• Area elementary students answer: What does Santa do the day after Christmas?

    Editor’s note: First- and second-graders at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary, Mount Pleasant Elementary and Cave City Elementary were recently asked what they think Santa Claus does the day after Christmas. Here are their responses:

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  • Charges filed in April theft of welder, plasma cutter

    Brandon Steven Martin, 28, faces a felony theft charge from an incident earlier this year involving the Batesville School District. On April 1, a report was filed that the Cushman School building was broken into and a Thermo Plymamics Plasma Cutter and a Miller Mig …

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  • Board alters days

    The Batesville School Board in a special meeting Thursday adopted a new academic calendar to reflect days that will be used to make  up those missed due to wintry weather earlier this month. A majority of faculty and staff (306 of 510) voted to change …

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  • Cusser jailed for resisting arrest

    Deputy Kyle Williford arrived to find a woman standing in the middle of the road and talking to herself when he was called to 15th and Neely streets on Thursday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Department, Williford said 30-year-old Amber Jean Bryant of Case …

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  • Southern Bank lauds branch in Batesville

    Southern Bank has named its Batesville location as its Community Bank of the Year for 2013. The announcement was made Saturday at the bank’s annual employee Christmas party. The Batesville branch is located at 1583 St. Louis St. “This award is very prestigious and sought …

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  • Lyon to honor alumnus

    As a member of the Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame and a long-time supporting alumnus of the college’s vision for its students, it seems only fitting that the Scots Field press box be dedicated in honor of James L. “G.G.” Rutherford Jr., class of …

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  • C-Ridge adds days

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board on Tuesday voted to amend this year’s academic calendar to reflect six days that were missed due to recent inclement weather. School will start Jan. 2 instead of Jan. 6 and three days have been added to the …

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  • Christmas Eve candlelight services are announced

    Fellowship Bible Church will present an Advent Celebration, “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” the Angels’ Song feat, traditional folk carols, advent lighting, choir, sermonette and candlelighting service from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 24. For more information visit www.fellowshipbatesville.org or call (870) 613-3213. The church is located in …

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  • Meet Your Local Firefighter

    Bill Johnson Batesville Fire Department 12 years of service   Family members: Wife, Rita; three daughters, Heather, Ashley, Stephanie; and one son, Travis Church affiliation: Baptist Favorite things to do on days off: Buy and resell fire equipment; find items no one else can Why and …

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  • Mitchell joins bank’s insurance team

    Sonia Mitchell has joined Community Insurance Professionals Inc., a subsidiary of First Community Bank in Batesville, according to Anthony Clark, vice president and insurance manager for the agency. Mitchell’s office is located on the second floor of First Community Bank at 1325 Harrison St. in …

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  • Sharp courthouse to be closed

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the Christmas holiday period and on Jan. 1 for New Year’s, said County Judge Larry Brown.

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  • Magness changes trash pickup

    MAGNESS — Next week, the town of Magness will pick up trash Monday instead of the regular day, Tuesday, which is Christmas Eve. The trash will be picked up on New Year’s Eve the following week, however, said Recorder-Treasurer Teresa Goings.

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