• Police investigate misuse of school funds

    It may have begun with a school employee purchasing plane tickets but now a full-blown investigation is under way into the possible misuse of school funds. The discussion at Monday night’s meeting of the Batesville School Board was about a trip to Houston to pick …

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  • Man shot to death

    WIDEMAN — An Izard County man is dead and authorities are still sorting out the details today after they were called to a Wideman residence where the shooting took place. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said his office was called around 9:33 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies …

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  • Woman arrested for pushing 95-year-old

    Allegedly pushing her 95-year-old grandfather down and acting violent toward him resulted in the arrest of Cord woman Tuesday, according to a report filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Robert Moser was dispatched to 320 Kempf Road shortly before 9 p.m. where he …

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  • Cops called twice in one day over fight between couple

    A fight between a pregnant woman and her boyfriend landed him in jail and possible charges pending against her. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll said he was dispatched to Second and South streets in Oil Trough in reference to a domestic in progress. He …

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  • Airman’s program to target fitness

    KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea — Shaving a few seconds off of run time may not seem like much, but can be the difference in graduating Air Force boot camp or not. Airman 1st Class Patrick Shappley, 8th Communications Squadron cable and antennae maintenance …

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  • First-day enrollment up

    Students attending the first day of classes numbered 2,950 at all campuses of the Batesville School District on Monday, about 20 less than the number the district expected would attend. That’s 90 more than what first-day numbers showed last year as according to a 2012 …

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  • More fake money found

    MELBOURNE — More “funny money” is turning up in Izard County, Sheriff Tate Lawrence has announced. The sheriff’s department reported Aug. 5 that a counterfeit $5 bill was passed in Melbourne. This past week, three additional counterfeit bills were presented for deposit at a Melbourne …

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  • White Co. investigating murder

    ROMANCE (AP) — The White County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a slaying in Romance. Deputies were called early today with a report that someone had been shot at a residence. When authorities arrived, the victim’s body was lying in the front yard of the home. …

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  • Body found in ditch

    NEWPORT — An investigation continues this morning after Jackson County authorities discovered the body of a Newport man in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head Tuesday. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Jonesboro police at about 11:15 p.m., advising they …

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  • Lyon named ‘Best Southeastern College’ by Princeton Review

    For the 10th year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Lyon College a “Best Southeastern College,” based on results from its “2014 Best Colleges” survey, according to a news release. Lyon College is one of 138 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast …

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  • Bank employees pony up for school supply drive

    Citizens Bank employees contributed $500 to boost the success of the first-ever “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive of the United Way of Independence County. Employees donate $1 weekly to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays. This is the ninth $500 contribution that employees …

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  • Teachers’ health insurance rate to rise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Most Arkansas public school teachers are looking at a 50 percent increase in what they pay for health insurance but the governor says some of the price hike could be offset. A state board on Tuesday voted to increase monthly premiums …

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