• Melbourne couple opens restaurant

    MELBOURNE — These days Ann and Bran Ballard don’t have much time for dreaming. That’s because the reality of owning their own restaurant means the doughnuts have to be in the oven by 3 a.m. The two, who have been married for 12 years, have …

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  • Husband in jail after shooting

    The death of a Kyler Road woman Tuesday afternoon is being investigated as a domestic homicide, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said a 911 call sent officers to a residence at 701 Kyler Road, between Southside and McHue, where the shooting took …

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  • City breaks ground on new fields

    Revenues at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course increased $6,500 over those in 2011, Parks Director Jeff Owens said. He was among the department heads giving reports at the city council meeting Tuesday night. Owens said the city’s golf course is seeing more use, and that …

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  • Lyon honors departing colleagues, trustees

    The Lyon College community expressed its appreciation Thursday to two retiring faculty members, the departing chaplain, and trustees who are leaving the college’s governing board. They were all honored at an appreciation dinner held in Edwards Commons. Dr. Michael Counts, professor of theatre and director …

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  • Couple violates protection order

    A Batesville couple didn’t always get along before they were married. In fact, David Hargrave had an order of protection against Crystal Mondragon before their nuptials were exchanged. They found out Monday night they jumped the gun on their wedding and were in violation of …

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  • Public argument leads to arrest

    A Quail Valley couple found themselves going to jail on disorderly conduct charges after witnesses notified police they were having a heated argument near Burger King on East Harrison Street Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he responded to the area around 3:50 p.m. and …

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  • Campaign encourages residents to shop locally

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its “Shop Where Your Heart Is” campaign, which encourages members of the community to consider shopping locally, according to a news release. As part of the shop local campaign, a series of “cash mobs” has been organized. …

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  • Sharp event set for Saturday

    ASH FLAT — The Quad Cities Rotary Club is partnering with the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department and other local police forces to host a “drug take-back” event Saturday in Highland, said Molly Carpenter, Ozarka College-Ash Flat’s director of off-campus operations. Quad Cities is a reference …

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  • Alleged burglar nabbed

    HEBER SPRINGS — Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday, deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary in progress at Southside Baptist Church in Heber Springs, leading to a chase before the suspect was caught, said Sheriff Marty Moss. “After …

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  • Izard sheriff’s office installs ‘drug take back’ receptacle

    MELBOURNE — Just in time for National Drug Take Back Day, which is Saturday, the Izard County Sheriff’s Department recently installed a drug take- back drop-off receptacle provided by White River Solid Waste Management. The receptacle is located at the outside of the sheriff’s office …

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  • New day care coming to Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Lil’ Cavemen Preschool and Daycare is set to open June 3 but applications for enrollment are currently being accepted for children ages 2 and up, said teacher/owner Christine Cunningham. The day care hours will be 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and will be …

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  • Ozarka students place in state competition

    MELBOURNE — Students from the Ozarka College Culinary Arts program recently completed the Arkansas SkillsUSA competition in Hot Springs, where they were able to put their culinary knowledge to work and bring home eight out of the nine medals available. The Culinary Arts students who …

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