• Flash flood risk continues

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The rain’s not over yet for most of Arkansas. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will affect most of the state today, particularly in the south. Forecasters say the risk of severe weather is low, but some severe thunderstorms …

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  • $525K brought in by tournament, fan day

    The Ian Kinsler NIT Classic was a huge financial success, according to the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, who said the event had a record-breaking impact in terms of recreation attendance and revenues. The tournament, which is the second largest baseball tournament in the state, …

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  • Runoff election is Tuesday

    A Republican preferential runoff election will be held Tuesday for attorney general between Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling. All polling sites from the May 20 primary election will be open throughout the county from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with two of the sites being …

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  • Batesville School District to receive environmental stewardship award

    For saving enough energy in nine months to effectively plant more than 18,106 trees, Batesville School District will be presented with the award for Energy Stewardship from Cenergistic during the Batesville School Board’s board meeting on June 16.  The award recognizes the organization’s efforts to …

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  • Spots still available in Lyon’s Celtic Arts Summer School

    Registration is open and spots are still available for students to attend Lyon College’s Celtic Arts Summer School set for June 15-20 on campus. Lyon has hosted the summer school for the last nine years for middle school and high school students interested in piping …

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  • Council to consider utility rates

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider an ordinance modifying water and sewer rates. The council will also recognize Rick Isley for 28 years of service to the fire department, who recently retired, and members of Believers …

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  • Quorum court to recognize quiz bowl team, vote on contract

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. The court will recognize the Cedar Ridge Quiz Bowl team for its recent 2A State Championship win. The court …

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  • Pleasant Plains has light agenda

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Rick Siler. “We will just review reports and bills,” Siler said.

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  • Concord to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hear monthly reports when it meets at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center, said Mayor Warren Rone. Any outstanding bills will also be reviewed.

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  • Ribbon cuttings scheduled 

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold two ribbon cutting ceremonies on Thursday. The first will be at 10:30 a.m. at Curves of Batesville, now under new ownership, at 1203 E. Main St. The second will be at 1 p.m. at Synergy HR, LLC, …

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  • Lyon prof to speak at AARP

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. Cassia Oliveira, Lyon College assistant professor of biology, will speak about her native country of Brazil. For more information …

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  • Southside CoC holds ‘The Race is On’ VBS

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Church of Christ will have vacation Bible school tonight through Friday at 7 p.m. each night. The theme is “The Race is On! (running with Jesus every day).” Each night begins with songs with the kids. Classes for all ages, including an …

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