• Fair adds Child ID booth

    A new Child Identification Booth will be set up at the Independence County Fair, according to a news release. The booth will be located near the front entrance of the fairgrounds where parents can register their child(ren). A sticker will be placed on the child …

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  • Sharp JPs also nix Blueway tag

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court met at 6 p.m. Friday to consider, along with regular monthly business, a resolution opposing the Blueway designation of the White River system. A decision rescinding the Blueway designation for the river system had already been made …

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  • 2 arrested after infant left alone in vehicle

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two people are charged with endangering the welfare of a minor for leaving an infant alone in a car on a hot evening in North Little Rock. Police said Monday that 26-year-old Terrill Woodard and 29-year-old Latisha Franklin were arrested …

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  • Sentence commutation denied

    LITTLE ROCK — One of two murderers sentenced to 45 years in prison has been turned down for a sentence commutation by the Arkansas Parole Board, according to a news release. Jorge Pablo Gonzalez’s request was denied by the board when it met Monday; the …

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  • Pedestrian, hit by car, dies

    OZARK ACRES — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle about 11:38 p.m. Monday in Ozark Acres, according to a preliminary report from Arkansas State Police Troop B headquarters. The victim was David Dwayne Halfacre, 43, of Williford, said the investigating officer, state …

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  • Greers Ferry boater dies

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a woman died from injuries sustained in a boating accident on Greers Ferry Lake. The 28-year-old woman died after she was hit by the propeller of a pontoon boat while swimming in the lake on Sunday. The woman got …

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  • Chamber announces ‘Prettiest Places’ contest

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for photo submissions of the prettiest places throughout the Batesville area. The Batesville area includes a large region, which spans from Newport to Mountain View and Ash Flat to Bald Knob. Photo submissions are limited to scenic …

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  • Local All-Stars defend state title

    EUREKA SPRINGS — Batesville’s 12-year-old All-Stars made it two state baseball championships in a row. After winning one regular-season tournament and the District 3 crown two weeks ago, they collected their second straight Cal Ripken State Tournament title Monday afternoon with a 10-1 victory over …

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  • FCA Power Camp set to begin Monday

    The annual Batesville Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Camp is scheduled for next week at Eagle Mountain Magnet School, according to a news release from Susan Parker. The morning camp (9 a.m.-noon) begins Monday and ends Thursday and is for girls and boys ages 8-12. …

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  • Red Wolf, Razorback defenders named to Bednarik watch list

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State defensive tackle Ryan Carrethers and Arkansas defensive end Chris Smith have been named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which honors the country’s top defensive player. Carrethers finished the 2012 season for the Red Wolves with a career-best …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 14, 2013.

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  • Sharp County Fair pageant deadline nears

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair pageant deadline is Friday. The Miss Sharp County and Junior Queen Sharp County pageants will be July 23. The competition will be privately judged during the afternoon. At this time the contestants will be interviewed by the judges …

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