• Board sets annual report

    CUSHMAN — The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its White River Academy campus at Cushman. Agenda items include the district’s annual report to the public, recognitions, a transportation report and bid approval for a fire alarm system at the Sulphur …

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  • Web Drury Adams

    The late Drury Adams: A Batesville icon

    When Drury Adams met you, he never forgot you. Now, the town Adams called home for more than 50 years is remembering a man who never met a stranger but to many epitomized the meaning of community spirit and living by the Golden Rule. Longtime …

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  • Boxcar left on shoulder

    A railroad boxcar that fell off a trailer onto the edge of the highway on a Ramsey Mountain curve Sept. 23 is still there. But after eight hours of hard work Wednesday by wrecker and crane crews, it’s now about 200 yards south of its …

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  • Streetscape changes under way

    The downtown streetscape has drawn a lot of comments from public and officials, but there is some activity there right now. “This week you will start to see some of those (orange poles) disappear,” promised Bob Carius with the Main Street Batesville organization. “The traffic …

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  • Mounted Patrol up, running

    It’s taken 7 1/2 years, but the Independence County Sheriff’s Department now has a Mounted Patrol division. The concept of a local volunteer mounted (horseback) search and rescue team goes back to mid June 2007 when the idea was introduced to the sheriff’s department by …

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  • Inmate attempts sucide

    An inmate with a noose around his neck jumped just as a jailer was walking into his cell and he was taken to the hospital for observation. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence county jail, according to the report. Officer Jason …

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  • Gun show announced

    SEARCY — A gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the White County Fairgrounds, located at 802 Davis Drive in Searcy. A large selection of new and used rifles, shotguns, handguns, …

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  • Woman dies in SC crash

    A Batesville woman is dead and another hospitalized after a Wednesday morning accident in South Carolina. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said his office was notified and asked to contact the families of Debra Gwyn Spohr and Bonnie Sutton. According to a newspaper report, Spohr …

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  • Ribbons of Hope yard sale to benefit cancer patients

    A Ribbons of Hope benefit yard sale will be held in front of Batesville Oncology office, 1710 Harrison St., Batesville from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Ribbons of Hope is a fund managed by White River Health System Foundation that provides travel and medication assistance to …

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  • 2 early voting sites revealed

    Early voting in Independence County will begin Monday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville and at the Southside Food Pantry building at Southside School on Scott Drive. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. …

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  • Cave City school board to discuss conference

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library. Agenda items include discussion of financial and personnel reports and the upcoming Arkansas School Boards Association conference. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Moorefield meets tonight

    MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield Town Council will meet at 6:30 tonight in the Moorefield Town Hall. This will be the regular monthly meeting of the council, which was postponed from last Thursday due to several members being out of town, according to Paul Barrett, recorder/treasurer. …

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