• Fort Smith to begin adding fluoride to water

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith officials have announced the city will use a $1.8 million grant to add fluoride to its water system. City officials authorized the execution of a fluoride grant agreement between Fort Smith and the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. The …

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  • ASU delays opening of planned campus in Mexico

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University is delaying the target opening date of its new campus in Mexico until 2016. The campus in Queretaro was initially scheduled to open in fall 2015, but university officials say they will push that back by one year. Arkansas …

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  • Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas. The two candidates were scheduled to appear this morning at a forum before the Association of Arkansas Counties. The two …

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  • Fort Chaffee panel shown plans for med school

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city. The proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be built on 200 acres of land located in Chaffee Crossing, which …

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  • Woman found mentally fit for trial in slaying

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Doctors say a Mountain Home woman accused in the death of a 24-year-old man is mentally fit to proceed to trial. Christina Scroggin has been charged in the April death of Raul Turrieta of Mountain Home, after authorities discovered the victim’s …

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  • WWII author set to open speaker series

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville along with Citizens Bank will host its first guest as part of a new speaker series this fall. James Bradley is author of “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Flyboys” and “The Imperial Cruise” and will give his presentation, …

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  • CC teacher trains at Holocaust Museum

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students of Patricia Turnbough, a social studies teacher at Cave City Middle School, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning about the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed training this summer at the United …

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  • Eight still sought in drug roundup

    Seventeen out of 25 people have been arrested in a two-month investigation by the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. According to DTF Administrator Dale Weaver, the joint operation to identify, investigate and arrest drug dealers in Independence …

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  • Batesville calls special meeting on annexation ordinance

    The city of Batesville announces that in order to provide more comfortable accommodations for the expected large turnout of citizens concerning the proposed annexation south of the river, a special meeting of the Batesville City Council be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall …

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  • School: First-day numbers up

    A head count of students attending the first day of classes at the Batesville School District showed enrollment to be up 48 students compared to last year’s head count, Superintendent Gary Anderson told the Batesville School Board Monday night. A physical count of students on …

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  • Officers assaulted at jail, juvenile detention center

    Those already incarcerated are piling on more charges after incidents were reported at the jail and the juvenile detention center. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail on Monday after an inmate hit a guard. Friar said he talked …

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  • Sun says JPD chief bullied reporter

    JONESBORO (AP) — The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook. In a story published Wednesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso …

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