• State police probe to focus on grants

    Grant money is the new focus. Requirements for an audit of Health Resources of Arkansas’ financial dealings over the past three years have changed, state police Special Agent Wendall Jines said Thursday. Jines told the HRA committee that he will not require a forensic audit …

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  • Man fakes heart attack to escape police at hospital

    A man who reportedly faked a heart attack to get away from police is being held under a $65,000 bond for felony commercial burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property during a Dec. 3 incident at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. In …

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  • Conspiracy show featuring Mountain View airs — finally

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Is there a conspiracy behind the television show “Conspiracy Theory”? Is someone asking too many questions? And are there efforts to keep certain things quiet? As part of its show about the Ozarks, “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” visited Mountain View in …

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  • Dog bites Charlotte jogger

    Although there has never been an issue with aggressive dogs in the area before, a Charlotte man was attacked in the roadway and bitten Thursday afternoon. David Jones told Deputy Wayne Green that he and his wife were running in the area of Center Grove …

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  • Carters to be honored at parade

    CAVE CITY — Grand marshals for the Cave City Christmas Parade, which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, are the Carter family in honor of the late Billy George Carter and Johnny Wayne Carter, said Carolyn Wammack, one of the organizers. The parade theme is “Christmas …

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  • No injuries in Newark crash

    A two-vehicle crash on Galloway Road near Locust Street in Newark Thursday afternoon caused one vehicle to turn over and the other to spin off the road without anyone being seriously injured, according to Deputy Michael Moody with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Moody said …

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  • Thompson appointed to Board of Examiners

    A.F. “Tom” Thompson of Batesville has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Law Examiners, according to a news release from the Arkansas Supreme Court. Representing the First Congressional District, Thompson will serve a six-year term concluding on Sept. 30, 2018. Thompson is an …

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  • CPR/first aid class offered by Vital Link

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $25 covers the cost of the textbook …

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  • Food, shelter board to meet Monday

    The Independence County emergency food and shelter program board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. The purpose of the meeting is to determine allocation of $14,895 awarded by the National Emergency …

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  • Girl Scouts signing up members

    Girl Scouts has partnered with Lyon College’s Lyon Education and Adventure Program and is seeking girls in grades nine through 12 who are interested in backpacking. An information and sign-up session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Batesville High School cafeteria. …

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  • World’s smallest gospel singer to perform

    EWARK — Lowell Mason, who has been called the world’s smallest gospel singer, will appear at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 16 at Newark Assembly of God, located at 9450 Harrison St. in Newark. Mason, who is 46 inches tall, will perform a variety of old-time songs, …

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  • Feather jewelry on display at Ash Flat Library this month

    ASH FLAT — Alexa Wetzler has been added as the second artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said Ina Gill, publicist. “Due to the artists’ unique expressions of their crafts, it is possible for the library to bring the works of two …

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