• Ark. committee advances bill on gun list

    LITTLE ROCK — The names of about 130,000 Arkansas residents permitted to carry a concealed handgun would be kept secret under a proposal endorsed by a Senate committee Tuesday, over the objections of media organizations that say the information should remain public. The measure is …

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  • Senate panel approves death penalty bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a proposal to rewrite the state’s lethal injection law after it was thrown out by the state Supreme Court last year. The bill spells out in greater detail the procedures the state must follow …

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  • Information made my day

    “Go ahead, make my day” is one of the most recognizable movie lines ever. I was surprised Wednesday when I learned the line was written by the late Arkansas filmmaker Charles B. Pierce, who is credited with “story by” in the film “Sudden Impact.” Of …

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  • Lyon art students to present war memorial

    Morgan Page, Lyon College visiting assistant professor of art, and a group of Lyon art students will present a war memorial on Friday in Little Rock. Page has been working on the project with the group for the past four months. The memorial exhibit will …

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  • Woman in Timbuktu punished for forbidden love

    TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The love story in this fabled desert outpost began over the phone, when he dialed the wrong number. It nearly ended with the couple’s death at the hands of Islamic extremists who considered their romance “haram” — forbidden. What happened in …

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  • Seeing is deceiving

    President Obama has a long history as a smoker, yet he’s spoken aggressively against the habit on numerous occasions. Presumably, the White House would never seek to appease the powerful tobacco lobby by releasing a photo of the president sneaking a smoke during a break …

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  • Food safety course offered

    The Independence County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a food safety course 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 5-6, at the Extension office located at 1770 Myers St. Julian King, county Extension agent, family and consumer sciences is a certified instructor for ServSafe®, the industry standard that …

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  • Seed swap set for Saturday

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The 5th Annual Ozark Seed Swap will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bois D’arc Conference Center at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The event is a collaboration between the park and the University of …

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  • Eastside Southern to hold revival

    CAVE CITY — Eastside Southern Baptist Church will have a revival with Herb Wilson as evangelist Feb. 13 through 17. Music director will be Jerry Miller, association missionary for the Caroline Association in Lonoke. Pianist will be Kay Winters, the long-time Gospel Echoes pianist. Wilson …

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  • Searcy High hosts women’s scholarship program

    SEARCY — Twenty-one high school seniors from across the state will compete in the 56th annual Arkansas’ Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program at 7 p.m. Saturday at Searcy High School Performing Arts Center. Each contestant will be vying for the title of Arkansas Distinguished Young …

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  • This Day in History

    Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2013. There are 327 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1943, during World War II, the government abruptly announced that rationing of shoes made with leather would go into effect …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 10, 2013.

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