• Two arrested after fight; employee accused of taking pills

    A couple fighting at a local business was arrested and both taken to the Independence County jail, according to a sheriff’s department report. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore responded to a domestic battery call at a business on Harrison Street. A witness, Gail Phillips, told …

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  • Men say they tried to help injured person

    Two men said they were just trying to do the right thing by seeking medical attention for a man they found Monday night in the 3700 block of Camp Tahkodah Road. Justin Johnson and Joey Barber claim they were not intoxicated when they found Michael …

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  • Batesville pays for unused days

    A new football turf at Pioneer Stadium is expected for completion Aug. 1 after the Batesville School Board accepted a $598,652 bid in May for its installation. Now, it will have new lighting after the board on Monday approved a bid of $89,600 for that …

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  • Gym reopens on Sundays

    Ethel O. Miller Community Center, formally known as Miller’s Gym, is once again open on Sundays from 6-9 p.m. and all children are welcomed and will be supervised, according to a news release. Ethel O. Miller Community Center, located at 850 Oak St., was once …

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  • C-Ridge awarded $10K for Chromebooks

    NEWARK — The Arkansas Department of Education’s Office of Homeless Education has awarded $10,000 to Cedar Ridge School District. According to Susi Epperson, the district grant writer, the funds will be used to strengthen the existing 21st Century Community Learning Center summer program by promoting …

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  • Economic commission will meet

    The Independence Economic Development Commission will have its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce located at 409 Vine St. Discussions will include the gun manufacturing recruitment program and the construction drawings for Flowers Bakery distribution warehouse. All meeting …

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  • HSIC lowers adoption fees for shelter cats during June

    June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, and right now, the Humane Society of Independence County is teeming with cats, from wacky playful kittens, adventuresome adolescents, captivating young adults, and mature and mellow comfort-seekers, according to a news release. The shelter has cats of all ages and personality …

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  • Youth Fun Day set

    STRAWBERRRY — The Jerusalem Missionary Church will host its Youth Fun Day at 11 a.m. Saturday at Strawberry. Food, games, bounce house and other activities are planned. The church is located on Main Street across from the Hillcrest High School gym. The even is open …

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  • Pangburn author to sign books

    Bill Haile Sr. of Pangburn will sign copies of his book, “A Time of Awakening,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books & Music at 2340 Harrison St. in Batesville, said Michelle Whitman, marketing agent for Tate Publishing Co. Haile’s tale is about David Cross, …

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  • Family reunions set

    Satterwhite-Lewis The Satterwhite-Lewis family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at First Free Will Baptist Church, located on Matlock Road in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.   Rose, …

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  • Fair accepting booth applications

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair is accepting applications for fair booths. If interested in having a fair booth, call Nancy Orr at (870) 994-7325. Fair catalogs will be available around the 1st of July at local stores and the Sharp County Extension Office.

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    A diabetes support group meeting will be at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The meeting is hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central and is free and open to the public. For more …

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