• Dota reverses firing of manager

    CORD — The Dota Public Water Authority board voted during an Oct. 15 special meeting to fire Rusty Paul, manager of the water system, but things have changed since then, said board President Randall Henley. According to a letter to Paul, when the board voted …

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  • Motorcycle wrecks in chase

    A traffic violation that led to a police pursuit ended in a crash and arrest Thursday night. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody said that around 9:10 p.m. Arkansas State Police Trooper Chad Conder attempted to stop a motorcycle driven by Jeremy Berkshire, 33, of Little …

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  • Cave board tours renovated library

    CAVE CITY — Before Monday’s regular meeting of the Cave City School Board, librarian Heather Landers and middle school Principal Mark Smith led the board on a tour of the newly renovated middle school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. “The board was very impressed with …

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  • Burglars hit fire station

    Unless there is a fire, the Newark Fire Station isn’t used a lot with meetings except only every other week and therefore it isn’t known exactly when burglars made their way into the building. Around 5:20 Wednesday afternoon James Langston reported finding the meeting room …

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  • Ballot issues may be seen online; voters asked to show ID

    Voters can now have an early look at their ballot, according to Charlie Morris, co-election coordinator for Independence County, by visiting www.votenaturally.org and clicking on the Voterview button. “This is a great way to check your voter registration information as well as the races and …

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  • Schwegman’s gets grant to replace awning

    With the help of the Citizens for Downtown Batesville (CFDB) program, Schwegman’s Office Supply was recently able to replace the awning in front of its building, according to a news release. Citizens Bank in 2011 created CFDB, a funding program designed to complement efforts to …

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  • Traffic stops end in alcohol, drug arrests

    Breath mints weren’t enough to conceal the odor of alcohol on Michael S. Dombroski’s breath Tuesday night. He went to jail on alcohol and drug-related charges. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was patrolling the area of 20th and Myers streets near Fitzhugh Park …

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  • Impact with car flips truck

    A Southside woman has been charged with careless driving following a two-vehicle crash that caused a small pickup truck to flip over Thursday afternoon. James Dunegan, 42, driving a 2000 Chevrolet S-14 pickup, told police he was traveling north on Highway 167 and attempting to …

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  • Honor Roll – Cedar Ridge High

    NEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Cedar Ridge High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Susan Abshier, Maycie Carroll, Kyler Crabtree, Charles Fraser, Morgan Galloway, Kailee …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Gerald W. Farrier (with hand upraised) conducts his first and only baptizing service at Salado Creek near Huff, south of Batesville, in the mid-1960s. Farrier, who died as a U.S. Naval hero in the disastrous USS Forrestal fire on July 29, 1967, in the Gulf of …

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  • Ozarka to begin spring registration

    MELBOURNE — Spring semester registration will open for current Ozarka College students Monday, according to a news release. Any student who has successfully completed a semester at Ozarka can register online after meeting and planning their class schedules with their academic adviser. Once registered, financial …

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  • Church to hold harvest sale

    The New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3655 Bethesda Road, will hold its annual harvest sale and lunch on Saturday. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. The sale will begin at 1 p.m. Items to be auctioned include canned fruits, vegetables, homemade candies, …

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