• Cave City sets registration, schedule pick up

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District will hold kindergarten through 12th-grade registration for new students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13. Schedules can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following days: Fifth and sixth grades, Tuesday; seventh …

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  • Workshops to be held in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Space is available in two professional development workshops, to be held at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. The Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Educator Training Workshop, with 10 spaces available, will …

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  • Franklin woman accused of battery

    MELBOURNE — A Franklin woman was arrested after allegedly hurting a woman in poor health, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputies were dispatched Tuesday night to 810 Hickory Flat Road in response to a fight and found a woman later identified as Carol Berman, …

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  • Death in patrol car believed suicide

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police believe the shooting death of a handcuffed man inside a city patrol car was a suicide, according to an email from Police Chief Mike Yates. Chavis Chacobie Carter, 21, of Southaven, Miss., died July 28 after apparently shooting himself despite …

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  • No bail for man charged with mailing powder

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A second bail request by an Arkansas man charged with mailing a white powder to his former employer, schools and businesses has been denied. U.S. Magistrate Erin Setser on Friday rejected the request by 57-year-old Philip Hanson. U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry …

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  • Methadone arrest made during traffic stop

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Thayer, Mo., man who will turn 22 on Thursday was arrested after a traffic stop Friday in Lawrence County for possession of a controlled substance, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Shane Michael Green is being charged with possession of Methadone. “The arrest …

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  • Businesses to be ‘blitzed’

    The United Way of Independence County will “blitz” local businesses Wednesday as part of its annual campaign. Volunteers will be out and about in the county, visiting small businesses and picking up employee contributions and company donations, according to a news release. This year’s overall …

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  • Forbes.com ranks Lyon as one of ‘America’s Best’

    Lyon College has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” in 2012 by Forbes.com, according to a news release. Forbes.com, in conjunction with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity (CCAP), has released its 2012 rankings, with Lyon College ranked 370th out of 650 …

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  • Filings continue

    Two more candidates have filed for municipal offices, according to information from the county clerk offices in Independence and Izard counties as of 9 this morning. In Independence County, incumbent Brian Pool has refiled for an at-large position on the Moorefield City Council while in …

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  • Burn ban reinstated in Sharp

    ASH FLAT — Due to the return of hot and windy conditions, the burn ban for Sharp County was reactivated Friday and will remain in effect until further notice, said County Judge Larry Brown.

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  • Newport man accused of leaving baby in car

    Father to appear in court today NEWPORT — A Newport man was scheduled to appear in Jackson County District Court today after his 16-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car on Friday. Officers with the Newport police, fire and emergency departments were …

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  • Sakura, U.S. Pizza to bump city coffers

    Quorum court to enact alcohol tax U.S. Pizza has been annexed into the Batesville city limits and should be collecting alcohol taxes by Aug. 10, city officials said. The council approved the annexation at its July 10 meeting, and the action takes effect 30 days …

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