• Missing girl safe

    A 17-year-old Batesville girl, Jessica Aguirre, last seen near the White River Medical Center Wednesday evening, has been located. “The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to advise that Ms. Aguirre has been returned home safely and unharmed,” Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning. “We …

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  • Man arrested for beating, stabbing woman 

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man was arrested after a woman went to the hospital with stab wounds and bruises, according to Sheriff Jody Dotson. Lacy Burns, 44, was arrested Thursday. Lawrence Memorial Hospital ER called the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office about the woman, …

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  • Southside committee to meet

    SOUTHSIDE — Keep Southside Free from Annexation will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church to discuss options to stop the annexation of the Southside area by the city of Batesville.

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  • Museum fundraiser is Saturday

    The Old Independence Regional Museum will host The Grand Independence Musical Revue fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Music will be provided by Danny Dozier and Pam Setser, Friendship Baptist Senior Choir, Highlander Youth Singers, and Scott Wood and Larry …

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  • Lyon alum studies marine science in Hawaii

    HIGHLAND — Stephanie Shaw, daughter of Drs. Roger and Donna Shaw of Highland, has begun her graduate assistantship with Dr. Brenda Jensen at Hawaii Pacific University. Shaw, a summa cum laude graduate of Lyon College, received a bachelor of science in biology in May. She …

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  • UACCB welcomes new faculty and staff

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has announced changes in faculty and staff positions, according to a news release. Polly Wood recently joined the advising center as Title III strengthening institutions grant coordinator/advising specialist. Wood has more than 15 years experience as an …

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  • Technology dominates grants in bank’s education initiative

    Six creative curriculum projects conceived by Batesville educators will be implemented through $15,000 in grants provided by the fourth annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Batesville School District. Since 2011, Batesville educators have benefited from $60,000 in bank grants to implement ideas and projects …

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  • Lyon Kilted Army enlisting more soldiers

    With the addition of three new sports — football, along with men and women’s wrestling — at Lyon College, a need for support for the 12 athletic programs is becoming more vital and the Lyon Kilted Army offers an opportunity for family, friends and interested …

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  • Some want Albert Pike site open for overnight use

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — A rally is planned for this weekend in support of reopening the Albert Pike campground for overnight use. Overnight camping has been prohibited at the south Arkansas campground since 2010, when 20 people died in a powerful flash flood after the Little …

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  • Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman at a Crawford County transient camp in 2001. Fort Smith attorney Ron Fields was appointed during a Wednesday hearing. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered …

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  • Newport seeks ‘Trashiest Team’

    NEWPORT — The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting teams to participate in the “Trashiest Team” contest during the Great Arkansas Clean-Up, the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. and …

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  • BAAC holds gallery reception

    The Batesville Area Arts Council hosted a gallery reception Aug. 21 for its current exhibition, which features artwork created by local children grades kindergarten through sixth. Students attended the reception and were awarded with a certificate for participating in the show. Artwork in the exhibition …

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