• Student nets degree 

    VALDOSTA, Ga. — Justin Matthew Lillard of Searcy recently graduated from Valdosta State University in Georgia with a master of library and information science, according to a news release The Searcy resident is one of more than 1,200 students recognized for meeting the qualifications for …

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  • Student graduates Mississippi State

    Grace Gatlin of Batesville recently graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University, according to a news release. The daughter of Bill and Denise Gatlin, she was a member of the Shackouls Honor College for four years …

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  • Scholarship awarded

    ASH FLAT — FNBC has announced the recipient of its $1,000, renewable, four-semester Ozarka College scholarship, according to a news release. While Jordin Machalicek is a 2014 graduate of Highland High School, she is a seasoned Ozarka College student. “After having been an excellent concurrent …

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  • Arnold graduates SAU 

    MAGNOLIA — Courtney Arnold of Ash Flat was recently honored for completing her degree at the Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, according to a news release. Arnold was a teacher education major and graduated with a master of arts in teaching degree.

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  • Ouachita names honor students

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 299 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the President’s List for the spring 2014 semester. To be named to the President’s List, a student must compile a 4.0 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student, …

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  • Godwins to mark 50th anniversary

                    J.T. and Sharon Godwin of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank in Batesville. Sharon Wadley and J.T. Godwin …

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  • BREAKING NEWS – Teacher/pastor charged with child porn

    Child porn charges have been filed today against a teacher who also is a preacher.

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  • Southside FBLA raises $5K to grant teen’s wish

    SOUTHSIDE — For 4 1/2 years students in Future Business Leaders of America at Southside High School have been raising money for someone they’ve never met. Southside FBLA members have been selling candy, discount cards and anything else to raise the $5,000 needed to be …

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  • Boyfriend gets 15 years for stabbing

    A man who stabbed his girlfriend multiple times, ran from the law and was later captured with three knives will get to spend several years cooling off in prison. Gavin Reese Lovrien was riding in a vehicle with his girlfriend when he began stabbing her …

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  • Native named runner-up for Ala. teacher of year

    A Batesville native has been named Alabama’s Alternate Teacher of the Year. Chris Payne, who teachers at Dothan High School, was one of four finalists for the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year award. Payne was named the state’s secondary education teacher of the year. …

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  • Bradley to celebrate 90th birthday

    Arlene Lance Bradley will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday. She is a resident of Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home in Batesville, where she enjoys reading the Guard, talking with her friends and watching Wheel of Fortune. Bradley is originally from Cord. She was a homemaker for …

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  • Jennings Lane to be closed

    Spurlock Inc. will be closing Jennings Lane starting Monday, Batesville city officials have announced. “They will be placing sewer line across the street and are unsure how long it will take, due to depth and rock,” City Engineer Damon Johnson said. Based in Searcy, Spurlock …

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