• Angry couple charged with abuse

    A local couple allegedly told police that their fight at a local motel Monday night came after a bout of drinking at a local club and a slandering remark about a family member. Deputies were sent to the motel around 10:45 p.m. regarding a man …

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  • Teams needed for HSIC Trivia Game Night

    The Humane Society of Independence County will host its third annual Trivia Game Night fundraiser and “Spay-ghetti” dinner March 23 at the Fellowship Bible Church on Main Street in Batesville. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with a spaghetti dinner including garlic bread, salad …

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  • 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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