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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Weekend of family fun planned during Springfest in Heber Springs

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Swing into spring at the 32nd annual Springfest in Heber Springs on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. This free festival is packed with great family fun starting at noon on Friday and continuing all day Saturday. Springfest will have attractions, activities, and...

Annual UACCB Career Fair highlights employment opportunities

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The Career Fair was held yesterday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). Businesses and organizations from across the region participated in the annual event where attendees learned about employment and career opportunities. Melanie Martin, office coordinator with White River Area Agency...

County judges request ArDOT install gates to block Elgin roadway during floods

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During Monday night's Independence County Quorum Court meeting, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin informed JPs that Jackson and Independence Counties have sent letters to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) requesting it to install gates that would block the entire roadway near Elgin (pictured)...

Mountain View School Board names Howard superintendent upon Ross retirement

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At the end of this school year, Mountain View Public School System Superintendent, Rowdy Ross is retiring. He informed the board earlier this year, and at their last meeting, the school board announced a new man will take over as superintendent upon Ross’s retirement:...

Stone County votes down sales taxes to construct and operate new jail

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A definite "No" was the answer last night when the votes were counted in the special election for two sales taxes to construct and operate a new jail in Stone County. The final margin was 64 percent against the taxes, almost two-to-one. The tax failed in...

Independence County Treasurer reports increase in sales tax collections

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In the March 11 meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court, Treasurer Bob Treadway reported there was a 10.51 percent increase in the one-cent countywide sales tax collections for the month of February. The numbers are actually from sales in December. The figures were sent...

Prosecuting Attorney charges two in Independence County Circuit Court cases

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Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hance has brought charges against two men in Independence County Circuit Court. Jonathan Michael Miller, 33, is facing five drug-related charges which include possession of a Schedule III drug, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia to introduce an illegal drug...

‘Top o’ the Morning’ Breakfast & 5K scheduled for Saturday

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The fifth annual Top o' the Morning Breakfast and St. Pat's 5K is coming up this Saturday at LaCroix Precision Optics in Batesville. All proceeds from the event benefit Montessori Christian Academy in Batesville. The choice of pancakes or biscuits and gravy is on the...

‘Red Hot Ladies Luncheon’ to welcome Miss Arkansas Claudia Raffo

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Miss Arkansas Claudia Raffo (pictured) will headline the 2019 Red Hot Ladies Luncheon, to be held Friday, April 5, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The annual luncheon provides a fashionable social outing but, more importantly, the event also...

Lyon College announces $1 million gift

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Lyon College has announced that it has received a $1 million gift from the John W. Edwards trust, which was made public this month. According to Vice President for Advancement David Hutchison, the Edwards name is one that is well-known throughout the history of both...

Lyon hosts annual Academic Day

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Lyon College held the annual math and science competition, Academic Day, Saturday, March 2. The top three winners in each math test will now advance to the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest on April 27. One hundred twenty-nine students from 11...