• Bullying’s effects are amplified by its evolution

    As a kid, I was smaller than most of my classmates and was definitely considered bookish. I had a late August birthday, which meant I was also younger than most of the other kids. Not only did these traits set me apart, but they also …

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  • Southern Ark. provided resources during war

    One hundred fifty years ago, Gen. Price and Gen. Marmaduke’s combined forces were near Camden at Ten Springs. While the Union Army was a bit nervous with a Confederate buildup in south Arkansas, Pine Bluff was being reinforced with 3-inch artillery pieces to prevent another …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, November 13 – Saturday, November 16, 2013.

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  • Columbia ends season for Lyon v-ballers

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — The 13th-ranked Columbia Cougars swept the Lyon College Scots in their American Midwest Conference Tournament quarterfinal volleyball match Tuesday night, winning 25-18, 25-19, 25-10. The setback ended the season for eighth-seeded Scots (13-20), while the top-seeded Cougars (26-9) will advance to Thursday’s …

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  • Veterans honored at local ceremonies

    Veterans, family, friends and local officials turned out to honor those who sacrificed for their country at Veterans Day ceremonies held Monday in Batesville and Melbourne. The American Legion Post 114 hosted their annual ceremony at Kennedy Park. As part of the event, two wreaths …

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  • Steer, John 3:16 to pay tribute

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries will host its annual Veterans Day steak dinner, paying tribute to local military veterans, at 5 p.m. Saturday with services to follow at 6. Decorated Vietnam veteran the Rev. John Steer of Mountain Home will again serve as the guest …

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  • House fire under investigation

    A house fire in the 400 block of Dry Run Circle in Batesville early Monday morning is under investigation, according to Kara Baxter with the Ruddell Hill Fire Department. No one was injured in the blaze and the structure was a total loss by the …

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  • Concord officials try to find options

    CONCORD — Only two visitors attended the Concord City Council meeting Monday night during which Mayor Warren Rone and the aldermen considered whether any options are available for dealing with requirements of the Arkansas speed trap law which was violated, said Mayor Buck Rone. Concord …

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  • Fights lead to several arrests

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Office has responded recently to a number of fights leading to several arrests, some of whom were repeat offenders, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Among them: • Steven David Smires, 18, of Sidney was arrested around 10 p.m. Nov. 4 …

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  • Three arrested for drugs

    MELBOURNE — Three more people are facing drug charges in Izard County as the result of the collective effort of the Arkansas State Police, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Izard County Sheriff’s Department. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Mark Allen …

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  • Vandals strike local church again

    Vandals may be responsible for lashing out at a local church twice, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Ray Jones, 71, of Bradford reported Thursday the door kicked in at the Free Spirit of Jesus Christ church at 7630 Batesville …

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  • Main Street Batesville hires Williams as new director

    Being part of a third-generation hardware store in downtown Hope, Joel Williams knows the struggles that a Main Street can have. He also knows the turnaround it can see, which in recent years has included a new restaurant, Christian health clinic and Amtrak relocating to …

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