• Preschool making up for shortfall

    More offerings may be beneficial to a preschool program but at the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center last year it resulted in a shortfall in revenue. On Monday preschool administrator Jack Sanders reported to the Batesville School Board and presented documents showing how the …

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  • Board OKs tuition hike

    If the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees agrees, students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville could be paying more in tuition this fall. The UACCB Board of Visitors on Thursday unanimously voted to raise tuition $3 per credit hour. For in-district …

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  • Scholarship remembers OKC victim

    On April 19, 1995 most employees at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City had already arrived at work at 9:02 a.m. when a bomb exploded, killing 168 people. Southside graduate Ronota Ann Newberry-Woodbridge was among them. Today marks the 18th anniversary of …

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  • Inmate charged with assault

    In jail under a hold by his parole officer, 31-year-old Lemarcus D. Hardy is now facing charges of aggravated assault, a class D felony, after he reportedly assaulted an Independence County jailer Monday. Deputy Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail around 10 …

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  • Bond set at $10,000 for Cave City man

    ASH FLAT — A $10,000 cash or pro bond was set Thursday morning for a Cave City man who faces two felony and two misdemeanor charges in Sharp County Circuit Court, said Sheriff Mark Counts. The charges were leveled against Larry Gene Rudick, 48, after …

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  • Farm equipment, tool thefts reported

    A suspect has been named in the theft of items taken from the Harmon Farms in Greenbrier Bottoms near Locust Grove. Keith Harmon told police that some time between 1 p.m. Tuesday and  10 a.m. Wednesday, someone went on his farm and took two John …

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  • Man with junk yard tags on car faces drug charges

    WALNUT RIDGE — An Imboden man driving a vehicle with tags from a junk yard was arrested Thursday on numerous charges including possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture meth, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use …

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  • Bridge to be replaced

    The Independence County Road Department will be closing the 1500 block of Rosewood Road (off Reed-Wade Road and Huddleston Lane) Monday to replace a low water slab in that section of road. The work will take two to three days to replace before opening back …

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  • Library to hold book sale

    The Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon College is continuing its book fair with a special “BYOB” sale. BYOB means “Bring Your Own Box” so buyers can load up on books. All boxes, regardless of size, are $2 each, according to a news release. The sale will …

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  • Speeder charged with possession

    Initially stopped for driving 61 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone early Wednesday morning, 49-year-old Dennis D. Nichols of Franklin was also cited for marijuana possession by Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan. After reportedly clocking Nichols on radar just north of J.J.’s Used …

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  • Combat Paper Project comes to Lyon

    Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project will discuss the project at 8 p.m. Monday in the Derby Center Lecture Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Combat Paper is an open forum founded in the collaborative art-making process. According to Cameron, …

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  • Equipment, tool thefts reported

    A suspect has been named in the theft of items taken from the Harmon Farms in Greenbrier Bottoms near Locust Grove. Keith Harmon told police that some time between 1 p.m. Tuesday and  10 a.m. Wednesday, someone went on his farm and took two John …

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