• A.J. Wolford – Paid Obituary

    A.J. Wolford, age 78, of Batesville died Monday, May 20, 2013, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born August 31, 1934, at Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, to Luther and Cora Needham Wolford. He was retired from AT&T in Little Rock and was …

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  • BJHS teacher in custody

    A Batesville teacher and youth minister is being questioned this morning in connection with computer child pornography.

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  • Vet in hospice care has adventure on his radar

    Kenneth Kennedy knows his days are numbered. Doctors tell him there is nothing more they can do to treat his colon cancer, but Kennedy says he isn’t done. Even while on hospice care, Kennedy still wants to go somewhere. Among the things on his wish …

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  • Inmate caught at light

    ASH FLAT — Working to pay off fines lasted about one hour for a Cave City man who decided to call it quits, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Counts said John Edward Gamble walked off work detail Monday morning and had not been …

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  • Oklahoma tornado death toll revised to 24

    MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb today for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected …

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  • Body found in river is that of missing teen

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — A 14-year-old northeast Arkansas girl who has been missing for more than two months has been found dead in a river, authorities said Monday. The body found Saturday in the Black River was identified as that of Sidney Nicole Randall of …

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  • School Choice tops agenda

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school library to approve Freedom of School Choice applicants and discuss a kindergarten center project, said Superintendent Steven Green. Approval of a facilities planner contract will also be discussed. …

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  • Masons to host blood drive

    The American Red Cross and the Batesville Masonic Lodge will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Lodge, 985 Batesville Blvd. across from the north end of the Batesville Regional Airport. Breakfast and lunch will be served free to …

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  • Neighbors hold woman until officer arrives

    Neighbors stopped a possible theft and held a woman until a police officer arrived Saturday, resulting in the arrest of a Concord woman, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Alexa Rae Watts, 26, was detained by neighbors after they found her …

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  • Arrested treasurer says she won’t resign

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she doesn’t intend to resign after a criminal complaint accused her of accepting cash from a broker who managed state funds. Shoffner appeared in federal court Monday after she was arrested Saturday at her home in …

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  • Wallace awarded scholarship for fall

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., has awarded a scholarship to Luke Wallace for the fall semester. Wallace is the son of Cindy Gray and Dwight Wallace, and the grandson of Bill and Lupe Gray of Batesville.

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  • WBC names graduates

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College awarded degrees to 111 graduates during its 2013 baccalaureate and commencement exercises May 4. A crowd of more than 1,000 filled WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center for the ceremony. Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock was …

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