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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 26, 2017
PHOTO BY: Hannah Keller Flanery

White River Health System’s internal-medicine residency program will accept its first class of residents in July. From left are Gary Bebow, CEO of WRHS; Jody Smotherman, associate administrator of graduate medical education; Dr. Khaled Khasawneh, program director of the internal-medicine residency program; and Mary Wood Cox, program coordinator.

Hospital to pick residents for new program

Hannah Keller Flanery

A vision that began almost nine years ago is becoming a reality as White River Health System in Batesville prepares to accept its first class of residents into the newly formed Internal Medicine Residency Program. More than 1,000 applicants have applied to the program, which was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in January. “It’s the highest level of accreditation that a program of this nature can receive,” said Jody Smotherman, associate administrator of graduate medical education. “We’ve had applicants from across the country and some ... READ MORE

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Jacksonville man becomes new alderman By SYD HAYMAN

JACKSONVILLE — Though it wasn’t Les Collins’ first time to be sworn in to serve — he was sworn in as an Army officer in 1985 — in January, Collins became the only new Jacksonville alderman this year.

Searcy couple to retire from Harding By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — After more than four decades of teaching, a Searcy couple plan to retire from Harding University at the end of the school year.

Cabot school program promotes reading By SYD HAYMAN

CABOT — At Northside Elementary School in Cabot, students have been as excited about reading as they have been about candy.