• Westside streets to close

    A few streets in west Batesville will be closed for a period of time, as city crews replace sewer lines. Starting Monday morning parts of Baker and Elsie streets will be closed to through traffic, but City Engineer Damon Johnson said there will be “quite …

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  • Court upholds medical marijuana proposal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court today upheld a proposed ballot measure that, if successful, would make the state the first in the South to legalize medical marijuana. Justices rejected a challenge by a coalition of conservative groups who had asked the court …

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  • Absconder arrested on warrant

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested Asia Chappel of Hoxie on Tuesday on a revocation of probation warrant, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest comes from Chappel being placed on probation back in 2009 for possession of a controlled substance. Since being placed …

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  • Pedestrian struck on Harrison Street

    Hit by a vehicle on Harrison Street Wednesday night, Belinda Prichard (age and city unknown) was reported to be in good condition at White River Medical Center this morning, according to Sheila Mace, hospital spokeswoman. Charles Short, 61, of Melbourne told Deputy Ben Keener that …

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  • Grapette: Secret is out

    When I wrote my “Back on shelves after 30 years” column about Grapette in May 2001, I was told that Walmart’s grape drink was Grapette’s exact formula but not to tell it. The secret is out now because the store’s brand has contained, for quite …

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  • Can Arkansas electorate have votes back?

    Editorial from Northwest Arkansas Times, Sept. 23, 2012   State Treasurer Martha Shoffner — a walking, talking free advertisement for term limits — is back in the news. Making news from one of Arkansas’ low-level constitutional offices like treasurer or auditor or land commissioner is …

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  • Value for value

    I watched as a man walked up to the donation table. “Would you like to donate?” the lady asked. “Giving something for nothing ain’t our way,” the man replied. “We give value for value. But I did bring in some fudge that my wife made …

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  • Plans for parade include lots of red, white, blue

    SULPHUR ROCK — It is time for those who want to be in the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days Parade on Oct. 6 to start thinking about their entries, said Slayton Thompson, who is helping organize the event. “We’d like to have a red, white …

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  • X-Factor Sled comes to fair

    The 2012 North Central Arkansas District Fair will feature one of the area’s top motor sports events this year. The Missouri-Arkansas Truck Pulling Association will bring the X-Factor Sled to Melbourne for a sanctioned pull. The pull has nine classes, including two-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive and diesel …

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  • 4th in the Fall to be held

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host 4th in the Fall on Sept. 29. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. in the Strawberry Gymnasium with Wright Way Quartet, Leah Wright and The Neeleys. Beginning at 5 p.m. at Strawberry Ball Field, entertainment will include Dance …

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  • Chicken, dressing to be served

    EVENING SHADE — A “Sunday dinner” open to the public will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Evening Shade School cafeteria, said Kim Graddy, one of the organizers. The meal consists of chicken and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans …

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  • Hunters education offered

    HEBER SPRINGS — A free hunter education course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. It is recommended that those attending be at least 12 years old. Attendance the entire day …

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