• Cody Campbell

    BETHESDA — Cody James Campbell, 18, of Bethesda died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel with Mike Cumnock and Carl Blankenship officiating. Graveside services will follow in Barnes Cemetery near Bethesda. The family …

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  • Eagles advance to finals of 1A Region tourney

    LYNN — The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles advanced to the finals of the 1A Region 2 Tournament Saturday, squeaking out a victory over the Bay Yellowjackets 62-60. The 28-6 Eagles led 15-7, 29-20 and 48-40 at the quarter breaks. Zach Doyle led the Eagles with 29 …

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  • OEM director: ‘Independence County dodged a bullet’

    Reports for the incoming ice storm had residents bracing for the worst. “We dodged a bullet,” said Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management, this morning. “It could have been a whole lot worse if we would’ve had any wind.” Willis said …

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  • Teacher dons ‘Ted’ costume for cause

    Coming dressed as a teddy bear, but not of the sweet and cuddly variety, may not have been Batesville High School math teacher Mark Sparks’ choice in school attire, but for students and a worthy cause he was all game. On Wednesday, Sparks held classes …

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  • Eagle Mountain Magnet changes name, focus

    One Batesville school is changing its focus. Eagle Mountain Magnet Health and International Studies Elementary starting next school year will be known as Eagle Mountain Magnet Health Wellness and Medical Sciences. Rather than a concentration on the global community Eagle Mountain will center its focus …

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  • Storm leaving state, but ice danger lingers

    LITTLE ROCK — A massive winter storm that grazed Arkansas left roads in the state’s north clogged with slush and snow Thursday and knocked out electricity to about 10,000 customers. Arkansas got off easy compared with points north and west that were buried under snow …

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  • Man accused of stealing adult items from Walmart

    An Allen Chapel man was arrested just before noon Thursday for allegedly stealing personal lubricant and condoms from the Batesville Walmart store, according to Independence County Deputy Aaron Moody. A store employee said he watched Bret Crick, 22, of Haynie Drive conceal the items, along …

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  • Family Violence gets new director, assistant director

    Patty Duncan knows what it’s like to be a victim of domestic violence. She got out of her situation, and today she’s helping others do the same. Duncan has been named the new director at Family Violence Prevention of Batesville, replacing former director Rebecca Riley, …

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  • Cave City board delays meeting due to weather

    CAVE CITY — In a meeting delayed by consequences of bad weather, the Cave City School Board meeting set for Monday has been postponed by one day. The board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library to consider bids for the …

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  • Church welcomes new pastor

    Stacy L. Reed is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville. Reed received a bachelor of arts in political science and history from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1994 and a master of divinity from …

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  • Basic computer classes planned

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will offer a beginning computer course during the month of February on the Melbourne campus. The class will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25-28. The cost is $30 or $20 for senior citizens age 60 and older. The course, …

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  • DAV to hold nominations

    SOUTHSIDE — Department of Arkansas Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary No. 32 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at 369 Oak Grove Road in Southside. Officers will be nominated at this meeting. All members and persons desiring to join the organization are encouraged to attend. For …

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