• Compass points to global mission work

    If the mark of a great church is not in the seating capacity but the sending capacity, then Compass Church’s measure is quite expansive. David and Lori Campbell were looking for such a place when their family made the decision to join the church in …

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  • Warrant yields guns, drugs

    Acting on numerous complaints, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, Chef Deputy Alan Cockrill, along with members of the sheriff’s Narcotics unit and patrol officers served a warrant at the Ronald Corter residence at 2140 Floral Road around 12:30 Thursday afternoon. “During the execution of the …

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  • Burglary warrant issued

    Bond for Brock Wayne Vanwinkle, 33, of Batesville has been set at $15,000 on charges of one count each of residential burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Shane Meyer said the charges against Vanwinkle were …

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  • Robbery suspect arrested

    It was a bad night for Curtis Watson of Wycough Street to be out walking Wednesday, especially since he allegedly had a face mask and marijuana in his pockets. Deputy Zach Rawlins said he encountered Watson as he was patrolling in the area of Lilly …

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  • County offices closed; quorum court rescheduled

    All Independence County government offices will be closed Monday in honor of Veterans Day. However, all county trash and recycling routes will run as normal Monday in the northwest quadrant of the county (north of the White River and west of Highway 167). All city …

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  • Concord eyes 2013 budget; firefighters selling pork butts

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall to begin preliminary work on a proposed 2013 budget and to discuss upcoming city- and fire department-sponsored events, said Jayne Pettit, recorder-treasurer. The aldermen will also consider putting on …

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  • Fulton Co. totals don’t change outcomes in C-Village, Hardy

    SALEM — Vote totals from the portions of Cherokee Village and Hardy that lie partly within Fulton County did not change the outcome of any aldermen’s positions in those counties, according to figures obtained from the Fulton County clerk’s office. In the Cherokee Village aldermen’s …

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  • Pleasant Plains gets $300,000 grant

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced grants totaling $2,488,596 to 13 Arkansas cities and counties at a ceremony held Tuesday at the state Capitol. Pleasant Plains will receive $300,000 for a child care center to be built near the school campus. The tentative site …

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  • Charges filed in police chase

    A “no bond” warrant has been issued by District Judge Chaney Taylor for the arrest of Christopher Chandler charging him with felony fleeing, aggravated assault and criminal mischief. Chandler was originally charged with misdemeanor shoplifting until he fled from police Tuesday afternoon, leading them on …

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  • Couple has additional charges

    Sandra Lawrence MELBOURNE — A Melbourne couple arrested on previous charges is now in additional trouble. Dennis Jay Lawrence, 47, who was previously arrested for theft by receiving, has also been charged with residential burglary, theft of property, theft by receiving and being a felon …

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  • Charges filed in assault, burglary

    Christopher Sutton, 39, of Batesville is being charged with felony residential burglary and aggravated assault after he allegedly broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and pointed a gun at her head, an action that led to a fight and a shot being fired. In …

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  • McDonald’s to help raise school funds

    McDonald’s in Batesville will hold a McTeacher’s Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to benefit the West Magnet Elementary dance team in which the restaurant will donate 20 percent of its sales during the fundraiser, according to a news release. “We’re committed to education …

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