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First Community Bank has promoted Justin Taylor to events and community relations with the marketing department. In his new role, Taylor will support the financial organization’s marketing and business development initiatives by organizing, executing, and representing First Community Bank at…

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FAYETTEVILLE – With perhaps what seems becoming some annual SEC officiating assistance but mainly on their own prowess, the Auburn Tigers defeated Arkansas, 38-23 in Saturday’s SEC West game spoiling the Razorbacks homecoming before 73,370 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

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The Cushman Community Events Committee would like to thank the following Sponsors and Donors to this year’s annual Miners Day: Faye Alexander, Cushman Assembly of God, Cornerstone Community Church, Cushman United Methodist Church, The Rock Outreach Church, OK Timing Plus, Melba Theater, Ford…

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Batesville Charter School District's 2021 Homecoming Court at Friday night's game.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is reminding Arkansans about the importance of the upcoming Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. The twice yearly event is an opportunity for Arkansans to clean out their medicine cabinets, taking any unused or expired medications to…

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For the past two years, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station researchers have worked in the lab and in the field to learn more about an emerging pathogen identified in 2014 as the prime culprit of soybean taproot decline — Xylaria necrophora. Because of its reproductive stromata that fee…

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The proper use of cover crops can produce several benefits for production systems in Arkansas including improved soil health, increased nitrogen, and additional weed control options, according to research done by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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During her down time from high school, which is not very often, Batesville head volleyball coach Tanya Haigwood hosts a junior volleyball league at the Batesville Community Center.

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White River Health System (WRHS) was recently awarded with an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award during the 27th Annual Awards Celebration. WRHS received the Commitment Award, a level designed for organizations that have progressed to a point of demonstrating serious commitment to the use of …

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First Community Bank has promoted two experienced bankers, Lauren Stott and Kimberly Sours, at the downtown Batesville branch located at 301 E. Main Street in Batesville.

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Blake Perkins, who still resides on the family farm on the Strawberry River, will speak to the Independence County Historical Society on at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Old Independence Regional Museum. The public is invited to attend.

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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Arkansas is accepting applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2022 program year.

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Farmers are not immune from unpredicted emergencies and disasters. As in any workplace, agricultural emergencies and disasters can be either natural or man-made. Natural disasters include tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, floods, severe dust or winter storms, lightning and earthquakes. Man-m…

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The Southside 4-H Club has been serving members of their community, as well as surrounding communities, for the past ten years. In 2011, club members saw classmates going the whole weekend without food, heard about school families who could not provide for their hungry children, and elderly …

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Independence County will be completely debt-free in 2022. The quorum court voted to retire outstanding obligations on election, 911, and county road equipment, as well as, the district judge retirement pension.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., — On Tuesday, Sept. 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs) at the port of Memphis selected for inspection a shipment from The United Arab Emirates enroute to an apartment in Little Rock. The shipment was listed as “LADIES JEWELRY.” Inside the shipment CBPOs f…

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Doctors at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently activated the first lung biopsy robot in Arkansas. The robot allows doctors to discover and biopsy previously undetectable cancerous nodules in the far reaches of the lungs.

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The benefits of growing greens in the late summer are twofold, says Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Not only are greens good for human health, but they can also help ensure the soil health in a garden throughout the fall and winter.

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To help celebrate the 100th year of The Herald student newspaper at Arkansas State University, the School of Media and Journalism invites alumni and friends to create an endowed scholarship in the name of someone who was part of its history for nearly half of that time.

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The Williams Baptist University Theatre program will begin its 2021-22 season with Laura Eason’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” at 7 p.m. Oct. 29-30 at in Startup Chapel on the WBU campus.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning the public about the dangers of cannabis edibles and hemp derivatives in packaging designed to look like well-known snack foods and candy. As Halloween approaches, parents should be aware that these look-alike products are being offered fo…

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Becks Cattle Co., in Batesville, ranked as tenth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Arkansas with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2021, which ended Sept. 30, according to Mark McCully, Association chief executive officer.

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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently hosted the 2021 Law Enforcement Summit at the Benton Event Center. Nearly 300 law enforcement personnel from across the State attended the 19th annual summit and heard from experts on recent issues facing the law enforcement community, inclu…

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness month. On Thursday, the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (the Council), Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) and other community members gathered to commemorate this important month.

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The Cedar Ridge FFA Show Team competed this week at the second annual Arkansas Youth Expo (AYE) in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Over 4,000 animals were in attendance ranging from sheep, goats, hogs and cattle. The Cedar Ridge FFA had students showing in all areas except for goats. Bailey Williams…

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Rebecca Joy Lovett, 40, was booked last week on charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief in the first degree, both class D felonies, and battery in the third degree and leaving the scene of an accident, both class A misdemeanors.

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Sweet potatoes are not very sweet when they are initially harvested, Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Farmers should cure their sweet potato crop for a period of time to enhance the taste and ensure a longer shelf life.

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HUMPHREY— It’s “everything I could imagine and more!” That’s how Katherine Allen described her first months as a student in a unique graduate certificate program in waterfowl habitat and recreational management.