• Parolee arrested for gun

    Already on parole for being a felon in possession of a firearm, a North Heights Avenue man, David L. Baker, 53, is facing the same charge after he was arrested following a recent shooting of a cat in west Batesville. The charge against Baker, a …

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  • Rollover sends 1 to hospital

    A Batesville woman was transported to White River Medical Center following a three-vehicle accident on Harrison Street shortly after 3 Thursday afternoon. According to an accident report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Sarah Bolin of Batesville, driving a 2005 Chevy Malibu, was traveling west …

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  • Free movie offered tonight

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” at 8:15 tonight in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Rise of the Guardians.” A concession wagon will be available; lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. This …

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  • No one injured in accident

    No injuries were listed as the result of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:47 a.m. Thursday at Barnett Drive about 100 feet west of U.S. Highway 167 near Hawg’s Exxon, according to a report from Independence County sheriff’s Sgt. Kirk Green. Timothy D. Hicks …

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  • Oil Trough man charged in multiple burglaries

    Jacob Kyle Daughtry, 23, of Blackland Road in Oil Trough is in custody after being formally charged with five counts of residential burglary (remote deer hunting cabins), theft of property of more than $5,000, two counts of theft of property under $1,000, two counts of …

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  • ‘Blue Bridge’ to be discussed

    NEWPORT — The Clinton School of Public Service Practicum Team composed of Foster Holcomb, Abby Olivier and James Stephens will be presenting the findings of their research into the potential adaptive reuse of the historic “Blue Bridge” across the White River in Newport. The results …

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  • Church to hold clothing giveaway

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Sale to help H-Bend animals

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals will host a rummage and bake sale Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Church streets in Horseshoe Bend.

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  • Magician, ‘balloon twister’ to be at Scottish Festival

    At this year’s Arkansas Scottish Festival Saturday and Sunday one might see some twisted balloons hanging around the Lyon College campus. Cedric Morley will be joining the booths at the festival in the Child’s Passport Tent, creating balloon designs for all ages. Morley of Cave …

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  • Second Friday Frolic will return to Main Street

    The celebration will begin with a public reception beginning at 5 p.m. at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, located at 246 East Main St. New co-directors Paige Dirksen and Carly Dahl will be in attendance. The world-class artwork from the 2013 BAAC National Juried …

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  • Board plans meeting

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Early Learning and Enrichment Center, 1900 Lyon St. An agenda includes recognitions and award presentations as well as contract extensions of principals, assistant principals and other district employees. Meeting are open to the …

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  • Cemetery cleanups slated

    Egner Cemetery   Egner Cemetery cleanup will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring tools. All flowers and decorations of value need to be removed from graves before the cleanup begins and may be returned after the cleanup. In case of rain, …

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