• Candlelight vigil scheduled

    Family Violence Prevention Inc. will hold its 24th annual candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville. Twenty-five victims of domestic violence in Arkansas will he honored along with guest …

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  • Ogilvie to address Izard historians

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Izard County Senior Center south of Brockwell on Highway 9 South. The meeting is open to the public. Craig Ogilvie, a member of the society currently living in …

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  • 2014 water carnival date set

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has officially scheduled the 71st annual White River Water Carnival for Sept. 13, 2014. The theme and branding are in the works and will be released at a later date. “The 2013 Water Carnival was highly successful, boasting record …

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  • A new plan for Arkansas’ water

    A new water plan is in the works for Arkansas and a team is traveling the state holding public meetings to give residents an opportunity to ask questions and make comments. In a meeting held in Batesville on Monday, Edward Swaim, Arkansas Natural Resources Management …

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  • Walnut Ridge signs over city-owned helicopter

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Walnut Ridge has signed a bill of sale for its city-owned helicopter, even though the city doesn’t have ownership of a small airplane it received in exchange. Mayor Don House said Tuesday that he signed the bill of sale for the …

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  • Abortion laws to be codified

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas panel has voted to publish two prohibitions on abortion in the state’s code, despite an official’s concern that the two measures may conflict with each other. The Code Revision Commission on Tuesday voted to codify the laws banning abortions …

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  • Man shot to death in street

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police are investigating after a man was found shot to death inside of a car in the middle of a city street. Police responded to a call of shots fired late Tuesday in the area of 15th and Harrison …

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  • Housing official cited in assault

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — The director of the Arkadelphia Housing Authority is charged with the sexual assault of a man in the agency’s office. Police said Tuesday that 56-year-old Frederick Hatley was charged after DNA taken from the alleged victim matched a DNA sample that Hatley …

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  • Teacher coverage discussed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe spent 2½ hours Tuesday afternoon meeting with legislators about the cost of health insurance for public school teachers, which the state will need a special legislative session to address. House and Senate members who were in the meeting …

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  • Junior Pioneers, Colts to battle for district lead

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers enter the second leg of their season Thursday against the Forrest City Colts in a clash of undefeated leaders of the 5A-East District. The 5-0 Junior Colts will be the most formidable team they met, according to Batesville Coach Doug Walls, …

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  • The games – 10/9/13

    Cave City (1-4) at Pocahontas (5-0)  Kickoff • Thursday night 5 The Junior Cavemen registered their own breakthrough last week by defeating the Westside Consolidated Junior Warriors. The move victory snapped a losing streak 14 games long. Next up is the unbeaten Pocahontas Junior Redskins in another 4A-3 District contest. “They really run the …

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  • Book sale begins Thursday

    HARDY — The Semi-annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hardy Gym in Hardy. Shoppers are asked to bring their own sturdy bags. Those donating books for the sale …

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