• Curves sets open house

    As part of Curves National Open House Week, Curves of Batesville located at 1203 E. Main St., will host an open house from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 15-20. The week is meant to provide women with the opportunity to check out the local Curves site.

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  • Ruddell Hill announces new pastor

    Thomas “Tommy” Medley has been announced as the new pastor for Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Medley has been in the ministry since 1985 and attended Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He served several churches in the music and youth ministries before taking his first pastorate …

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  • Parkinson’s support group to meet

    The White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank annex building, located on College Street in Batesville, for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting is open to all patients, caregivers or other interested individuals. For more …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames of the 17th Century LITTLE ROCK — The Executive Board of the Arkansas State Society, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century met recently at the Best Impressions Restaurant in the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Presiding over the event was Mary Cooper Miller, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Mount Pleasant’s class of 1964 will be hosting the annual all-school reunion on Saturday, September 27, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Mount Pleasant Elementary School lunchroom. Lunch will be provided at noon. The event will also serve as the 1964 group’s 50-year reunion. Graduating …

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  • Teacher finalists named

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education has announced the 15 regional finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award. Gov. Mike Beebe will honor the finalists Sept. 16 at a ceremony, where the top four finalists will be announced. The …

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  • Sentencing planned for former Pocahontas judge

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former northeast Arkansas judge previously imprisoned for sending a live snake in the mail faces more time behind bars after he was convicted in a separate drug case. Bob Sam Castleman was to be sentenced today in federal court in …

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  • Ex-official pleads guilty

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The former head of the Benton County road department has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to felony theft of property and misdemeanor theft of services charges. Scott Stober was sentenced Thursday and was given credit for 53 …

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  • Recreation areas closed

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Several recreation areas in the Sylamore Ranger District in Arkansas have been closed as authorities search for a man wanted on assault charges in Mississippi. The U.S. Forest Service says the North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail, the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, Gunner …

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  • County considers effects of possible incorporation

    With Southside looking at incorporating, the Independence County Quorum Court discussed what effects it would have on the county at Monday night’s meeting. Justice of the Peace Waymon Long wanted to see a committee put together to study any possible ramifications to the county if …

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  • Changes surround 9/11 commemoration

    NEW YORK — A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning. As the nation pauses today to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, little about the …

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  • Sunday fire under investigation

    A fire that burned thousands of dollars in hay on Sunday has been deemed a possible arson, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Chris Toland said he was dispatched just after 3 p.m. to a fire at 685 Oak Bluff …

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