• UA announces graduates

    FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas recently released its spring graduates list. Area students and their degrees include: Batesville — Dennis Davidson, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Dalan Davis, bachelor of science education; Wendy Dozier, BSE; Gregory Rawlings, BSE; Nicholas Reynolds, bachelor of science …

    Read More

  • Daigrepont accepts scholarship

    William Daigrepont has been awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Daigrepont of Smithville graduated from Hillcrest High School. He is the son of Laurie Kyle and Shelby Kyle and plans on pursuing …

    Read More

  • Virginia Johnson, renowned sex researcher, dies at age 88

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading them to participate in groundbreaking investigations that changed the way human sexuality was perceived. Johnson, half of the …

    Read More

  • Mary Hetfield

    CAVE CITY — Mary Hetfield, 73, of Cave City died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1939, at Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of Bertist Alvin and Bertha Mert Smith Bufford. She was a retired beautician. Survivors include her …

    Read More

  • Steven Reeves

    NEWARK — Steven O’Neil Reeves, 61, of Newark died Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Born March 26, 1952, in Batesville, he was the son of Leslie Coleen and Alverda Jean Helm Reeves. He enjoyed the time he spent in Alaska. He was of the Pentecostal faith. …

    Read More

  • Deltha Sample

    EVENING SHADE — Deltha Fleta Carpenter Sample, 93, of Evening Shade died Thursday, July 25, 2013. Born June 26, 1920, she was the daughter of Arthur and Clara Carpenter. She was a retired social worker of 30 years for North Arkansas Development Council of Sharp …

    Read More

  • Freda Jackson

    Freda Ruth Smith Jackson, 83, of Batesville died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her home. Born Nov. 20, 1929, in Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of Cecil V. and Ruthe Stuart Smith. She received a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas College (now Lyon) and a …

    Read More

  • Marion Steele Burge – Paid Obituary

    Marion Steele Burge, 84, of Neosho, Missouri, formerly of Batesville, Arkansas, died on July 24, 2013, at Joplin, Missouri, following an illness. Mr. Burge was born January 11, 1929, in Tuckerman, Arkansas, the son of Guy and Faye Mae (Steele) Burge. He served in the …

    Read More

  • Pest hopes to see state park in city

    If the Mary Woods No. 2 fulfills dreams of bringing in more tourists, and the riverfront commercially developed, then a group of business leaders hope it could lead to Batesville getting its own state park. Recently, at the monthly informal meeting of elected officials, business …

    Read More

  • Man pays for bin but not items inside

    Doing some one-stop shopping didn’t work too well for a Bradford man Tuesday. Jason W. Roberson, 38, did pay the Walmart cashier for the storage bin, but he allegedly neglected to pay for the numerous items he had placed inside. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins …

    Read More

  • Council discusses ordinance

    The Batesville City Council reviewed but did not act on a proposed ordinance Tuesday that would require all businesses and nonprofits within city limits to have licenses and be registered with the city. Councilman Tommy Bryant and City Engineer Damon Johnson expressed concerns regarding some …

    Read More

  • C-Ridge approves second reserve officer

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District could soon have another reserve officer on its campus. The Cedar Ridge School Board this month agreed to pay agri teacher Tim Cunningham a stipend of $3,000 for being a reserve officer for the school pending completion of …

    Read More