• Store manager tries to stop alleged thief

    William Zumwalt only needed one or two items from the Dollar General Store but when he arrived for a quick pickup he found himself in the midst of a confrontation between a woman who was trying to leave the parking lot without paying for items …

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  • Impulse robbed

    The man was unshaven and greasy looking when he asked for help in finding some jewelry for his girlfriend, and when the store clerk was within reaching distance he allegedly pulled a large knife and held it to her throat until she gave him all …

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  • Companies showing interest in Batesville, Jones tells council

    Economic development continues to be in progress in Batesville, with the latest interest being shown from not only a gun manufacturer but also two major restaurant chains. Larry Jones, Independence County Economic Development director, said at the Batesville City Council meeting Tuesday night that his …

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  • Timberwolves to graduate

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School in Newark will have its graduation at 7 p.m. May 18 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Class officers are Cheyenne Willis, president; Natasha Lovell, vice president; Courtney Cline, secretary; and Lauren Boreani, treasurer. Class sponsors …

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  • Man arrested ‘in hurry’ to grandma’s

    A bad morning and being in a hurry to get to grandma’s house didn’t make the start of the week any better for a Batesville man arrested for allegedly speeding in a school zone, fleeing police and endangering the welfare of a minor Monday morning. …

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  • Veteran Cave City teacher wins state award

    A 26-year Cave City teacher has received the James H. Atkinson Award for Excellence in the teaching of Arkansas history, according to a news release. Trish Turnbough received the award during the Arkansas Historical Association conference held in West Helena on April 12. The award’s …

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  • Newport burglars flee cops

    Newport — The Newport Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that occurred early Tuesday morning, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Officers were initially dispatched to a call of two suspicious vehicles in the area of …

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  • ‘Roadeo’ tests skills of highway workers

    About 60 Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department employees from across District 5 competed in the department’s 23rd annual Roadeo — an equipment operator competitive training event — Thursday at the district headquarters at 1673 Batesville Blvd., about three miles south of Batesville. Six events, including …

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  • American Indian art to be discussed

    “Prehistoric Art of Independence County and Northern Arkansas” will be discussed at 2 p.m. May 19 at Old Independence Regional Museum, and attendees are invited to bring any artifacts they have for discussion and identification, said Scott Davidson, who will give the presentation. The program …

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  • Sharp Co. sales tax revenue is up

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court reviewed financial reports as well as county officials’ monthly reports during a regular meeting Monday, said Judge Larry Brown. Sales tax revenue received in April for March sales was up $3,472 for the month and up $5,508 …

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  • WRMC Cycling hosts All Rise Century Ride

    White River Medical Center Cycling is sponsoring the All Rise Century Ride to benefit the Independence County Driving While Intoxicated Court program. The purpose of the event is to increase interest in cycling and to raise money for the program. The ride will begin at …

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  • ‘Granny Letty’ to be honored with 80th birthday party

    BETHESDA — Loretta “Granny Letty” Gather will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Community Center. The party will be hosted by her seven children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. She requests no gifts.

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