• Hicks awarded scholarships

    Jordan Hicks Southside High School senior Jordan N. Hicks has been awarded a $500 educational award from Modern Woodmen of America national competition. Hicks is the daughter of Tim and LaRhonda Hicks of Floral and plans to attend Arkansas Tech University at Russellville. She is …

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  • UACCB awards certificates during in graduation ceremony

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville were held Monday night. Certificates of proficiency were awarded and graduates are noted by their degrees and hometowns. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) …

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  • BHS commencement set for Friday

    Batesville High School will hold commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Stadium with 178 seniors graduating. Valedictorian is Lauren Gunderman, a Batesville native. She plans to attend Lyon College this fall. She is active in dance at North Arkansas Dance Theatre at Batesville …

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  • Thefts, damages reported in Independence County

    A weekend trip out of town ended on a sour note for the Sherman Somers family Sunday night. Somers told Independence County Deputy Michael Moody the family left around 4 p.m. Friday and returned around 8 p.m. Sunday to find their home on Bethesda Road …

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  • Cedar Ridge to meet

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School board will meet at 7 tonight in the board room at the central office. The agenda will include recognizing the Quiz Bowl team and recommendations for expulsion of three students caught with prescription drugs.

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  • Cannon fire

    Union artillery fires on advancing Confederate troops during a re-enactment of the “Union Invasion of Batesville” at Riverside Park Sunday. The weekend event was held to commemorate a May 3, 1862 skirmish between the two forces who at the time were camped on opposite sides of …

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  • Administrator retires after 40 years

    Ronnie Coots Ronnie Coots doesn’t want to think about what life will be like after June 30. “It’s all I’ve ever done. … This has been my life … and I don’t want to think about it. Besides after 40 years in education, retirement “doesn’t …

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  • Assessor’s office employee resigns

    One Independence County Assessor’s Office employee and three out of the five members of the county’s equalization board have handed in resignations in the past few weeks. Employee Elizabeth Baker said she had no comment concerning her decision to leave. In her resignation letter she …

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  • JPs to consider resolutions

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to consider resolutions concerning a Highland sewer project and a bid for a bridge over Bear Creek, said County Judge Larry Brown. The JPs will …

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  • Lyon construction continues

    Lyon College is reviving Eds. Its new 44,000-square-foot campus center under construction will bear the name of the Lyon College landmark that served students for decades — Edwards Commons. Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman said the campus isn’t the same without the place that …

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  • ICEDC endorses director

    It took a telephone conference call in order to have a quorum, but the Independence County Economic Development Commission agreed unanimously Thursday afternoon as to whom they favor to be their new director. The candidate of choice of two applicants for the job was Larry …

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  • Liberty Hill Road closed

    ASH FLAT — Liberty Hill Road between Game Preserve Road and Rolling Hills Road in Sharp County will be closed Tuesday through Friday for road work, county Road Foreman Gene Moore said today.

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