• Mountain View factory re-opens – Independence County could benefit

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The re-opening of a wood pellet factory in Mountain View is good news to many with the potential opportunity for northcentral Arkansas poultry growers to have access to an alternative source of fuel. Fiber Energy Products, the company that purchased the pellet …

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  • ‘Mountain Man’ visits Batesville

    SOUTHSIDE — Most might not recognize the name Tim Guraedy but mention “Mountain Man” and chances are those familiar with the reality show “Duck Dynasty” will know exactly who you’re talking about. Last week he visited Fine Line Body Art Studio in Batesville to sign …

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  • Multiple fires trigger burn ban

    NEWARK — A tractor pulling farm equipment is believed to be the cause of numerous small fires in the Newark area Monday morning. Around 11, a fire in dry grass was discovered near Fourth Street that was getting into a field and threatening a wooded …

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  • $13K trailer stolen

    Local authorities are on the look out for a cattle trailer stolen from Williams Equipment Company on White Drive sometime over the weekend. This particular Circle W trailer, valued at $13,700, is described as being dark gray, 32 feet long, with triple axles, a goose-neck …

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  • Ozarka hires academic affairs VP

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe has announced that a new vice president of academic affairs has been hired. Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, dean of Academic Affairs at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., will begin in the position on July 2. “I …

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  • Cash, art supplies taken in break-ins

    An unknown tool was used at the rear of Batesville Typewriter Company Thursday night to cut away metal siding and allow intruders to open a sliding door. Deputy Colby Markum with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said tools located in the repair area of the …

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  • Hwy. 167 to be one lane while repairs are made

    Highway 167 North between Midwest Lime Company and North Arkansas Farm Supply will be one lane only today and Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. while repairs are made to the railroad crossing. Drivers are asked to proceed with caution and allow for possible …

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  • Local counties under burn ban

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin and Sharp County Judge Larry Brown have announced burn bans for their respective counties, effective immediately. The bans will remain in place until the area receives sufficient rainfall to deter residential, brush and forest fires. This means there is to …

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  • Concord parade theme picked

    CONCORD — The theme for the Concord Fun Day Parade, “A Patriotic Celebration,” was announced late last week, according to a news release. The Fun Day will be June 30, since the annual event is always the Saturday before the Fourth of July. The parade …

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  • WRRHA board to meet

    The White River Regional Housing Authority board of commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie’s Restaurant in Batesville.

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  • United Way leader to speak

    CAVE CITY — Vonda Overbeck, executive director of United Way of Independence County, will be the guest speaker at this week’s Cave City Kiwanis Club meeting, according to a news release. The meeting starts at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center.

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  • Eagle Mtn. to host ‘Water Games’

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will host a “Water Games” fundraiser from to 2 to 8 p.m. Friday The event will feature a giant water slide, dunking booth, Slip N Slide, water balloon target toss and “The Water Warrior Challenge.” Prices are $15 per person for …

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