• ASU names honor students

    JONESBORO — More than 2,000 students have been named to the Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the spring 2012 semester at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The two lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade point averages while enrolled in 12 or more credit …

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  • Thomas awarded WBC scholarship Thomas awarded WBC scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Josh Thomas of Pleasant Plains has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Thomas is a graduate of Midland High School. He is the …

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  • Local grads named

    FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas has announced students who graduated during spring 2012 commencement ceremonies. Local students and their degrees include: Batesville — Erica Bolin, master of arts in teaching with a major in childhood education; Jacob Brown, master of science with a major in …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    These ornate headstones in the old part of Mt. Tabor Cemetery south of Cave City are for Tabitha Ann Jackson, wife of B.F. Jackson, and her husband whose name is given as just Franklin Jackson on his marker. To show detail, only part of each headstone …

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  • 4-H members decorate planters during workshop

    ASH FLAT —  Sharp County 4-H’ers were treated to a June workshop from the Sharp County Master Gardeners, reported Extension Agent Joe Moore. “The Master Gardener workshop is a yearly tradition for 4-H members and is one kids — and adults — look forward to …

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  • Independence Co. Fair pageant deadline nears

    Applications for the 92nd annual Independence County Fair beauty and photogenic contests are available and the deadline to enter is Tuesday. They can be obtained at the fairgrounds, A Formal Affair, Terri B’s and may be downloaded from www.icfair.com. Meanwhile, auditions for the fair’s amateur …

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  • Sharp County Fair pageants planned

    ASH FLAT — Several beauty pageants will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Sharp County Fair, which will be July 24-28 at the fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road just off U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat, said organizer Sue Billiot. “To …

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  • Woman charged with public intoxication

    Charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest were filed against 45-year-old Joana H. Marroquin of Batesville Thursday night. Deputy Bret Ward said he was dispatched to the Davis Lane/Hawkins Street area around 9:20 p.m. regarding a woman in jeans and a sleeveless shirt walking in …

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  • Sex offender arrested for failure to comply

    HEBER SPRINGS — Elliot Gilbert, 36, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cleburne County on misdemeanor warrants at his place of employment on June 30, according to a news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department. “Gilbert, who had been living on Dekalb Road since …

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  • For the love of horses; Woman finds joy in four-legged friends

    SPRING MILL — Brenda Lawrence has always loved horses and showed it by letting one live in her home. “Nobody in my family liked horses,” Lawrence said. “If I didn’t know I looked so much like my daddy’s sister, I would’ve said, ‘You got the …

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  • Batesville Celebrates America

                   

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  • City to honor Charlie Strong

    Charlie Strong, head football coach at the University of Louisville and a Batesville High School graduate, will be recognized by the city in a ceremony at the Batesville Municipal Building Saturday, announced Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. “We will have a meet and greet for Charlie, along …

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