• Trash schedule delayed

    The city of Batesville sanitation department will be off Tuesday for the Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday, along with Wednesday’s trash.

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  • Home security alarm scares off would-be burglars

    A burglar alarm is being credited with scaring off whoever broke into the Gary Tucker home near Ruddell Hill Monday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Shay Moore said she was dispatched to Tucker’s residence around 12:40 p.m. after an alarm company reported a break in. When …

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  • Medical center lab undergoes renovation

    Laboratory employees at White River Medical Center work behind the scenes to perform tests and deliver results. To accommodate growing volumes, WRMC recently completed a renovation project on the lab to continue providing quality care. The renovation included an expansion and the installation of new, …

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  • Metal, tools, copper, other items reported stolen

    A large quantity of metal, copper, tools, big truck parts and other items has reportedly been targeted by scrappers on property owned by a Charlotte man while he was working outside of town. Benny Wade said that sometime between April 1 and Monday someone had …

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  • Honor rolls – Izard County Middle, Izard County High, Southside Elementary

    Izard County Middle BROCKWELL — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year at Izard County Middle School, according to a news release: Seventh: All A’s — Natalie Everett, Dallas Farmer, Kennedy Wallis, Cody Workman, Kailey …

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  • ‘Dream come true’ – Longtime songwriter records first CD

    While Dave Eddleman was farming the land, driving 18-wheelers across it, surveying it, constructing buildings on it, feeding its citizens, riding a motorcycle over it and flying his own airplane over it, he was writing songs in his mind. And every time he got a …

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  • Burglars cut store power

    After apparently scaling a fence to a secure area behind the Wildcat Station, on Highway 69 at Sulphur Rock, burglars then turned off all power to the building before breaking out a window with rocks to gain entry. Independence County Deputy Nate Stephens said the …

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  • McFadden to be in Batesville

    Darren McFadden Oakland Raider and former Arkansas Razorback Darren McFadden will be at Hawgs Exxon in Batesville from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. He will be showcasing his Sooey Sauce, which will be for sale for $10. With the purchase of Sooey Sauce, people …

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  • Man reported missing

    A Newark man last seen at the Batesville McDonald’s on Saturday is listed as a missing or endangered person by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Independence County Deputy Nate Stephens said around 5 p.m. Saturday he spoke with Dana Morris who said she and her …

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  • Dad arrested for hitting daughter

    MELBOURNE — A father and daughter involved in a physical fight Sunday morning in Franklin resulted in the man’s arrest, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Tommy Miles, 52, was arrested and charged with third-degree domestic battering and will be required to appear before a …

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  • Registration opens for two American Indian day camps

    Registration is now taking place for two American Indian day camps for different age groups at Old Independence Regional Museum, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. June 10 is the deadline to register for a camp for rising first- through third-graders. The camp is for one …

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  • Council has two races

    Two races had developed by the time the filing period for the Batesville City Council ended at noon Monday. Both are in the Westside ward. The complete list of Batesville aldermen candidates is as follows: Ward 1, Position 1 — Thomas E. Bryant Ward 1, …

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