• State police probe to focus on grants

    Grant money is the new focus. Requirements for an audit of Health Resources of Arkansas’ financial dealings over the past three years have changed, state police Special Agent Wendall Jines said Thursday. Jines told the HRA committee that he will not require a forensic audit …

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  • Man fakes heart attack to escape police at hospital

    A man who reportedly faked a heart attack to get away from police is being held under a $65,000 bond for felony commercial burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property during a Dec. 3 incident at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. In …

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  • Conspiracy show featuring Mountain View airs — finally

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Is there a conspiracy behind the television show “Conspiracy Theory”? Is someone asking too many questions? And are there efforts to keep certain things quiet? As part of its show about the Ozarks, “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” visited Mountain View in …

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  • Dog bites Charlotte jogger

    Although there has never been an issue with aggressive dogs in the area before, a Charlotte man was attacked in the roadway and bitten Thursday afternoon. David Jones told Deputy Wayne Green that he and his wife were running in the area of Center Grove …

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  • Carters to be honored at parade

    CAVE CITY — Grand marshals for the Cave City Christmas Parade, which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, are the Carter family in honor of the late Billy George Carter and Johnny Wayne Carter, said Carolyn Wammack, one of the organizers. The parade theme is “Christmas …

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  • No injuries in Newark crash

    A two-vehicle crash on Galloway Road near Locust Street in Newark Thursday afternoon caused one vehicle to turn over and the other to spin off the road without anyone being seriously injured, according to Deputy Michael Moody with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Moody said …

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  • Thompson appointed to Board of Examiners

    A.F. “Tom” Thompson of Batesville has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Law Examiners, according to a news release from the Arkansas Supreme Court. Representing the First Congressional District, Thompson will serve a six-year term concluding on Sept. 30, 2018. Thompson is an …

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  • Cave City to recognize four at hall of fame ceremony

    CAVE CITY — The Caveman Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes an architect of the Cave City High School girls basketball program, someone who helped him build that program and then went on to start and direct other programs, and an academic and athletic …

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  • Midland girls wallop Greers Ferry in league contest

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs defeated the West Side Greers Ferry Lady Eagles 71-46 Thursday in a 1A 2-South District game, improving to 5-2 in the district and 5-7 overall. Katelyn Lewis led the Lady Mustangs with 19 points, Emily Coppens chipped in …

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  • BJHS, Beebe split 4 games

    BEEBE — Batesville and Beebe split non-conference junior high basketball games here Thursday. Batesville’s junior boys varsity team won 36-19 and Batesville’s eighth-grade boy won 29-25. Zach Langston led the 4-4 Junior Pioneer varsity with 11 points. Jordan Gardner and Dillon Daniels added 10 points …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 14 – Saturday, December 15, 2012.

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  • CPR/first aid class offered by Vital Link

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $25 covers the cost of the textbook …

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