• Hardy man killed, 1 injured

    HIGHLAND — A 34-year-old Hardy man was killed Friday morning in Highland when the vehicle he was driving struck a telephone pole. Donnie Elliot was traveling west on Highway 62 at about 8 a.m. when his 1999 Pontiac hit a curb, overturned and struck a …

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  • Sharp County man dies in crash

    HIGHLAND — A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Cherokee Village man Wednesday morning at Highland in Sharp County. Williame Volner, 82, was killed when the 2001 Oldsmobile he was driving west near highways 62/412 and Pontiac Drive crossed into oncoming traffic at about …

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  • ATV accident claims life

    CONCORD —  A Floral man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Friday in Cleburne County when his all-terrain vehicle struck a tree. According to Arkansas State Police, Justin Webb, 27, was traveling east on Tiger B Road near Concord at about 9 p.m. when he …

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  • Izard plant sale scheduled

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Master Gardeners will hold a spring plant sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo in Horseshoe Bend, during Dogwood Days, according to a news release. “The event will feature many varieties of plants for sale as …

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  • Celebrating 100 years of EHC

    Teaching women how to be homemakers is what is often thought of when the name Extension Homemakers Club is mentioned, but that hardly covers what EHC does these days. According to records, EHC dates back to 1913 in Independence County when a woman named Mary …

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  • Alcohol tax sees record month Sakura seeks liquor license

    March was a record month for the city of Batesville’s alcohol tax. City officials said the tax collected generated nearly $2,500 in revenue from the five restaurants within the city limits that serve alcoholic beverages: Veterans of Foreign Wars 4501 Harry B. Stokes Post, Bryan’s …

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  • Paws in Prison dogs graduate program

    CALICO ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Correction hosted a graduation ceremony last week for dogs in the Paws in Prison program at the North Central Unit. NCU became the fifth ADC facility to participate in Paws in Prison on Feb. 29, when six dogs …

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  • Cedar Ridge named state champs

    NEWARK — As individuals, members of the Cedar Ridge School District senior high team may not know everything but as a group they come pretty close. That was the case April 28 when the team from Newark won the 2A-conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s …

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  • A remarkable life Early-day writer moves to New York

    (Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a four-part series about the life of writer Sallie Walker Stockard, who in 1904 published “The History of Lawrence, Jackson, Independence and Stone Counties of the Third Judicial District of Arkansas.”)   Sallie Stockard Magness holds her …

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  • FutureFuel Chemical Co. lays off staff; economy could be one reason

    The decision to lay off several employees this week at FutureFuel Chemical Company of Batesville was a decision the business “fought hard not to do,” human resources director Stacy Gunderman said this morning. Formed in 2005, FutureFuel is a U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and …

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  • Local Civil Air Patrol promotes four

    Civil Air Patrol cadets of the Batesville Composite Squadron 097 attended their regular monthly meeting Monday night in which a ceremony was held to promote four of their members. The ceremony was held at the squadron hangar at the Batesville Area Regional Airport. Promoted to …

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  • AARP to meet

    The Batesville AARP chapter will host a Dutch-treat luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. Dinner will be held at 11 a.m. with the meeting at noon. Guest speaker will be Sen. Missy Irvin.

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