• Festival offers something for all

    The pipes are calling. Lyon College will present the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 11-13 on the campus. “We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage …

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  • Woman jailed, concocted story about kidnapping

    A woman who claimed she had been kidnapped ended up in jail after she told the officer she had used methamphetamine earlier in the day. Officer John Carroll was called to 3240 White Drive Wednesday in reference to the suspicious woman, later identified as 22-year-old …

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  • Man found going out window charged as habitual offender

    Keith Eugene White has a habit of getting into trouble. This time, Prosecutor Don McSpadden is charging him as a habitual criminal since he has already been convicted on four or more felonies. The latest charges for the 37-year-old involve residential burglary with bond set …

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  • Entergy plans ‘wire-cutting’

    Entergy will hold a wire-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for its new facility located at 100 General St. in Batesville. The event was previously scheduled for March 4 but was postponed due to bad weather. The event is open to the public.

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  • Meats being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is selling hams and pork butts for Easter. The cost for a 10- to 12-pound spiral cut ham is $34.95 each, and 7- to 8-pound pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. To place an order, call Dane …

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  • Missing fisherman found in lake

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Nashville, Ark., man who disappeared after going fishing has been found dead in Millwood Lake in southwestern Arkansas. Little River County Sheriff Gary Gregory said the body of 74-year-old James Steely was found Wednesday by Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife officers …

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  • Lawyer wanted for manslaughter turns self in

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs lawyer who faces manslaughter charges in a man’s death from two years ago has surrendered to police. Andrea Davis, 36, has turned herself in to police. Davis is in custody until her first appearance in Garland County District …

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  • Ozarka-MV hosts fashion show

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Spring came early at Ozarka College-Mountain View when more than 100 area women attended the second annual Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the Ozarka College Foundation. “It is an extreme honor to work with such a great group of ladies …

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  • Jonesboro-area tax collections down in icy weather

    JONESBORO (AP) — Government officials in the Jonesboro area say icy weather during January is likely to blame for lower-than-expected sales tax collections. Craighead County officials say their sales tax revenues were off by 1.82 percent, when compared to January 2013. Inside the city of …

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  • Judge facing charges to resign

    CAMDEN (AP) — Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly — who is facing federal bribery and conspiracy charges — has announced plans to resign. Hesterly said in a letter of resignation that he will resign April 3 because of “health problems, current circumstances and other concerns.” …

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  • Seismic signals show Wash. sustained two landslides

    SEATTLE — Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday’s disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said. A report on the landslide readings was sent to the U.S. Geological Survey …

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  • Walmart sues Visa over card fees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is suing Visa Inc. over fees that it charges the world’s largest retailer when customers use a credit or debit card. Walmart said Visa conspired with banks to illegally fix and inflate fees that retailers pay on card …

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