• Carnival changes things up

    There’s some big changes in store for the 2014 White River Water Carnival: The parade will be moved, drag races and food vendors have been added and a country artist will perform. The news was announced on Friday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. …

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  • Thefts caught on camera; women charged

    Tired of things being stolen from his property, a recent Independence County theft victim recently installed a night vision capable game camera inside a shed. When the shed was broken into again earlier this month the secret photos were taken to the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Third arrest in three weeks for man

    MELBOURNE — For the third time in as about as many weeks, a Horseshoe Bend man has been arrested on criminal trespass charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Timothy Scot Cannon, 22, of 1315 Summer Lane was jailed Wednesday on this charge. Lawrence …

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  • Pastor jailed for DWI

    A pastor who partook of a little too much wine was cited for careless driving and DWI Sunday night. Deputy Zack Rawlings said he was called to the Kroger parking lot around 6:21 p.m. regarding a three-vehicle accident and made contact with a woman who …

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  • Construction at SHS continues

    SOUTHSIDE — When Southside High School students return to classes on Aug. 18 a new media center, art room and six classrooms will likely be there for them to use. Construction of the rooms, which is part of the new high school building project’s second …

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  • Couple announces they want place to ‘hide out’ in Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — On Thursday, a couple drove to a landowner’s house in the Simstown area of Sharp County in a red Mercury Marquis looking for a place to camp in the woods. The driver advised the landowner that he and his girlfriend were from …

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  • Red Cross appeals for summer blood donations

    The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors in order to prevent a summer shortage of blood. Donors of all types are encouraged to schedule an appointment, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. Type O negative is …

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  • Jewelry maker to speak to gem, mineral club

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — J.P. Rosenquist of Pineville will speak at the regular meeting of the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club at 10 p.m. Thursday in Omaha Center at 20 Omaha Circle in Cherokee Village, said President Don Sabie. “She is known for her nature-inspired …

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  • Cave City board to meet tonight

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school library to consider two certified personnel resignations and hiring replacements, said Superintendent Steven Green. Visitors are welcome at all board meetings.

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  • Wood-Lawn seeks grant

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will consider a grant request from Wood-Lawn Heights during its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the law office at Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. The nursing home is requesting a …

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  • Desha church awards three scholarships

    DESHA — Desha First Baptist Church has awarded scholarships to three Southside High School graduates. They are Dylan Wilkerson, Dalton Lamons and Tahkotah Harmon. The Desha Baptist Memorial/Honorarium scholarship is funded by donations made by individuals in memory or in honor of a loved one. …

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  • 12 graduates awarded scholarships

    Twelve local graduates have been awarded Academic Distinction and Academic Excellence scholarships to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Kristen Cross, director of financial aid, has announced. Cedar Ridge High School graduates receiving Academic Distinction scholarships include Jacob Aldrich of Sulphur Rock, son …

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