• Sleet, drizzle, chill air fail to stop anglers, fish

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Bass Club’s fifth tournament of the year began with a mixture of sleet and freezing drizzle and an air temperature of 35 degrees, but the weather didn’t stop the fish from biting, said club member David Diemer, who presided …

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  • Sharp Co. fair has new rules

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair Board has adopted a new format for beef, dairy, swine, sheep and boat competitions for the 2013 fair. Each species will have only a single show each evening which will include Open and Junior Exhibitors. “This change was …

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  • Midland touts building as a school ‘jewel’

    FLORAL — Crossing the threshold from old to new has been like entering a whole other world as Midland School District Superintendent Dean Stanley can attest. “Moving day” was evidence of that as kindergarten, first- and second-graders walked in single file, all smiles and carrying …

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  • Ex-cop jailed

    A former police officer who allegedly pulled a gun on his father-in-law wanted to be placed in his own handcuffs when officers arrived to arrest him Sunday. Fifty-year-old Robert Samuel Norman faces a felony aggravated assault charge after officers were called to 125 Stacey Drive …

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  • Man claims to be working with CIA, witness protection; gets padded cell

    No CIA, FBI, or DTF arrived to bail their “secret agent” out of jail. Four misdemeanor charges were filed against a Searcy man after Officer Michael Darr stopped him Monday. Darr said when he initiated the stop he saw the man, later identified as 51-year-old …

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  • Alleged thief hooked with drugs

    Giving up the stolen fishing hooks soon turned into a struggle when an officer realized the alleged shoplifter was trying to conceal drugs as well. Michael Jones, a 30-year-old resident of Evening Shade, was allegedly concealing two packages of fish hooks when he left Walmart …

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  • Prisoner back behind bars, this time for drugs

    MELBOURNE — A Horseshoe Bend man was arrested upon his release from prison last week after serving time on other charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Larry Joe Herring, 34, was picked up on an Izard County detainer to answer felony charges of …

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  • 10 Bones wins title

    10 Bones BBQ, a Memphis area professional barbecue team, won the Grand Championship at the third annual Smokin’ on the White barbecue contest at Riverside Park over the weekend, said Bill Couch, spokesman for the sponsoring Independence County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. 10 Bones won …

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  • Cops arrest fleeing Boozers

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the Alicia Police Department and Arkansas State Police officers were kept busy for awhile Sunday chasing a couple of Boozers. The incident ended with the arrest of Christopher Boozer, 37, and Brian Boozer, 34, both of Sedgwick. …

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  • Police search for man in suspected robbery today

    Police were searching for a man suspected of robbing a couple at gunpoint on Batesville Boulevard at about 10 this morning, according to scanner traffic from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The man was described as having a beard, weighing 120 pounds, measuring 5 feet, …

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  • HSB’s Dogwood Days Festival set

    HORSESHOE BEND — The 27th Annual Dogwood Days Festival will be Saturday. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the town of Horseshoe Bend. Danielle Colby from History’s American Pickers will headline the event and will autograph photos. The day will begin with a Kiwanis …

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  • Batesville School Board fires transportation coordinator

    The Batesville School Board in a special-called meeting Monday voted to terminate the employment contract of transportation coordinator Matt Mason, effective immediately. The board went into executive session (closed to the public) at 5:28 p.m. with all members present. The meeting returned to open session …

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