• Concert to benefit NEA homeless veterans

    HARDY — American Legion Post 336 will host a special luncheon and benefit concert from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hardy Legion Hall, located on Highway 62/63/412 eight miles west of Hardy. All proceeds will be donated to the Northeast Arkansas American Legion Ladies …

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  • 10th annual Ind. Co. EHC yard, craft sale is Saturday

    The 10th annual yard and craft sale, hosted by the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County, will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the commercial building and adjacent outside area at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. A variety of items, ranging …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2013.

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  • The Tiptons to perform

    The Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church will host the Tipton family singers in a free concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday. An offering will be taken and the event is open to the public. For more information call Quillen Edwards at (870) 346-5017. The Tiptons …

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  • Ozarka sets GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College adult education department has announced its 2013 GED testing schedule. Testing will be held on Ozarka campuses unless otherwise noted. March 4, 25 — Ash Flat March 5, 28 — Mountain View March 5, 26 — Mammoth Spring March 7, …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2013. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1993, a gun battle erupted at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents …

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  • Students, officials voice opinions on changes to lottery scholarship

    Oakley Davis wants to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, but a bill changing the amounts of Arkansas’ lottery-funded college scholarship program may have the Southside High School senior looking elsewhere for his degree. The Senate on Monday passed the legislation in a 34-0 …

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  • Newport baby shot, killed

    NEWPORT — A 1-year-old infant was killed in Newport and a woman was in critical condition following a shooting shortly after 3 this morning. Arkansas State Police said that Newport officers received a 911 call from the woman, according to a published report. As of …

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  • Angry couple charged with abuse

    A local couple allegedly told police that their fight at a local motel Monday night came after a bout of drinking at a local club and a slandering remark about a family member. Deputies were sent to the motel around 10:45 p.m. regarding a man …

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  • Teams needed for HSIC Trivia Game Night

    The Humane Society of Independence County will host its third annual Trivia Game Night fundraiser and “Spay-ghetti” dinner March 23 at the Fellowship Bible Church on Main Street in Batesville. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with a spaghetti dinner including garlic bread, salad …

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  • Suspect in assault ID’d in lineup

    Two photo lineups have positively identified the man who assaulted two customers at a local business last week, according to an affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Brian Luetschwager. “On Feb. 21 Deputy Aaron Moody responded to a call of a fight in progress …

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  • Batesville Rotary hears from NRA

    While the National Rifle Association is embroiled in a fight over the Second Amendment on the national scene, locally the Friends of NRA are involved in a number of positive activities, giving back to the community. Long time member of the local chapter of the …

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