• 1 dead, 1 critically injured in Bald Knob shooting

    BALD KNOB (AP) — Authorities in White County say one person is dead and another critically injured after a double shooting in Bald Knob. The White County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a shots fired call at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home …

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  • Board to hear water main update

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear reports and hear an update on a water main extension, said Manager John Richardson. Bids will also be opened on a …

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  • Kiwanis Club to expand

    Following initiatives established by the Kiwanis International to combat declining memberships in local clubs across the country, the Batesville Kiwanis Club voted unanimously Friday to adopt a policy for the operation of a satellite club in the Batesville area. “A club satellite will allow community …

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  • Abduction scare unfounded

    There was no danger. A report of a possible attempted child abduction at Southside Monday afternoon sent several officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department to a McHue Road address around 5 p.m. in search of a suspect. In a press release Tuesday afternoon lead …

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  • Two jailed in disturbance

    One man’s ranting in a public street ended with two men going to jail Tuesday night. Deputy Jesse Wilson with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Dry Run Circle around 9 p.m. where callers …

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  • Southside discusses disaster planning

    SOUTHSIDE — It was a class project that got the attention of members of the Southside School Board when it recently met. Civics students Alexus Webb, Shayla Thorne and Shaina Shepherd shared their presentation, “The State of the School Address,” in which they provided information …

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  • Seat belt violation leads to drug arrest

    While on routine patrol in the Southside area of McHue and Brushy roads Monday morning, Independence County Deputy James Wood said he observed a maroon Ford Expedition occupied by two people not wearing their seat belts. Wood said he stopped the vehicle on Brushy Road …

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  • Alleged forger arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff’s officers arrested 27-year-old Kellie Kemp of Imboden on Monday for theft of property and forgery, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest stems from an Imboden resident reporting that their checkbook had been taken and several checks had been forged …

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  • Dealership plans fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — One car dealership will work to help Melbourne High School raise $6,000 through Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The dealership will donate $20 to the high school track and cross-country teams for everyone …

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  • Ozarka to host FAFSA Support Days

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College Student Services will host Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Support Days during the month of April at all locations. The service will offer students assistance from financial aid staff members in completing their 2013-14 FAFSA forms. The FAFSA form …

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  • Field house expansion discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board recently approved rehiring all currently employed certified personnel, with the exception of employees who have resigned, for the 2013-14 year. Members also agreed to let bids for a perimeter security fence around the bus parking area while retaining the …

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  • Cave City sets registration

    CAVE CITY — Preschool and kindergarten registration at the Cave City School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. Registration will be held at the Cave City Elementary library and the Evening Shade Elementary office. Children …

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