• Erosion, MSB budget, audit on city council agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Bob Carius will present a budget request for Main Street Batesville, Linda Simmons will discuss an erosion problem in Eagle Mountain, and board reappointments will be considered. The agenda also includes the …

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  • Board votes to keep employee

    In a special hearing Wednesday night, the Batesville School Board voted unanimously to grant a waiver for continued employment of a bus driver who 19 years ago was accused by the state to have been guilty of “failure to protect” a child. The finding was …

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  • 8 charged in fatal shooting

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Texarkana police have arrested eight people who they say are connected to a fatal shooting at a gas station. Each of the suspects has been charged with a felony. All but one have been charged with multiple felonies. Police haven’t specified what …

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  • Corn is topic of museum program for senior citizens

    Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering the 10th in the series of senior programs for 2014. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Humanities Educator Amanda Nikkel will lead a program on corn, then conclude with participants making a simple corn husk doll to take home. Corn …

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  • District court closed Oct. 31

    The Independence County District Court will be closed Oct. 31 for employee training, according to a news release. Normal business hours will resume Monday.

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  • WRMC sets prenatal class

    White River Medical Center will host a free prenatal class for expecting mothers at 9 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, according to a news release. The class will incorporate breastfeeding, prenatal yoga and more. …

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  • County budget to get look

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse to discuss the 2015 law enforcement and county general budgets. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Delta Symphony Orchestra performance announced

    The Delta Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the campus of Lyon College in Batesville. The performance will feature George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, associate professor of keyboard studies at Arkansas State University, …

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  • Paper Chase sets book signing

    The Paper Chase Book Store at 136 W. Main St. in Batesville will hold a signing for author James D. Crownover and his book titled “Wild Ran the Rivers: A New Historical Novel About the Cherokee Occupation of Arkansas Territory” at 10 a.m. Saturday. “Wild …

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  • Lyon College’s first trap team hosts tournament

    Oct. 18 was a day of firsts for the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex in Batesville as well as several colleges. “I’m excited these schools are here, this is great for the range and for these students to get a chance to compete with other …

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  • Parents’ Day Out offered

    A free Parents’ Day Out will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Batesville First Assembly of God, located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets. Participants must register by Nov. 3 by calling (870) 793-5489.

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  • Weavers Chapel FWB introduces new pastor

    Weavers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville has a new pastor, the Rev. Lynn R. Beck. Beck attended Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Oklahoma, and has been ordained as a minister since 1978. He has been a pastor for more than 34 …

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