• Cowboy AD apologizes to Big 12

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder apologized to his fellow athletic directors around the Big 12 Conference on Monday in advance of what’s expected to be a scathing expose of the football program by Sports Illustrated. “I apologize to all the …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Sue Richmond and Mary Cooper Miller will present a program entitled “Medal of Honor & Confederate Roll of Honor.” Richmond …

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  • For the love of children: Local company helping fight child pornography

    The images are hard to look at — innocent children enduring abuse for the sick pleasure of some and the financial gain of others. Those involved with the prosecution of child pornography say the problem in Arkansas is worse than anyone can imagine and without …

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  • ‘Payment’ seized by police

    Richard D. Cobb apparently spent his day working for nothing. The 48-year-old Cord man reportedly told Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Darin Brewer the pill bottle containing meth was given to him as payment for work. Brewer stopped Cobb Thursday night at 9:55 p.m. when he …

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  • HRA debt receding, CEO says

    Health Resources of Arkansas has been dealing with dim and dismal news for some time, but after months of hard work the company is turning a corner and it is a positive one. CEO Tommy Mitchum told the board Thursday he expects the company to …

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  • Librarian to discuss free speech

    Independence County Librarian Vanessa Adams in October will join the senior editor of MAD Magazine for a presentation discussing the importance of free speech. Adams will join Joe Raiola as part of the Arkansas Library Associations Intellectual Freedom Committee during the Arkansas Library Associations conference’s …

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  • Fights lead to arrests; one involved man forcing 12-year-old girl to ground

                MELBOURNE — An Oxford man who went into a convenience store highly drunk Tuesday night and got into a fight with the owner has been arrested, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Matthew Lee Morgan, 48, left the …

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  • School election early voting begins Tuesday

    Early voting begins for the 2014 school election Tuesday at the Independence County Clerk’s office, according to a news release. Early voting will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and next Monday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Election day voting will be Sept. 17 from …

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  • Compassionate Friends to hold picnic, balloon release

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will hold its annual picnic and balloon release at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park in Batesville. This is a change in location for the group’s monthly meeting. The chapter will provide the balloons as well as the …

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  • Accidents claim 2 lives

    Two area men were killed over the weekend in separate car accidents, according to the Arkansas State Police Tiffany Lee Duty, who will turn 26 on Sunday, of Jonesboro was driving a 1996 Pontiac on Highway 67 about 1.2 miles south of Swifton when she …

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  • Ladies’ Lunch to help women looking for new start

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a Ladies’ Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Independence Hall for women considering a career change. The free event is designed to help those women whose children are back in school …

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  • AARP to hold annual picnic

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its annual picnic at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park in pavilion #3. Members and guests are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and a dessert if they want. Drinks will be provided. For more information call AARP …

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