• Dollar General Foundation awards grants

    Goodlettsville, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of $824.65 to Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches Inc. in Batesville to support literacy programs. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of ‘Serving Others’ throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, …

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  • Local archers qualify for world tournament – Gina Mishark notches top score

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Eagle Mountain Magnet’s Gina Mishark finished in first place in the elementary division of the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky., said Coach Susan Parker. “She scored a 292 out of 300,” Parker said. “This was the highest score in the elementary …

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  • Back to back regional champions prepare for state trap competition

    The Batesville Pioneer Clay Commanders, a local senior division Arkansas youth Shooting Sports Program squad, is preparing for the state trap shooting tournament to be held June 1 at the Remington Gun Club in Lonoke, according to a press release. The squad took first place …

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  • Southside nets Rookie award

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School recently took home the Rookie of the Year award for its film “ The Truth” during the 10th annual The Big Pitch Film Festival at Little Rock. The Stamp Out Smoking organization, which puts on the event, received 108 entries …

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  • Boyfriend arrested after fatally burning woman

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in North Little Rock say a woman has died after a man allegedly covered her with gasoline and set her on fire. Officials on Tuesday identified the victim as 38-year-old Jessie McFadden and said she suffered burns to 90 …

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  • 2 shot at practice for LR high school graduation

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting during graduation practice for a Little Rock high school. North Little Rock police said they were called at about 11 a.m. Tuesday to Verizon Arena, where a male and a …

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  • Man gets 12 years for striking joggers

    JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man who admitted driving into a group of joggers in southeast Missouri has been given a 12-year prison term. Vincent Anderson, 19, of Little Rock, was sentenced Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court. Anderson pleaded guilty last month …

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  • Former youth coach to be sentenced for sex

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A former youth baseball coach who pleaded guilty to a sex charge is due in court for sentencing. Walter Richard Roberts of Texarkana, Ark., was to be sentenced today in federal court in Texarkana. Prosecutors say Roberts was a youth baseball …

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  • Radio club to meet

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing for anyone desiring …

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  • Folk Center to celebrate Memorial Day weekend

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Craft Village at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a special Civil War on the Sylamore program Sunday and a traveling Civil War exhibit in the Administration Building lobby throughout the week. The …

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  • Jeffrey elected trustee

    LITTLE ROCK — Batesville general surgeon Jay Jeffrey, M.D., has been elected district trustee of the Arkansas Medical Society. Jeffrey will be working alongside physicians from across the state to protect the interests of patients and improve the health of Arkansans, according to a news …

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  • Couple announces nuptials

    James and Tammy Brazier of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Ann Brazier, to Joshua Aaron Wilkes, son of Darren and Patti Wilkes of Batesville. The bride-elect is pursuing a business, management and marketing degree with a minor in …

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