• School locked down during police chase – Conway man arrested after fleeing

    A cautious clerk who called police about suspicious checks aided in the capture of a wanted man Wednesday afternoon. Shannon Fitzpatrick of Merrill Check Cashing service, 1009 Batesville Blvd., told police that a man, later identified as Ricky Lee Lynch, 29, of Conway, came into …

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  • C-Ridge appoints new board member

    NEWARK — A new board member has been appointed to serve in the Zone 7 seat on the Cedar Ridge School Board following the resignation of Pat McCoy on Oct. 16. Jason Barber was appointed to the Zone 7 position and will serve until the …

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  • Woman drives into passing train, making her fourth DWI offense

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Lawrence County deputy arrested a Hoxie woman Tuesday after seeing her drive a vehicle into a passing train, then learning the vehicle was stolen. Sheriff Jody Dotson said 29-year-old Amanda Graves faces charges of theft of a motor vehicle, driving while …

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  • FFA benefit rodeo set for Friday, Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School FFA will host a benefit rodeo Friday and Saturday night at the Pleasant Plains arena on Highway 167, according to a news release. Start times are 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. The rodeo will feature events for all …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28, 2012.

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  • Sheriff elected to board – Izard’s Tate Lawrence voted in to 3-year term

    Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence has been elected Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ board of directors for a three-year term, according to a news release. The board is responsible for setting the policies that govern the operations of the ranches, provide input on all of the …

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  • Stubbs benefit dinner set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Gospel Opry, located at 308 School Ave. in Mountain View. A concert will begin at 7. Proceeds will go to help with medical expenses for Steve Stubbs. …

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  • ‘Reducing stress’ to be topic

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Institutional Professional Development Committee will host “Reducing Stress in Today’s Busy World,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the lecture hall of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus. Tom Stalf, director of Senior Haven of …

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  • BAAC presents ‘The Addams Family’

    Batesville Area Arts Council will show the movie “The Addams Family” at 7 p.m. Friday in Couch Garden, behind Brown Chapel, on the Lyon College campus. The movie is rated PG-13. Admission is free.

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  • Students S.T.O.P to plant trees

    VIOLET HILL — Students at Violet Hill Elementary recently did their part to help the Earth, in turn creating more shade on their playground, by planting trees through the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s S.T.O.P. program. S.T.O.P. stands for Shade Trees On Playgrounds. “Trees have been proven …

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  • Library to present guest author

    ASH FLAT — Award-winning local writer and poet C J  Clark will sign copies of her books at the Ash Flat Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, said Ina Gill, library committee member. Born in Lansing, Mich., Clark’s love of writing began  in …

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  • Lyon begins assessment process

    Lyon College has embarked on a process of assessment and prioritization that will lead to a new strategic plan for the institution, according to school officials. President Dr. Donald Weatherman announced the process to faculty and staff at meetings in the fall. The Lyon Board …

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