• Lillikay

    SIDNEY — The tiny community of Sidney may be small with a population of 181, but for eight years it was the home of one big personality: Lillikay. And Lil’s bubbling persona wasn’t limited to the rural town. Almost from the time she was born …

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  • Election 2012

    One has nearly 30 years experience on the Independence County Quorum Court. The other admits he’s no politician, just someone who if elected wants to be of service to the community, using the expertise he says that being a self-employed businessman has allowed him. Incumbent …

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  • Deputy stuck with needle

    An Independence County Deputy was treated and released from White River Medical Center after being stuck by syringe Thursday afternoon. Deputy Sgt. Colby Markum told Sgt. Kirk Green that he was retrieving a plastic bag containing three syringes from his patrol car when he got …

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  • Lawmaker likens gov, AG to Nazis; Bryan’s Grill cancels Fuqua fundraiser; views too ‘radical’

    LITTLE ROCK — A Republican legislator in Arkansas under fire for writing that slavery may have been a “blessing in disguise” for African-Americans blasted the state’s top Democrats in a letter published Thursday, comparing them to Nazis for criticizing him and two other GOP candidates …

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  • County eyes budget cuts

    More county budgets were moved through in Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court Budget Committee but chairwoman Margaret Boothby cautioned the heads of the departments these were not the final budgets and cuts could be coming. Independence Economic Development Director Larry Jones was first to …

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  • Man flees policemen during search warrant

    A Newark man made an unsuccessful bid to flee police Thursday morning as they were searching his home for stolen goods. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the Independence County Sheriff’s Department SWAT, narcotics investigators and detectives, along with investigators from the 16th Judicial Drug …

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  • Gun, knife show aids Timbo fire department

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Gun and Knife Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain View. Admission is $3 for those age 12 and older. More …

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  • Annual report set at Concord

    CONCORD — The Concord School District’s annual report to the public will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center as part of its October regular meeting, according to an agenda for the session. In other business the board will, in executive …

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  • Jubilee in the Park is Saturday

    CAVE CITY — Jubilee in the Park will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Cave City Park. Featured entertainers will be the Scotty Downs Family. Food will be provided. An auction with items donated from local businesses will be held. A food drive …

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  • Kealer event scheduled

    LOCUST GROVE — A benefit for Charlene Kealer will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ozark Gaited Saddle Club, located on Highway 230 (Locust Grove Road) between Southside and Locust Grove. A fun horse show will be held with the following events: bloomer race; …

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  • Spaghetti supper benefits Moran

    A benefit spaghetti supper for Kenlee Moran will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Family Life Center of First Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1101 Brooks St. in Batesville. The meal includes spaghetti, roll, salad, dessert and drink. The price …

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  • Support group hosts seminar

    The Batesville Area Parkinson’s Support Group will host a seminar at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center in Batesville. There will be informative speakers, door prizes and refreshments. The seminar is open …

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