• One inmate attacks guard; another has tantrum

    An inmate at the jail was Tased after he allegedly attacked a guard late Monday night. Deputy Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail around 10 p.m. where he met with jailer Michael Webb who said he was in the male housing section …

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  • Body found in house in Ash Flat

    ASH FLAT — A woman’s body found in a residence at 50 Tuff St. on Monday has been sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Sheriff’s officers, Ash Flat police and the Ash Flat Fire …

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  • Man caught after foot chase

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s officers arrested 21-year-old Benjamin Walker of Strawberry on Tuesday for breaking and entering, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest comes from a concerned citizen at Lynn calling in a …

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  • Officer completes training

    Shay Moore of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office was one of 43 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2013-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas recently. The 13-week, 620-hour course which began January 14, included instruction in …

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  • Teen found safe

    A juvenile reported missing April 7 has been found safe. “Jimmie Padgett is safe and at home,” Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning. “We would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating this young man. “We are still looking for …

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  • Library sets fine-free days

    The Independence County Library is holding fine-free days through April 28. Patrons can return overdue books and materials without penalty. Fines will be removed from their accounts. For more information call the library at (870) 793-8814.

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  • UACCB board to discuss tuition

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors quarterly meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall Room 104. New employees will be introduced, enrollment updates and trends will be presented, tuition and fees will be discussed and personnel will …

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  • Ozarka to present ‘Customer Service’ seminar

    MELBOURNE — The Institutional Professional Development Committee of Ozarka College will offer “Customer Service,” a presentation by Jason Lawrence, vice president of administration at Ozarka College, from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the John E. Miller building on campus The seminar is available to …

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  • Benefit auction scheduled

    ASH FLAT — A benefit auction will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center at Ash Flat Church of Christ, located at 560 Ash Flat Drive. Proceeds will go for the Brazil youth mission trip. Auctioneer is Allen Brogdon. Donations are …

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  • Cemetery work day announced

    ZION — The annual work day for Antioch Cemetery, located east of Zion, will be Saturday. In case of rain, the work day will be April 27. Volunteers are needed. If unable to attend, a contribution would be appreciated. Mail donations to Antioch Cemetery Association, …

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  • Laundry soap demonstration set for Tuesday

    The Pfeiffer Extension Homemaker Club will host a homemade laundry soap demonstration beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse in Pfeiffer located at 3604 N. St. Louis St. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Call (870) 793-8330 or …

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  • Qualls to mark 75th birthday

      SOUTHSIDE — Friends of Lucille Qualls will give her a surprise drop-in 75th birthday party from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Community Bank Southside Branch. All family and friends are invited.

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