• Dogwood Days buddy bass tournament set for April 20

    HORSESHOE BEND — The 23rd annual Dogwood Days Buddy Bass Tournament benefiting the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals Spay/Neuter Fund will be hosted April 20 by Box Hound Marina at Crown Lake, according to a news release. The marina is at 1313 Tri Lakes Drive, …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass event

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner weighed in 13.45 pounds of bass on Crown Lake  Saturday to win the Cave City Bass Club’s second tournament of the year, reported tournament director Steve Moody. Fred Mullens teamed with Moody to catch 11.45 pounds for …

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  • Local archery teams set state records

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program  held its two-day state tournament recently at Summit Arena in Hot Springs with more than 2,100 kids from over 111 Arkansas schools competing, and two Batesville teams set state record scores. Top 5 archers …

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  • Chamber announces trap winners

    In spite of biting winds and a snow-covered range more than 100 shooters, representing 21 teams, turned out for the second annual Chamber Trap Tournament Friday at the Independence County Shooting Range. The event was hosted by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Following the …

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  • Mother addresses Cave City board – Bullying is issue, according to Rogers

    CAVE CITY — Kristina Rogers has heard bullying happens everywhere but as a parent she doesn’t want future students to go through what she says her teenage son has at the Cave City School District. Monday she voiced her concerns to the Cave City School …

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  • Duck Blind sanctioned

    The Duck Blind will not be serving any alcohol for 30 days starting April 12. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division temporarily closed the private club after a hearing was held before the ABC board in Little Rock on Feb. 27. The permit holder on …

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  • Cops: Man starts blaze

    When a dispute over money couldn’t be settled, a Sulphur Rock man reportedly attempted to tear down his home — and when that didn’t work he set it afire, according to an Independence County court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Shane Meyer said in the …

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  • Driver cited; ATV operator charged

    Having his driver’s license already suspended for DWI didn’t stop a 58-year-old Batesville man from driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning when he was stopped for having no taillights or brake lights. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody was patrolling the area of Rose Lane when …

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  • Ozark EMS to appeal

    MELBOURNE — The Ozark EMS Ambulance Service based in Calico Rock is appealing an order to cease and desist emergency operation. Kathy Cheatham, who co-owns the operation based in Calico Rock, said the order is simply for them to cease and desist with emergency calls, …

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  • Concord food pantry’s hours change

    CONCORD — Due to a shortage of food, the Concord food pantry will cut back its service beginning in April, said Trudy Bruton, who arranges for shipments of food. The pantry has been open every Monday since the beginning of the year, but now, she …

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  • Man arrested for theft

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Ravenden man was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a cabin in January and stealing several items including a chain saw, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Bradley Calfas, 27, was arrested for theft of property. The cabin is on Lawrence …

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  • Spring break ‘rocks’ at clinic

    Volunteers and area businesses were eager to help make spring break special for the children at Child and Youth Pediatric Day Clinic, according to Peggy Goodwin, clinical director. The clinic offers physical, speech, occupational therapy and mental health services for children. Adults are seen also …

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