• Sewer rates to be discussed

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will start the process of raising sewer rates when it meets at 7 tonight in the city hall, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. Jimmy McDaniel Jr. was hired recently to replace John Long as the water department employee. …

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  • Arkansas’ full-time employee staff dips by 71

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials say the number of full-time state employees decreased slightly during the past fiscal year, the second decline in four years. A study compiled by state budget administrator Brandon Sharp says the number of full-time workers dropped by 71 to …

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  • Prosecutor clears Rogers attorney in case

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An Arkansas prosecutor has cleared Rogers’ city attorney of criminal wrongdoing following an investigation into allegations that he had impersonated a police officer. In a letter to a Benton County Circuit judge, Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune absolved Rogers City Attorney …

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  • Aldermen to hear reports

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business meeting, said Mayor Rick Siler. Monthly departmental reports and a review of bills are the only items on the agenda.

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  • Jacksonville speed limit reduced

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says the speed limit on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville is being reduced because of construction. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 miles per hour for 1.3 miles. The highway department says crews …

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  • Council has light agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes three reappointment to city boards, reports from City Engineer Damon Johnson and the sheriff’s department as well as comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the …

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  • Ribbon cutting set for hangar

    The Batesville Regional Airport will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new hangar at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 305 Runway Road, Hangar 62.. The airport is located at 1126 Batesville Blvd.

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  • AARP to hold annual picnic

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its annual picnic on the river at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park in Pavilion #3. Members are asked to bring their own brown bag lunches. Drinks will be furnished. The event is open to all members and their …

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  • Retirement reception planned

    OIL TROUGH — A retirement reception will be held for Gaylord Freeman at 6 p.m. Saturday at Oil Trough Community Center. Freeman will retire in September after 34 years in the propane industry. He has worked for Reeves Propane in Southside for the past 14 …

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  • Needle works club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or do counted cross stitch. Experienced crafters who would …

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  • Guidelines given for avoiding head injuries

    SEARCY — School is back in session and athletic programs are revving up for the fall season. Unfortunately, with the increase in activity, there is also an increase in head injuries. Sherwood Urgent Care, an affiliate of Urgent Team, encourages families to be on the …

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  • Senior citizens especially advised to get flu shot

    The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’re an older adult. An estimated 226,000 Americans will be hospitalized this year as a result of the flu and its complications, and anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 are estimated to die from flu-related illnesses. Adults …

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