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Monday, September 28, 2020

Hutchinson delivers statewide coronavirus briefing from UACCB

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson held his statewide coronavirus briefing from the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) on Wednesday afternoon. Kicking off the briefing, Hutchinson noted he had met earlier with Independence County Judge Robert Griffin, Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, and...

The Children’s Clinic holds 6th Annual Drawing Contest. 

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The Children’s Clinic recently held its 6th Annual Drawing Contest. Patients, ages 1-18 years of age were invited to enter the contest. Winners of this event included: Eriella Potter, Noellia Pollett, London Watts, Chase Levitt, Lydia Domiguez, Jonathan Townsley, and Paige Kimble. Winners received art supplies...

Two Batesville men arrested after farm equipment damaged, truck burned

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Two Batesville men were arrested Monday after authorities say they set fire to a service truck and damaged a variety of other equipment at an Independence County farm. In his preliminary incident report, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said he received a call Monday from...

State Police: Two children killed along U.S. Hwy. 67 in Jackson County, another child dies in Saline County

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Two apparently unrelated incidents over a five-hour period Tuesday claimed the lives of three children along two U.S. highways in Jackson and Saline counties, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. Both are being investigated by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police...

U.S. News & World Report selects Lyon College as a 2021 “Best College”

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Lyon College has been named a 2021 “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report. Lyon ranked #166 overall in National Liberal Arts Colleges and continued to be a top performer in social mobility, ranking #45. Though Lyon has made the list of top national liberal...

Head-on collision claims lives of two men in rural Fulton County

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Two men were killed in a head-on collision Sunday night in rural Fulton County. According to the Arkansas State Police Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary, a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by William Hobbs, 79, of Ash Flat, was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 62, just east...

Batesville native Skip Rutherford announces retirement as dean of Clinton School of Public Service

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James L. “Skip” Rutherford, the longtime dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, will be retiring from the school next year. Rutherford, a Batesville native, made the announcement in a letter Monday to Dr. Donald W. Bobbitt, the...

Oxford man charged after shooting incident 

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An Oxford man has been charged with two felonies in Izard County Circuit Court after a weekend shooting incident. According to a release from Sheriff Jack Yancey’s office, deputies were dispatched to Whispering Pines Road in Oxford in reference to a shooting call around 7:45...

Court info: Man arrested after dragging Batesville Police officer along with vehicle

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As Batesville Police officers arrived to report for duty, Sept. 9, they noticed a man standing at the department’s wash bay, an area with “No Trespassing” and “Employees Only” signs posted. According to information filed Friday morning in Independence County Circuit Court, the man, identified...

Circuit Judge denies county’s request for partial summary judgment in lawsuit against Batesville

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Independence County and County Judge Robert Griffin (pictured above, right) have been denied a motion for partial summary judgment in the county's lawsuit against the City of Batesville and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh (left) that was filed earlier this year. Independence Count Circuit Judge Holly...

Cedar Ridge Schools looking to return to classrooms on Sept. 21

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The Cedar Ridge School District is looking to have students back in their classrooms on Monday, Sept. 21. Cedar Ridge Superintendent Dr. Sherry McMasters (pictured) said the high school will now have an additional week of virtual learning in addition to the elementary school. "We will...