• City council nixes independent study – Mill Heights property to be rezoned

    The Batesville City Council has changed its mind on having a mandatory independent utility rate study done every three years. On Tuesday night the council let a resolution die (or fail) that would have amended a previous resolution on how the city is to provide …

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  • Searchers find bodies of man, infant son

    DANVILLE (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. Brooke Floyd, who was the wife of Brian Floyd …

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  • Pre-1900 Main Street thrived

    Before 1900 the Main Street blocks west of Central Avenue in Batesville sported businesses and tall buildings, some now long gone, that had stories to tell, said Twyla Wright, curator. George Lankford will be presenting a program in Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. …

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  • Tiller, mowers, gas, wedding ring stolen

    Spring Valley resident Woodard Hughes reported to police that he had two sheds broken into and yard equipment stolen sometime overnight Sunday. Hughes showed police where the hasps were removed from both buildings to gain access to his red Troy-Bilt rear-tine garden tiller, a green …

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  • Shoplifter tries to clean up act

    Confronted by a Batesville Walmart employee for shoplifting, it appeared that Rickey Davis, 22, of Heber Springs may have been trying to clean up his act. At the time of his detainment Monday night for allegedly hiding a phone charger in his clothing, he was …

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  • Two physicians join WRHS Emergency Department

    Drs. Trent Lamb and Kimberly Whicker have joined the Emergency Department medical staff of White River Health System, Gary L. Bebow, CEO, has announced. Lamb will be seeing patients primarily at the WRMC Medical Complex ER, and providing coverage at White River Medical Center and …

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  • Love’s Closet open

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church Love’s Closet will be giving away used clothing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road.

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  • Post office to stay open

    SEDGWICK (AP) — A tiny Arkansas town has learned it can keep its post office. The United States Postal Service told residents of Sedgwick on Tuesday night that the town’s post office will continue to operate with reduced hours. The town of about 150 people …

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  • Hutchinson to pay for homestead tax credits

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he’ll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits. Hutchinson said he isn’t bowing to Democratic pressure and wants to bring closure to the issue. He says he will pay $350 …

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  • Superior Industries to shutter

    ROGERS (AP) — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Superior Industries International Inc. announced today that it expects to cease operations at the Rogers plant by the …

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  • Kickstarter used to fund solar panels

    ASH FLAT — Crowd-funding enables people to raise money for ideas and Frank Rasmussen of Ash Flat hopes this method will fund his Kickstarter.com project titled “Cheap, Affordable and Easy to Install Solar System.” A former Navy SEAL and Apple computer employee, Rasmussen has designed …

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  • Church to show movie

    CONCORD — The movie “God’s Not Dead” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Admission is free. Free popcorn and soda will be available. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

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