• Man arrested in connection with rape of child

    WALNUT RIDGE — Three law enforcement agencies combined forces Wednesday to arrest a felony sex offender in Portia who was wanted in Missouri. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson said sheriff’s officers along with the Arkansas State Police and Black Rock police arrested Jerry Smith, 52, …

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  • Bank to give American flags

    For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s strength and unity. It’s been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. “To show our American spirit, First Community Bank will be donating six 12-foot indoor American …

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  • Drug offer text reaches deputies

    WALNUT RIDGE — Talk about a wrong number. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 35-year-old Walnut Ridge man on multiple drug charges Wednesday after the man texted a local resident offering to sell the prescription drug Xanax. The resident called the sheriff’s office. Kenneth Askeland, …

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  • Ozarka College honors nursing graduates

    MELBOURNE — Practical Nursing graduates at Ozarka College were recently honored at capping and pinning ceremonies. Students and Ozarka campuses included: Ash Flat campus — Amy Abney, Jamie Daub, Jordan Foust, Lacy Garrett, Nathan Hill, Justin Jones, Cheryl Lee, Mary Beth Lee, Scott Martins, Malynda …

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  • Remembering the fallen

    Tuesday marked the 20th year to remember fallen comrades during the annual Sharp County Police Officers Memorial Day ceremony. To date, Jeff Richardson is the only name carved on the memorial outside the courthouse. Richardson was a Cave City police officer who died from injuries …

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  • Scholarship recipients announced

    Anthony Adams, Makayla Candler, Tanner McGuire, Dalina Perkey and Dyllen Wolfe were recently named 2013 recipients of Arkansas Eastman trust scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math or science-related careers. Adams, son of Bert …

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  • Board to consider bids

    The Batesville School Board will consider several bids when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Central Magnet Elementary cafeteria. The board will consider accepting bids from FieldTurf for $598,652 to replace the playing surface at Pioneer Stadium. It will also consider three bids …

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  • Cushman cleanup to begin

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman Spring Cleanup will begin Monday and continue through May 28, according to a news release. Cushman residents may take their discarded furniture, appliances and other items to a Dumpster located in the fenced area at the water tower at 400 Collietown …

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  • Wood to be featured speaker at Foothills Plant Society meeting

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at First Community Bank. Ann Wood will be the guest speaker. Her subject will be hydrangeas. Last year Wood was one of the featured speakers at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show …

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  • CC public pool changes listed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City swimming pool will be opening for the summer on May 25 and changes include new hours and some new rules, said Krystal Schreiner, pool manager. Among the changes and other information are the following: • Hours Monday through Saturday will …

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  • Civil War exhibit to be in Mtn. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in the lobby of the Administration Building at Ozark Folk Center State Park, located at 1032 Park Ave. in …

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  • Cemeteries work day set

    Work day for Macedonia and Dugger cemeteries will be at 7:45 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring work tools. Lunch will be served on the grounds. Rain date is May 25.

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