• June trial set for man charged in Newport shooting

    NEWPORT (AP) — A judge has scheduled a June trial for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Newport. On Monday, Circuit Court Judge Harold Ervin scheduled a June 10 trial date for 35-year-old Robert Friar of Newport. Friar is …

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  • Pedestrian facing drug charges

    Walking down a busy street with an active warrant for his arrest ended with a Neeley Street man being arrested on the warrant and drug-related charges Monday morning. Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter said he was traveling north on Central Avenue around 11:30 a.m. when …

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  • Firefighter training center’s move to UACCB campus still in progress

    UACCB is out of the daycare business but in the next year or so could be sharing that space with firefighters undergoing training. On Wednesday, Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn, who is president of the White River Firefighters’ Association, along with Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and …

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  • Attorney, homeowner burglarized

    The law office of Randall Henley on Third Street in Batesville was the scene of a burglary overnight Thursday in which office equipment was reported stolen. Henley told Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins that when he arrived at his office around 7 Friday morning he …

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  • Warrants issued in Melbourne forgery

    MELBOURNE — Warrants have been issued against two people in connection with the forging of two checks on the account of a Melbourne woman. John Darrin Croslin, 45, of Cave City and Carrie Mae Stanley, 26, of Paragould were arrested Saturday night by Independence County …

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  • Two arrested for being drunk, stuck in field

    MELBOURNE — Two people who became stuck in a field should have rethought their route when state police were in the area. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, a man and woman were arrested during a stop by Arkansas State Trooper Brandon Cook. “Trooper …

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  • BBBS looking for Karaoke contestants

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas is searching for contestants for their annual Karaoke for a Cause that will take place 6-9 p.m. June 15 at Edwards Commons building on the Lyon College campus. Contestants will perform country classics and the deadline for registration …

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  • Economic development to meet

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce board room. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Future construction is topic

    MELBOURNE — Teacher recognitions, re-employment of classified personnel and the discussion of potential future construction plans mark the agenda when the Melbourne School Board meets at 6 tonight. The board will meet in the administration board room. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Mobile rabies clinic scheduled

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County 4-H Mobile Rabies Clinic will take place Saturday, according to a news release from the county Extension office. There will be a fee of $10 per pet for the rabies vaccine. Also parvo and distemper vaccinations will be available …

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  • Business to host event

    Independence County Off-Road will host a “business after hours” event at 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. This year marks the 10th anniversary for the business. Food and drinks will be available. A drawing will he held for a new Polaris 50cc kids’ ATV.

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  • Mt. Pleasant sets registration

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold kindergarten registration from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the kindergarten classroom. To be eligible children must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1. Items needed for registration include a physical screening development …

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