• AARP officers to be installed

    The state president of AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons, Maria Diaz-Reynolds, will install officers for the local chapter at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, located at 50 Riverbank Road, Batesville. A buffet lunch will be served at 11 a.m. …

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  • Vet recalls service in Germany

    ROSIE — It was a letter any family dreaded but one that Cornelius Burrow’s mother and father received. Now tattered at the edges and yellowed with age after years of being stored in a family Bible the letter dated April 1945 told William and Mary …

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  • Police make arrests in local theft ring

    Two people are in jail after police raided a home in Batesville Thursday afternoon that was being used to store items taken in recent local burglaries. “Based on information obtained through several investigations, detectives from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at …

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  • Stabbing victim ID’d

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The body of a man found dead in Baxter County has been identified as 20-year-old Roy Lee Hogans of Strawberry, Sheriff John Montgomery announced Thursday. At around 10:30 Wednesday night, Baxter County sheriff’s officers and Baxter Regional Ambulance Service were responding to …

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  • A time of remembrance, a time of caring

    It was an event Carole Blue of Newark didn’t want to miss this year even if it meant taking off work to do so. “It’s so wonderful and so emotional,” she said as more than two dozen guests and employees filled the office of Caring …

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  • Cedar Ridge School Board approves revised zoning map

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge will revise the district’s school board map so that all zones equal a target population within 10 percent of 781. State law requires that all districts review their district population every year following the national census and update their school board …

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  • Cave City man arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Cave City man listed on the Lawrence County sheriff’s “Most Wanted” list was arrested Thursday by a Cave City officer, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Tips came in via email with information that Thomas Wayne Ashcraft, 26, who was wanted for revocation …

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  • WRMC physicians earn certifications 

    Miguel Villagra Wassim Radwan, M.D. and Miguel Villagra, M.D., hospitalists at White River Medical Center have both successfully earned board certifications in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. The hospitalist team under the Hospital Medicine program at WRMC consists of internal medicine …

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  • Man wanted for ramming vehicle

    A class D warrant for felony criminal mischief has been issued for 18-year-old Cody Campbell of Batesville after he allegedly rammed another man’s car at a residence on Esther Street Nov.15, according to a court affidavit. Deputy Shay Moore was dispatched to the residence of …

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  • Cave City parade on tap

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City community will have a Christmas parade after all. Both the city and the chamber of commerce passed on holding a Christmas parade this year, but that’s where a couple of interested people stepped in because they thought children and …

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  • Council changes meeting time

    The time has been changed for Tuesday’s Batesville City Council meeting to 6:30 instead of 5:30 p.m., at city hall. The agenda includes reports from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery and Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are …

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  • Water board to hear proposals

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to consider purchasing a vehicle and some equipment, said manager John Richardson. The vehicle proposal is for the purchase of a new half-ton …

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