• Fayetteville Ale Trail celebrates anniversary

    FAYETTEVILLE — The craft beer craze is in full swing in northwest Arkansas. Seven local breweries serve a wide variety of pale ales, dark stouts, Weizens, spiced beers and specialty lagers that vary with the season. Pints can be enjoyed on site and growlers can …

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  • Community School board to meet

    The Community School Inc. board meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, located at 1550 Cottonwood in Batesville.

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  • State lawmakers say too few audits lead to charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers say they’re frustrated that criminal charges are not being filed in many cases involving millions of dollars in audit violations by agencies, cities and counties. The Arkansas Legislative Audit Division released a report Friday on how each of the …

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  • 2 set soybean yield records

    McGEHEE (AP) — Two southern Arkansas soybean farmers have broken state records for yield of their crops. Matt Miles of McGehee has become the first Arkansas grower to surpass 100 bushels per acre for two consecutive years, while David Bennett of Lake Village set the …

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  • Arkansas Tech becomes 3rd-largest college in state

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Tech University has become the third-largest institution of higher learning in the state. Arkansas Tech reported a preliminary enrollment of 12,003 students Friday for the fall 2014 semester. That surpasses the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of …

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  • ‘Hello Goodbye:’ The British Invasion of Arkansas – How Walnut Ridge became forever tied with The Beatles

    WALNUT RIDGE — In September 1964, a quartet from England was just looking for some peace and quiet. For the young men from Liverpool, 1964 had already been a banner year. Their lives had changed drastically. In February, the chaps left England, not sure if …

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  • New Miss America crowned – Miss Arkansas 2nd runner-up

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic …

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  • Woman uses teeth to create art

    SOUTHSIDE — Dipping her brush into the white paint, Sharon Scarbrough steadies herself as she adds the color against the stark contrast of a blue background. The snow-capped mountains need more definition. When people see her artwork and say they couldn’t paint like her using …

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  • Expired tags lead to arrest

    The driver had expired tags and no insurance, his passenger had a false name, four warrants and an urge to run to avoid outstanding warrants. Curtis Smith, 59, of Sulphur Rock was stopped by police Wednesday morning for car tags that had expired in January, …

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  • Theft incident missed by stolen camera

    Hoping to see who had broken into his pickup Tuesday night, Bobby Liles of Moorefield turned to his hidden game camera, but it was gone. Liles told Independence county Deputy Gary Franks that he parked his truck on the east side of his house Tuesday …

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  • Children remembered at Compassionate Friends picnic

    The balloons in yellow, pink, blue, red and green may have brought some color to Riverside Park on Tuesday night, but for those holding the red strings clustered together on the riverbank, they were reminders of children who have died too soon. Elizabeth Broughton held …

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  • HSIC, Petsense host event for National Pet Adoption Weekend

    The Humane Society of Independence County will showcase many of its adoptable pets at the sixth annual National Pet Adoption Weekend, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petsense, located in the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center at Batesville. Every …

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