• PP council has light agenda

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council’s monthly meeting will begin at 7 tonight in the city hall, said Mayor Rick Siler. Monthly reports and a review of bills are the only items on the agenda.

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  • Ribbon cutting scheduled

    A ribbon cutting will be held for The Batesville Landing, LLC at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4323 Harrison St. near Moorefield. The luxury apartment complex is now open and when completed will have 104 luxury apartments that will include a swimming pool, tanning area and …

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  • White River QDMA Branch meeting set

    The White River Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will meet at 7 p.m. July 16 at Mikey’s Meats, 20899 Highway 5 north of Mountain View. The QDMA branch will fund local projects and programs in Stone County with the money raised from the …

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  • Fireworks moved for Corps

    Many people who attended the “Celebrate America” fireworks show on the White River Thursday night have wondered why the fireworks were detonated from further down the river instead of the sandbar just below the dam, which is the usual location. Chuck Jones with Citizens Bank, …

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  • Fair deadlines are Tuesday

    The deadline for entry into Miss Independence County, Miss Teen Independence County, youth beauty pageant and youth talent contest is at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Applications may be picked up at the fairgrounds or downloaded from www.icfair.com.

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  • Former Sharp Co. judge remembered

    EVENING SHADE — Tears were shed among the laughter when highlights of former Judge Frank Arnold’s life were remembered Wednesday when friends and family came together to say farewell. Among those attending were many of whom Arnold had worked for during his 20 years as …

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  • Plea rustled up in cattle theft case

    ASH FLAT — Five members of the Mike Nix family sat in the courtroom and listened as the man they once considered a family friend confessed to bilking them out of millions of dollars. Four days had been set aside to try Ron Shepard beginning …

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  • Boil water notice issued

    On Tuesday, the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority issued a precautionary boil water notice for the following areas in northern Independence County: Sandtown Road from New Coon Creek Lane west to North Central Street/Highway 69 then north to last customer on North Central Street/Highway 69 at …

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  • Lyon opts out of concealed carry law

    Lyon College has joined a growing list of colleges and universities across the state that are opting out of a concealed carry law. The Lyon College Board of Trustees voted June 24 to opt out of ACT 226, legislation that allows faculty and staff with …

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  • Missing woman found

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to announce that Kimberly James has been located with the public’s assistance, Sheriff Steve Jeffery announced Wednesday. “Ms. James is healthy and uninjured. The department would like to say thank you as after receiving numerous tips we were …

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  • Broken windshield results in affidavit

    A man who got into an argument with his wife at another person’s house two months ago has still not paid for a windshield he broke out during the fight, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Mary Henry of Batesville …

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  • UACCB welcomes new vice chancellor for academics

    A new vice chancellor for academics has been hired to lead the University of Arkansas at Community College of Batesville’s academic division, Chancellor Deborah Frazier has announced. Dr. Brian Shonk joined the UACCB leadership team in June. A native of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Shonk …

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