• A Glance at Days Gone By

    The A.D. Allen was once a packet, or passenger, boat owned by a Little Rock company, which ran on the White River. Later, it was bought by the government to use as a work boat based at the Batesville wharf, according to an article by …

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  • Now is a berry good time for Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — The strawberry crop in Arkansas is coming in full force, which should provide consumers with fresh, tasty berries for the next few weeks, according to a news release from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. “It should be starting to hit …

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  • Norphlet-Smackover merger OK’d

    SMACKOVER (AP) — The State Board of Education has approved the voluntary annexation of the Norphlet School District into the Smackover School District. There was no opposition at a meeting Thursday in Little Rock. The consolidation came about because Norphlet’s enrollment is declining and nearing …

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  • Neighbors testify in murder trial – Attorneys argue over ‘gory’ photos

    The valance hanging on the kitchen door was as neat and clean as the day it was hung there. Below it, the white vinyl mini blinds were askew and covered with blood splatter. The back door, riddled with bullet holes, is where Tricia Ann Davis …

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  • Guard plays big role in defense

    When it comes to military response, National Guardsmen are the best bang for the buck, according to Lt. Col. Jonathan Stubbs, who said the National Guard is facing potential federal budget cuts that could hurt communities. The Arkansas National Guard Family Program met recently with …

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  • 2013 economic report available

    Progress. Achievements. Plans for the future. Batesville and Independence County are moving forward, full steam ahead, in areas of education, health care, agriculture and more — as compiled in the 2013 Batesville/Independence County Economic Report. Produced annually, the report provides an overview of the local, …

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  • ‘Martial artist’ arrested for drugs

    Charles Bullard said he was just practicing his martial arts. Tuesday, when Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Davis was patrolling on the east side of Batesville he said he watched as Bullard ran across Harrison Street, dodging traffic. He said Bullard would walk, then skip …

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  • Cave City wants to start school early

    CAVE CITY — During the April 21 meeting, the Cave City School Board agreed to ask for a waiver to allow classes to start Aug. 13 rather than on Aug. 18, said Superintendent Steven Green. If approved for Aug. 13, if no days are missed …

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  • UACCB graduation is Monday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold 2014 commencement at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall. Dr. Donald Bobbitt, president of the UA system, and UA Board of Trustees secretary Jane Rogers will be in attendance. About 500 certificate through associate degrees …

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  • Midland Mustangs set graduation

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School will have its graduation at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The number of graduates is 30. Valedictorian is Elizabeth Evans. Her activities and clubs include president of Beta …

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  • Open house set at Cushman

    CUSHMAN — The town of Cushman will hold an open house at the Cushman Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, with everyone invited, said Mayor Jean Weatherford. “In 2013, the city of Cushman received a $70,000 grant from the state of Arkansas and a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 7 – Saturday, May 8, 2014.

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