• BHS students receive honors

    Fifteen Batesville High School students have earned Advanced Placement awards in recognition of their “exceptional achievement” on AP exams, according to a news release. Rafeh Qureshi qualified for the National AP Scholar award by receiving a score of 5 on 13 exams. Seven students qualified …

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  • S-side to discuss bonuses

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria. Agenda items include recommendation to pass a resolution against possible federal budget cuts for public schools, discussion of a softball coach position and employee bonuses. Meetings are open to …

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  • Accreditation team to give review

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the West Magnet Elementary library. Agenda items include student and staff recognitions, a curriculum report from West Magnet, a review from the AdvanceEd accreditation team and authorization for participation in the Arkansas Public School …

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School Inc. will hold its board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries at 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Trauma council to meet

    The North Central Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. The agenda includes general business related to statewide efforts to build a trauma system in Arkansas. The meeting is open to …

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  • Water board to hear about loans

    SOUTHSIDE — A presentation by Citizens Bank concerning in-house changes to existing loans is among agenda items for the Southside Public Water Authority board, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The board will …

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  • Council to award soccer bid

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to award the bid for the soccer complex. Crystal Johnson from the chamber will be on hand to discuss a revision of the tourism contract to include advertising and promotion. An executive …

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  • Committee reviews grant applications

    It was the first round of reviews for 2013grant applications on Friday for the Independence County Quorum Court recreation committee. Local organizations can apply with the county each year for a grant required to be used for a public purpose. It was let known that …

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  • Enlisted during Vietnam, Grant family has served in ‘all corners of the world’

    Brothers Ralph, Charles and Michael Grant said they were used to following orders — their mother Anne raised eight kids by herself and like any good Southern woman, she kept her brood in line. So the three thought when they joined the military the transition …

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  • Compass points to global mission work

    If the mark of a great church is not in the seating capacity but the sending capacity, then Compass Church’s measure is quite expansive. David and Lori Campbell were looking for such a place when their family made the decision to join the church in …

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  • Warrant yields guns, drugs

    Acting on numerous complaints, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, Chef Deputy Alan Cockrill, along with members of the sheriff’s Narcotics unit and patrol officers served a warrant at the Ronald Corter residence at 2140 Floral Road around 12:30 Thursday afternoon. “During the execution of the …

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  • Burglary warrant issued

    Bond for Brock Wayne Vanwinkle, 33, of Batesville has been set at $15,000 on charges of one count each of residential burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Shane Meyer said the charges against Vanwinkle were …

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