension Office. Five members, five guests and two leaders were present. The club discussed recent activity involvement, including volunteer work at the Independence County Fairgrounds during Christmas Brings Hope, float …

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  • Family & Friends Brief

    The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville will have a Christmas candlelight service for the community at 5 p.m. Sunday in the church’s sanctuary. The service will feature Christmas music, a Christmas message by the Rev. Ronnie Toon, association missionary for the Independence Baptist …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 21 – Sunday, December 23, 2012.

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  • Conway man charged in forgery attempt

    A wanted Conway man was captured after a local clerk called police about him trying to pass suspicious checks Oct. 23. Shannon Fitzpatrick of Merrill Check Cashing service, 1009 Batesville Blvd., told police that a man, later identified as Ricky Lee Lynch, 29, of Conway, …

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  • Traditional Christmas not possible for everyone

    Not everyone will be waking up on Christmas morning and opening presents with their family. There are many in the community who must work, don’t have a family, are hospitalized or incarcerated and Christmas will have to be celebrated wherever they are and with whomever …

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  • HRA board hires chairman as CEO – Clark is out; Mitchum is in

    SEARCY — Health Resources of Arkansas has a new CEO — again. And this one will be working for a mere $28,000 a year. This time, the change is at the direction of the Arkansas Department of Human Services which helps fund programs with the …

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  • Fire destroys house at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — A possible explosion in Southside this morning has left one person without a home, according to the Independence County Office of Emergency Services. OEM director Glen Willis said a call came into 911 between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. about a fire at 100 …

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  • Four gamble, lose on store

    Gambling turned out to be a losing proposition for four people charged with operating a gambling house at Southside. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for 39-year-old William Graveline of 230 Edgar Road; Jacob A. Brannon, 38, of 306 N. Rainey St., Cave City; John …

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  • Man pleads to murder of two

    NEWPORT — Gary Paul Henley of Weldon in Jackson County was sentenced during a punishment hearing Tuesday to 70 years in prison by Circuit Judge Harold Erwin for the murders of his aunt and uncle in 2010, Prosecutor Henry Boyce said. Henley, 43, was sentenced …

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  • Stereo system taken from truck

    A Jensen stereo system, 300-watt Kicker amplifier and speakers, Proline under-seat speaker box, GPS unit and a toy airsoft Black Ops 1911 style pistol, all valued at $1,350, was stolen from a vehicle parked at a local parts store. Jordan Mohlke said he parked his …

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  • BBBS launches calendar

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas has launched its first calendar project “Little Angels” to benefit the organization’s mentoring programs, according to a press release. “The Little Angels calendar is the brainchild and gift from two very special angels, Darren and Misti Carlton with …

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