• Kenzi Kristian Brown

    Kendra Spivey of Batesville has announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on March 27, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4.3 ounces and has been named Kenzi Kristian Brown. Grandparents of the child are Lucinda Sue Duran, Timothy Wayne Brown, …

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  • Camden Ryder Cook

    Jessi Cook of Mount Pleasant has announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on March 28, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 2.8 ounces and has been named Camden Ryder Cook. Grandparents of the child are Lee Huff and Jerry Cook.

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  • Holocaust survivor brings message of responsibility

    When Louise Lawrence-Israels’ family watched their Jewish friends being rounded up and taken away during World War II, they didn’t know if they would be next. They went into hiding and for three years they never left their row house. They cooked on a camping …

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  • New signs help to find victims faster

    Salado Creek is a popular place among rafters and thrill seekers and if caught at the right time, is one of the best places in Arkansas to raft but some find themselves in over their heads and need to be rescued. In the last two …

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  • Easter by the River

    Children scramble to find Easter eggs as parents and others look on during “Easter by the River.”  The Easter egg hunt  took place at Riverside Park in Batesville Saturday.  

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  • Council to hear appeal on Hellfighters proposal

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to hear an appeal on the Hellfighters Christian Ministry’s proposal for a mission on West Pine Street. Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill will seek funds for bulletproof vest for deputies, and Michael Gillihan …

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  • Copper, auto target of thieves

    Suspects have been named in one of two thefts reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Thursday. In the first incident, approximately 200 feet of copper wire was reported stolen from a center pivot irrigation system located in the Greenbrier Bottoms area near Locust Grove. …

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  • Sesquicentennial events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned several events for April 2012, including festivals, re-enactments, conferences, exhibits and lectures. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events. …

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  • Blood drive set for alum

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside High School Student Council  will host a spring blood drive in honor of Michelle Snyder Merrill from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will be held in the Southside High School Media Center.  All donors must bring a picture ID …

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  • Concert to present Requiem

    The Batesville Choral Society and Lyon College Concert Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. Drs. Joel Plaag and Russell Stinson will lead the combined choruses in a performance of Mozart’s last work, in preparation …

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  • Pageant deadline approaching

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock High School Project Graduation 2012 Committee will host the Arkansas “Natural State” and Arkansas “Diamond State” pageant on April 14 at the Calico Rock School auditorium on the elementary campus. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit CRHS Project …

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  • ‘The Killer’ ties knot No. 7

    Lacy Mitchell “Retro Active” It may seem he’s vying for Elizabeth Taylor’s spot for the most marriages, but maybe the seventh time will be a charm for rock ’n’ roll pianist Jerry Lee Lewis. According to a story picked up by the Associated Press, Lewis, …

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