• Izard man arrested for drugs

    HIGHLAND — A Franklin man was arrested after drugs were reportedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Sharp County on Sunday. Sharp County officer Trint Milligan assisted Highland officer Brian Buchanan after Milligan’s K-9 dog, Acha, discovered a syringe and plastic baggie …

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  • UACCB board to discuss employment search

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. today in Independence Hall, room 140 west. Agenda items include recognition of new employees, personnel reports, a fall enrollment update and an update concerning the search …

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  • Shrimp boil planned

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School senior class parents will hold a shrimp boil on Friday to raise money for the 2013 Project Graduation, an event held to provide seniors a fun and safe environment to celebrate graduation night. Half-pounds of boiled shrimp along with potatoes …

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  • County accepting grant apps County accepting grant apps

    The Independence County Quorum Court Recreation Committee is now accepting applications for recreation and community activities grants for the upcoming 2013 year, according to a news release. Those that wish to apply must meet a recreation need/activity. The funding of the grants comes from a …

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  • Driver surrenders drug pipe

    Coming upon a truck parked in a ditch near Pleasant Plains Tuesday night, Independence County Deputy James Woods said he stopped to check it out and found it occupied by 29-year-old Timothy Clint Davidson of Floral. “I shined my spotlight on the truck and saw …

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  • Cyclist flees from marshal

    CONCORD — After a high-speed chase, Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson arrested motorcyclist Christopher Adcox of Weeki Wachee, Fla. on Wednesday. Adcox was charged with speeding, fleeing, reckless driving, no insurance, expired license plates and violation of a parole warrant out of Florida. Hopson said the …

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  • Praisefest returns to Newark

    NEWARK — Praisefest II is returning to Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Newark from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, according to Rob Ernest, pastor. Among the evening’s entertainment will be the gospel group New Creation and Nick Fudge. “David Grimes is catering hand-pressed six-inch burgers, …

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  • Church hosts women’s program

    First Baptist Church of Batesville will host the Women’s Ministry Team Fall Women’s Connection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Annex Fellowship Hall. This year’s theme is “Focus: How’s Your Eyesight.” Speakers will be Kim Stanley, wife of ordained minister Joe …

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  • Political pie auction slated

    SOUTHSIDE — All political candidates and supporters are invited to a pie auction and ice cream eating contest from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Middle School cafeteria. There will be door prizes and entertainment. All political candidates will be given an opportunity …

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  • Horn family reunion set

    CAVE CITY — The Horn family reunion will be Saturday at the Cave City Community Center. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all relatives and friends. For more information call Joy Marlin at (870) 283-5706.

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  • MITM features Hwy 289 Band

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. The Highway 289 Band will welcome back Izard County Judge David Sherrell, who will perform several country …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2012.

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