• Duke fellow opens new practice

    After 20 years in the mental health field, Beverly Caraway recently stepped out on her own and opened her own business, Caraway Psychiatric Services, PLLC and is changing the status quo. Armed with a master’s degree from Vanderbuilt University, Caraway is bringing mental health services …

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  • K-9 helps catch alleged shooter

    After eluding police for nearly a week, Joseph R. Bramblett of Sulphur Rock was arrested with the help of a police K-9 Thursday. Bramblett was wanted for the alleged shooting of his girlfriend, Savannah Johns, Sunday morning, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective …

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  • Wooded manhunt results in arrest

    What’s the cost of a bottle of vanilla flavoring? Extremely high if you’re 23-year-old Cory E. King. He was jailed Tuesday on charges of probable cause of robbery, public intoxication, resisting arrest and fleeing a police officer. Employees of the Batesville Cash Saver store told …

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  • Miss Batesville, Miss White River to be crowned Saturday

    The White River Pageant Association will bid farewell to three queens as four new title holders will be crowned Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Batesville, White River’s Outstanding Teen and Miss White River 2015 Saturday night at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. …

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  • Fire call uncovers theft

    It wasn’t until a shed fire was extinguished that Troy Inloes had any idea he had been the victim of theft, as well as possibly arson. Inloes told police that he got a call around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon that his storage shed was on fire …

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  • Pro-alcohol petition ends in 2 counties

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group advocating alcohol sales in dry Arkansas counties says it hasn’t gathered sufficient support in Faulkner and Craighead counties. Our Community, Our Dollars said on Thursday it will solely focus on Saline County. It says it has collected enough signatures …

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  • Police arrest two men on drug charges 

    SEARCY (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested two men on several felony charges, including possession of drugs and firearms. Jonathan Blaine Spivey, 22, was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in White County. Police say they then learned Spivey’s driver’s license was suspended and searched …

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  • Stress: It’s all about perception, says RN

    Stress leads to disease and one must learn how to change their perception of circumstances in order to control stress. That was the message Nora Osborne, White River Medical Center director of surgery services and women’s services, brought to the Kiwanis Club of Batesville meeting …

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  • ‘Smart Start’ announced

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project will host its third annual “Smart Start” free back-to-school distribution event from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Cave City Elementary safe room. The organization will have school supplies for grades K-12 for those in need; bags will be …

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  • Bilingual insurance agent joins Community Insurance

    Community Insurance Professionals Inc., a subsidiary of First Community Bank, has announced the appointment of Bill Oliva as an independent agent for the organization’s Batesville location, according to a news release. “Because Bill is fluent in Spanish, he has often been called on by departments …

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  • Hillcrest alum named NASA research associate

    STRAWBERRY — Joshua Shaw, a 2012 graduate of Hillcrest High School, has been selected as a 2014 NASA Space Academy research associate at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The NASA Academy for Space Exploration is an intensive resident summer institute of higher learning …

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  • Local bank assistant vp earns national certification

    Craig Amos, assistant vice president and assistant compliance officer at First Community Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. Amos has been with First Community …

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