• Teen gets 16 years for guard stabbing

    A teenager who stabbed a guard at the juvenile detention center last year will now be doing time as an adult. In a plea agreement before 16th Judicial Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp, 16-year-old Christopher Allen Darden was charged as an adult and sentenced to …

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  • ‘Women, Heart Disease: Call to Action’ focus of ‘Red Hot Ladies’ luncheon

    A research pioneer in women’s cardiovascular disease will provide the main address at Citizens Bank’s “Red Hot Ladies Luncheon” to be held Feb. 14, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The annual event focuses on raising women’s awareness of …

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  • Four more arrested for drugs

                  HEBER SPRINGS — For the second time this month, authorities searched a residence at 406 W. Walnut St. in Heber Springs and found drugs and drug-related paraphernalia, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. Four people at the residence …

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  • UACCB hires TRiO adviser

    Jarred Corley feels blessed to have grown up in a family who knew the importance of an education. As the new project adviser for TRiO/Student Support Services at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, he will be able to show other students the …

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  • Sheriff’s report reflects crime statistics

    There seems to be fewer crimes in 2012 than in 2011, according to an activity and status report for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. In November (the most recent month statistics are available), the Criminal Investigations Division had a total of 441 crimes reported (compared …

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  • Police investigate shooting death

    The death of a Southside man Thursday is being investigated as a possible suicide, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said when officers arrived at the scene of the shooting they found 50-year-old William Tommy Jernigan lying in a field with what appeared to be …

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  • Jail matron attacked

    Charges are pending against an Independence County jail inmate who reportedly attacked a jail employee around 10 a.m. Thursday. Deputy Mike Price said Sherre L. Sanders, 29, of Collietown Road attacked Matron Amanda Brewer as she was removing Sanders from a restraint chair in the …

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  • Stolen vehicles found

    He doesn’t know exactly when it occurred, but Adam Stanford of Blackland Road in the Pleasant Plains area, reported Thursday afternoon that two vehicles had been stolen from property he owns near Red Neck Lane and Blackland Road. Stanford said since he didn’t see the …

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  • Budget for 1 mill to be discussed

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday to approve the budget for a possible 1-mill increase that will go before voters in a special election April 9. The increase in millage would allow the district to …

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  • Driver arrested for DWI-drugs

    Brought to the attention of police for allegedly running over his neighbor’s flower bed, Terry Garrison was arrested Wednesday night for careless driving and driving while under the influence of drugs. Deputy Anthony Carter said he responded to the residential area of Boswell Street behind …

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  • Choral resumes rehearsals

    The Batesville Choral Society is resuming rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at First Presbyterian Church, located at 775 E. Boswell St. in Batesville. The rehearsals are open to all interested singers. A concert will be presented on April 11 directed by Dr. …

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  • CPR classes offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the cost of the textbook …

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