• Web Pryors Bells

    Former Sen. Pryor, family visit Batesville

    While serving as a congressman, governor and senator, David Pryor kept a sign on his desk that read “Arkansas comes first.” On Thursday, David, wife Barbara and grandson Adams Pryor came to Batesville as part of a statewide tour to show that even now, Arkansas …

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  • Teen offers cop sex for her release

    Not wanting to go to jail on shoplifting charges Thursday evening, a 17-year-old girl reportedly offered sex to a police officer to gain her freedom. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said in a report that he was transporting the girl to the local juvenile …

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  • Road crawler taken to jail

    Spotted while running and crawling along a state highway before hiding in the woods Thursday morning, a Texas woman was later arrested for public intoxication. According to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, a state highway worker called police saying he was …

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  • Police track stolen phone

    When Zachary Robertson’s $400 iPhone 5 was stolen Wednesday morning, the phone’s technology aided police in its recovery. Robertson’s phone was stolen while he was at the Desha Flash Market Wednesday morning when an unidentified woman picked it up and walked away with it. According …

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  • Road Show returns to Batesville

    The Great American Road Show is being held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn board room, located at 1325 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville. The show will buy all old items, …

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  • Child rapist gets 20 years

    MOUTNAIN HOME (AP) — A Baxter County judge has sentenced a 63-year-old Cotter man to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl. William Bardin was sentenced Thursday after he pleaded guilty in June to repeatedly raping a girl under the age of …

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  • Teen arrested in murder

    STUTTGART (AP) — A 17-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in eastern Arkansas. Police were called to an address around 5 p.m. Tuesday and found Ray Daniel Ruffin shot once in the chest. He was taken by ambulance to …

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  • Church offers special-needs VBS class

    A local church is holding vacation Bible school next week and for the first time is offering a class for children with special needs. VBS starts Sunday and will run through Thursday at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 E. Main St. in downtown …

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  • Cord-Charlotte all-school reunion is Saturday

    CHARLOTTE — The Cord-Charlotte all-school reunion will be Saturday in the cafeteria on the Charlotte school campus starting at 10 a.m. and a program at 11. Hawg’s barbecue will be catered for lunch at $10 a plate at 11:30 in order to raise money for …

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  • Students MASH it up

    Hot dogs are the worst piece of food for children to choke on. If a person can make sounds, they’re not necessarily “choking” and while careers in health care will always be needed, they’re not to be taken lightly. With more than 20 years experience …

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  • Board OKs server upgrades

    In case of emergency the Batesville School District wants to be prepared and that includes safeguarding its data infrastructure. On Monday night the school board approved the purchase of a natural gas server generator and panel upgrade at a cost totaling $11,217 with warranty. The …

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  • Chamber attends conference

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce staff attended the Arkansas State Chamber summer conference recently in Heber Springs, according to a news release. Among the conference workshop topics were economic development, member retention, chambers as liaisons during natural disaster recovery and festivals. Gubernatorial candidates Mike …

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