• Nomads host first rock climbing competition

    The Nomads hosted its first ever rock climbing competition at the Jamestown Crag cliffs, outside of Batesville on Saturday. The “King of the Crag” all-day competition brought in an estimated 40 climbers from five different states to test their skills on the sandstone rocks of …

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  • 30 years of service – Vital Link marks milestone

    November 2013 marks an important milestone for Vital Link — 30 years of serving the community as a dependable and high quality emergency medical service. As a result of a young life that was taken too soon, concerned citizens and health care professionals who recognized …

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  • Woman accused of taking children from guardian

    A Pine Bluff woman is wanted on three felony charges for allegedly taking her three children from a court-appointed guardian in Batesville on Nov. 2. According to an affidavit filed in circuit court, Independence County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mike Mundy stated Stacey Lewis interfered with …

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  • A good ‘PLACE’ to be

    In the bedroom the sheets need changing and the clothes need putting away. The bathroom needs cleaning and in the kitchen there are still brownies to make. For students at Batesville High School it’s just another day in Ann Ballard’s transitions lab. Three years ago …

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  • Chamber of Commerce hires Phelps as events coordinator

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Allison Phelps as events coordinator, according to a news release. Phelps will be responsible for organizing events such as the chamber’s annual trap and golf tournaments, membership luncheons and business enhancement workshops. “We are excited to have …

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  • County budget still in progress

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee meeting will meet at 5:30 tonight at the Independence County courthouse. The committee will discuss 2014 budget requests from county departments. All meeting are open to the public.

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  • Flags to be retired

    Local Boy Scouts will conduct a U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, near the main gate. The event is open to the public, and U.S. veterans are encouraged to attend. Anyone may bring old, worn and unusable flags …

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  • Twins to mark 90 years

    Twin sisters Birteen Simpson Kerr and Glindeen Simpson Cowan will celebrate their 90th birthdays with a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Cave City First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The reception will be hosted by their families. All family and friends are …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2013.

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  • Retired teachers to have potluck

    The Independence County Retired Teachers will meet Monday at the George Rider Room of First Community Bank. A Thanksgiving potluck will begin at noon. Following the meal, county librarian Vanessa Adams will speak on services available at the library. The meeting is open to all …

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  • Election panel to test machines

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the basement of the county courthouse to perform logic and accuracy testing on the voting machines for the special Dec. 10 county-wide 1/4 cent sales tax renewal election. All election commission meetings are …

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  • UACCB SGA students visit Windy City

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Student Government members attended an SGA leadership convention in Chicago with sponsors Brian Berry and Jarred Corley Oct. 24- 27. For officers Ben Stone and Mollie Wolfe it was their second convention, but for Sydney Bullard both the …

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