• Working to live? Looming hikes worry teachers

    NEWARK — Lougean Fraser has to wonder what she is working for. It’s not for the money and as a public school employee who could see a steep increase in health insurance next year if lawmakers don’t agree on a plan, it’s certainly not for …

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  • Beebe calls special session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says he’ll call a special session for lawmakers to address health insurance increases set to take effect Jan. 1 for the state’s public school employees. Beebe says the session will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday. State officials have …

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  • $100K bond set for 2nd arrestee

    Ski masks. Check. Gloves. Check. Robbery. Check. Arrest. Check. One by one those believed to be responsible for an early morning armed robbery are being rounded up and taken to the county jail. Austin L. Sieber is one of them. The 32-year-old is being housed …

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  • Driver flees crash

    JESUP — A Cave City woman has died and authorities continue to search for the driver who fled the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 117 at Jesup Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, Daniel Walling, 31, of Cave City was driving the pickup truck …

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  • Pancake day set

    Batesville Kiwanis Club will hold the 43rd annual Chubby Menard Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 615 E. Main St. Tickets are $5 and are available from any Kiwanis member and at …

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  • Alleged abuse, profanity leads to charges

    Claiming to “punish” his 12-year-old nephew for acting out and later causing a scene at White River Medical Center Monday night has a Newark man facing charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Police were called to a residence in Newark around 6 p.m. where they …

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  • Three arrested for public intox

    Officer James Woods was dispatched to Union Hill Road Monday night after a man called 911 saying he had been kicked out of a car. When he arrived he located a man and woman who reportedly said they were in a car with a man …

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  • Sen. Irvin to speak

    State Sen. Missy Thomas Irvin will be the guest speaker for Laity Sunday at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at Central Avenue United Methodist Church, located at 1205 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. Irvin’s sermon will be “Climbing Mountains.” Irvin is serving her second term in the …

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  • Juniors, seniors to get help with college planning

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a college planning conference for all area juniors and seniors from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Independence Hall. A financial aid and scholarship presentation will be held followed by browsing time with college representatives …

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  • Concealed carry course to be Saturday in Izard County

    LaCROSSE — An Arkansas concealed handgun carry course will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Izard County Fairgrounds in LaCrosse. The class will cover the proper use and care of a firearm, in-depth coverage of current Arkansas laws as they pertain to concealed …

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  • BHS alum to headline folk center show

    Cindy Woolf spent most of her years at Batesville High School competing in one sport or another. She was named all-state in cross-country track where she finished 25th at the state meet her sophomore year. She was also named all-conference for basketball her senior year, …

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  • Mystery Night at the Museum to feature Peppersauce Players

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum will host Mystery Night at the Museum on Saturday, according to a news release. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the Visitors Center next door to the museum. At 7, the Peppersauce Players will portray seven characters …

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