• Crash throws alleged drunk driver from car; 5 men cited

    A teenager who was thrown from his car after an accident couldn’t avoid police — or a drunk-driving charge. Erin Oakley Davis, 19, of McHue Road, Batesville, was cited for DWI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury. Independence County …

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  • $100 counterfeit bills passed in Batesville

    A Newark man is accused of passing $100 counterfeit bills at several locations in Batesville. Harrison Tovey faces five felony counts of forgery, according to the affidavit for arrest. According to court documents, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Jones was called to Arby’s on Dec. …

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  • Masonic rings, other items stolen

    Some items taken from a home invasion have been returned but not the Masonic jewelry. Officers were called to 897 Rock St. in Batesville recently where they talked with homeowners, Mayfan and Clinton Thomas, who said they arrived home to find their home had been …

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  • Wallet stolen from truck left broken down on side of road

    Deputy Michael Dickinson said he was dispatched to Old Camp Road last week in regards to a vehicle that had been vandalized and the license plate stolen. Dickinson said he talked with Beverly Ball, who said the truck her daughter Joshlyn Hicks drives (a Chevrolet …

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  • Driver charged with DWI while lying in hospital bed

    As he lay in a hospital bed, 62-year-old Greg McDougal of 1185 Batesville Blvd. was charged with DWI. Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, Deputy Phillip Pickett was dispatched to 2445 Camp Tahkodah Road in regards to a rollover accident. While approaching the scene Pickett …

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  • Ex-boyfriend accused of threatening texts

    MELBOURNE — A Hot Springs man was arrested Friday after threatening property and bodily harm to a Calico Rock female, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The complainant stated that she had received threatening text messages from her ex-boyfriend. A few …

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  • Airport to hold groundbreaking

    A groundbreaking ceremony has been set for the new hangar at the Batesville Regional Airport at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Congressman Rick Crawford is scheduled to attend. The new hangar will be one building with six bays measuring 48 feet wide by 41 feet deep. These …

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  • SHS plans mock accident, drill

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will be conducting a mock accident and drill known as “Every 15 Minutes” beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday on Scott Drive. Area emergency personnel will be on scene for the event, which is held to warn students about the dangers …

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  • Midland to discuss snow days

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the administration board room at the high school campus. The district’s master facilities planner Josh Siebert with Modus Studios in Fayetteville will give a presentation while the board will receive information about …

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  • Newark meeting rescheduled

    NEWARK — The regular monthly meeting of the Newark City Council will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city’s municipal building, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. The meeting was postponed from earlier this month. The agenda was incomplete at midmorning today but will include monthly …

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  • Concord eyes calendar

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center where an update on the district’s academic calendar and days missed due to winter weather will be given. Concord missed 17 days due to snow and ice and …

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  • C-Ridge board to open bids

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include the opening of bids for two buses and agri equipment. Personnel and financial reports also will be discussed. Meetings are open to the …

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