• Wynne School Board expels 2 after investigation

    WYNNE (AP) — The Wynne School Board has expelled two junior varsity football players who were accused of placing a noose around the neck of a black student. The board met in executive session Wednesday and decided to expel the two students for the rest …

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  • Rains reduce drought severity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Recent rain that fell across parts of Arkansas last weekend helped to slightly reduce the severity of drought in the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday just less than 9 percent of the state in exceptional drought — the …

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  • $10K offered in student’s death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting death of an Arkansas Baptist College student who was killed near the Little Rock campus. Little Rock police Sgt. Cassandra Davis said …

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  • Courthouses to close

    The Independence and Sharp County Courthouses will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, officials announced.

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  • Blevins to speak

    Former Lyon College professor Dr. Brooks Blevins will speak about the history of Lyon College and the new permanent photo exhibit of Lyon/Arkansas College photos at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Mabee-Simpson Library on campus. The presentation is hosted by the Friends of the Library. …

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  • Concord council has light agenda

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The aldermen will hear departmental reports and review current bills.

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  • Airport to give update

    The Batesville Airport Commission will present an update on the upcoming construction at the airport, said Darren Wilkes, manager. The work includes new security and wildlife management fencing, along with earthwork to reshape the airport property along the east-west runway and taxiway areas. This work …

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  • Jane Goodall to lecture at UofA in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas says primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall is scheduled to speak at the college this week. Goodall’s lecture is set to begin at 7 tonight at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville. The school says the lecture, called “Making a Difference: …

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  • Tyler Crews

    EVENING SHADE — Tyler Ray Crews, 20, of Evening Shade died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lynn High School Gymnasium with Caleb Harris officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Saffell under the direction of Qualls …

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  • Harvey Travis

    DRASCO — Harvey G. Travis, 83, of Drasco died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 24, 1929, in Elkhorn, Wis., he was the son of Merle Gilbert Travis and Edna Miranda Johnson Travis. He served in the U.S. Air Force from …

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  • Roger Hauge

    GLENCOE — Roger Melvin Hauge, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1942, in Dodgeville, Wis., he was the son of Melvin Hauge and Lenore Cushman Bingham. He worked in construction and was the Village Superintendent for Linden, Wis., for …

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  • Lady Mustangs win in Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — The Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs held on to win 3-2 against the Southside Lady Southerners in a Class 4A Central Conference volleyball match here Thursday night. The visitors from North Little Rock won 25-17, 22-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-20 as the Lady Southerners …

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