• $1M grant to help youth get back on track

    It’s hard for young people who have dropped out of school to go back, but a recently awarded grant hopes to get them off the streets and into a profession. The Department of Labor awarded North Arkansas Central Development/Workforce Investment Act a grant for $1,043,130 …

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  • Man accused of raping girl

    ASH FLAT — A 61-year-old Hardy man is being charged with two counts of rape and three counts of distributing, possession or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct after a state police investigation was launched. Erskine Robert “Bob” Stockard of 1 Skyline Drive came …

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  • Charge upgraded to attempted murder

    NEWPORT — A charge of first-degree battery was upgraded by Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce to an attempted first-degree murder charge for a Jackson County man who allegedly shot a man in the head in January. Gary D. Bradley, 57, of Tuckerman is …

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  • Two men robbed at gunpoint

    Two residents at 295 Dry Run Circle on Ruddell Hill were robbed at gunpoint Friday by three men who made off with their wallets, identification cards, a pistol and other items valued at more than $2,500, the victims told Independence County Deputy Michael O. Moody. …

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  • Man walking in street arrested

    Randall Melton, 25, of Paragould reportedly told police he was walking to Springdale while talking on his cell phone and didn’t realize he was walking in the middle of the street where motorists, including Deputy Andrew Rogers, had to swerve to miss him. Rogers said …

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  • Contracts, calendar top agenda

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet to discuss a light agenda at 6 tonight in the administration board room, according to Superintendent Gerald Cooper. Renewal of principals’ contracts and next year’s academic calendar will be discussed, he said.

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  • Concord meeting postponed

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally set for tonight has been postponed one day, school officials said. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library. The agenda will remain the same, including a discussion concerning possible installation of …

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  • Mayor to give State of the City

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes an amendment to the 2012 budget, a report from Engineer Damon Johnson and the annual State of the City address from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to …

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  • Student nets Lyon scholarship

    Brandon Eric Dickey of Cave City has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded an Honors Day scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Dickey is the …

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  • Eckard inducted into Sigma Tau Delta

    WALNUT RIDGE — Adam Eckard of Cave City has been inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. He was inducted into the Alpha Delta Pi chapter of the society at Williams Baptist College during a ceremony on Feb. 12, according to a …

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  • Coming to ASU-MH: Neil Berg’s ‘100 Years of Broadway’ features five Broadway stars

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed “100 Years of Broadway,” a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows featuring a cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band, is coming to The Vada Sheid Community Development Center at Arkansas State …

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  • LRR Audubon Society to meet

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will be at 5:30. Dr. Sally Entrekin, an aquatic ecology professor at the University of Central Arkansas, will present a program about understanding …

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