• Election set for Conway County

    MORRILTON (AP) — A special election is set for next month for voters in Conway County to consider a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase aimed at bringing new jobs to the area. The tax proposal, set to go before voters March 11, would generate an estimate …

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  • Group forms to keep Independence County dry

    More than 170 people gathered Thursday night at the Southside Middle School for one purpose — to keep Independence County a dry county. Some citizens say allowing alcohol sales in the county not only goes against their moral beliefs but will harm the quality of …

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  • 2 arrested with meth

    According to 16th Drug Task Force Administrator Dale Weaver, the arrest in Jonesboro of two Batesville men with methamphetamine valued at approximately $600,000 is part of an investigation several agencies have been working on for some time. Thursday afternoon, the DTF and Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Mount Pleasant man found dead

    MELBOURNE — No foul play is suspected in the death of a Mount Pleasant man last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Early Tuesday morning, Izard County deputies and the Arkansas State Police were dispatched to a field off of Lafferty Road in …

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  • Local psychiatrist dies at 83

    As a doctor and writer, William Gerald Fowler loved what he did, but perhaps his greatest love was Marie, his wife of more than 50 years. Fowler, who was born in North Little Rock in 1931 and was a resident of Batesville for more than …

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  • First-grader shows interest in presidential knowledge

    CHARLOTTE — Ask Aiden Jones and he can tell you Millard Fillmore married his teacher; Andrew Jackson got in a shootout; and his mother shares a birthday with the first “and most famous” president of the United States. He can also tell you that Grover …

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  • Driver leads high-speed chase

    ASH FLAT — The driver of a red Ford F-150 pickup who led officers from several law enforcement agencies on a dangerous, 40-mile high-speed pursuit on Valentine’s Day finally stopped in Sharp County and now faces several felony charges, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Ravenden police …

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  • Warmer temps, storms possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Spring-like temperatures are in the forecast today for Arkansas, but forecasters say the state could see severe weather later in the week. The National Weather Service says some areas may see rain this morning before skies clear and temperatures rise into …

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  • Gas prices rising

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, here’s the bad news: You’ll be paying more for gasoline in the coming weeks. The good news: You’ll likely pay less than last year. Or the year before, or the year before that. The price of gasoline held steady into …

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  • Concord eyes bus purchase

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center. Agenda items include an update on makeup days and parent-teacher conferences as well as a request to lease a 2015 77-passenger school bus and discussion about personnel contracts. …

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  • C-Ridge to consider calendar

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include discussion of the school calendar and days missed because of winter weather. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Pfeiffer water board sets meeting

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

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