• Confederate Railroad to headline Depot Days

    NEWPORT — The 16th annual Depot Days music festival is set to take place on Saturday on historic Front Street in downtown Newport. Admission is free. Grammy-nominated, award-winning band Confederate Railroad will headline. It was in 1992 that Confederate Railroad broke out with the release …

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  • Highway 67 Rock ’n’ Roll Museum to be open

    NEWPORT — In conjunction with Depot Days, the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Business Resource Center announce a “preview” of The Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 Museum. The museum will be open, free of charge, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday to …

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  • Woman hits another while being handcuffed by officer

    The woman who called for assistance found herself jailed along with another after arguing, yelling and punches were exchanged after a police officer arrived. The officer said he made contact with Tomica Young, 32, of Little Rock and Delexious Curtis at 591 E. Boswell St., …

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  • Driver flees police on foot, leaving passenger behind

    One felony and numerous misdemeanors are being cited to a 38-year-old Batesville woman after she fled from authorities. On Thursday, Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was speaking with a complainant on Water Street about his son being aggressive toward him before leaving the area. Rawlins …

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  • BBBS calendar deadline nearing

    Time is running out to register for the “Fishers and Fairies” model sessions for the 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas calendar. The $25 session fee is tax-deductible and will benefit BBBS mentoring programs. Photos will be taken by Capture That Photography and …

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  • Ark. to delay signup for teacher insurance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced Monday that the signup period for teacher health insurance will be delayed a month as he and lawmakers look at ways to prevent premium hikes of up to 50 percent that are to begin in January. …

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  • 2 men killed changing tire on highway

    HARRISON (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two men were struck and killed by a truck while changing their vehicle’s tire on the side of the road near Harrison. State police say the collision happened Sunday night on Arkansas 7 north of Harrison. A preliminary …

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  • Two arrests in Cleburne result in $50,000 bonds

    HEBER SPRINGS — On Thursday, Cleburne County narcotics and criminal investigators were able to obtain search warrants for two pieces of property in the Mud Cat Road area near Heber Springs and hit the jackpot. Sheriff Marty Moss said the first search was at No. …

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  • Joplin man sentenced for helping girl run away

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping a 13-year-old Arkansas girl run away from home. Thirty-four-year-old James A. Morey was sentenced Monday for kidnapping under a plea agreement he entered in July that limited his prison …

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  • Literacy Project seeks volunteers to tutor adult students

    The Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the Batesville Municipal Building, located at 500 E. Main St. in Batesville. To register for the workshop, call (870) 793-5912. The Literacy Project, which serves Fulton, Sharp, …

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  • Bi-fueling station lauded

    CONWAY (AP) — State and local officials held a celebration today of the opening of Arkansas’ first bi-fueling station offering both compressed natural gas and gasoline. Gov. Mike Beebe joined Conway Mayor Tab Townsell and Conway Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Lacy to mark …

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  • Melbourne school hires architect

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board recently agreed to appoint architect Josh Siebert with Modus Studio of Fayetteville to draw up blueprints for the construction of a new Melbourne Elementary building. The board will soon look at contracting with a construction manager and deciding on …

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