• Warrant issued in attic burglary

    After allegedly confessing on a recorded conversation that he broke into an apartment and stole items from the tenant, a warrant has been issued for 25-year-old Bryan Andrew Moore of Batesville, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Luetschwager. Luetschwager …

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  • S-Rock officials now legal

    SULPHUR ROCK — City officials at Sulphur Rock moved quickly during a regular meeting Monday night to get newly appointed Mayor David Fulbright and Alderman Brent Hendricks as well as others properly sworn into their respective offices. Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite opened the meeting as moderator, …

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  • Weekend arrests add to jail population

    Almost everyone Officer Aaron Moody stopped over the weekend ended up with a citation or a trip to jail. Moody had one flee during a traffic stop around 2:45 a.m. Monday. Moody said when he approached a vehicle it took off and he activated his …

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  • Scottish Fest to feature Community Quintathlon

    The 34th Arkansas Scottish Festival April 13-14 will have something new this year on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Admission to the festival is free. The first Community Quintathlon will be at 9 a.m. April 13 in Couch Garden. Prizes totaling $1,000 will be …

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  • Drug tools reportedly found at jail

    While searching the personal property of a woman arrested on an outstanding warrant, Independence County jail personnel reportedly found several pieces of drug paraphernalia in her purse, according to Deputy Patrick Collins. When he arrived at the jail around 4:45 p.m. Monday, Collins said that …

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  • Man accused of shooting another in leg

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man was arrested last week for shooting another man in the leg, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. “Izard County deputies were dispatched to 3413 Arkansas Highway 56 the night of March 12 regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, it was determined that …

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  • Bad driving blamed on rap music

    When a policeman asked Jason C. Hill, 33, of Salado about running off the roadway and swerving all over the road, he reportedly replied it was because of “rap music.” Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said he stopped Hill around 7 p.m. Monday as he …

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  • Fire damages home

    After a day of golfing, Dick and Nancy Bernard were going to tidy up a bit and then have friends over for dinner to cap off a beautiful spring Saturday. But soon after Dick finished mowing the yard and parked the lawn mower inside the …

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  • Dogwood Days Festival activities lining up

    HORSESHOE BEND — Danielle Colby of History’s “American Pickers” will appear at the Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce’s Dogwood Days Festival, to be held May 11. Colby will be autographing photographs and “picking” during the event. “On the show, Colby holds down the fort …

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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 25 — Ash Flat March 25 — Calico Rock City Hall March 26 — Mammoth Spring March 26 — …

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  • Cave Key Club to be topic

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City High School Key Club will be the focus of the Cave City Kiwanis meeting this week, said Lisa Reschke, program director. Speaking at the noon meeting Thursday in the Cave City Community Center will be faculty sponsor Patricia Hinds …

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  • NADC board will meet

    The board of directors of Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. The agenda includes: presentation of the financial audit; approval of minutes; Community Services Block Grant monitoring report; Headstart update, financial reports and current …

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