• Disruptive man arrested

    A Batesville man was arrested Wednesday for obstructing government operations after police were called to 15 Red Bud St. about a domestic disturbance. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said when he and Cpl. Michael Calendar arrived after 7:30 p.m. they were greeted by Laura Black …

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  • Expired tag catches cop’s eye

    An expired temporary tag caught the attention of Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffrey and landed Tabitha L. Woodward, 27, in jail. Woodward was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest and it was later learned Woodward was driving on a suspended driver’s license, …

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  • March of Dimes walk nears

    SOUTHSIDE — The annual March of Dimes walk for babies will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 May 4 at the Southside High School walking track. This is the time for individuals and groups to turn in money they have …

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  • Road to be closed between Walnut Grove, Cord

    The Independence County Road Department will be closing Lewallen Lane off Highway 25 between Walnut Grove and Cord Monday to replace a low-water slab in that section of road, according to Charlie Morris at the Independence County Judge’s office. The work is scheduled to take …

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  • 2 nabbed for theft while tot sleeps

    With a baby asleep in the car, a Batesville woman and a Cave City man were arrested for theft and drug possession after a caller advised of two vehicles and people possibly stealing items on Blowing Cave Road Tuesday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Cruse will perform at Lyon

    Hannah Cruse will perform in a senior music recital at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. A reception will follow in the Bevens Music Room. Cruse’s recital will feature works on oboe, piano and organ by composers from …

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  • Ford to be honored by church

    NEWPORT — The First Presbyterian Church of Newport will honor the Rev. Alan Ford for his 35-year commitment to the church and the community in a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at Fourthth and Main streets in Newport. …

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  • Ozarka sets GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College adult education department has announced its GED testing schedule for the upcoming months. Testing will be held on Ozarka campuses unless otherwise noted. May 6, 13 — Ash Flat; May 7 — Salem courthouse; May 7, 14 — Mammoth Spring; …

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  • Baker speaks to historians

    MELBOURNE — Presenting a program titled “The Blue and the Gray: Searching for Civil War Ancestors” at the April 14 Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting was Russell Baker, retired archivist from the Arkansas History Commission. Baker, the author of several dozen articles for …

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  • Confederate Memorial Day to be observed

    As an annual event, Confederate Memorial Day is always acknowledged on the Saturday closest to April 26. Why April 26? The first observance was held on that date. The Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus, Ga., passed a resolution to honor the memory of deceased Confederate …

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  • Bustin to speak Sunday

    Dr. Roberta Bustin, missionary from Romania, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 1611 Harrison St. in Batesville. Bustin retired from the science department at Lyon College and the space program in Houston. She has spent the last …

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  • A glance at days gone by

    A man identified as Bill Anderson is photographed several decades ago in Williford in northern Sharp County. The Sharp County Historical Society is asking for help in identifying old pictures from the Williford area when Eva Sharp, the society’s secretary, presents “Post Card Puzzles” as part …

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