• St. John honored for 50 years with city of Batesville

    Batesville’s street superintendent “who can fix anything” and is on the streets checking things out at 5:30 every morning isn’t going anywhere, but he was recognized Thursday for his 50th year of work for the city he loves. “I ran the municipal swimming pool for …

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  • Suspect dies in confrontation with police

    MELBOURNE — A shooting that injured a wife ended with the death of the husband after a manhunt took place in Izard County over the weekend.

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  • Stoplight almost a ‘GO’

    SOUTHSIDE — Plans for a stoplight to be located at the intersection of Highway 167 and Scott Drive in front of the Southside School District are nearly complete, according to Superintendent Roger Rich. The school is partnering with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for …

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  • Soldier brothers die in same Korean battle

    In 1951 Alfred Barnett was 15 years old and plowing a field on his family’s farm when he saw the dust from a car coming toward their house. It was a Western Union driver with a telegram for his father, George. In 1951, no military …

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  • Man jailed for assault

    A Batesville man is in jail after he allegedly pushed his wife after becoming upset. Police were dispatched at 7:30 p.m. Friday to a Rounds Road residence and spoke with a woman who said she had arrived home where her husband, William Jason Garrison, 37, …

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  • Driver cited for DWI said passengers were drinking

    A 35-year-old Sulphur Rock woman was arrested early Sunday after telling an officer she was driving because her two passengers had been drinking. Her story was not good enough, as she found out after failing three field sobriety tests. Independence County sheriff’s officer Jordan Akins …

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  • Two jailed for theft at mobile home

    MELBOURNE — Two people who were allegedly spotted taking items from a mobile home in Calico Rock have been arrested, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Bobby Paul Gilley, 25, and Stephanie Marie Richardson, 28, both of 211 Estes Heights, Pineville, were arrested Thursday …

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  • Hillcrest sets May 13 graduation

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School in Strawberry will have its graduation at 7 p.m. May 13 in the Lynn Multi-purpose Building. Valedictorian is Zach Van Austin Doyle, son of Billy and Lana Doyle of Lynn. His school clubs and activities include Future Business Leaders of …

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  • Sex offender moves to Horseshoe Bend

    MELBOURNE — A Level 3 sex offender has moved to Izard County and is residing at 611 Dove Lane, Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Sheriff Tate Lawrence recently announced. Timothy T. Thomas, also known as “Hillbilly” Thomas and Tim Thomas, was convicted Aug. 5, 2002 in …

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  • Police seeking man who stole credit card

    A $25,000 bond has been set for a Batesville man accused of using a credit card he stole from a woman whose car he allegedly broke into at the Dollar General store in westside Batesville last month. The morning of March 20, Susan McLaughlin reported …

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  • Public intox, drugs net arrests

    A Locust Grove man was arrested Friday night for driving on a suspended license, drug possession, no tags and fake tags, according to a report by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Canard, 23, was stopped when Deputy Aaron Moody saw the black Chevrolet Impala …

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  • E-mail marketing workshop offered

    Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host a professional e-mail marketing workshop 1-4 p.m. May 8 at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce office located at 409 Vine Street. The three-hour …

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