• UACCB adds administrative assistant

    Beverly Moss Beverly Moss has been hired as administrative assistant to the community and technical education and business, technology, and public service divisions at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Moss graduated from Capital City Business College in Little Rock and worked at …

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  • S-side nets more donations for turf

    SOUTHSIDE — Contributions to Southside School District’s new football turf continue to pour in with First Community Bank’s being the most recent. Funds, which will be donated over a 10-year period, will be used for installation of new synthetic turf at the school’s athletic field …

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  • Horses, burros available for adoption in Searcy

    SEARCY (AP) — An adoption event will be held this week in Searcy for residents who wish to take home horses and burros that have been rescued by the Bureau of Land Management. The bureau says it took in the animals because of drought and …

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  • Volunteers needed for events

    Volunteers are needed for the second annual Batesville Bikes and Backroads and 63rd annual White River Water Carnival, according to a news release from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Batesville Bikes and Backroads will be June 8-9, and the water carnival will be held …

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  • Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ scheduled at Lyon

    The Batesville Choral Society and Lyon College Concert Chorale will present Mozart’s “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brown Chapel. Dr. Joel Plaag will lead the combined choruses in a free performance of Mozart’s last work, in preparation for the upcoming Good Friday holiday. Soloists …

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  • Search ends

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — It’s over. The search for 4-year-old Caleb Linn came to an end this morning at the remote Kia Kima Boy Scout Camp located near the Fulton County portion of Cherokee Village. Shortly after 11 a.m. Fulton County Sheriff Buck Foley spoke with …

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  • Wild food chef remembered for free spirit

    Billy Joe Tatum MELBOURNE — Whether she was hosting a party for Bill and Hillary Clinton or foraging out in the woods for herbs, Billy Joe Tatum was known for her free spirit. The woman who always wore a feather in her hat even wrote …

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  • Heart health focus of luncheon

    “You’re never too old to make a lifestyle change,” guest speaker Ruth Ann Hart told a crowd of about 250 at the seventh annual Red Hot Luncheon on Monday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Hart did a demonstration for the crowd …

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  • Neighborhood watch to meet

    GAINESBORO — A neighborhood watch meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sharp United Methodist Church, located at 1100 Gainesboro Road, Batesville. Signs have come in for those who have already ordered them and will be available for pick up. Hot dogs will …

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  • Fire destroys Jonesboro funeral home; no one hurt

    JONESBORO (AP) — Authorities in Jonesboro say a funeral home has been destroyed in a fire. The manager of the Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home says hot tar on the building’s roof ignited a fire Monday afternoon. Manager Terry Snow said everyone was evacuated safely. Jonesboro …

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  • Hwy. 87 to be resurfaced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Cleburne and Independence counties, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission. The project will resurface approximately 16 miles of Highway 87, near Pleasant Plains. Atlas Asphalt …

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  • Homefront in Civil War was about self-reliance

    One hundred fifty years ago, Arkansas women and children during the Civil War were toiling in the proverbial trenches on the home front. As the Confederate and Federal armies were concentrating their forces east of the Mississippi River, war was just as real in Arkansas …

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