• Woman tells police she swallowed meth, injected perfume

    Problems just kept mounting for 27-year-old Misty E. Cruz Saturday night after a cashier at the EZ-Mart in Newark notified authorities of a woman trying to make a purchase with a stolen credit card. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom was on patrol around 10:30 when …

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  • Addicted to the addict

    Many people struggle to deal with loved ones who are addicted to drugs or alcohol but unknowingly, some of them could be addicts themselves — addicted to the addict. “I liked someone needing me. That felt good at first,” Bethany W. said. “But that has …

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  • Volunteers clean Poke Bayou

    Volunteers including members of the Arkansas Canoe Club showed up on a foggy Saturday morning with their canoes to participate in the first annual Poke Float and Cleanup. The cleanup began at White Drive and ended at the railroad bridge. Organizer Sam Cooke said he …

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  • Lyon Founders’ Day scheduled

    The 2012 Lyon College Founders’ Day Convocation will be at 11 a.m. Friday, in Brown Chapel. This year’s observance of the college’s founding in 1872 also will celebrate the opening of the new Edwards Commons. Dr. John Griffith, Lyon College president from 1989-1997, will be …

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  • Argument results in arrests

    An argument resulted in the arrest of a man and woman after officers were called saying they were trespassing at a local business. According to the reports filed by officers Patrick Collins and Zachary Lee Rawlins, the man and woman were taken into custody Monday …

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  • Concert planned for Frazier benefit

    A fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the family of Brantley Frazier of Cave City who underwent a heart transplant at 2 weeks old in September will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. Admission is free but “donation stations” …

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  • Arkansas AIDS Foundation/Steven’s Shoulders to receive proceeds of ATV rally, poker run

    An all-terrain vehicle rally and poker run will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sandtown Ranch, located at 5 Hastings Circle in Batesville. There will be drag races, mud pits, guided and unguided trail rides, ATV and SxS circle track races, ATV and SxS barrel …

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  • BHS Homecoming Parade scheduled for Friday morning

    Batesville High School will host a Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Riverside Park prior to the pep rally, which will begin at 10:15. The theme is “A Pioneer Tradition: One Hundred Years in the Making.” Clubs, sports teams and royalty may enter a …

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  • Armed fugitive arrested in Sharp County

    ASH FLAT — An armed man wanted in connection with a series of thefts in Lawrence County was arrested without incident around 5 p.m. Monday at a Sand Hole Road residence, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Sand Hole Road is in eastern Sharp County. …

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  • Mt. Pleasant named ‘higher performing’ school

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The National Center For Education Achievement, a department of  ACT (American College Test) Inc., has recognized Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School. Mount Pleasant received Higher Performing recognition in math and literacy. These …

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  • Fundraiser set for cemetery

    CHARLOTTE — A Walnut Grove Cemetery fundraiser will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Charlotte School cafeteria. The menu includes fried chicken, baked beans, slaw, corn on the cob and a roll. The price of $10 per ticket includes three chances to win …

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  • iPads offer new ways to learn

    Technology continues to be an ever-present part of people’s lives and children are no exception as schools across the country are finding new ways to educate. For many schools including Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary in Batesville, iPads are supplementing current curriculum in the classroom, according …

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