• BHS sets trap tournament

    A trap tournament “Shoot Out” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex to raise funds for the Batesville High School’s Project Graduation. Practice rounds begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $25 and will feature youth and adult …

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  • Cedar Ridge looks to teach and protect

    NEWARK — In Jim Cunningham’s day, being armed at school meant having the knowledge to help students succeed. But that was before anyone ever thought a person would bring a gun inside a classroom to do harm. As school officials work to find ways to …

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  • Sulphur Rock officials: Legal or not?

    SULPHUR ROCK — An alderman at Sulphur Rock thinks some details of city business have not been tacked down legally, which may lead to actions already taken by the council being illegal. Brenda Horn, who has been an alderman for six years, said Wednesday that …

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  • Ozark EMS ordered to cease

    MELBOURNE — The Ozark EMS Ambulance Service based in Calico Rock has been ordered to cease and desist operation by order of Izard County Judge David Sherrell. Currently, the county pays Vital Link for emergency response, which includes all of Izard County. The Batesville-based company …

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  • Burglars hit sick man’s residence

    Police are investigating the theft of several items from the Oil Trough home of Max Busby who has been in the hospital for an extended period, according to Independence County Deputy Colby Markum. A family member called police Wednesday night when he went by the …

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  • Two arrested on drug charges

    ASH FLAT — Two people arrested Wednesday in Hardy face drug charges, said Sheriff Mark Counts. He said sheriff’s officers and members of the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force met at 48 Rainbow Trail to search the residence there, where they found several bags …

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  • Cushman receives $150,000 in grants

    CUSHMAN — Since the first of the year Cushman has received three grants totaling $150,000 to be used for its community center and park. A $40,000 United States Department of Agriculture grant will be used for a new heating and air conditioning unit in the …

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  • New dealership holds ribbon cutting

    SOUTHSIDE — At least 100 people turned out for the ribboncutting ceremony at the new Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Wednesday. Although the doors to the new facility have been open for six weeks, owners waited until better weather to hold the ceremony. Guests …

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  • New manager and range prep for busy season

    Coming off its first ATA (Arkansas Trap Association) Tournament recently, the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is gearing up for a busy trap season with both school AYSSP (Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program) and corporate shooting events. Part of that gearing up includes the addition …

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  • Social media nets dog food donation for humane society

    If shelter dogs could like a Facebook page, then they certainly would have liked one entitled “Roxie the Pitbull.” Alyssa and Jeremy Traw started a Facebook page last month and decided that once Roxie, one of their pit bulls, reached 100 “likes” they would donate …

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  • First Responders Day to be held

    VIOLET HILL — Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will host a First Responders Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. All police officers, ambulance personnel, firefighters and paramedics will be honored. “In our rural area, we appreciate all you do to keep us safe,” Randy Bailey, …

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  • Lions to host pancake breakfast

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Lions Club will host its second annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located on Highway 56 in Calico Rock. The menu will include pancakes, sausage or bacon, fruit cup and …

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