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5 arrested for battery

Council sets budget, solid waste fines

Southside Junior All Region Choir

All American Cheerleaders

Wheels put into motion for jail


Dwight Simmons

Dwight Allen Simmons, 65, of Smithville died Sunday, Dec. 9,. . .

Larry Ivy

Larry Joe Ivy, 70, of Batesville died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. He. . .

David Hutson

David Lee Hutson, 69 of Batesville passed away Friday, December. . .

Harry Casson Jr.

Harry Gaffney Casson Jr., 95, known most of his life as H.G., of. . .

Laverl Massey

Laverl (Pete) A. Massey, age 95, of Mountain View, Arkansas,. . .

Wheels put into motion for jail


Photo by Joseph Price

Sheriff Mark Counts looks over an architectural rendering of the new Sharp County Jail at a kickoff meeting to get the project officially underway on Monday. The planned 100-bed facility will have more than twice the space for inmates than the current jail, which is meant to house less than 40 but averages more than 50 inmates a night. On his right is jail committee member Kevin Dienst.

ASH FLAT -- Sharp County took a step closer to its new jail with a "kickoff meeting" on Monday where elected representatives and those responsible for building the jail discussed what will be done moving forward.
The meeting

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Lady Pioneers outduel Lady Rebels, 83-70


Scott McDonald

Batesville's Reese Gardner goes in for a layup against Highland on Tuesday.

By Scott McDonald Guard Sports Editor
HIGHLAND -- The Batesville Lady Pioneers past the 80-point plateau for the fourth time this season on Tuesday and pretty much needed all of those to hold off the stubborn Highland Lady. . . more »

Village helps Greyhound back on his feet


Photo submitted

Tyler Johnson (center) with brother Cayden Johnson (from left); Alison Tubbs, licensed practical nurse at the Newport Diagnostic Clinic; Dr. Nicole Lawson at the Newport Diagnostic Clinic; and mother, Michelle Johnson.

Facebook's anarchy may be its downfall

I use it, but I hate it.
That's how I feel about Facebook.
Unlike most things you hate, it's actually pretty difficult to just ditch Facebook.
Why?
Because it (and to a lesser or equal extent, Twitter) has become integral to how we stay in touch. . .


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