• Police seize pipe bombs during search of home

    JONESBORO (AP) — A man and a woman in Jonesboro are in custody after officers executing a search warrant found pipe bombs, bomb-making material and weapons at a house. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says authorities called in local agents from the FBI to assist …

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  • Highway meeting set in Searcy

    SEARCY (AP) — Arkansas highway officials are going to a hold a public hearing in Searcy this week to discuss plans to build a connector between Highway 16 and Highway 67. The hearing will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at College Church of Christ. The …

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  • Diane Sutterfield

    Diane Jeanette Sutterfield, 66, of Batesville died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Little Rock. Born Jan. 25, 1947, in Bay, she was the daughter of Arvil and Harriet Horton Sutterfield. She was a homemaker and was a member of Salado Baptist Church. She attended Bay …

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  • David Rowe

    CHARLOTTE — David Michael Rowe, 32, of Charlotte died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Batesville. Born June 3, 1981, at Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of John D. and Debra Perry Rowe. He was a construction worker and was of the Baptist faith. …

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  • Clifton Spurlock

    CENTER — Clifton Spurlock, 74, of Center died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1939, at Sitka, he was the son of Raymond and Una Carver Spurlock. He was a retired cattle farmer and carpenter and a member of Bettis Town …

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  • Jerry Peebles

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Jerry Peebles, 91, of Poughkeepsie died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 19, 1922, at Smithdale, Miss., she was the daughter of Benona and Esther “Gerald” Kellett. She was a teacher for many years. She was a member of …

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  • Erleen Dodd

    CUSHMAN — Erleen Grace Dodd, 86, of Cushman died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Cushman. Born Nov. 24, 1926, in Cushman, she was the daughter of Ira and Mrytle Winkle Martin. She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethesda Church of Christ. Survivors …

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  • Lola Compton

    Lola Mae Compton, 87, of Batesville died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Born Nov. 24, 1925, in Fifty Six, she was the daughter of Chester Vernon and Fannie Mae Leaser Sweat. She graduated from Fifty Six High School. She was a member of McHue Extension Homemakers …

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  • Georgia Blue

    Georgia Ann Blue, 71, of Batesville died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Batesville. Born Jan. 27, 1942, in Everton, she was the daughter of William Samuel Slagle and Clementine Elam Slagle. She was a factory worker and a Christian and enjoyed traveling with her friends …

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  • Douglas Utley

    HARRISBURG — Douglas Utley, 50, of Harrisburg died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. He was the son of Edward Utley and Pauline Flora Hall Utley. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Utley; a son, Aaron Davis of Harrisburg; a daughter, Lindsey Davis of Jonesboro; three brothers, David …

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  • Officers learn latest in drug trafficking

    Finding enough money, time and equipment to fight the war on drugs is a daily struggle for law enforcement. Sixteenth Judicial Drug Task Force Administrator Dale Weaver said he looks at every opportunity to stay current on the drug culture and how those drugs are …

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  • District fair to kick off Saturday for 7 counties

    MELBOURNE — The 2013 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held Sept. 21-28 at the fairgrounds at 1927 LaCrosse Road in Melbourne. The fair is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. The fair’s queen and teen pageants and …

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