• Denver Hunter

    NEWARK — Denver Lynn Hunter, 62, of Newark died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home. Born Jan. 6, 1951, in Dyess, he was the son of Albert Driggers and Mildred Garey Driggers Hunter. He was a truck driver for J-Mar Express for 18 years. …

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  • Ed Gunther

    CAVE CITY — Ed Gunther, 89, of Cave City died Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Cave City. Born Sept. 7, 1923, he was the son of Gilbert and Edna Clouse Gunther. He was a sawmill worker and was a member of First Baptist Church of …

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  • Robert Allen

    NEWPORT — Robert T. Allen, 52, of Newport died Thursday, July 18, 2013. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today in Blue Springs Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Chris Lindsey, Chad Lindsey, Tim Evridge, …

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  • Jack Angel

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Jack Lionel Angel, 70, of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in a Mountain Home hospital. Born Feb. 15, 1943, in Beloit, Wis., he was the son of Jack and Mildred Angel. He met Elizabeth “Beth” Krueger at the University of …

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  • Pioneering reporter aged into legend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Covering 10 presidents over five decades, Helen Thomas aged into a legend. She was the only reporter with her name inscribed on a chair in the White House briefing room — her own front row seat to history. Starting as a copy …

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  • Lyon hosts Chinese students

    Thirty-three Chinese junior high school students stood open-mouthed at the sight before them. That sight was Lyon College’s Becknell Gymnasium. For most of the students, this was their first time seeing an indoor basketball court. The Chinese students along with four teachers visited the Lyon …

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  • City council to revisit license fees

    The Batesville City Council is giving a business license registry another go. The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss a proposed ordinance concerning business licenses for all businesses and nonprofits in the city limits. The city’s planning commission forwarded …

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  • Storm doesn’t slow attendance

    A brief thunderstorm at the Independence County Fair sent many running for cover but not home as fair-goers packed the house to see Thursday night’s country music legends Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, who proved they still have what it takes to entertain a …

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  • Police reports filed

    Several reports have been taken by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office this week: • Walmart reported the theft of a $400 hunting crossbow and video showed a white man putting it in his cart. A possible suspect has been developed of a 35-year-old Floral resident. • Deputy …

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  • Outstanding alum named

    Jalisa Milligan of Cave City has been named the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s 2013 Outstanding Alum, according to a news release. Milligan will represent UACCB during the Arkansas Association of Two-Year College (AATYC) annual conference in October. After working at White-Rodgers in …

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  • Swift joins WRMC

    Dr. Shannon Swift has joined the White River Medical Center medical staff, announced Gary L. Bebow, administrator/CEO. Swift will be in private practice at White River Diagnostic Clinic. With a dual specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, Swift has the opportunity to work with patients …

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  • Economic development to meet

    The Independence Economic Development Commission will have its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce located at 409 Vine St. The commission will welcome new voting members Chris Beller and Tony Stephens. All meetings are open to the public.

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