• Driver sought after high-speed chase north of Batesville

    A high-speed chase was called off and officers are looking for the possible driver. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ernie Gillihan said the driver of the car took him and others on a high-speed chase with speeds at more than 100 mph. Gillihan said the driver …

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  • Pot grower receives probation

    Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp recently sentenced Aaron Edward Runyan to five years probation after officers found 126 pot plants around his home at 320 Antioch Road. Acting on information he might be growing marijuana, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office ran a criminal history …

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  • Legal Aid recognizes Castleberry

    In observance of Law Day on May 1, Legal Aid of Arkansas announces that T. Lindsey Castleberry of Batesville is being recognized for his outstanding volunteerism in the 16th Judicial District, which includes Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard and Stone counties. Castleberry donated over 13 hours …

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  • Board to honor students, teams

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary. The agenda includes student and team recognitions, personnel reports and contract extensions of district level employees and building employees, among others.

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  • CC board to hear presentation

    CAVE CITY — TheCave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the middle school library. The agenda includes a history club presentation about Washington, D.C., discussion of salary schedules, the 2014-15 school calendar, review of School Choice applicants as well as kindergarten …

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  • Airport meeting postponed

    Due to multiple scheduling conflicts with commission members, the Batesville Airport Commission’s regular meeting that was scheduled for Monday will be postponed until the following Monday evening, April 28, airport manager Darren Wilkes has announced. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the terminal.

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  • ‘SING-a-thon’ fundraiser planned

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside choir department will hold a “SING-a-thon” from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday outside Harps grocery to raise money for the American Cancer Society. It will feature music from its upcoming spring concert, which will be a Disney tribute, according to a …

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  • Dairy Queen to cut ribbon

    Dairy Queen will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for its recent remodeling at 755 St. Louis St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The event is open to the public.

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  • Musicians meeting set for Monday

    Musicians are invited to bring their favorite instrument or song or just come to listen to the music at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. For more information …

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  • Revival slated 

    STRAWBERRY — Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through April 25. Scotty Burrow will be the evangelist. The church is located on Main Street in Strawberry, across from Hillcrest New Tech High School gymnasium. The event is open to …

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  • Prizes to be awarded for weight loss

    HealthyLoser.com will pay $12,000 in cash prizes to everyone losing 15 percent or more of their body weight in 91 days. The individual losing the highest percentage wins $5,000. The entry fee is $100. HealthyLoser.com donates $25 from each entry fee back to community partners. …

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  • ROADEO winners named

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department District 5 has announced the semi-final results of the Equipment Operators ROADEO, held Tuesday at the district headquarters at 1673 Batesville Blvd., about three miles south of Batesville. • Tractor/Lowboy — Rick Herring of the Jackson County Area Maintenance Crew; …

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