• Family reunions announced

    Rounds family The Rounds Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of Johnny Rounds, located at 20 Oak Bluff Road in Batesville. A potluck will be served. The event is open to all family and friends. For more information call (870) 793-7916. …

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  • Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Mazursky dies at age 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. The filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest …

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  • Davis to mark 85th birthday

    BETHESDA — Wanda Ford Davis will celebrate her 85th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Campground Methodist Church in Bethesda. Davis was born July 11, 1929, in Batesville. She worked for many years and retired from Harvest Foods. She lives …

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  • New business offers drug, infidelity, DNA testing — and more

    SOUTHSIDE — Cheating on your spouse just got a whole lot harder: The ol’ lipstick on the collar can now be DNA tested locally. OnDemand Testing Solutions, LLC, a mobile testing company, recently opened an office at 1697 Batesville Blvd. (across from Harps Foods). The …

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  • Inmate who bit jailer faces battery charge

    Usually when Marion K. Payne finds himself in the legal system, it’s for fighting with women. He’s in trouble again, and this time it’s for biting a female jail employee. According to the affidavit for arrest, 42-year-old Payne was taken to district court for an …

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  • Stolen truck leads to drug arrests

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County deputy on patrol who spotted a stolen truck arrested four people for drugs last week, according to a news release from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputy Doyle Cross was patrolling the Horseshoe Bend area Friday afternoon when he saw the alleged …

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  • Fitzhugh off limits for spectators

    The construction site at Fitzhugh Park will be off limits for all spectators during the “Celebrate America” fireworks display on Friday, Batesville city officials have announced, noting that it’s too dangerous to have people wandering around there in the dark.

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  • Officers find familiar faces

    WALNUT RIDGE — The faces were familiar, officers said. On Thursday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Clarence Bowker, 47, and Anna Doyle, 43, both of Black Rock for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The …

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  • Birth control ruling sparks political clash

    WASHINGTON — Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country’s new health care law is deeply flawed. The claims of victory arrived almost immediately after the high court ruled Monday that some …

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  • Judge recovering from stroke

    Circuit Judge Adam Harkey is recovering from a stroke in a Little Rock Hospital. The Batesville attorney said he was rushed to White River Medical Center Friday morning and later sent to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for further treatment. Initially, he was …

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  • Old Kelly-Wyatt’s site to feed residents at inn

    When Alternative Opportunities took over Health Resources of Arkansas earlier this year, one of the first things on its agenda was remodeling and refurbishing some of the current structures. And those projects are now under way. The building, previously known as the Kelly-Wyatt’s Restaurant, is …

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  • Road work set over holiday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say 48 miles of major state roads will be under construction and have lane closures during the Fourth of July weekend. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department warns that delays may be possible along Interstates 30, 40, 55 …

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