• Second play to be staged

    The second half of the true story of the Civil War in Independence County will be presented the first weekend of February 2013. The first half was performed in January 2011. The plays are presented as part of the national commemoration of the sesquicentennial of …

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  • Trolley Car festival goes back to two days this year

    SULPHUR ROCK — Harkening back to earlier days of the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days festival, the 27th edition of the event has been expanded to two days. And the weather is also expected to be cooler than during most of the past celebrations, since …

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  • Trolley Car Days Schedule

    Friday 6:30 p.m. — Sulphur Rock Fire Department serves hamburgers, hot dogs 7-10 — street dance featuring John Parks Band 10 — fireworks   Saturday 10 a.m. — parade 10:30 — Joe Johnson Line Dancers 11 — Rockin’ Luke Stroud 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — 3 …

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  • Brooks named second lieutenant in National Guard

    LITTLE ROCK — Shannon Brooks of Little Rock has been pinned second lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard, according to a news release. Brooks was honored at the pinning ceremony Sept. 8 with the following awards: 87th Troop Command Distinguished Graduate Award, The Honor …

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  • Rifle, jewelry, taken in burglary

    A house being remodeled in the Newark area was burglarized and numerous items stolen over the weekend, according to homeowner Crystal Summers. When she called police Summers said the home was locked up Friday evening and the back door was found open by the renovator, …

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  • UPDATE: Outdoors sale, cookout planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A firearms/outdoors gear fall barbecue event is set to start at noon Saturday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center on Camp Tahkodah Road, according to a news release. “This is a potluck event with hamburgers, hotdogs and tamales being provided with door …

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  • Couple arrested in weekend domestic

    A report of a couple leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance in Batesville Saturday night ended in their arrest near Cushman around 7 p.m., according to Deputy John Carroll with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Carroll said he drove from Cushman toward Batesville on …

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  • Marshal seeks public’s help

    CONCORD — The Concord city marshal is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen motorcycle. The 2006 Suzuki GS-500 F motorcycle, burnt orange in color, was stolen sometime Sunday or Monday, Marshal Bobby Hopson said. “It has damage to its right side of …

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  • Warrants issued for sex offenders

    Failure to comply with his registration requirements as a sex offender has resulted in a warrant being issued for 22-year-old Adrian Dwayne Hamilton whose last known address was 1807 Lyon St. in Batesville. In a court affidavit, Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said Hamilton, a …

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  • Obstacle course to open

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The new Lizard Creek 5K Obstacle challenge  is set to open with its first event Oct. 20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kids First, a pediatric day health care program for children with special health care needs. The 5K obstacle …

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  • Schools prep for flu clinics

    The Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren beginning in mid-October. The vaccine will be free to those without insurance or whose insurance does not pay. Dates and area districts …

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  • ‘Aunt Cleo’ to retire; chocolate gravy stays

    PLEASANT PLAINS — “Aunt Cleo” is hanging up her apron. Cleo Schmidt, known as “Aunt Cleo” by her fellow employees and customers at Exxon Express in Pleasant Plains, is retiring after 12 years of serving breakfast — including her famous homemade chocolate gravy every Wednesday …

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