• Honor Roll – Concord High

    CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Concord High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Harold Chegue, Riley Cornett, Amber Dalton, Kaleah Davis, Hunter Hartwick, Kenndall Swafford, …

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  • S-side teachers use literacy grants for classroom items

    SOUTHSIDE — Two Southside School District teachers will now be able to do a little more to promote literacy in their classrooms thanks to $500 grants each received by First Community Bank. Although several deserving proposals were submitted, two were selected by a team of …

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  • Walmsley excited to take on new challenge

    Batesville’s longest practicing attorney will soon make a career change: This time as a judge. Last week, Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Bill Walmsley to the Arkansas Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy left by Judge Josephine Hart, another former Batesville attorney who will become …

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  • Criminal justice instructor arrested

    Homer Solis knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Literally. Monday morning the criminal justice instructor was arrested on several charges including a failure-to-appear warrant and issued citations for speeding, driving on a suspended license and carrying a weapon. Solis teaches at …

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  • Cannonball found in river may be relic of Civil War

    Carl Prince of Greers Ferry knew exactly what he had found when he saw a small cannonball in shallow water below Lock & Dam No. 1 at Batesville back in the summer when water levels were low. He just didn’t know what era it was …

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  • Trucking company hit hard by burglars

    A trucking company owned by Ricky Gould of Floral was hit in a burglary that occurred sometime over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Moody who was dispatched to the company Saturday morning. Gould reportedly told police that he locked his shop …

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  • Thanksgiving four-wheeler arrests

    It wasn’t a very good Thanksgiving for Vernon Vinson of Cleghorn Chapel and Cora McKinzie of Sulphur Rock. Vinson was arrested on several traffic violations, including fleeing from police, after he was stopped for riding a four-wheeler on a public highway around 7:40 a.m. Thursday. …

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  • Jewelry, outdoors equipment stolen

    There are no suspects in the Wednesday burglary of Amy Cowen’s home on Kari Brook Lane south of Batesville in which a ring, shotgun and fishing gear were stolen. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said Cowen told him she left home around 1 p.m. and …

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  • Wanted man allegedly found with drug paraphernalia

    When you’re wanted by police in two different counties, walking the city streets while carrying a drug pipe is not a particularly good idea, as 40-year-old Billy Joe “Bobo” Conley of Batesville found out Sunday evening. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said he was in …

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  • Accident ends in arrest

    When Mark Winkle was speaking in alternating fast and slurred speech and with blanks in his memory, police began to suspect that the 43-year-old Batesville man was high on drugs when he wrecked his car in a deep ditch early Sunday morning. Deputy Michael Moody …

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  • Nursing assistant awarded

    Linda East, certified nursing assistant for Caring Hands Hospice of Batesville, recently received the Heart of Hospice Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas, according to a news release. The HPCAA Heart Award is designed to honor the person affiliated with hospice …

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  • EHC to host holiday open house

    The Extension Homemakers Council of Independence County will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cooperative Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Demonstrations, displays and samples of holiday decorations, gifts, crafts and food will be shown. …

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