• Council to recognize firefighter, former alderman

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes recognition of firefighter Mark McCollum for his promotion to captain and Fred Krug for his years of service as an alderman, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments …

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  • Training center to break ground

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Workforce Training Center will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Bids were opened in July for the new fire training center/workforce training facility, and the apparent low bidder was M& …

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  • Cave City to discuss well

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city hall to hear an update on plans for a new water well, according to an agenda for the meeting. The aldermen will also review current financial, police department, fire …

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  • E-Shade sets festival

    EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade Fall Festival will be held Saturday. David Lynn Jones and Friends will entertain. The schedule is: vendor booths open, noon; parade, 1 p.m.; local entertainment and talent show, 2 to 6; and street dance, 7 to 10. A dunking …

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  • Little Rock Zoo hosts ‘Zoo Brew’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo will hold “Zoo Brew: A Suds Sippin’ Safari” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Participants will sample dozens of craft beers. Food from several central Arkansas food trucks, including Pie Hole, Southern Gourmasian and Awful Waffle, will be available …

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  • Mental exam sought for mom charged in baby’s death

    DANVILLE (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking a mental evaluation for an Arkansas woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her infant son. Brooke Floyd is charged in the July death of her 10-month-old son, Harper. The baby and his father were found dead …

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  • Man jailed after animals starved

    ROYAL (AP) — Garland County authorities have arrested a man who they say starved 27 dogs and horses. The suspect was arrested on 27 counts of aggravated animal cruelty after deputies raided his Royal home on Sunday. The sheriff’s department says a neighbor complained about …

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  • CDC confirms case of enterovirus in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says a virus causing severe respiratory illness among some children has been confirmed in Arkansas. The agency says one sample sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week has tested positive for enterovirus …

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  • Conway eyes alternative fuel source for city trucks

    CONWAY (AP) — Leaders in Conway are deciding whether to drill test wells in the city’s landfill to see if enough methane exists underground to use as a fuel source. The Conway City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to spend $100,000 to …

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  • NCA Fair Rodeo begins Thursday

    MELBOURNE — Rand Rodeo Company will bring the Arkansas Family Rodeo to the North Central Arkansas District Fair on Thursday and Friday. Performances will begin at 8 each night at the Rebecca Moser Hickerson Arena, located on LaCrosse Road near Melbourne. The rodeo will feature …

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  • SRAG holds reception for 2014 Fine Arts Show

    HARDY — A reception was held Sept. 14 by the Spring River Artists Guild, sponsor of the 2014 Fine Art Show and Competition, at the Spring River Art Gallery. There were 74 entries. The awards, presented by guild director Trisha Corder, are: Pat McCarroll, best …

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  • Troupe d’Jour visits Eagle Mountain Magnet

    Arts in Education program artists Hal Evans and Alicia Humbard, from the Troupe d’ Jour Theatre Company, provided a residency Sept. 8 through 12 at Batesville’s Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School. The artists spent the week leading several educational activities for the second- and sixth-grade …

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