• Roger Campbell

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Roger Leon Campbell, 72, of Mount Pleasant died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at a local hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bill Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery …

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  • Lynnord Jackson

    Lynnord Keith Jackson, 66, of Batesville died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in Batesville. Born July 27, 1947, he was the son of Clellan Otto Jackson and Gertrude Lewis Jackson. He was in the U.S. Army, did auto paint and body, and was a meat cutter. …

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  • BHS girls fall to familiar team, numbers in state title game

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Paragould Lady Rams dialed up the same numbers while defeating the Batesville Lady Pioneers for the Class 5A State Tournament championship at Russellville High School on Saturday. In what was both teams’ first opportunity for a volleyball state championship, the Lady Rams …

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  • Jail installs new locks

    There was no escaping it — the locks at the Independence County Jail had to be replaced and it’s expected to come in at a cost of around $200,000 to taxpayers. Approximately 70 locks had to be changed out that included several card readers, said …

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  • OMP to begin production

    ROGERS — Ozark Mountain Poultry will open its newly expanded operations in Batesville on Nov. 11. OMP will employ approximately 250 people from the Batesville area when it begins operations and anticipates employment numbers will rise as production capacity increases. OMP currently produces more than …

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  • Walk raises money, awareness for suicide prevention

    Kaycie Tarpley and her two brothers, Dakota Tarpley and Joseph Huss, each wore two sets of beads Saturday, but whereas most everyone at the Out of the Darkness Walk had on blue, the siblings had on gold, a color few others wore. The gold beads …

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  • Medicare enrollment set

    White River Area Agency on Aging will host a “Medicare Open Enrollment” event from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at White River Medical Center Conference Room B. Enrollment will continue through Dec. 7. “It’s time to compare plans and make sure you have the right …

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  • Drunk driving arrest made in LawCo

    Walnut Ridge — A woman who crashed her car while drunk was caught after trying to leave the scene, Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Dispatch received a call around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday reporting a wreck at the intersection of highways 91 and 230, in which …

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  • No charges in crash that killed Harding student

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say a White County deputy won’t face charges after he struck and killed a Harding University student with his patrol car. Courtney Book died at a Little Rock hospital after the collision last month. Authorities say Book was riding her bicycle …

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  • Lyon College grad honored

    BENTONVILLE — A faculty member with ties to Batesville was among four individuals from NorthWest Arkansas Community College honored during the Oct. 13-15 conference of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges. The event, held in Hot Springs, represented the 25th annual conference for the AATYC …

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  • Southside board elects officers

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board recently reorganized its officers for the 2013-14 year. They are Vonda Crowl, president; Tony May, vice president; and Janice Fuller, secretary. Contracts were approved for Brooke Clark as a bus driver and Kayla Hurley as elementary teacher’s aide. The …

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  • No injuries reported in storms that hit Caraway

    CARAWAY (AP) — No injuries were reported after severe storms struck northeastern Arkansas on Halloween, breaking windows and peeling roofs from buildings. Authorities say damage was reported in the Craighead County towns of Caraway and Monette after the storms hit Thursday night. The Craighead County …

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