• Bond set in Newport shooting

    NEWPORT — A $25,000 bond has been set for a Jackson County man charged for first-degree battery after he allegedly shot a man Sunday afternoon. Gary D. Bradley, 57, of Tuckerman is accused of shooting Dewayne E. Eddington, 43, of Tuckerman in the face at …

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  • Burglars hit theater for cash

    Police were called to the Oaks 7 Cinema on Harrison Street shortly after noon Sunday when employees opening for the day discovered the business had been burglarized and nearly $2,000 in cash taken. Theater manager Sheldon Davis and employee Amy Pinkston said they arrived around …

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  • Driver facing drug charge

    Stopped by police for driving 50 miles per hour in a 40-mph city speed zone ended with a Finney Road (Cushman area) man facing charges of possessing an instrument of crime, specifically a machine used for grinding marijuana buds. Matthew T. Martin, 20, was stopped …

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  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Riding around in a vehicle with a cracked windshield and not using a seat belt can get you stopped and arrested by police, especially if you are carrying illegal drugs. Such was the case with Douglas F. Downs, 53, of Cave City Thursday afternoon when …

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  • Lyon working to reduce energy usage

    Lyon College is taking steps to reduce energy usage on its 136-acre campus, according to officials. The college is in the process of completing a retrofit of all the campus’s lighting. Sodexo Facilities Director Jade Anderson said many of the college’s lights use 28- or …

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  • Seed swap scheduled

    The second annual Spring River Seed Swap will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Words & Afterwords, 201 Spring St., Hardy on the patio. “Just because it is cold and wet doesn’t mean we can’t do some planning of our gardens,” …

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  • Space, sea camps among ‘Central Math’ activities

    Central Math and Science Magnet Elementary has been busy this school year. In October, sixth-graders traveled to Dauphin Island, south of Mobile, Ala., but it wasn’t all sand and sun for these students, it was a learning experience called Sea Camp. At Sea Camp, our …

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  • Lyon students named to Dean’s List

    Ninety-six students have been named to the Lyon College Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. To be on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours in a semester. Students on …

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  • Mtn. View resident named to society

    BATON ROUGE, La. — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has announced the initiation of a Mountain View resident to its honors society. Kay Adkins was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic …

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  • Harding awards degrees

    SEARCY — Several area residents were among the approximately 360 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University commencement exercises Dec. 15. Amber Baer of Mountain View received a bachelor of science in art therapy.

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  • Student added to list

    SENATOBIA Miss. — Joshua Danzy of Evening Shade was among the list of distinguished Northwest Mississippi Community College students to be recognized for making the Dean’s List for their academic work during the fall 2012 semester, according to a news release. The Dean’s List includes …

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  • HU names honor roll

    SEARCY — More than 1,000 Harding University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Area students include: Ash Flat — Kayla  Ellis Batesville — Haley  Vinson, Shelby  Ward, Mountain View — Amber  Smith, Charles  Stroud. To be eligible for the …

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