• Boozman seeking Washington, D.C. interns

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman has announced that his office is seeking full- or part-time interns in his Washington, D.C., office and seven state offices during the 2014 fall semester. “Working in a Senate office allows interns to experience what they’ve learned in …

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  • Players, friends turn out for dedication

    Terry Sims is a giver. All of his life, he has given his knowledge, his time, his sweat, his hard work, his dedication and his encouragement to the community he has loved, worked and lived in. So it was only natural that the homeplace he …

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  • Three facing drug charges in separate incidents

    Suspicious vehicle activity near Newark City Hall Wednesday night resulted in two men being charged with drug possession, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ashley Edwards. Just before midnight Edwards said he noticed two cars parked on Front Street, one of them a brown Impala …

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  • Man says credit card was compromised

    A Missouri man said he wants to pursue charges against two individuals who used his credit card after he stayed at a motel in Batesville. Ron Ghan, 64, of Springfield, said he was in Batesville with his wife in October of 2013 and used his …

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  • Rotary hears of parade route, chamber work

    This year the White River Water Carnival is slated to be held entirely — including the parade — at Riverside Park on Chaney Drive. That was the news brought to the Batesville Rotary Club by Crystal Johnson, guest speaker at the club’s Monday meeting. Johnson …

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  • Batesville bicyclist killed 

    A Batesville man riding a bicycle in an inside traffic lane was killed late Thursday when he was struck by two motorists on Highway 167 in Batesville, according to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police. Woody Allen Thompson, 44, of 2309 Batesville Blvd. was …

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  • Banking feature drives business to merchants

    Two on-going challenges of owning a hometown business are making shoppers aware of your products or services and continually encouraging people to shop locally. In addition to working with local business owners and offering consumer friendly accounts, First Community Bank has added Generations Gold, a …

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  • Lyon announces Bad Boy sponsorship

    Lyon College Athletics and Bad Boy, Inc. are stepping up their partnership as the local mower manufacturer and the college have joined together for a three-year sponsorship of the court in James C. Becknell Gymnasium. Bad Boy, which began in 1998 and is known for …

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  • Mother pleads not guilty in mountain death

    DANVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of her 10-month old son after the boy and her husband were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains after a four-day search. Investigators have said Brooke Floyd, 21, …

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  • Sheriff: Car strikes helicopters

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Arkansas police say a man has been hospitalized after his car flew into the air and struck two grounded law enforcement helicopters. A 71-year-old driver launched his car off of an 8-foot retaining wall next to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • Elderly man dies in fire

    GREENLAND (AP) — An Arkansas fire marshal says an elderly man who lived alone has been found dead after a house fire. Washington County firefighters found the body at a residence that burned down Thursday. Authorities haven’t released his name or age. Fire Marshal Dennis …

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  • Construction nears completion; bids approved

    SOUTHSIDE — Construction of Phase 2 of Southside High School’s new building project continues, according to Superintendent Roger Rich, with completion of the first part anticipated on Monday to include a new media center, art room and six classrooms. “Part B” of Phase 2 is …

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