• Sterling, Hubbard exchange vows

      Donetta Sterling and Bryan Hubbard were united in marriage on July 26. The bride is the daughter of the late Don Bradford of Jonesboro and the late Charles and Barbara Creasey of Cherry Valley. The groom is the son of Donnie and Linda Hubbard …

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  • Nix, Henley wed

    EVENING SHADE — Mary Ellen Nix and Bryan Wayne Henley were united in marriage on June 29 at Southern Comfort Lodge in Evening Shade. The bride is the daughter of Kathy Nix of Evening Shade and Mike and Sheila Nix of Ash Flat. She is …

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  • Medlock, Hooper announce plans

    Bernis Medlock and Carla Jones, both of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Joan Medlock, to Stephen Tyler Hooper, son of Michael Hooper of Rosie and Angela Hill of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lawanda Medlock of …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    J.R. Lewis, a Sharp County native, made this unique picture of the Rhinehart’s manganese ore washer on Poke Bayou about 1918. The nation’s entry into World War I brought about a short-term “manganese rush.”  The ore was used in the making of steel for the …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Cool off with fresh summer drink ideas There’s a charming spot right off our little downtown square where they make liquid gold.  They call it Almond Punch, but I swear it’s priceless.  Cool and cravable, it’s the go-to for every lunching lady who steps across …

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  • State’s AG says schools can’t arm teachers, staff

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an opinion that likely ends a district’s plan to arm more than 20 …

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  • Hot air balloons to fly over Tunica; public offered rides

    TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — It’s hard to find more hot air in one place than will be in Tunica on Aug. 9-11. And that’s not an insult to Tunica promoters; they planned it that way. Tunica’s second Balloon Bash is set for those dates, starting …

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  • Copper theft suspected in electrocution

    POCOLA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say a man was found dead at an electrical transfer box at a concrete mill in Pocola and that the victim was likely stealing copper when he was killed. Pocola police say a woman called for help regarding a …

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  • Recent rain decreases drought area

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Recent rainfall has reduced the area covered by drought in Arkansas from about 91 percent to 71 percent in just one week. Large drought-free swaths swept across parts of counties bordering Missouri, the northeastern part of the state and areas of …

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  • 1 accused of fraud

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a Little Rock health care provider has been arrested for felony Medicaid fraud. McDaniel says 21-year-old Tequila Fitzgerald turned herself in to Pulaski County authorities Thursday morning after the Attorney General’s Office issued a warrant …

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  • As usual, 4-mile Classic looks like tough call

    We know this about the 35th White River 4-mile Classic: Daniel Kirwa and Aimee Larkin will not defend their titles. Kirwa, the event’s record holder and 2-time defending champion, is vacationing in California this weekend, and Larkin, who won the Grand Prix event in Batesville …

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  • Green golfers, new head coach line up for BHS

    Understandably, Jeremy Cude didn’t have much to say about Batesville High golf prospects. One, the Lady Pioneer and Pioneer squads include just one player with varsity experience. Two, Thursday was their first practice. Three, that practice was their first under the direction of Cude, who …

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