• Nina Blankenship

    MELBOURNE — Nina Jean Blair Blankenship, 82, of Melbourne died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Melbourne United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to Melbourne United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 541, Melbourne, AR …

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  • PGA first in Memphis includes trip to Masters for Georgia boy

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A trip to the Masters is more than enough consolation for Harris English, even if his first PGA Tour victory couldn’t get him into the U.S. Open, too. After all, playing at Augusta is what every Georgia golfer wants. English won …

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  • Smith, Terry to wed

    CAVE CITY — Mark and Ronele Smith of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Smith, to Phillip Terry, son of Rod and Theresa Malmay of Black Rock. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley Smith and the late …

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  • State trooper retires

    Eighteen years to the day after Dustin Rogers joined the Arkansas State Police, he was saying goodbye to the job he dearly loved. Born in Leesville, La., the majority of his life would be spent in Ash Flat where he started and finished school and …

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  • Man dies in crash

    A 24-year-old Batesville man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday night in the 200 block of Dry Run Circle when his vehicle went airborne and hit a tree, according a preliminary report by the Arkansas State Police. Elmer Urias Quina Reyes, 24, of 2175 …

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  • Library board debates move

    Following a visit by Independence County Judge Robert Griffin Thursday, the Independence County Library Board voted to approve moving the library to a new facility although when or where has yet to be determined. Approval by the board will allow Griffin permission to pursue possible …

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  • Suspect claims to have swallowed meth

    You might say he was caught red-handed. Trying to hide evidence didn’t work for an Ash Flat man who was busy burying something under his truck after he was stopped by Officer Robert Moser. Moser said he responded to Brown Lane after a caller said …

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  • Rock This House tickets on sale now

    ASH FLAT — Tickets are still available for the Ash Flat Church of Christ’s fifth annual women’s conference, but they are going quick, according to Jan Haney, who helps organize the event. Rock This House will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 26 and 8:30 …

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  • Motorcycle test drive leads to theft charges

    Thomas Michael Patterson has a habit of getting trouble. This time, authorities are charging the 26-year-old Batesville resident as a habitual offender after he allegedly took a motorcycle valued at over $5,000 and then caused damage to it. According to the affidavit for arrest, Deputy …

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  • Batesville man among 7 to be pardoned

    LITTLE ROCK — A Batesville man is among seven people Gov. Mike Beebe announced Thursday he intends to pardon next month. An additional 61 clemency requests were denied and 22 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The …

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  • Free pet adoptions available

    The city of Batesville Animal Control office is having its free Adopt-a-Pet Month for June. Although adoption fees will be waived until the end of the month, the rabies vaccinations and spaying/neutering will still be required. Animal Control is located on lower College (behind the …

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  • Food pantries assist in mobile SNAP enrollment

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to assist seniors and families applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a program that helps recipients afford healthy foods. Over the next eight months, DHS staff will make 28 …

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