• Cushman council meets tonight

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at city hall at 6:30 tonight. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Cave City has new faces, new car

    CAVE CITY — Hana Smith was appointed as an alderman during a recent Cave City Council meeting to fill the position Ron Burge held before he was appointed mayor in January to replace the late Daniel Wilson, said Krystal Schreiner, finance manager/recorder. Smith will be …

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  • Woman leads high-speed chase

    With a state trooper in pursuit, a Batesville woman reportedly called 911 dispatch just after noon Thursday to say she was in severe pain and headed to the hospital as she drove in the opposite direction of White River Medical Center. Trooper David Jones said …

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  • Newark team to compete in televised bowl

    CONWAY — High school students will showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network April 20 in “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2013” and the Cedar Ridge School District team is set to compete. The event will be broadcast …

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  • Portfest tickets go on sale May 1

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park is going country for the 32nd annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” celebration June 7-8 as the Bellamy Brothers, John Conlee, Jo Dee Messina and Eddy Raven are this year’s featured performers. Hosted by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, …

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  • SUV lands on its top; 7 injured

    ASH FLAT — Five juveniles and two adults were injured last week when the vehicle they occupied went off Griffin Bridge on Griffin Road about one mile east of U.S. Highway 62/412 approximately 500 yards east of the Cherokee Village city limits, said Sharp County …

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  • Bond set at $75,000 each for two suspects who fled

    HEBER SPRINGS — Bond has been set at $75,000 each for two men fleeing from Heber Springs police Saturday and who were stopped by Independence County sheriff’s deputies using spike strips, said Lloyd White, public information officer for the police department. White said Thursday that …

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  • Station to mark 75th anniversary

    The agricultural experiment station is set to celebrate its 75th year of research during its annual field day on Tuesday. “This year, we are marking 75 years of research here at the Batesville station,” said Don Hubbell, director of the University of Arkansas System Division …

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  • Warrant issued in check forgeries

    A warrant has been issued for a 34-year-old Judsonia man after he allegedly wrote two fictitious checks in the amount of $4,352.83 to Odus Pack Materials of Batesville for merchandise. In a court affidavit Detective Jeff Sims of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said an …

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  • Parolee arrested for gun

    Already on parole for being a felon in possession of a firearm, a North Heights Avenue man, David L. Baker, 53, is facing the same charge after he was arrested following a recent shooting of a cat in west Batesville. The charge against Baker, a …

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  • Rollover sends 1 to hospital

    A Batesville woman was transported to White River Medical Center following a three-vehicle accident on Harrison Street shortly after 3 Thursday afternoon. According to an accident report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Sarah Bolin of Batesville, driving a 2005 Chevy Malibu, was traveling west …

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  • Free movie offered tonight

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” at 8:15 tonight in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Rise of the Guardians.” A concession wagon will be available; lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. This …

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