• Dugger marks 90th year

    MOOREFIELD — W.E. “Elvis” Dugger will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Moorefield Community Building. Dugger was born and raised in Independence County. He spent many years in the grocery store business (Jif-E-Mart, Moorefield Grocery and Dugger …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 14 – Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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  • Suspect named in Cave City burglary

    The suspect in the burglary of the Joshua Scott Pace residence in Cave City Tuesday afternoon, a 22-year-old Batesville man, is reportedly a relative who lived with the Pace family at one time, according to police. Tony Pace told police that he and his family …

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  • Donations to be collected for IndCo toy run, food drive

    Donations to benefit the first annual Independence County toy run and food drive will be collected from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Batesville Walmart parking lot. Local motorcycle clubs including the Moose Riders, Law Dogs, Rebel Creed and Legion riders, among others will …

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  • Woman jailed, sentenced to hang

    Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series   A trip to see her father ended up as a trip to prison and a death sentence for Emily Weaver of Batesville. The 17-year-old was found guilty of spying and sentenced to hang by …

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  • City council gets progress report

    No ordinances, resolutions or citizens comments were brought before the Batesville City Council Tuesday night so council members heard department head reports, held a short executive session and heard a brief report from the mayor before adjourning. Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill from the Independence County …

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  • Cupboards at pantry are bare

    CONCORD — The Food Pantry of Concord, a food bank which has been operating for about six months, is in need of help, said Trudy Bruton, who has been arranging for shipments of food. The pantry was out of food earlier this week but a …

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  • Man nabbed over threats

    ASH FLAT — A Cherokee Village man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly calling in a bomb threat that resulted in the evacuation and search of four area high schools including Highland School that morning, according to both Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts and Fulton County …

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  • Inmate charged with fighting

    Making threats to harm a jailer’s family and then assaulting him resulted in more problems with an inmate of the Independence County jail, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said that on Dec. 5 jailer Hosea Whitson was assaulted by …

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  • Live entertainment planned

    This month’s Second Friday Frolic will feature live music in two locations, according to Paula Grimes, executive director of Main Street Batesville. Plenty of free parking is available. The Simply Southern House Band — Randy and Stephanie Wade, Allen Steiner and Debbie Cochran — will …

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  • Swaim wins Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses

    Matt Swaim, a registered nurse in White River Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, has been chosen as the November/December recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Swaim has been at WRMC for five years. “It’s an honor to receive …

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  • Burglars get away with $50K in property

    One watchful neighbor had to run off metal scrappers from Kirt McDougal’s home in the Southside area Monday morning but not before making them replace everything they had loaded up. A short time later, however, she discovered a car arrive only to find its occupants …

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