• Lyon announces honor students

    Lyon College has named the students who made the spring 2014 Dean’s List, according to a news release. Students include: Bald Knob — Jonathan Dannatt, Ashley Waymack Batesville — Whitney Brown, Caitlin Campbell, Kaylin Cesarski, Jonathan Dannatt, Alexandra Patrono-Smith, Taylor Sanders, Ryan Story and Donia …

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  • UAFS names grads

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2014 semester and the first summer term ending in July. Conferred were the bachelor of applied science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of …

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  • 1 arrested for pawned TVs

    Felony theft by receiving charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Batesville man for allegedly buying and then pawning two large-screen TVs, according to an arrest affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Alan Cockrill said he received information July 24 that Josh Brewington may be getting …

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  • Cemetery cleaning planned

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The cleaning at Powell’s Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie will be Saturday. Several projects need to be completed. Those attending are asked to bring their own tools. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • Veteran television impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

    NEW YORK — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. The Hungarian-born Halmi found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such …

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  • Cities to answer state’s ad for new prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison —which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state’s most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs. The Arkansas Department …

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  • Lloyd’s last journey

    SALEM — Lloyd Martz wasn’t an only child for long. Before he was 2, his baby brother arrived and from then a shadow was always following in his footsteps. That never seemed to bother the elder Martz and the two maintained that closeness, even after …

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  • City council nixes independent study – Mill Heights property to be rezoned

    The Batesville City Council has changed its mind on having a mandatory independent utility rate study done every three years. On Tuesday night the council let a resolution die (or fail) that would have amended a previous resolution on how the city is to provide …

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  • Searchers find bodies of man, infant son

    DANVILLE (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. Brooke Floyd, who was the wife of Brian Floyd …

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  • Pre-1900 Main Street thrived

    Before 1900 the Main Street blocks west of Central Avenue in Batesville sported businesses and tall buildings, some now long gone, that had stories to tell, said Twyla Wright, curator. George Lankford will be presenting a program in Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. …

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  • Tiller, mowers, gas, wedding ring stolen

    Spring Valley resident Woodard Hughes reported to police that he had two sheds broken into and yard equipment stolen sometime overnight Sunday. Hughes showed police where the hasps were removed from both buildings to gain access to his red Troy-Bilt rear-tine garden tiller, a green …

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  • Shoplifter tries to clean up act

    Confronted by a Batesville Walmart employee for shoplifting, it appeared that Rickey Davis, 22, of Heber Springs may have been trying to clean up his act. At the time of his detainment Monday night for allegedly hiding a phone charger in his clothing, he was …

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