• County losing tax revenue

    In the last five months, Independence County has seen a 7-percent decline in sales tax revenue, announced Independence County Judge Robert Griffin in Tuesday’s Independence County Quorum Court budget committee meeting and he didn’t understand why. He was echoed by Independence County Treasurer Bob Treadway, …

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  • Police have suspect in Bethesda Road jewelry theft

    Kayla and Isaac Stites of Bethesda found out Wednesday that all the work they had put into packing their belongings in preparation for a move was in vain when they came home and found most of it dumped out or stolen. “Isaac advised he left …

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  • Water plant to get repairs

    Some of the Batesville water treatment plant’s controls are outdated and badly in need of repair. Tuesday night the city council approved an ordinance to waive competitive bidding and authorize the water department to contract for electrical repairs on the water treatment plant control system. …

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  • Mount Pleasant Elementary receives national recognition

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Education as a National Title I Distinguished School — one of only two in the state. Each year, Title I schools are recognized by the Arkansas …

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  • Man wanted for assault

    Timothy S. Cannon, 20, of Saffell is being sought in conjunction with the assault of a 65-year-old Independence County man on Nov. 4, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said that on the night of the incident the victim told …

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  • Concord tree lighting set

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council agreed Monday during a regular meeting to put an auxiliary law enforcement officer on duty on weekends, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Auxiliary officers receive no pay. Pettit also noted the community’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 …

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  • One dead in shooting at Drasco

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Corning man was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting Tuesday evening near Drasco, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said in a news release. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a shooting at 22 …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a law enforcement committee meeting at 5 p.m. today in the county courtroom at 192 E. Main St., Batesville. The committee will discuss law enforcement budgets. At 6, the budget committee will discuss the budget for the county. …

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  • NADC to discuss grants

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Among items on the agenda will be discussion of grant requests, weatherization program and the current financial statement.

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  • CR artesians hold sale

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative, located on the first floor of the Calico Rock Museum, now has 30 booths and shelves that offer gifts and decorations created by local artists and craftspeople. Items for sale include dolls, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, …

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  • Carnival of Melody scheduled

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Cherokee Village Community Chorus will present a Carnival of Melody for its fall and Christmas concert that includes a wide variety of music for the season. The events will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the …

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  • Mtn. View Art Guild sets event

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Art Guild will have a fine art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Society Building on School Street in Mountain View. Art will be …

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