• Coles accepts scholarship

    NEWPORT — Ashlyn Coles, a graduate of Newport High School, has accepted an A-State Pride Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro this fall. She plans to major in biology. She is the daughter of Rick and Linda Coles of Newport. ASU offers A-State …

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  • CC Elementary given $3,750

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Elementary has been awarded a $3,750 youth literacy grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to aid in helping approve students’ reading skills. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Cave City Elementary School,” …

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  • FCCLA students win at nationals

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School students Lindsey Powell, Maddie Smith, Paige Vickery and Emma Shinn were among more than 6,000 others to attend the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national conference at Orlando, Fla., competing and winning awards in the annual event. Vickery …

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  • Criminal justice course continues

    Ian Ward MELBOURNE — Two students who recently graduated Melbourne High School are now putting what they learned in their criminal justice class to work for them. Richard Cohoon and Ian Ward, 2012 graduates, were the first to complete the class offered at the school. …

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  • Brazier awarded

    Danielle Brazier, 18, of Batesville, is among 20 pediatric cancer survivors selected this year to receive a Dennis Jungmeyer scholarship valued at $2,500 from the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute  Foundation in Little Rock. Diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor at the age of 7, Brazier …

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  • Consider planting annuals for fall, cold weather pastures

    Producers needing to provide quick grazing due to the drought can consider planting winter annual forages such as annual ryegrass, wheat, cereal rye and forage turnips. Forage turnips may sound a bit strange but they will produce the quickest grazing of the winter annuals. If …

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  • Livestock entries, exhibits increase at Sharp Co. fair

    ASH FLAT — Despite the extreme heat, the recent Sharp County Fair had a very successful run,  said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. “The livestock entries were up. The educational building entries were up and the air-conditioned building was enjoyed by all. We had lots …

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  • Forgery warrant issued

    A warrant has been issued charging a Ward woman with misdemeanor theft of a check and felony forgery for signing and using it at a local doctor’s office. Amy Conley, 36, with a last known address of 274 Lenderman Trail, Ward, was named in the …

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  • ConAgra: ‘Green’ saves money as well as energy

    ConAgra Foods of Batesville is proof that “going green” is not only good for the environment, but also the bottom line. Ed Coleman, environment, health and safety manager at ConAgra, was the guest speaker at Thursday’s “Putting Green to Work” lunch series at the Arkansas …

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  • Naked man on ATV arrested for drugs

    The heat, and possibly using drugs, apparently played a part in the arrest of a naked Oil Trough man riding his four-wheeler in the area of the Departee Creek Bridge Saturday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said he was dispatched to the area around …

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  • No lights on vehicle leads to chase in Newark, arrest

    NEWARK — A Newark man who was driving in the dark without headlights on, and thus, no taillights, early Sunday fled when Deputy Michael Moody tried to initiate a traffic stop on him, according to a written report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Moody …

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  • Teen arrested in false death threats

    Texting a friend, saying she was hiding in her closet and that her family may already be dead, led police to arrest a 17-year-old Pfeiffer girl early Sunday morning. Batesville 911 dispatch got a call from Cody Duke of Evening Shade around 2:30 a.m. who …

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