• Police chase driver who hit man with truck

    ASH FLAT — A 25-year-old Sidney man who allegedly used a pickup to chase and strike his brother-in-law was charged with second-degree battery in Sharp County Circuit Court, said Sheriff Mark Counts. The man, Jason Curtis Bailey, was picked up the following evening by Deputy …

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  • Range exceeds expectations

    Not even into a full year of operation and the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is already experiencing a very successful season, according to Rocky Willmuth, who chairs the range’s five-man board. “The range has exceeded all our expectations,” said Willmuth, during a board meeting …

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  • Stitcher to celebrate 90th year

    CAVE CITY — Ernest L. Stitcher of Cave City will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cave City Church of Christ. Cake and refreshments will be served. All family and friends are invited to attend. He …

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  • Homecomings set for Sunday

    Quail Valley Baptist Church will have its homecoming service Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11. Brad Duncan, pastor, will bring the message. A potluck will follow. The event is open to the public. The church is located at …

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  • Cord hosts musical reunion

    CORD — Straight Country Band reunion will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Cord Senior Citizen Building. Admission is $5. Band members include Paul Brock and Phil Eudy, lead guitar and vocals; Jake Howard, bass guitar and vocals; Willie Hodges, drums and vocals; …

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  • Deadline nears for NCA District fair pageants

    MELBOURNE — North Central Arkansas District Fair officials have announced plans for the beauty pageants for ages 13 and under. Pageants will be held Sept. 27 and 28 in the amphitheater at the district fairgrounds at Melbourne. Pageants will start at 6 p.m. each night …

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  • Ministerial alliance sets revival

    CALICO ROCK — The area ministerial alliance has announced that the annual community revival is scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday morning worship services will begin at 11 a.m. with the evening service at 6. Evening services Monday through Wednesday will be at 6:45. All …

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  • Carson & Barnes Circus to stop at Horseshoe Bend

    HORSESHOE BEND — As part of its 76th consecutive year of touring the United States, Carson & Barnes Circus, the largest traveling big top tent circus in America, will visit Horseshoe Bend on Sept. 19 at Veterans Park, located at the corner of Cardinal and …

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  • Woman with gun threatens cop

    Armed with a .380 semi-automatic pistol, and believed to be under the influence of drugs, a 27-year-old Batesville woman reportedly threatened to kill a police officer Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred when Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson responded to a report of a woman, later …

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  • Conservation scholarships awarded

    Several residents have been awarded conservation scholarships from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. They include Casey Cox of Cord, a student at the University of Central Arkansas; Kayti Perkey of Evening Shade, a student at Lyon College; Jerry Blevins of Salem, a student at …

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  • Joyce Hambleton Whitten donates books to Sharp Co. research room

    ASH FLAT — Joyce Hambleton Whitten visited  the Sharp County Historical Society’s Rose Berry Thompson Research Room in the Ash Flat Library on Sept. 5 to donate books that she has written compiling  genealogical records that residents and visitors can use to research their Sharp …

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  • 17-year-old student expelled

    CAVE CITY — A 17-year-old Cave City senior was expelled for the remainder of the school year during a disciplinary hearing Monday under the school’s zero-tolerance policy concerning drugs, said Superintendent Steven Green. The decision was made after the school board reviewed documents and heard …

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