• A ‘cool’ concept: Arkansas natives teaching in Alaska

    JONESBORO (AP) — For many, the first year of marriage is an adjustment — new address, new phone number, new name and new experiences associated with shared life. Understanding the culture shock that accompanies the feelings of the honeymoon phase, imagine adding the variable of …

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  • Duchanoy awarded WBC scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Faith Duchanoy of Salado has been awarded a President’s Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Duchanoy is a senior at Southside High School.

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  • Cave City man killed in 3-vehicle crash

    A Cave City man died Tuesday afternoon in White County when a vehicle struck his disabled 1998 Ford Ranger pickup that was in the southbound inside lane on Highway 67, according to a preliminary report from Arkansas State Police. Scotty Downs, 55, of Misty Lane, …

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  • Woman reported missing

    The public is being asked to call family or authorities if they know the location of 55-year-old Lisa Seufer of Batesville. Seufer, who lives in an apartment at 4040 Harrison St., did not appear at an appointment Wednesday and when staff members checked on her …

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  • Robber buys more jail time

    While in jail for other charges, an accused robber received an additional charge when he tried to tear up equipment while he was being booked into jail. Sixteenth Judicial Independence Circuit Court Judge Dan Kemp recently sentenced Curtis Lee Watson for robbing Hardee’s restaurant and …

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  • Lynn couple arrested

    Walnut Ridge — Two Lynn area residents was arrested Tuesday for drugs, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Ralph Kenneth Lewis, 59, and Tiffany Strohl, 33, are facing charges of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of firearms …

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  • Locals’ grandson goes backstage at Grammys

    JONESBORO — Isaac Horn’s love for music started as a small child. He later moved on to songwriting, which landed him backstage at the Grammy Awards. The 18-year-old Valley View High School student, along with his friend, Evan Pierce, recently won third place in the …

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  • Officials foresee positive impact from upcoming ball tournament

    A youth baseball tournament at the city’s newly expanded baseball complex is expected to draw 100 teams — around 5,000 people — to town the first weekend in May, and Batesville Parks Director Jeff Owens is hoping area businesses will be prepared for the influx …

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  • City trash schedule to change

    The city of Batesville and Batesville Water Utility administrative offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Utility payments may be placed in the drop box located in the drive-through area. For a utility emergency, call (870) 698-2444. There will be no …

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  • Free exercise classes offered through wellness coalition

    The Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition has partnered with area schools and is offering free exercise classes to the public throughout the month of February. • Batesville — Cardio Blast, 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Eagle Mountain Magnet gym. • Southside — Total Body, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays …

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  • Archery event set for Saturday

    Batesville will welcome students, families and spectators from across the state during a regional archery tournament set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the FutureFuel Chemical Company warehouse (old White-Rogers facility), 2895 Harrison St. The tournament currently has 302 registered archers set to …

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  • Lyon prof to present lecture

    Patrick Mulick, recipient of the 2013-14 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching, will present “Social Justice: The Heart of the Science of Psychology” at 11 a.m. Tuesday as the Williamson Prize Lecture in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons at Lyon College. Mulick, associate …

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