• Jerry Neel

    EVENING SHADE — Jerry Wayne Neel, 57, of Evening Shade died Aug. 5, 2013, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1956, in Batesville, he was the son of Alvy Julius Neel and Ollie Leneal Neel. He was united in marriage to Rhonda Kimble on Aug. …

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  • Edward Mahan

    CAVE CITY — Edward Mack Mahan, 61, of Cave City died Aug. 5, 2013, at his home. Born July 19, 1952, at Fort Polk, La., he was the son of Jewell and Walsie McLeod Mahan. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam. …

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  • 2013-14 Performing Arts Series season tickets on sale

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Tickets for the 2013-14 Performing Arts Series at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home go on sale today. Season ticket holders may purchase the full season of four shows for $100. Students 18 and younger may purchase tickets for half price. The …

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  • Southside goes back Aug. 19

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District will begin classes Aug. 19. Lunch will be served. The number of graduates last year was 98 with an 85 percent college attendance rate. The number of students enrolled last year was 1,550. Roger Rich is superintendent. School board members …

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  • Area sees intense lightning

    Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Glen Willis said Thursday night’s storm had some of the most intensive lightning he has ever seen, but other than a few trees down and power outages there was no severe damage reported as of this morning. The National Weather …

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  • Accused arsonist violates order

    Getting his mother to pass a message only got an Independence County inmate one more charge to add to his lengthy list that includes arson. Fifty-one-year-old Douglas Adams of Batesville, who has been incarcerated since June for theft, burglary and setting fire to the probation …

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  • Yahtzee Run to benefit pantry

    CONCORD — A Yahtzee Run to benefit the Concord Food Pantry is set for Aug. 17 with check-in at 1 p.m., said Trudy Bruton, pantry director. “All bikes and cars are welcome,” she said. “Bring the kids and go on a fun Yahtzee Run. Each …

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  • Remington breaks ground on Lonoke expansion

    LONOKE (AP) — Remington Arms Company broke ground Thursday on an expansion to its ammunition plant in Arkansas, adding between 50 and 100 jobs in a project that the company says will help meet a growing demand by gun owners around the country. Officials with …

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  • Fitzhugh ‘farewell’ canceled

    The farewell party for Fitzhugh Park, originally set for 6 p.m. Monday, has been canceled due to a lack of interest, according to Batesville parks director Jeff Owens. For more information email Owens at parksdirector@cityofbatesville.org.

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  • School bus safety urged as students return

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Education Department is starting a program to urge motorists to be careful around school buses. Classes resume this month across the state and the department is starting a campaign on Monday called, “Flashing Red, Kids Ahead.” The three-week campaign …

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  • Crocheting keeps area woman busy

    Freda Edley likes to keep busy, and she’s found a way to put her crocheting talents — along with some spare yarn — to good use: making blankets and afghans for others. Edley was 13 when she learned to crochet. “I’ve done it for 71 …

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  • Quorum court to discuss grants

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. The agenda will include Independence County Economic Development grant requests for Ozark Mountain Poultry Inc. and Meacham’s Packing Company along with a resolution allowing Independence County Judge Robert …

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