Other building projects under way at UACCB

January 22, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville made history Thursday, a vice chancellor told the Board of Visitors at its quarterly meeting, and in all likelihood it will make history again next week.Gayle Cooper, vice chancellor for finance and administration, said with the groundbreaking for the new $5 million Nursing and Allied Health building, “Today we made history. We’ve waited for this for a long, long time,” holding up a notice to proceed that was issued earlier Thursday.

Construction to begin on new NAH facility

January 22, 2010 The first mounds of dirt were tossed Thursday in preparation of a new building that will bring state-of-the-art health care technology and education to Batesville and the surrounding area.

‘Prize patrol’ awards thousands

January 22, 2010 CAVE CITY — Cave City High School senior Randi Miller didn’t think much about it when she decided to wear her Arkansas State University T-shirt to school on Wednesday.She also wasn’t expecting that by 9 a.m., while sitting in Jane Marotta’s English class that she’d no longer have to worry about how to pay for four years of college come August.

Event scheduled in Jonesboro

January 21, 2010 JONESBORO — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte will host a free fish fry at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds in Jonesboro to bring public awareness of their programs to the families of Craighead County. Scheduled speakers will include: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, Craighead County Judge Dale Hass and Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann.

Movie to be screened

January 21, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.“The Neverending Story” will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune into 88.1 FM for the audio.Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be for sale from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or viewers may bring their own snacks.

Ozarka to offer GED test

January 21, 2010 MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 and 17 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, Feb. 11 and 23;• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, Feb. 1 and 8;• Mountain View — Ozarka College, Feb. 2 and 16;• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, Feb. 2 and 18.

Facilities update to be given

January 21, 2010 CONCORD — Superintendent Dr. Mike Davidson will give a facilities update when the Concord School Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center, according to an agenda for the meeting.The board will also consider extending Davidson’s contract for one year.In other business the directors will review the 2008-09 audit, consider a student transfer request, discuss lettering for the gymnasium and consider adopting a resolution allowing the district to do business with Stephanie Spinks, Tim Cornett and Kenny Cornett.

Burglary victim wants stolen puppy back

January 21, 2010 In spite of the theft of two large screen TVs, appliances, food, and clothing, a Southside woman wants her stolen puppy back more than anything else.April Woods of Camp Tahkodah Road told Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown that her home was burglarized while she was away Monday.

Inmate faces charges for destroying jail property

January 21, 2010 In jail for failing to pay child support and being a felon in possession of a gun, an Independence County inmate is now facing a charge of destroying jail property.The additional charge was listed in a court affidavit filed Tuesday by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Rob Leonard.In his affidavit Leonard said that on Jan. 4, jailers Gary Sudol and Jesse Wilson were conducting a “shakedown” search in a cell when Darin L. Kinion, 44, grabbed a broom and broke a window.

Fundraiser to aid Haiti victims

January 21, 2010 Several area businesses will come together to help raise money for Haiti earthquake victims from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.Chicken dinner and popcorn chicken meals will be sold for $5 a plate at S & S Liquidations, located at 85 Batesville Blvd., and all proceeds will go toward the Haiti relief efforts, organizers said.