• Tattoo marks Newark woman in phony money scam

    Comparison of video footage showing a woman with a tattoo on her neck and the driver’s license photo of a Newark woman were a match for the suspect in a recent forgery incident. Independence County Detective Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that on …

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  • House fire on College Avenue

    Onlookers watch as crews with the Batesville Fire Department work to extinguish a house fire at 1517 College Ave. in Batesville at about 10:30 Friday night. No one was injured or home at the time of the blaze, fire chief Brent Gleghorn said, noting the …

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  • Unborn child dies in accident – McSpadden to decide if charges are warranted

    A two-vehicle accident at the corner of 22nd and Harrison streets around 9:20 Saturday night resulted in a pregnant woman being injured and losing her unborn child, according to a press release this morning from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Those injured in the accident, …

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  • S-side superintendent discusses construction projects

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District Superintendent Roger Rich updated the Southside School Board on various projects in place during the board’s recent meeting. Among those project include construction of a new high school in which dirt work has begun, the new all-weather football field turf …

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  • Golf Classic raises more than $156K

    More than 40 teams turned out June 16 to raise more than $156,000 for White River Medical Center’s ground floor renovation and patient tour expansion project at the 18th Annual White River Health System Foundation Golf Classic. The event was held at The Course at …

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  • Council to consider ordinance

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a report from Tami Myer, tourism director for the Batesville Chamber of Commerce, and the consideration of a sales and use tax bond ordinance for the purpose of financing …

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  • Saffell man admits to forgery

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Saffell man was arrested Tuesday in Lawrence County on forgery and theft of property, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest stems from a Saffell resident reporting that approximately 50 checks had been taken and forged in the amount …

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  • Williams arrested for rape of teen

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Powhatan man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Rick Allen Williams, 28, has been charged with rape in Lawrence County Circuit Court. The arrest came after the teen told family members that …

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  • Warrant issued in fire department burglary

    A suspect in last year’s burglary of the Cord Volunteer Fire Department and a local residence has been arrested, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “On Dec. 27 several pieces of vital equipment were reported taken in the fire department burglary including life saving, …

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  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ set

    Batesville Community Theatre along with the Batesville School District Summer To Always Remember program will present “Beauty and the Beast” July 26-29. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. July 26, 27 and 28, as well as 1 p.m. July 27 and at 2 p.m. …

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  • Wound care to be discussed

    ASH FLAT — A free continuing education program on wound care will be held at Ozarka College, Lecture Hall, 64 College Drive, in Ash Flat from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday for interested health care professionals. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. …

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  • Civil War Day Camp begins Wednesday

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will hold a Civil War Day Camp from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday at the park pavilion, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport. Children age 7 to 12 will explore history through games, activities and crafts; dress …

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