• Traffic stop leads to finding apparent homemade bombs

    CONCORD — A small problem turned into a big problem for a Bee Branch man about 9:44 p.m. on Memorial Day. Curtis Hammer, 49, was stopped in Concord for having no white light illuminating his license plate. When Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson stopped Hammer, who …

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  • Museum offers day camp

    Monday is the registration deadline for Old Independence Regional Museum’s first day camp of the summer, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. The “fun and educational” day camp exploring American Indian life is for rising first-, second- and third-graders and will be held from 9 a.m. …

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  • New state treasurer named

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former legislative audit chief Charles Robinson has been named the new state treasurer. Gov. Mike Beebe made the announcement this morning. Robinson worked for 34 years in the Division of Legislative Audit, serving 28 years as the legislative auditor before retiring …

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  • Honor roll announced

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2013 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • Greenhouse ribbon cutting set

    SULPHUR ROCK — A ribbon cutting will be held at the newly built greenhouse at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary at 10 a.m. Thursday at 480 N. Main St., according to a news release. The greenhouse will serve as an outdoor ecology lab, according to Pam …

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  • Economic Commission to meet

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 409 Vine St. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Independence County Economic Development Director …

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  • Tribute to Johnny Cash set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will have its fourth annual Tribute to Johnny Cash Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6. Arkansas guitarist Charlie White will lead the lineup of performers featuring the legendary drummer for Cash’s band, W.S. “Fluke” …

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  • Used book sale is in progress

    NEWPORT — Friends of the Jackson County Library are having a used book sale today through June 6 at the library, located at 213 Walnut St. in Newport. All proceeds from the sale will help provide new programs and new items for the library.

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  • Grubbs reunion to be Saturday

    GRUBBS — A Grubbs Public School multi-year reunion will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Grubbs High School cafeteria. A potluck will be served from 6 to 8. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish or drink. A dance with a …

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  • Butler, Warren to exchange vows

    Dan and Tammy Gregory of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Butler, to Ashley Tyler Warren, son of Steve Warren of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wayne and Jane McDonald of Batesville. She is a 2011 …

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  • ‘Financing for Life’ to be held

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Business, Technology and Public Service Division will offer a special topics course during the upcoming fall semester titled Financing for Life. The one-hour credit course will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays with instructor James C. Johnson. …

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  • Crouches to mark 60th anniversary

                      CAVE CITY — Colbert and Julia Crouch of Cave City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Evening Shade Park. Julia Cherry and Colbert Crouch were …

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