• WRMC adds to staff

    White River Medical Center has announced the addition of a new doctor to its pain management clinic, according to a news release. As a pain management physician, Dr. John Larson will provide outpatient treatment to relieve chronic pain, restore function and decrease or eliminate the …

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  • Woman charged in check forgery

    Kristie L. Heritage, 34, of Cave City has been formally charged with six counts of forging checks on the account of a man being held in the Independence County jail, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims. How Heritage got the checks was not …

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  • Aldermen to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear departmental reports, review bills and handle any other monthly business that comes up, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. The aldermen may possibly discuss having another community Easter egg hunt …

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  • Sulphur Rock council to meet

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will review bills and hear departmental reports.

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  • Cedar Ridge sets public forum

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold the first of three public forums for citizens to discuss a proposed millage increase for the purposes of school safety and security, at the Oil Trough City Council meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Questions and concerns will …

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  • Livestock & Poultry Commission names chairman

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission has elected a Batesville farmer as the new chairman of the commission. The commission announced Friday that Charles “Ed” Mabry of Batesville will serve as chairman for the 2012-13 year. Mabry was appointed to a …

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  • Man uses stolen debit card

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested William Clay Lester, 21, of Black Rock on Thursday for theft, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest stems from a Black Rock resident reporting that their debit card had been taken and around $2,500 being withdrawn from …

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  • Burglary interrupted

    Frederick Bates of 6380 Cord Road told police he came home around 6:15 Friday night and found a strange pickup in his driveway and a burglary in progress. After his call to 911 Bates said he saw a woman he knew to be Elizabeth Shetron, …

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  • Bringing cell phone to jail isn’t allowed

    MELBOURNE — A Franklin man went to jail with a couple of forbidden items — and got an extra charge for it, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jeremy Lewis Gross, 38, had reported to the Izard County jail to serve a weekend commitment …

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  • Council to consider historical residential classification

    The Batesville City Council has changed its meeting time this week to 5 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will consider three amendments to past resolutions and ordinances. One would change the scope of work for the Arkansas Safe Routes to School Program Grant; …

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  • Break-ins, thefts reported

    Someone broke into Terry’s Modern Builders near the Batesville Regional Airport sometime overnight Wednesday and took several Dewalt power tools, according to employee Randy Huff. Entry to the building was made by breaking the glass in a front door with a rock. Listed as stolen …

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  • QC changes meeting time, day

    The February session of the Independence County Quorum Court will meet at a special date and time due to scheduling conflicts for the county judge’s office. The court will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the Independence County Regional Library building …

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