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County gets $150K grant for elevator

Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse. Gov. Mike Beebe announced last week that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,043,454 in grants for projects in 33 Arkansas counties — including Independence — through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, …

In Other News

Veterans, country music concerts close fair – Jesse Keith Whitley, Georgette Jones perform with Lorrie Morgan

Cool weather, country music and a veterans tribute helped bring in thousands to the 94th annual Independence County Fair Friday …

Man accused of hitting girlfriend

A local man was accused of hitting his girlfriend last week, according to a report filed with the Independence County …

Pregnant woman killed

FORT SMITH (AP) — Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to …

160-mile-long yard sale slated along U.S. 64

FORT SMITH (AP) — A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month. …

Cave City Council planning new street

CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cave City Community Center to …

Tax delinquent land sale set for Independence County

A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Independence County will be held at the Independence County …

Municipal filings to start Friday

The filing period for 2014 municipal offices will open at 8 a.m. Friday and run through noon Aug. 15, according …

39-year old cyclist dies following race in Eureka Springs

EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who …

Sports

Louisiana crew targets 4th WR canoe race title in row

Bogalusa’s Crew 313 arrived in Arkansas this weekend with a contingent of their supporters to check out the sites and …

Two Torpedoes go unbeaten in meet at Mountain Home

MOUNTAIN HOME — Trey Moody and Joseph Wells went unbeaten Saturday, as each Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedo won …

Free Traveler tickets available

One thousand free general admission tickets to Sunday’s “Batesville Community Night” at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock are available …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, July 24 – Friday, July 25, 2014.

McIlroy eyes green jacket after Open win

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship. …

Ruffalo brings energy to NASCAR crowd

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed …

Cardinals blow sweep, lose 4-3 to Dodgers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals missed a chance at a 3-game sweep over the Los Angeles Dodgers. …

Sports Briefs

Golf STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Mark Rypien beat out Jeremy Roenick and Annika Sorenstam to win the weather-delayed American Century …