• Melbourne, Bad Boys to end agreement

    MELBOURNE — Izard County wants its building back. And, if everything goes as planned, that is going to happen. Those working with the Izard County Economic Development Commission say getting back the old Boeing building that was sold on a rent-to-buy agreement with Bad Boy …

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  • Call about girls trapped in cave proves bogus

    Three girls trapped in a cave ended up being a bogus call, but the caller was adamant he needed to get to the top of the hill to propose to a woman he had not seen in 10 years. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll …

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  • Man throws drugs away; police dog finds anyway

    Causing disturbances at a local motel resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Sulphur Rock man after he fled and allegedly tossed drugs into a nearby trash can. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Zack Rawlins said he was called to the motel and was told by …

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  • Man shot in arm

    Officers are still investigating a shooting Monday night on Jamestown Loop. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, officers arrived to find Joseph Garcia shot in the arm. He was transported to White River Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Roy Cooksey has been …

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  • Drunk driver arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Thursday night traffic stop in the Caney Springs area by Deputy Richard Williams resulted in the arrest of Michael William Worch, 32, of Sage, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Worch was charged with driving while intoxicated after he reportedly crossed the …

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  • Economic commission to consider another Bad Boys grant

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the office of Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. On the agenda is a request for a grant by Bad Boy Mowers …

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  • Firemen watching for violators

    NEWARK — Fire Chief Michael Powell sent word to the Guard this morning that the Newark Fire District is under a burn ban until further notice. All of Independence County is under a ban on burning, but Powell wanted to stress that the Newark district’s …

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  • Chamber to host trap tourney

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Centennial Bank, will host the third annual Chamber Trap Tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex. Registration will begin at 9 and the first pull will be at 10. …

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  • Nguyen promoted to director

    Jamie Nguyen has been promoted to director of Critical Care Services at White River Medical Center, announced Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System. Nguyen’s new responsibilities include planning, directing and controlling operations for the Intensive Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit, Observation, and …

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  • Sturch states candidacy

      James Sturch of Southside has announced his intention to file this week as a candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives’ District 63 seat. Sturch will seek the Republican nomination in the May primary.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily …

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  • Sharp JP seeks re-election

    Todd Price of Grange has announced he is seeking re-election as justice of the peace in District 9 in Sharp County. Price, a Democrat, has served as JP in the district since January 2009.       Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish …

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  • Tosh runs for state rep

      Dwight Tosh of Jonesboro is running for state House of Representatives District 52, a seat currently held by Rep. John Hutchison. District 52 includes parts of Craighead, Independence, Jackson, and Poinsett counties. Tosh is a Republican.           Political announcements The …

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