• Additional drug charges filed

    MELBOURNE — A Violet Hill woman previously arrested for drugs is now dealing with several more charges related to more of the same. Brandie Leigh Holt, 26, had been arrested Dec. 20 on numerous controlled drug violations, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Holt’s total …

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  • Faulty headlight leads to drug arrest

    William Carter got off easy with a citation for driving on a suspended driver’s license when Deputy Bobby Woods stopped him late Friday night for a burned out headlight. His passengers however, Dustin Baird, 25, of Melbourne and Lindsey M. Carter, 19, of Batesville weren’t …

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  • Group names E-Shade native to post

    MELBOURNE — Deltha Shell, director of the TRiO Student Support Services grant at Ozarka College, was recently named president-elect of the Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs. Elections for the position were held at the organization’s annual conference October 6-9, 2012. The position is a …

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  • McCready’s boyfriend dies

    HEBER SPRINGS — Country music star Mindy McCready’s boyfriend David Wilson was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound over the weekend. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office responded to his home on Sunday after receiving a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No details …

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  • Uncle says he feared nephew would shoot

    CALICO ROCK — A long-running family dispute is believed to be reason for why a Calico Rock man shot and killed his nephew Thursday night. A first-degree murder charge and a $500,000 bond for Harvey Loosey, 49, has been set by Izard County District Judge …

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  • Boyfriend accused of assault

    Charged with assaulting a family member while armed with a knife landed a Newark man in jail under a probable cause hold by detectives early Friday morning, according to a court affidavit for his arrest. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Dustin Robbins said Roy David Barnhouse, …

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  • $1M water leak repaired

    Batesville lost approximately 800,000 gallons of water early Friday morning before a main water line break was found and repaired behind the Batesville Junior High School off Jennings Drive. City Water Superintendent Red Davis said a problem was detected around 3 a.m. when water department …

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  • Fowler’s interests included art, herbs

    A love of learning and her artistic ability were behind longtime Batesville resident Marie Garvey Fowler’s life of multiple interests — and she was good at all of them. She died Thursday in Fayetteville following an illness. She was 79. She was raised in Urbana, …

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  • Library vitality – Blair: Important for taxpayers to know what they’re getting

    Keeping abreast of the latest in technology and services is something board members think the Independence County Library does a good job of offering but admits it could do a better one of making the public aware of this. It was a topic discussed by …

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  • Independence library activities, policies also discussed

    In its first meeting since September, the Independence County Library Board met recently at the Citizens Bank annex building where library activities, policies and the retirement of one longtime employee were discussed. The library will soon be looking at how to accommodate potential patrons who …

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  • School continues at C-Ridge

    NEWARK —  Classes at the Cedar Ridge School District resumed today, even if they weren’t held on campus after a fire destroyed two classrooms at the high school early Friday morning. Students in ninth and 10th grades visited the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville …

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  • 4 dead after fire destroys home in Mountain View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — A fire swept through a north Arkansas home early Friday, killing a couple and their two daughters, officials said. The Stone County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Jeremy W. and Carolyn Sue Bauerlein, both 49, and their daughters, Callie, 13, …

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