• Bluesday Tuesday to feature John T. Parks

    NEWPORT — KASU Radio Station will present John T. Parks and Friends for the next Bluesday Tuesday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Country Club, located at 703 Walker Drive in Newport. The group will play a mixture of original songs and covers of …

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  • Twin, 90, recalls WWII service

    NEWARK — “The bullet went in under my right ear and came out under my left ear — right through the middle of my neck. … They carried me down the mountain with four armed guards. … They couldn’t get an army ambulance or trucks …

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  • Judge: Bond remains at $240,000

    MELBOURNE — Church deacons were unable to sway the judge when they described their former pastor who is jailed on 24 counts of child porn as a pillar of the community, so his bond remains at $240,000. Attorney Larry Kissee is representing 52-year-old Robert Norton …

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  • Teacher jailed for shoplifting

    A second-grade teacher may need a refresher course in adding after she paid for only a couple of items and tried to leave the store with more than $650 in unpaid ones. The nine-page police report details the items taken by 47-year-old Ellen Harmon, who …

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  • Search nets drugs inside woman

    A woman that probation and parole authorities wanted drug-tested and searched was found to have 2 grams of meth inside her body. Officer Colby Markum said he was called to Kennedy Park in Batesville to meet with an officer who asked him to transport 44-year-old …

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  • ICEDC considers grant for parking lots

    Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home is hoping to refurbish and expand its parking after adding 25 new jobs following its move to 2800 Neeley St. last year. On Tuesday officials came before the Independence County Economic Development Commission looking for help. Five representatives from Wood-Lawn Heights …

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  • Officers serving warrant, arrest 2

    Officers trying to serve an active U.S. Marshal warrant ended up getting two for one when a female attempted to help with the escape. Independence County deputies Jonathan Brown and Tommy Harper went to a residence to speak with a woman about the location of …

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  • Cop arrests woman for DWI, fleeing

    An officer trying to find a woman who might be in need of medical assistance ended up arresting her. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Moody said he was called to Loop Road at Locust Grove Monday afternoon for a disturbance and was told by dispatch …

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  • Domestic dispute results in arrest

    Officers in Independence County were summoned to the Old River Package store at Elgin to meet with Jackson County officials over a domestic incident. There, they found Ginger Ann King, 41, of Newport and William Jason Garrison, 38, of Batesville detained by Jackson County officials. …

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  • Veteran waits 25 years for medical records

    Recent months have revealed many scandals within the Veterans Administration but it probably came as no surprise to Anthony Blair, an Army veteran, who said it took 25 years to get his medical records from the military. When they finally did arrive, Blair said they …

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  • Chaney Drive now open

    Chaney Drive in Batesville is now open following repairs made to the road damaged by recent storms and flooding, city officials announced today.

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  • School board filings continue

    Filings for area school board elections continue today, according to information from county clerk offices in Independence, Izard and Sharp counties. They are as follows: Independence County Cedar Ridge — Zone 6, David McIntosh Midland — Position 4, Joseph Cox   Sharp County Cave City …

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