• OSU names honor students

    STILLWATER, Okla. — A total of 1,055 students were named to the 2014 summer semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, including 581 students named to the President’s Honor Roll for all-A grades. Full-time undergraduate students who completed six or more hours with …

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  • ‘7th Heaven’ actress Sarah Goldberg dies

    CHICAGO (AP) — Sarah Goldberg, who starred in the television series “7th Heaven” and the film “Jurassic Park III,” has died. She was 40. Goldberg died in her sleep of natural causes on Sept. 27 at her family’s cabin in Wisconsin, her mother Judy Goldberg …

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  • AG warning residents of Medicare enrollment scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning Arkansas consumers who are eligible for Medicare to stay alert for possible scams during open enrollment. Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15. During that time, senior citizens 65 and older have the option to review …

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  • Techs hired for construction

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board in a special meeting last week voted to allow the district to self-construct a new health and wellness center at the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus rather than hire a construction manager. The decision was made after the district researched …

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  • Officer hurt by weapon discharge

    When Deputy Jordan Akins recovers from his injuries, the thing that may be hurting most is his pride. His fellow officers are looking forward to kidding him about gun safety after his weapon discharged around 9 p.m. Wednesday while he showing two school employees firearm …

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  • Variety Night breaks record, raises $109K for ministry

    Dayton Carpenter’s descent into the world of drugs began when he was just 9 years old. After multiple attempts to get clean, deliverance only came after he addressed some major wounds and said an honest prayer. Now a graduate of John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual …

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  • Uncooperative family taken to jail

    An officer responding to a one-vehicle accident found the people at the scene totally uncooperative and the driver gone. Deputy Mark Clark said he arrived on Wagon Wheel Road in Floral Sunday night along with Deputy Phillip Pickett and they found a full-size truck being …

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  • Woman can’t find rehab, gets ride to jail instead

    A woman claimed she was on her way to rehab but had no idea how to find it so she was taken to jail instead. Officer Mark Clark said he noticed the truck in the center turn lane approaching him in the 6500 block of …

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  • Earthquake rattles Cave City

    CAVE CITY — A 2.5-magnitude earthquake struck Cave City at about 8:10 a.m. today, according to the United States Geological Survey office. The location was about four miles northwest of Cave City and 16 miles north of Batesville. No damages have been reported, but Cave …

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in crash

    ROSIE — A single-vehicle accident east of Rosie around 6 p.m. Tuesday claimed the life of a Desha man and injured a Thida woman. Clarence G. Mulholland, 37, of South Gainer Ferry Road was killed as he was driving eastbound on Highway 14 in his …

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  • Taxes due Oct. 15

    Independence County residents have until Oct. 15 to pay their personal and property taxes and avoid a penalty fee. Taxes must be paid on Wednesday, according to the Independence County tax collector’s office at 110 Broad St. in Batesville. Residents may also pay online (for …

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  • Man runs from cop

    Jonathan Crockett, 28, of Cave City didn’t have any outstanding warrants when he fled on foot from a police officer, but he did end up in jail. Officer Brian Luetschwager said he was called to 868 Brooks St. as a backup officer on Friday after …

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