• Ethics amendment to double term limits

    When the issue of placing term limits was placed on the 1992 ballot, 60 percent of Arkansas voters were in favor. Come November that could change if voters approve the Arkansas Elected Officials Transparency and Financial Reform Amendment of 2014. The ethics reform amendment will …

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  • MSB to continue trial streetscape talks

    The Main Street Batesville streetscape advisory panel will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 9 of the Derby math and science building on the Lyon College campus to discuss downtown’s trial streetscape design. The agenda includes discussion of public surveys and input from merchants …

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  • Free movie screened tonight

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” of the year at 8:30 tonight in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “The Lego Movie,” which is rated PG. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Children …

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  • Remains found near Camden

    CAMDEN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after skeletal remains were discovered near an abandoned home in Camden. Camden Police Chief Bo Woody says the bones were found Wednesday night. Authorities determined that the remains were human, and they’ve been sent to the Arkansas State Crime …

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  • Ozarka College names Boris as Academic All-Star

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced Tina Boris of Salem as its recipient for the Academic All-Stars scholarship program, according to a news release.   “My ultimate goal is to become a nurse educator,” said Boris, who is preparing to graduate as a registered nurse …

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  • Special session highlights Arkansas’ old state Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up any substantial legislation in the Old State House building, wireless was something that had just been invented by Guglielmo Marconi and a tweet was something you heard from the birds outdoors. But with the …

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  • Midland’s new super calls special meeting

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room. The agenda will consist of a financial workshop and personnel. The meeting will mark Dewayne Wammack’s first day as new superintendent after being hired …

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  • Rose-James family reunion scheduled for Sunday

    CAVE CITY — The Rose-James family reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 611 Shelbyville Road in Cave City. For more information call (870) 307-8761.

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  • Hospital announces layoffs

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — CHI St. Vincent says it will cut 157 positions system-wide after its acquisition of a hospital and clinic in Hot Springs. The company announced Thursday that the job reductions include 91 layoffs, with the remainder of cuts occurring by leaving vacant …

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  • Free service connects parents with area child care providers

    Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas helps parents locate child care in northcentral Arkansas. Its referral service is free. The agency is a community child care resource and referral program providing services in 14 northcentral Arkansas counties. The program helps parents locate child care through …

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  • Radio Club set for public demonstration of emergency amateur radio operations

    Batesville area ham radio operators will join with thousands of amateur radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Ham radio operators provide critical communications during tornadoes and other events worldwide. Field Day is the climax of the week-long Amateur Radio …

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  • WRHS golf tournament deemed a record success

     The White River Health System Foundation raised a record  $168,400 during the 20th annual Golf Classic at the Course at Eagle Mountain on June 14. The funds will be used to expand and renovate the White River Medical Center Emergency Room. “Our tournament’s success is …

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