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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

OBITUARY: Sam Fiser, 72, founder of S.F. Fiser & Co., Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch trustee

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Sam Fain Fiser, age 72, of Springdale, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. He was born on Jan. 17, 1948, in Little Rock, Ark., to Charles Fain and Thelma (Dunn) Fiser. He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Debbie Fiser of the...

Security camera in West Batesville captures early morning theft

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A West Batesville resident's security camera revealed the culprit in an early morning theft Sunday. According to a release from the Batesville Police Department, the resident had gotten up around 3 a.m. yesterday and noticed a man standing on the porch of the residence. The...

Ozarka College Foundation receives $100,000 from FNBC for technical center

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Photo (from left to right): Molly Carpenter, FNBC VP of marketing & public relations, Marty Sellars, FNBC president/CEO, Dr. Richard Dawe, Ozarka president, Dr. Josh Wilson, Ozarka VP of Advancement Ash Flat, AR – The Ozarka College Foundation announced a "very substantial" charitable contribution in...

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Batesville School District begins soon

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Kindergarten Pre-Registration for the Batesville School District will begin Feb. 10, 2020, and run through March 13, 2020, to be in the first round of kindergarten placement. Notification of placement will begin March 20 via email, so please provide a valid email and contact...

Convicted Fulton County judge resigns

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Fulton County Judge Jimmy Kendrick resigned at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at a specially called meeting of the Fulton County Quorum Court, according to release from Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hance's office. Judge Kendrick was convicted of theft of property, a Class D Felony, in...

Smithsonian exhibit on Lyon campus examines Japanese American history

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The Lyon College Catholic Campus Ministry and the Office of Diversity is hosting the Smithsonian poster exhibition “Right a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” through Saturday, Feb. 8 in Edwards Commons on the Lyon College. The exhibition examines the complicated history and impact...

Cleveland accepts Drug Task Force Commander position

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Sixteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Eric Hance announced in a media release today that Tommy Cleveland has been appointed as the new Commander of the district’s Drug Task Force. The position was recently vacated by Jack Yancey, who had served in that role since Jan....

Sharp County man charged in antique store theft

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a Sharp County man in relation to a theft at Southern Traditions Antique Store on Batesville Boulevard in Independence County. According to Independence County Circuit Court records, Riley Don Proctor, 21, of Cave City, was seen on store...

More information released regarding yesterday’s standoff in Izard County

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More information has been released regarding yesterday's standoff in Izard County that brought out a strong force of regional and state law enforcement. According to a press release from Izard County Sheriff Jack Yancey's office, county deputies were dispatched to a residence on Whispering Pines...

Campaign against Arkansas recreational pot measures launched

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' surgeon general and church groups have launched a campaign against recreational marijuana proposals that advocates are trying to get on the ballot four years after voters approved medical marijuana. The campaign unveiled Thursday is focused on trying to urge...

Candidate for Arkansas Supreme Court position visits Batesville

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A candidate for position four on the Arkansas Supreme Court visited Batesville yesterday. Judge Morgan "Chip" Welch talked with locals over lunch at The River Waterfront Steak & Grill (formerly Josie's) Thursday afternoon seeking voter support and sharing his aspirations for the Arkansas Supreme Court. Currently,...