• Feds seek Pleasant Plains woman

    LITTLE ROCK — A Pleasant Plains woman was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for lying about being a nurse while employed at an area school. Christopher R. Thyer, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Susan Elaine Boyce, 58, of …

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  • Soldier free on bond

    MELBOURNE — The man accused of communicating a terroristic threat involving a school is free on bond after the amount was reduced to $100,000. The original bond, set at $500,000 for 22-year-old Jacob Morley was reduced and he was released from the Izard County jail …

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  • School closed during chase

    West Batesville Magnet School was locked down for a short time during a police chase that ended in an arrest near the facility shortly after noon Thursday. Independence County Deputy Colby Markum was dispatched to the Humane Society of Independence County just off Highway 167 …

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  • Student artist recognized

    Jody Hughes may graduate from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville this year but he’s ensured that his mark will be left for many more to come. “Jody will forever be linked to this mascot,” UACCB Chancellor Deborah Frazier told a crowd Tuesday …

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  • Police chase driver who hit man with truck

    ASH FLAT — A 25-year-old Sidney man who allegedly used a pickup to chase and strike his brother-in-law was charged with second-degree battery in Sharp County Circuit Court, said Sheriff Mark Counts. The man, Jason Curtis Bailey, was picked up the following evening by Deputy …

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  • Range exceeds expectations

    Not even into a full year of operation and the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is already experiencing a very successful season, according to Rocky Willmuth, who chairs the range’s five-man board. “The range has exceeded all our expectations,” said Willmuth, during a board meeting …

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  • Stitcher to celebrate 90th year

    CAVE CITY — Ernest L. Stitcher of Cave City will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cave City Church of Christ. Cake and refreshments will be served. All family and friends are invited to attend. He …

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  • Homecomings set for Sunday

    Quail Valley Baptist Church will have its homecoming service Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11. Brad Duncan, pastor, will bring the message. A potluck will follow. The event is open to the public. The church is located at …

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  • Cord hosts musical reunion

    CORD — Straight Country Band reunion will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Cord Senior Citizen Building. Admission is $5. Band members include Paul Brock and Phil Eudy, lead guitar and vocals; Jake Howard, bass guitar and vocals; Willie Hodges, drums and vocals; …

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  • Deadline nears for NCA District fair pageants

    MELBOURNE — North Central Arkansas District Fair officials have announced plans for the beauty pageants for ages 13 and under. Pageants will be held Sept. 27 and 28 in the amphitheater at the district fairgrounds at Melbourne. Pageants will start at 6 p.m. each night …

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  • Ministerial alliance sets revival

    CALICO ROCK — The area ministerial alliance has announced that the annual community revival is scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday morning worship services will begin at 11 a.m. with the evening service at 6. Evening services Monday through Wednesday will be at 6:45. All …

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  • Carson & Barnes Circus to stop at Horseshoe Bend

    HORSESHOE BEND — As part of its 76th consecutive year of touring the United States, Carson & Barnes Circus, the largest traveling big top tent circus in America, will visit Horseshoe Bend on Sept. 19 at Veterans Park, located at the corner of Cardinal and …

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