• Man dies working in warehouse

    JONESBORO (AP) — Craighead County authorities say a 71-year-old man has died while helping clean an empty warehouse in south Jonesboro. Sheriff’s Investigator Rusty Grigsby said James Luther Johnson was one of four men working in the building owned by Fowler Foods when he became …

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  • Motorcyclist dies in crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a 23-year-old Fayetteville man was killed when his motorcycle rear-ended a car and he was thrown from the vehicle. A state police report says Robert Robinson was eastbound on a city street about 1:30 p.m. Saturday when he …

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  • Cancer center makes upgrade

    When it comes to cancer, the best in treatment is expected. And the best is what the White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center plans to give after undergoing an upgrade that will improve the way cancer patients receive radiation therapy. Plans for installation of …

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  • Officer fired in Hardy

    HARDY —A police officer fired Wednesday will face fraud and theft charges and his wife is being charged, as well. Hardy Police Officer Gary D. Henry faces fraudulent use of a city of Hardy credit card and theft. Also charged is his wife, 30-year-old Amber …

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  • Chamber event draws crowd

    Close to 100 people packed the house at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Thursday evening for a combined Business After Hours and the monthly mayor’s meeting. Sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours is a monthly event held at different …

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  • Teacher honored

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board at its recent meeting presented a certificate of achievement to Dr. Judy Butler and students for their awarded efforts in the “Samsung: Solve for Tomorrow” project they have been working on since early fall. The project has earned …

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  • Snow in forecast for much of state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of Arkansas as more snow heads into The Natural State. The National Weather Service says the advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. today until 2 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say snowfall amounts …

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  • Church needing haulers

    Jubilee Family Church in Batesville is building a sand/beach volleyball court and is looking for volunteer dump truck owners and operators to help haul the 300 cubic yards of sand. The court requires a special, angular sand, which Unimin Corp. in Guion has donated, and …

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  • Bishop earns Daisy Award

    Mary Bishop, a registered nurse in the White River Medical Center Women’s Unit, has been chosen as the most recent recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Bishop has been at WRMC for 12 years. “I am deeply honored …

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  • Sharp County DCC announces filing fees

    Hardy — The Sharp County Democratic Central Committee announces that candidate filing for county offices in the May 2014 Democratic Primary, will begin at noon Feb. 24 and end at noon March 3, according to Ed Wiles, chairman. Filing fees are assessed for most party …

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  • Melbourne extends super’s contract

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board at its recent meeting voted to extend Superintendent Gerald Cooper’s contract to the end of the 2016-17 school year. The board also approved its monthly financial report, discussed ongoing construction projects including the near completion of the fieldhouse. Last …

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  • Lyon to present student art

    Lyon College will present an Advanced Concepts Student Exhibition, “Reflections,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the third floor of Fellowship Bible Church, located inside the old Landers Theatre at 276 E. Main St. in Batesville. Artists include Kori Bowers, Chin-Yee Chew, Arrington Grimmer, …

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