• Grant Sawyer Linville

    Lee and Andrea Linville of Austin have announced the birth of a son at Springhill Baptist in North Little Rock on June 14, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Grant Sawyer Linville. Grandparents of the child are Jerry Webb …

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  • Canning class available online

    The National Center for Home Food Preservation at the University of Georgia offers a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation, according to the County Extension Office. Visit nchfp.uga.edu and scroll toward the bottom of the page …

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  • Radio Club to meet Thursday

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • George W. Ford, Nettie Carpenter Family Reunion

    The family of George W. Ford and Nettie Carpenter will have a reunion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, located at 1325 Harrison St. in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. All …

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  • Rounds Family Reunion

    CHARLOTTE — The Rounds Family Reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of Johnny Mack Rounds, located at 20 Oak Bluff Road in Charlotte. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends. For more …

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  • Sanders Family Reunion

    CALICO ROCK — The Sanders Family Reunion will be Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Calico Rock. The event is open to all family and friends.

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  • Garcia, Chadwick to exchange vows

    MELBOURNE — John and Michelle Greenhaw of Melbourne have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Nicole Garcia, to Jodie Alan Chadwick, son of the late Taylor and Lonora Chadwick of Charlotte. The bride-elect is a registered nurse at Caring Hands Hospice …

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  • Ledge update

    LITTLE ROCK  — The state Board of Education has approved a new evaluation system for all Arkansas teachers that will be in place in 2014. It will affect about 35,000 teachers.  At least half the evaluation criteria will be improvement of their students’ scores on …

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  • Home guards established in Arkansas 150 years ago

    One hundred and fifty years ago, while Arkansas was under orders to create new military units of freshly conscripted men from 18 to 35 years old, home guards were forming across the state of men above 35 years of age. All Arkansawyers were to pitch …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Creating a better future for children   Dear Editor, The following would be my suggestion on what we can do to help our children have a more successful future: 1) Support local business — Make it more possible for these people to produce better (possibly …

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  • Bell wins piping championship

    Lyon College Piper Major James “Jimmy” Bell won the overall professional title at the 26th annual United States Piping Foundation Amateur and Professional Piping Championships held June 16 at the University of Delaware in Newark, N.J. Lyon student bagpiper Avens Ridgeway of Union, Maine, won …

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  • Batesville man faces theft, other charges

    A warrant has been issued for a Batesville man who reportedly confessed to stealing several items from a woman’s car and using her debit card without authorization, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jeff Sims. Sims said that on …

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