• Drugs found in Jeep after stop

    ASH FLAT — After a black Jeep was stopped Friday in Cherokee Village for running a stop sign, a passenger was arrested for drug violations, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Counts and juvenile officer Kevin Dienst made the traffic stop. Counts said the Jeep …

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  • Reward offered in Sharp Co. copper thefts

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department wants copper cable thieves brought to justice and they are announcing a reward of up to $2,000 to help accomplish this, Sheriff Mark Counts has announced. “Arkansas citizens can claim the reward by reporting information that directly …

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  • Teens charged in school break-in

    WALNUT RIDGE — Two Imboden area juveniles were charged Monday with commercial burglary, theft of property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief in connection with a June 2 break-in at the Sloan-Hendrix School at Imboden, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The bus shop was broken …

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  • LawCo auto show planned

    IMBODEN — The 24th annual Lawrence County Fair auto show will be held Saturday at the Sloan-Hendrix School District at Imboden, according to a news release. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The entry fee is $15 per each vehicle entered. …

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  • Batesville alzheimer’s group to meet

    The Batesville Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet for brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Batesville Healthcare Center at 1975 White Drive. Nancy Mitchell with Senior Haven will be guest speaker. She will discuss how to gain a better understanding of caring for loved ones …

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  • Homecoming scheduled

    LAFFERTY — Homecoming at Lafferty Community Church is scheduled for Sunday. The morning service will be at 10:45 a.m. with Phillip Edwards bringing the message, followed by a potluck. Special music will be provided by the Tiptons, Quillen Edwards and Mark Hatfield in the afternoon. …

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  • Local youth wins first, third in world event

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Ty Cornelius of Mount Pleasant captured the 13 and under first-place title in ranch sorting at the 2012 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show on Saturday in Oklahoma City, as reported by the American Quarter Horse Journal. …

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  • Fire threatens resort, homes at Sylamore

    SYLAMORE — Shortly after 12 noon Sunday, picturesque Stone County saw smoke rising over South Sylamore Creek, but local responders were met with padlocked gates preventing them from containing the fire before wind picked up spreading it to more than 50 acres, said freelance writer-photographer …

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  • Volunteer meeting set

    The North Central Volunteer Network will hold its next quarterly meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the George C. Rider Room in the First Community Bank in Batesville. Lunch is brown bag. The program is “Make Yourself Known: Raising awareness about your organization …

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  • Race track reports burglary

    A broken window to a game room at the Batesville Motor Speedway was discovered when an employee arrived for work Friday morning. Connie Starr with the speedway said the employee walked by and noticed the window and then looked further to discover the room had …

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  • Truck stolen during church

    Michael Schmidt said he had only been in church about 15 minutes Sunday morning when someone came in and said they saw his truck driving away. “Mr. Schmidt stated that his truck was a 1993 Nissan Frontier, red in color, with a white camper shell …

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  • Second time around nets $150,000 bond for fugitive

    HEBER SPRINGS — A White County man who fled on foot after being sentenced to jail one week ago was recaptured Thursday and jailed on a $150,000 bond, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Timothy Swank, 37, of Rose Bud, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 30 days …

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