• Rosalie Sample

    Rosalie Gherardini Sample, 77, of Batesville died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1936, in Peoria, Ill., she was the daughter of Louis and Edna Gherardini. She was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She taught piano in …

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  • Pryor: Health act works, but needs adjustments

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor told those attending the North Arkansas Hospital Leadership Forum at White River Medical Center on Saturday that the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is actually doing just that — making health care more affordable, accessible …

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  • Off-duty officer dragged by fleeing driver

    An off-duty police officer was outside working when he heard vehicles on some property he leases and went to investigate. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Stephens reported that he was at his family’s farm on Pfeiffer Road around 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18 when he heard …

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  • Man wanted by U.S. Marshals arrested

    Wanted for federal parole violation by the U.S. Marshal’s Office as well as local authorities on several charges of alleged fleeing and drugs, Brandon Ray Brokaw, 25, of Laramie Road, Batesville, was arrested without incident Monday morning. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was …

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  • Liaison tells of homeless students

    More than 18,000 Arkansas children experience homelessness each year and at the present time there are approximately 120 homeless schoolchildren in the Independence County school system, according to Paula Williams, homeless liaison/support services provider for the Batesville School District. Williams told the Batesville Kiwanis Club …

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  • Surveyor ‘plots’ new business

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Keaton Johnson combined his love of the outdoors and math into a profession and now — a new business — Johnson’s Cutting Edge Surveying, LLC. After working for other companies in Conway for the last five years, Johnson was ready to start …

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  • Phillips to mark 80th year

      Ernestine Phillips will celebrate her 80th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 3895 Harrison St. in Batesville. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Mindy McCready’s funeral held in southwest Florida

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mindy McCready’s funeral is being held in her hometown of Fort Myers. The funeral for the late country star was set for today at Crossroads Baptist Church. A memorial is scheduled in Nashville next month. McCready committed suicide Feb. 17 …

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  • Gas prices up 46 cents in Arkansas in past month

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The AAA says gas prices in Arkansas have increased nearly 50 cents in the past month. The AAA says the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas Monday was $3.63. That’s up 46 cents from $3.17 a gallon one month …

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  • Financial aid seminar set

    Lyon College is hosting a financial aid night, free to parents of local high school seniors. The informational seminar will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building. This free event is open to parents of all area high school seniors, …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2013. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six …

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  • Alayna Fay Tucker

    John and Brittney Tucker of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 19, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Alayna Fay Tucker. Grandparents of the child are Tony and Denice Greenfield …

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