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President Clinton to speak at ASU Feb. 11

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JONESBORO – President Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will speak at Riceland Hall of Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus, Monday, Feb. 11. “An Evening with President Clinton” will be part of the...

Independence County Democrats committee elects new officers

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The Independence County Democrats committee met Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Independence County Library in Batesville. The committee elected new officers for the 2019-2020 political cycle. The new officers, pictured below, are, from left: Shannon Hix, chair; Nisha Viswanathan, vice chair; Bruce Oakley, secretary;...

Sen. Irvin looks toward the 2019 state legislature highlights

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In her report from the Arkansas State Capitol, Sen. Missy Irvin says when the legislature meets on Jan. 14 of the new year, it will take up proposals to lower income taxes and simplify the tax table. One of the main questions is how quickly...

Independence County Republican Party sets day and time to elect officers

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The Independence County Republican Party says it will elect officers in its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Citizens Bank Annex Building, 285 E. College in Batesville, at 6:30 p.m. Offices to be filled include chairman, first vice-chairman, second...

Senator Missy Irvin to chair Senate committee

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State Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View has been elected to the chairmanship of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee. Sen. Irvin’s selection was made during the 35-member Senate’s organizational meeting.  The members also formalized the rules for the 92nd General Assembly of...

Dean of Clinton School of Public Service to talk politics at Lyon College Dec. 6

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Article by Madeline Pyle Lyon College With the results of mid-term elections still fresh, many might wonder the fate of the 2020 elections. Next Thursday, Dec. 6, Dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service James L. “Skip” Rutherford III and Lyon College’s...

LISTEN: Gary B. gives an ELECTION 2018 wrap-up with regional results

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No big surprises came with the 2018 mid-term elections from this neck of the woods. Statewide, "red" is still the prevalent color; Russellville and Pine Bluff will have new casinos; and the Arkansas minimum wage will be getting a boost. Locally, retired firefighters finally...

Area early vote figures show good turnout for a non-presidential election

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Here are the early voting numbers for the counties of Independence, Stone, and Izard through 10:30 a.m. today (Nov. 5): Independence County: 4,873 early votes Stone County: 2,134 early votes Izard County: 1,772 early votes Independence County County Clerk Tracy Mitchell tells White River Now the county's early...

Early voting numbers in area looking strong

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Early voting seems to be “catching on” in Arkansas as the percentage of early votes is increasing with each passing year. As of Friday, Oct. 26, Stone County already had 1,018 eligible voters cast their ballot; Izard County had 733; and Independence County had 2,099...

Smith seeking re-election to Cave City City Council

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Tammy Smith is seeking re-election to the Cave City City Council, Ward 3, Position 2, according to a press release from the campaign. A native of Cave City, Smith has completed a two-year term on the council and prior to being elected to her current...