• Forestry panel warns of wildfire danger

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission is asking property owners to take precautions to help prevent wildfires. Officials have classified the state as being moderate a moderate risk of wildfires. The agency says that with milder weather, many residents will be inclined to …

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  • Sulphur Rock has light agenda

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will hear monthly departmental reports and review current bills.

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  • Man jailed for slashing tires

    Walnut Ridge — Three people have been arrested in Lawrence County for drug-related and other charges, according to Sheriff Jody Dotson. Jaylane Joslin, 23, of Alicia was arrested Friday for criminal mischief and terroristic threatening after an incident at a residence on County Road 739 …

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  • Aubree’s Auction

    Ray Mccans (left), who built this decorative item with Brenda Easter (not pictured) to donate to Aubree’s Auction, looks it over with (others, from left) Canaan Sandy, Liz Rolins and Allie Rolins. Although the item looks lonely in a building at the Independence County Fairgrounds, …

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  • Lyon distributes 700+ ‘Toy Toss’ gifts

    Despite the event having to be rescheduled because of icy weather in December, the Batesville community turned out in large numbers and helped the Lyon Athletics Booster Club’s first Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss to be a success in January. This week, those donations …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16, 2014.

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  • Celebration of Pi planned

    A pie social will be held during the “celebration of pi(e)” day at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 560 Eagle Mountain Blvd. in Batesville. Activities will include games and sharing of recipes. The event is open …

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  • Music in the Mountains set for Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. Doors open at 5 p.m. The show’s theme is “Grand Ole Opry.” The Highway 289 Band will perform many of …

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  • Blanchard Springs to host Celtic in the Caverns

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Celtic in the Caverns, a concert by Celtic Breeze Band featuring Scottish and Irish music, will be held at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Great Cathedral Room at Blanchard Springs Caverns, just north of Mountain …

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  • Church holding block party

    Calvary Baptist Church will have a neighborhood block party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church recreation area, located at the corner of 18th and Porter streets. A free lunch will be served, and a bounce house will be provided. Games and fellowship …

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  • Gospel Jam announced

    A gospel jam will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with country and bluegrass gospel music. Admission is free. Performance slots are available with registration at the door. The church is located at 1915 Batesville Blvd., across from Southside High School. …

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  • Concert, activities scheduled

    Karen Peck and New River will be in concert at 7 p.m. March 28 at the historic Landers Theatre on Main Street in downtown Batesville. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for the reserved Artist Circle. General admission tickets are available at First …

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