• Astronomer to give talk

    Dr. Douglas Matthews, a Batesville dentist who also wanders the night skies as an astronomer, will be presenting an unusual visual program titled “Galaxies of the Night Sky” at Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. “His father, Dr. …

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  • Voters OK 2 taxes

    It was a close race for many Tuesday night in Independence County in an election that saw a special tax to benefit local fire departments squeak by with less than 70 votes and a justice of the peace seat tied, possibly requiring voters to once …

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  • Sharp goes wet

    ASH FLAT — After a severe drought this summer, Sharp County is now wet. Voters in Tuesday’s general election voted 3,884 to 3,456 to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages in the county. The “wets” led early on the strength of early returns in the …

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  • ABC expects permits apps to roll in today

    The Arkansas ABC is having a busy post-election day, with three counties voting to go wet, Sharp being one of them. The other two are Benton and Madison. Michael Langley, director, of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division in Little Rock, told the Batesville Daily …

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  • Izard County sees large voter turnout

    MELBOURNE — Almost 70 percent of the Izard County registered voters turned out for the 2012 election making it one of the largest anyone could remember. As the polls closed there were no changes in county offices, even though the sheriff, treasurer and assessor had …

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  • Tools taken from storage unit

    Tools valued at $620 were reported stolen recently from a storage unit rented by Bobby Warden of Batesville. Warden told Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter the tools taken from a unit at Merrill Self Storage across from the Batesville Regional Airport included a Stihl 12-inch …

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  • Salem teen killed in crash

    SALEM — A Salem teenager was killed Tuesday morning when she lost control of her car on a wet highway and collided with another car. The crash happened just after 7:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 62, three miles west of Salem. Arkansas State Police Cpl. …

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  • House fire ruled arson

    A small electric heater is not suspected as being the cause of a blaze that destroyed the home of George Chapman on Garden Lane in the Floral area overnight Monday. Authorities say the heater was located in the opposite end of the home from where …

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  • Barren Fork holds fall fest

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The women of Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host the annual fall festival from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the church in Mount Pleasant. In addition to crafts and all kinds of baked items, dinner will be available for …

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  • Preschool plans drive-in

    The Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center will host its annual “Drive-in with Dad and Movies with Mom” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday with a movie to be shown at 6:30. Children will be able to convert boxes into cars for a drive-in movie …

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  • Concert to benefit construction of ministry

    FRANKLIN — One of two benefit concerts to raise money for the construction of a new ministry for women battling drug and alcohol addictions to be located in Violet Hill will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Franklin Baptist Church. Nashville recording artist Traley …

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  • Ozarka hosts book sale

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne is hosting its third annual library book sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of the John E. Miller building on the campus. For sale will be …

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