• Quorum court has light agenda

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom, second floor of the Independence County Library building, at the corner of Third and Main streets. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Public forum, expulsion set

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold a town meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday for citizens to ask questions and get answers in regards to a proposed millage increase for student safety and security. The forum will be held prior to the Cedar …

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  • Man accused of molestation

    A 61-year-old Batesville man is facing felony sex related charges in Independence County following his arrest Thursday by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. “Mr. Santos Gutierrez of Batesville is charged with two counts of rape, which is a class Y felony, after the sheriff’s office …

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  • Offender fails to register

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge woman was arrested Wednesday for failure to register as a sex offender, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Pauline Lomax, 35, was arrested after investigators found out she had moved from her prior address without notifying the sheriff’s office …

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  • Moye reflects on 90

    Just days away from his 90th birthday, Leon Moye still loves to dance, exercises every day and can still beat the young whippersnappers at a game a pool any day. Moye will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday at Eagle Mountain Assisted Living center where …

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  • Arrest made in electronics theft

    A 34-year-old Batesville man was arrested for shoplifting at Walmart after he allegedly hid an RCA cable TV box and RCA digital converter box on his person and leaving the store without paying Wednesday evening. Deputy Gary Franks said Tony Herdman of Case Street in …

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  • UACCB schedules career fair

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will present its community career fair beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday. Chris Dickie, career services coordinator at UACCB, said the event has been expanded to include several activities of interest to potential employers, community members, students and others …

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  • Friends in Great Places concert is Saturday

    The fifth annual Friends in Great Places concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with singer-songwriter David Lynn Jones headlining the event. Danny Dozier and Friends also will be featured and proceeds will go toward …

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  • Trap door exit fails to help burglary suspect

    HEBER SPRINGS — When officers closed in, a residential burglary and theft suspect went through a trap door in the floor. It didn’t help. Officers nabbed him underneath his Judsonia home. About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Cleburne County and White County sheriffs’ office …

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  • Harvest of Hope selling pork butts, chicken, ribs

    The Independence County Harvest of Hope is selling pork butts, chicken and racks of ribs as part of its eighth annual fundraiser, according to a news release. Tickets are $25 for pork butts, $6 for a half-chicken and $20 for a rack of ribs. Pick-up …

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  • Students to ‘stand up’ for freedom

    Lyon College students next week will join a global movement to Stand for Freedom and promote awareness about human trafficking, which enslaves a reported 27 million people worldwide. Several events, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled throughout the week, according to …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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