• Suspect in assault ID’d in lineup

    Two photo lineups have positively identified the man who assaulted two customers at a local business last week, according to an affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Brian Luetschwager. “On Feb. 21 Deputy Aaron Moody responded to a call of a fight in progress …

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  • Batesville Rotary hears from NRA

    While the National Rifle Association is embroiled in a fight over the Second Amendment on the national scene, locally the Friends of NRA are involved in a number of positive activities, giving back to the community. Long time member of the local chapter of the …

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  • Four arrested

                CAVE CITY — Four Cave City residents were arrested Friday after officers from the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, Cave City Police Department and Third Judicial District Drug Task Force searched a house at 522 Woodland St., said Sheriff Mark …

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  • Accomplishments praised by mayor

    A new fishing pier at Row Lake. Updated interlocal agreement. Construction under way at the new soccer complex. Rehabilitation at the wastewater treatment plant. Economic development. Those are just a fraction of the highlights Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh gave in his annual State of the …

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  • Concord marshal commended

    CONCORD — During a recent Concord City Council meeting, the aldermen commended City Marshal Bobby Hopson for doing an excellent job, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Hopson was hired last fall. Council member Jackie Rone noted that Hopson applies the law to everyone across the board …

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  • Walk Across Arkansas begins

    Walk Across Arkansas, an eight-week opportunity that has inspired thousands of Arkansans to get moving, begins March 11, according to a news release. Registration opens Thursday. Registration is available online at:  http://survey.uaex.edu/WAA/WAAdefault.htm, or by contacting the county extension office. The walk campaign is coordinated by …

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  • Preschool sets fair

    The Batesville preschool will host a magnet school fair and “kindergarten round up” event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at its campus, 1900 Lyon St. The event is for those who have a child who will be 5 on or before Aug. 1. Parents …

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  • Relay for Life holds fundraiser

    NEWPORT — Newport’s Harris Hospital Relay for Life team will host a Relay Bingo fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newport High School cafeteria. All ages are invited to participate. A $5 entry fee will give players one card, or three cards may be purchased …

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  • Items needed for auction

    CONCORD — More items are needed for an upcoming auction that will coincide with a spaghetti supper fundraiser to benefit the Concord Food Pantry, said pantry Director Trudy Bruton. “We only have 13 auction items so far,” she said Monday. Large or small auction items …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older. Carryout orders will be available.

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  • TOPS meets Thursday

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter No. AR542 meets every Thursday morning at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10. The TOPS mission is to support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. For more …

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  • Radio club to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Testing can be arranged for anyone desiring to obtain their Federal Communications Commission license, usually …

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