• Group wants term limits imposed on Congress

    A grassroots movement is working to bypass Congress and impose term limits on career politicians, saying the longer politicians are allowed to stay in office the more likely they are to become corrupt. Term Limits for U.S. Congress is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, national grassroots movement …

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  • At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    LITTLE ROCK — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday …

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  • Retired UAW to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Maine police get Facebook boost with stuffed duck

    PORTLAND, Maine — Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media. The 80-officer Bangor Police Department, which serves a city of about 33,000, has attracted more than 20,000 likes on its Facebook page after humorous pictures of a stuffed …

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  • Eastern storms leave 5 dead, 200K without power

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds swept through a number of Eastern states, killing five people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and leaving nearly 200,000 without power today, officials said. In central New York, four people died after the storms hit the …

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  • UAMS receives federal funding to train doctors

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $900,000 in federal funding for its training program for new primary care physicians at its regional center in Fort Smith known as UAMS West. The grant from the Affordable Care Act was …

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  • From building Greers Ferry Lake to Keeping Arkansas Beautiful … Garner found purpose in the outdoors

    He was one of the longest consecutive serving federal employees in our nation’s history, helped supervise the construction of the Greers Ferry Dam at Heber Springs, introduced countless families to the outdoors and was an environmentalist long before it ever became “cool.” Carl Garner retired …

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  • Sex offender sought

    Failure to register his current residential address with local authorities has resulted in a felony warrant being issued for 47-year-old Kenneth L. Wright, whose last known address was 160 N. Gainer Ferry Road in Batesville. Wright is a level 3 registered child sex offender who …

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  • Fire under investigation

    Any other Sunday afternoon, William Harper might have been napping at around 3 o’clock. “Something told me to go check on my mom and dad,” he said, standing in his yard more than an hour later watching as Batesville firefighters worked to extinguish the flames …

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  • Holiday drinks lead to domestic arrest

    Celebrating the Fourth of July by drinking with her husband led to an argument, and with Kellie Rutledge, 27, of Newark sitting in the car at her mother-in-law’s house where her husband left her to “cool off” before she eventually ended up in jail. Deputy …

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  • Tim Bruner named Rotary district gov

    Past, present and future Rotary International District 6150 governors and their spouses gathered on June 30 at district governor Tim Bruner’s installation banquet in Batesville. The event took place at Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus and was well-attended by members of the Batesville …

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  • Hearing held to ‘close out’ Peco grant

    Peco Foods has held up its end of the bargain after receiving a half-million dollar grant nearly two years ago. In August 2012, Batesville received a $509,000 grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to provide funds to assist Peco Foods with work at the …

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