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FAYETTEVILLE — An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas has been awarded $1.5 million to develop a new traffic-sensing technology to track cargo as it moves through roadways and ports. The project will help business leaders and government agencies better plan fo…

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Doreen Kamoga, M.D., was recently welcomed as an internal medicine provider at the White River Medical Center Internal Medicine Clinic located inside the Diagnostic Clinic at WRMC. Dr. Kamoga will work alongside Dr. Jyothi Prabha. She is currently scheduling patients and will start working i…

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In the wake of cities across the country calling to defund their police force, citizens of Independence County came together with a desire to show their support for their men and women in blue.

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GUION — After more than 37 years of devoted service, Raymond “Bud” Edington has retired from Silica Transport Inc. in Guion at the age of 82. He was recently honored with recognition of his years of dedication and commitment to Silica Transport and the Knight Family.

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WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist University has announced that Dr. Christopher Hair will join the WBU English faculty this fall. Hair, who has more than 20 years experience in higher education, will serve as professor of English, chairman of the English Department, and chairman of the Divisio…

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The state of Arkansas has fallen head over heels, not only for Cave City’s watermelons, but for one of their favorite sons, Canaan Sandy.

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Lyon College has joined the Arkansas Research Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), providing access to national research networks and allowing the College to collaborate with other higher education institutions.

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More than 28,000 Arkansas residents work in the forest products industry, cutting trees, producing paper and pulp, manufacturing furniture and shipping wood products across the world.

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Monday evening’s meeting of the Southside City Council is expected to be a somber event as it is the first without City Recorder Vera Byrd who recently passed away.

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The Independence County Quorum Court will consider a resolution during their meeting Monday evening which, if approved, will allow the county judge to enter into a contract for bridge construction.

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After two special meetings, one on Friday night that lasted nearly an hour and a half, most of it spent in executive session, the Batesville School District Board of Directors made a slew of personnel moves on Sunday including accepting the resignation of Assistant Superintendent Drew Sandag…

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Most of us can sense the winds of change blowing across our nation. Long-held norms that we have accepted without thought or question are now under scrutiny. Gardening too is changing. Our next generation of gardeners will embrace practices that foster sustainability and wholistic approaches…

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LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning Americans to watch out for unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to be shipped from China. According to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, the identities of the seeds are unknown and may be an invasive plant species. Arkans…

FAYETTEVILLE — The COVID-19 pandemic led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma among American adults during the early months of its spread, according to three new studies published by University of Arkansas sociologists.

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Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, state epidemiologist, urged Arkansans to get the flu vaccine this year during the state’s regular COVID-19 briefing Thursday.

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LITTLE ROCK — Fifteen-year-old Janna Morse of West Fork (Washington County) and 12-year-old Emma Keller of Little Rock (participating through Paron 4-H in Saline County) won first place in their respective categories in the 2020 Arkansas Farm Bureau Dairy Foods Contest July 27, after submitt…

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Dustyn Bork, local artist and professor of art at Lyon College, designed and painted a large-scale colorful mural promoting peace and social justice to help the community of Batesville to come together. The mural is located at the Water Street entrance of the Independence County Library.

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MELBOURNE — According to a release issued on Wednesday, Ozarka College has moved the start date for the Fall 2020 semester to August 24.

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Batesville Assistant Superintendent Drew Sandage has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation that was initiated Wednesday morning.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will accept applications for its private land dove hunting program now through Aug. 15 for five private fields throughout the state. The following locations and dates are available for the 2020 hunt drawing:

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Three days after a reported shooting at Hawg’s Exxon, Batesville Police issued a press release regarding the incident, and a Mount Pleasant teen is wanted in connection with the Saturday night shooting.

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Independence County has recorded its first death related to COVID-19. County Judge Robert Griffin posted the sad news on his Facebook account on Monday night.

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LITTLE ROCK — The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and UAMS Northwest Regional Campus have been authorized by the Arkansas Department of Health to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing for public and private colleges and universities in Arkansas.

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LITTLE ROCK — Experts predict we are in for a busy hurricane and wildfire season this summer, and the American Red Cross is preparing now. In anticipation of responding to the communities that will be impacted, the American Red Cross of Missouri-Arkansas is recruiting members of the public t…

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LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning Americans to watch out for unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to be shipped from China. According to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, the identities of the seeds are unknown and may be an invasive plant species. Arkans…

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LITTLE ROCK — As temperatures rise and summer moves into full swing, wildlife on the water is also returning to its seasonal proclivities – for better and for worse. As of July, the first harmful algal blooms of 2020 have been reported in Arkansas.