• Prescribed fire workshop offered

    JONESBORO — A prescribed fire workshop for landowners will be presented by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Forestry Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Topics …

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  • Pageant seeks candidates

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss River Delta pageants, both preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, are now seeking qualified candidates to participate in the pageants. The counties included for these competitions are Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Robin Williams ‘made us laugh, made us cry’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was …

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  • Batesville to resume classes

    Batesville School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Lunch will be served. Superintendent is Gary Anderson. Deputy superintendent is Harvey Howard. School board members are Dr. Paul Hance, president; Jennifer Emery, vice president; Scott Fredricks, secretary; and Danielle Brown, George Latus, Heather Fulbright and Kathy …

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  • Home vandalized, trampoline cut

    Food in the kitchen floor, a refrigerator with black spray paint and every other room trashed was what a woman arrived home to find at her residence. Brittany Wagner, 23, of Craig Street  told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Kody Headley that she left her home …

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  • ICED director leaving

    Independence County Economic Development Director Larry Jones is transitioning out of the position, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. “Obviously the funding has ended and Larry is needing time to seek other opportunities,” Griffin said. Jones’ salary was paid out of the quarter-cent economic …

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  • The ‘art’ of business

    Retired art teacher Jeanette Emerson is going back to teaching what she loves, only this time people of all ages will be able to take her classes. Emerson recently opened Emerson Art School at 619 S. Broad St. (formerly the Batesville Montessori School) and teaches …

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  • Lawsuit challenges beer, wine sales proposal

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas. A lawsuit by Vincent’s Fine Wines and Liquors owner Vincent Senatore and Party Factory owner Alan Avard asks …

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  • IndCo land auction nets $21K 

    The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Independence County collected more than $21,000 for county and state government, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston has announced. The Land Commissioner’s office conducted the auction of delinquent properties recently at the Independence County Courthouse. Eighteen bidders competed …

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  • Dirt bike rider dies in crash

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say a Kensett man is dead after his dirt bike crashed into a fence in Searcy Sunday night. Arkansas State Police say 37-year-old Jorge Villarreal was riding a dirt bike along a fence line when he crashed into the fence. State …

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  • 3 arrested for weapon, drugs

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police say they have arrested three men after finding drugs in their car and a loaded revolver hidden in a box of chicken. Jonesboro police arrested the men Saturday after a traffic stop. Timothy Peals, 25, and 23-year-olds Joseph James and …

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