• Jesse Calel McGuire

    Martin and Heather McGuire, Colby and Cordell of Hardy have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 13, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Jesse Calel McGuire.
    Grandparents of the child are Scott and Sonya Kemper, Marlin and Tina McGuire and Roger and Brenda Lowe.

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  • Dawson Matthew Maple

    Andrew and Sharmon Maple, Britteny and Cierra of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 15, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Dawson Matthew Maple.
    Grandparents of the child are James and Dixie Hubbard.
    Great-grandparents are Jessie Robb and Russell Robb.

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  • Jaylee Brooke Hubbard

    Casey Hubbard and Lauren Coe of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on June 13, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Jaylee Brooke Hubbard.
    Grandparents of the child are Terresia Coe, Jonathan Coe and Farrell and Sandra Hubbard, all of Batesville.
    Great-grandparents are Zella Sisk of Oil Trough and the late John Sisk, William and Quindora Coe of Batesville, Norman and Connie Phillips of Concord and Floyd and Edna Mitchell and Jessie and Cleta Hubbard, all of Desha.

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  • Timothy Cade Armstrong

    Michael and Tara Armstrong, Chase and Carson of Benton have announced the birth of a son and brother at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton on May 7, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Timothy Cade Armstrong.
    Grandparents of the child are Tim and Susan Armstrong of Jonesboro, Larry and Pat Brown of Cave City and Butch and Betty Hightower of Hot Springs.

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  • Coal plant faces battles

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Opponents of a $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant in southwest Arkansas have multiple fronts on which they’re battling the facility, and limited time to keep waging that fight.
    With appeals pending before the state Court of Appeals and state regulators, environmental groups are attempting to show that Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s proposed John W. Turk plant — and the pollution they say it’ll bring — hasn’t been given a close enough look before winning approval.

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  • No place like home

    A vacation can take you somewhere you’ve never been. It can put you in touch with people you’ve never met and stand as the perfect catalyst to try something you would have never been so daring to try at home.
    A vacation can inspire or get your mind off your troubles. Sometimes, it can leave you wondering why you went on one in the first place.
    However, while a vacation is usually a way to “get away from it all,” most of the time it ends up being a way to “get back to,” at least for me. 

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  • Area Briefs

    Cedar Grove to have VBS

    CAVE CITY — Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8 tonight through Friday with the closing program at 5 p.m. Sunday.
    The church is located at 3535 Sunset Ridge Road in Cave City.
    The church bus will run down Antioch Road and Sunset Ridge Road each night.
    For more information call (870) 698-1212.

     

    State Youth Choir to perform

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  • Heat advisory issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for eastern and west-central Arkansas.
    The weather service says high temperatures today will reach the 90s statewide under sunny skies followed by overnight lows in the low to mid 70s.
    Skies are to remain clear through the remainder of the week with highs expected in the 90s through Friday.

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  • Wild hogs: Loose pigs shut down interstate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Woo pig uh oh.
    Arkansas State Police say an overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 430 has closed a stretch of the highway connecting Little Rock to North Little Rock.
    State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says the crash happened at 3:30 this morning. At 11 this morning Sadler said troopers and others were still trying to catch the hogs and a detour was in effect for commuters heading both north and south.

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  • Desha death ruled suicide

    The weekend death of a 34-year-old Desha man has been ruled a suicide, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
    Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was dispatched to the home of Rodney Melton at 60 Dishongh St., just before 9 Friday night where Melton’s father, Dean Melton, reported finding his son’s body hanging in a bathroom of the home.
    According to Stephens, Dean Melton and Jerry Sandefur had gone to the home to check  on Rodney Melton and weren’t able to get in.

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  • Judsonia teen drowns

    HEBER SPRINGS — At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, Cleburne County deputies were dispatched to a possible drowning in the “trouble island” area of Dam Site Park on Greers Ferry Lake, Sheriff Marty Moss said in a news release.
    When the deputies arrived, 14-year-old Bill Miller Horton of Judsonia had been brought to shore and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was in progress, Moss said.
    “Horton was transported to Baptist Medical Center where attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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  • Third arrest made in CR burglaries

    MELBOURNE — A third suspect has been arrested in three May burglaries and one attempted burglary of businesses in Calico Rock.
    Arrested Thursday was Jeff Shankle, 22 of Batesville who had been wanted for questioning shortly after the crimes occurred. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said at the time of these crimes Shankle was wanted on a Department of Correction absconder warrant and was located in Missouri.

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