• Fairview homecoming to be Sunday

    CAVE CITY — The annual Fairview Church Homecoming east of Cave City will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with singing by New Creation, said cemetery committee member Donald Simmons. Dennis Gay will bring the message and a short cemetery report will be reviewed. A potluck …

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  • FFA members attend conference

    HOT SPRINGS — Students from across the state attended the Arkansas Leadership Conference this summer at Camp Couchdale, Arkansas FFA’s campgrounds on Lake Catherine, near Hot Springs. The conference is an activity of the Arkansas FFA Association. Members of the Batesville FFA chapter attended the …

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  • Walker, Turner win tournament

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner teamed to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club’s night tournament on Crown Lake, reported tournament director Ron Watkins. Walker and Turner weighed in five bass totaling 6.95 pounds. In second place was Robert Thorn and Chris Swaim …

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  • Midland prepares for new year, starting Aug. 20

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland School District first day of classes will be Aug. 20. Dean Stanley is superintendent. Donna Clark is high school principal. Lela McChesney is elementary principal. District treasurer is Linda Allgood. School board members are Bryson Wood, president; Debbie Frazier, vice president; …

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  • Mitchell earns BAS

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith awarded 729 degrees and certificates for the spring 2012 semester and the first summer term this year, according to Penny Pendleton, dean of enrollment management. Graduates included David Mitchell of Batesville, who received a bachelor of applied …

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  • 2 receive diplomas

    SEARCY — A Batesville man and a Mountain View woman were among more than 150 graduates to receive diplomas at the Harding University commencement exercises July 28. Joseph Rowell of Batesville received a educational specialist diploma in professional counseling and Melissa Lee of Mountain View …

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  • Baker named to honor society

    The National Society of High School Scholars has named Batesville High School student Jocie Baker as a new member based on her “superior academic achievement,” according to a news release. Formed in 2002, the society recognizes top scholars and students who have achieved academic excellence. …

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  • Perkins tribute planned at Beatles at the Ridge event

    WALNUT RIDGE — Whether talking about the rock ’n’ roll icons who played along Highway 67 in the 1950s or the Beatles, who took the United States, and Walnut Ridge, by storm in the 1960s, one can be guaranteed that their music was influenced by …

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  • Thieves get pistol, cash, tools, more

    Police have little to go on regarding the theft of a pistol from a truck Monday night while it was parked at Dowell Transport on Industrial Drive in Batesville. Dallas Estes told police he went to the truck around 5 a.m. to find the truck …

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  • Inmate dies in custody

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning he has called in the Arkansas State Police to investigate the overnight death of an inmate being housed in the Independence County jail. At press time this morning Jeffery said enough details weren’t known for him to …

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  • Car stolen in rash of thefts

    Police are curious if the person or persons who stole several items from vehicles in the Bryant and Eastwood additions near the Batesville High School Monday night might have made their getaway in a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu stolen from the same area. Around 9 a.m. …

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  • 5 arrested – 1 found hiding in bathtub

    Two young children were turned over to the Department of Human Services after three men and two women were arrested Tuesday following Independence County sheriff’s officers’ clearing of a house at 100 Dry Run Circle where a woman was reportedly being held at gunpoint, according …

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