• March for Babies set for April 28. Individuals, teams register for annual charity walk

    Sandy Liles was 16 when she became involved in the March of Dimes. Now employed at Rolling Hills Nursing Home at Southside, Liles and a group of other “kids” joined in the annual walk to raise money. “It was the only way we could go …

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  • Woman jailed for kicking puppy in front of officer

    Kicking a puppy while her boyfriend was being arrested for domestic violence got a Batesville woman her own jail cell Saturday night. Deputy Michael Calendar said he and Deputy Andrew Rogers responded to a domestic violence call at 2 Dari Lane around 11:30 Saturday night …

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  • Volunteer says he does it to help kids

    Colin Patterson (back row, fourth from left), chairman of the Angel Tree committee, poses for a photo along with other volunteers who helped raise funds, shop, wrap and distribute Christmas gifts this past year. Angel Tree. Alpha Pregnancy Center. Success by 6. White River Bass …

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  • 11-year-old chained to bed for weeks

    Michael Gilman ASH FLAT — The 911 call about 10:30 a.m. Friday was from an 11-year-old girl who told the operator that she had been chained to her bed by her dad for the past five weeks. A Sharp County deputy was immediately dispatched to …

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  • Wanda Baxter

    Wanda Baxter Wanda Baxter, 71, of Batesville died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, in a Little Rock hospital. Born May 5, 1940, in Mount Pleasant, Texas, she was the daughter of Byron and Annie Ida Lunsford Morgan. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include two …

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  • Man charged with murder of teen he met online

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A western Arkansas man accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online and hiding her body in a blue, plastic barrel has been charged with first-degree murder. Lloyd Jones, 36, was charged Tuesday in the death of Angela Allen and …

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  • UACCB Circle K students host camp

    Circle K International students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville recently hosted a KIP (‘Kwality’ in Peers) Leadership Camp for area third-graders on Saturday. Eighteen students from Sulphur Rock Magnet, West Magnet and Eagle Mountain Magnet schools participated in the event. UACCB …

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  • Internet purchase goes bad

    An attempt to buy a motorcycle off an Internet site has resulted in a Pleasant Plains man asking the Independence County Sheriff’s Office for help. Independence County Deputy Daniel Heflin said Monday he took a report from Bradley Pierce about the attempted purchase of a …

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  • UACCB is a second chance for student

    Judy Blackwell Judy Blackwell found her second chance at a college education when she registered for classes at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Growing up, Blackwell moved with her Army family “all over the place,” she said. After graduating from Marshall High …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY Senior high basketball: 4A North Region Tournament in Cave City — Southside girls vs. Highland, 4 p.m., Heber Springs boys vs. Brookland, 5:30, Valley View girls vs. Clinton, 7, Cave City boys vs. Osceola, 8:30; 1A Region 2 Tournament at Izard County (Brockwell) — …

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  • Butler, Henderson lead winning ‘same guys’ in Newark

    NEWARK — Clayton Butler may have said it best when asked about the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves’ basketball success. “Same guys,” he said. Seniors Butler, Luke Henderson, Justin Lovell, Jordan Pelley, Andy Crawford, Jordan Steele, Braxton Anderson and Adam Barber have “played countless ballgames together — …

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  • Homecomings, chicken addictions and family reunions

    I am sad to say that addiction in America is a tremendous problem — even in church. We have special groups around the country just to help with the problem. The problem has been growing for a long time. I know they have a local …

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