• A Glance at Days Gone By

    Working on the railroad: This unidentified crew (top photo) pauses for a photo while working on the railroad somewhere between Batesville and Calico Rock. Note the stack of crossties.  At bottom, a crew of eight men rest their shovels for a few minutes while working …

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  • Sharp JPs amend budgets

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court amended both the 2012 and 2013 budgets when it met in regular session Monday, said County Judge Larry Brown. The 2012 budget was amended to transfer balances within various departmental budgets to make line items more accurately …

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  • Sidney St. Patrick’s Day Pageant

    SIDNEY — The Sidney St. Patrick’s Day Pageant was held March 9 at the Cave City High School cafeteria. Winners are as follows: • Boys 0-23 months — Corbyn Wooldrige, prince; Gabriel Rogers, best dressed; Bryson Sanchez, king and best eyes; Slayd Roberts, photogenic; • Boys 2-3 …

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  • Airport commission to meet

    Batesville Regional Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. Commissioners are asked to be there at 5:30 p.m. to tour the construction work, if possible. The agenda includes an engineer’s report from Bob Chatman, discussion on the runway safety project …

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  • Cemetery cleanup planned

    The city of Batesville cemetery department will be doing a cleanup at Oaklawn Cemetery March 18-23. Officials said all flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before the cleanup begins. Items that are left on the graves will …

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  • LEPC to meet

    Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive. Independence County LEPC is made up of representatives from local businesses, emergency services, city personnel and local citizens who meet bi-monthly to develop disaster plans in case …

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  • State chamber CEO to speak to Batesville chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank. Guest speaker will be Randy Zook, president/CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber. Zook will be briefing attendees on tax …

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  • Search continues; mom shares details

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man is dead and his 14-year-old stepdaughter is missing, sending shockwaves through the community but as of Wednesday afternoon officials had no new evidence in the teen’s disappearance. Sidney Nicole Randall was last seen by her mother, Denise Cornell, …

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  • Police: Shooting ‘justified’

    A man who shot his brother earlier this week apparently did so in self-defense, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Randy Martin, 51, was taken into custody after police were called just before noon to a shooting at his mobile home at 1730 Wish …

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  • St. Pat’s fest is Saturday

    SIDNEY — The 59th version of Sidney’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with entertainment by Chelsea Savage Vanscoder, followed by Robert Hutchison and his sons singing at 12:15 p.m. Irish stew will be served around noon at a nominal price …

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  • Fashion show planned

    A fashion show and grand opening of a boutique that will provide new and gently used free prom dresses to high school girls will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the old Batesville Middle School on Water Street. The Batesville High School Glass Slipper …

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  • Newark man diagnosed with ‘rarest of the rare’ disease

    NEWARK — When Shane Goings starts feeling better, he’s going to do all of the things he’s always wanted to. Just when that will be, however, he’s not sure. Goings said he has a whole new outlook on life since finding out he has a …

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