• New grocery store offers bulk products

    Chick-A-Deal opened its doors last week in the Ramsey Plaza and is only the second store of its kind in the state with the first one being in Clarksville but plans are to open more in the future. The new chain carries restaurant quality frozen …

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  • What could’ve been: Family copes with baby’s diagnosis

    Macy Bryant is the child parents Josh and Ronda Bryant had longed for and now a disorder threatens to take away possibilities in her life. Six-month-old Macy has been diagnosed with Angelman’s Syndrome (AS), a genetic-based severe neurological disorder characterized by profound developmental delays, problems …

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  • Cops: Gas thief returns in different car

    A man who allegedly took gas once without paying for it and returned a second time has been arrested, this time because his girlfriend turned him in. Officer Billy Croom said he was called to the EZ Mart station in Newark on May 2 and …

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  • Mom calls police after son takes her car, gets stuck in field

    A 25-year-old was jailed after his mother called police saying her son had taken her vehicle and gotten stuck in a field. Independence County Officer Jordan Akins met with Veronica Grammer who told him her son was very drunk and the two went into the …

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  • Walk raises $24K

    SOUTHSIDE — Some walked, some ran while some like Brian Lyman “marched for little feet” Saturday during March for Babies at the Southside High School walking track. For Lyman it was a first-time event as he walked with the Vital Link ambulance team. “This is …

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  • Checkpoint leads to arrest on multiple drug violations

    WALNUT RIDGE — Authorities from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Hoxie Police Department arrested Arron Allen, 33, of Hoxie on Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on suspended driver’s license, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The …

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  • Melbourne High School graduation ceremony is Friday

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the high school gymnasium with 47 seniors graduating. Speaker at the event will be Marty Sellars, president of First National Banking Company. Valedictorian is Lindsey Michelle Powell, daughter of Kelly and Kim …

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  • Preschool sets ‘safari journey’

    The Early Learning and Enrichment Center will “journey on a safari through the literacy jungle” at 5:30 tonight at the preschool, 1900 Lyon St. Children will make crafts and play games. Snacks will be provided and each child will receive a free book. The event …

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  • Economic report available

    First Community Bank now has available the 2012 Independence County Economic report. The report, which is produced annually, provides a snapshot of our local, state and national economy as of year-end 2012. “We began publishing the annual economic report several years ago as a tool …

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  • Gardening seminar planned

    NEWPORT — The Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service and the White River Garden Club will host a gardening seminar “A Day with Janet Carson” June 14 at the Arkansas State University-Newport Student/Community Center. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and must be done in advance. …

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  • Low-income families boost grocery budgets at local food distributions

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to assist seniors and families applying for SNAP, a program that helps recipients afford healthy foods. Over the next eight months, DHS staff will make 28 visits to food …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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