• Cedar Ridge schools awarded $9,800 grant

    NEWARK — The Midwest Dairy Council recently awarded $9,800 to Newark Elementary, Cord-Charlotte Elementary and Cedar Ridge High School, to support their Fuel Up to Play 60 initiatives, according to a news release. Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth …

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  • $700K worth of drugs seized

    MAYFLOWER (AP) — Faulkner County sheriff’s deputies seized 21 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of brown-powder heroin in a traffic stop. Investigators revealed the bust on Wednesday, saying the drugs had a street value of $700,000. The traffic stop occurred May 24, but law …

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  • 90-year-old won’t be retried on murder charge

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A judge says a 90-year-old Arkansas man who killed his wife by nearly decapitating her in 2007 during what was once believed to be a murder-suicide attempt will not be tried again for first-degree murder. Autry Thrift Basham of Mansfield was …

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  • 2 killed in Fort Smith by man wielding machete

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A man with a machete hacked two people to death in Fort Smith and police arrested the suspect at his mother’s home. Authorities say the victims were outside a house on North D Street when the suspect, 20-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey …

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  • BHS grad nets award

    EVANSTON, Ill. — The National Merit Scholarship Organization has announced a recent Batesville High School graduate as the recipient of the National Merit Citizen Eco-Drive Scholarship, according to a news release. Rafeh Qureshi was awarded the scholarship courtesy of Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. …

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  • WBC gives funds

    WALNUT RIDGE — Wesley Rudd of Batesville has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Rudd is a graduate of Batesville High School and …

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  • DAR awards pin

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently awarded the DAR Good Citizenship pin and certificate for the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School. This year’s recipient is Jon Ward, who also received a $50 gift certificate, courtesy of …

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  • Students earn recognition

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2012 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students …

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  • UCA confers degrees

    CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas conferred degrees to 881 students during recent commencement. Area graduates include: Batesville — Amy Cantrell, bachelor of arts; Kelly Cross, bachelor of science; Kyle Forsyth, BS; Justin Keister, BS; Amanda Mamul, master of arts in teaching; Maggie Tharp, BS; Jonathan …

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  • Tucker makes list

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University has released its Dean’s List for the spring semester, according to a news release. Local students include Miranda Tucker of Batesville. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the spring semester and at …

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  • Deshano recognized

    CAMDEN — Southern Arkansas University Tech at Camden recently announced its Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for spring 2013. Area students on the Chancellor’s List included Brad David Deshano of Oil Trough.

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  • Student honored at UD

    NEWARK, Del. — Leena Doolabh has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for spring 2013, according to a news release. Doolabh is from Beebe. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA …

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