• Nuckles family benefit planned

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A dinner, with admission by donations, and a dessert auction to benefit the Billy Nuckles family of Pleasant Plains will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Midland High School cafeteria, according to organizers. Nuckles recently had a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in the Batesville and surrounding area for Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15, 2012.

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  • C-Ridge board meets Tuesday

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. An agenda includes the second reading concerning proposed changes in the student handbook, bids for a mower and commodities, and financial report. Meetings are open to …

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  • Board to hear update

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration office board room. Members will hear a high school expansion construction update and a report about progress being made to implement Common Core state standards.  Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Building program update on tap

    CONCORD — A building program update tops the agenda for Monday’s Concord School Board meeting which begins at 7 p.m. in the high school library, said Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson. The directors will also review School Choice applications for the upcoming term and consider proposed …

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  • Boil order lifted

    MELBOURNE — A boil order due to a leak that affected parts of the city of Melbourne has been lifted, according to officials.

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  • Vendors defend market produce

    The purpose of The White River Farmers Market is to offer high quality, fresh produce for the residents of Batesville but a few have questioned if some products being sold meet selling guidelines. Jeff Owens, city parks director, oversees the market and said it’s impossible …

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  • ‘Friday Frolic’ nears

    What once was known as Main Street Batesville’s Second Friday Wonder and Wander walk is now the Second Friday Frolic and will be held this Friday. “The new name reflects our new focus on providing interesting things to see and do, like entertaining family programs …

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  • Council OKs police pact, annexes businesses

    The Batesville City Council conducted its business in record time Tuesday night. First order of business for the council was to unanimously approve an ordinance accepting a revised version of the city’s Interlocal Law Enforcement agreement. The interlocal agreement allows the Independence County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • Man’s death ruled suicide

    The death of a  56-year-old Batesville man has been ruled as suicide, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. Ray Stanley Morgan, who was last seen since Sunday, was found in his garage around 7:30 Tuesday morning after he didn’t show up for work.

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  • Man injured after smoking potpourri

    Police say a man fell and hit his head at a Newark job site Tuesday night after he and a fellow worker had smoked synthetic marijuana. Deputy Billy Croom said he was dispatched to Arkansas Sand and Gravel on Locust Street around midnight where he …

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  • Filings close; races form

    Two races in Sharp County, one in Independence County and another in Izard County have formed after the filing period for area school board races closed at noon Tuesday. Three candidates have filed for two at-large positions on the Batesville School Board. They are Marquita …

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