• Water board to hear about loans

    SOUTHSIDE — A presentation by Citizens Bank concerning in-house changes to existing loans is among agenda items for the Southside Public Water Authority board, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The board will …

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  • Council to award soccer bid

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to award the bid for the soccer complex. Crystal Johnson from the chamber will be on hand to discuss a revision of the tourism contract to include advertising and promotion. An executive …

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  • Committee reviews grant applications

    It was the first round of reviews for 2013grant applications on Friday for the Independence County Quorum Court recreation committee. Local organizations can apply with the county each year for a grant required to be used for a public purpose. It was let known that …

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  • Enlisted during Vietnam, Grant family has served in ‘all corners of the world’

    Brothers Ralph, Charles and Michael Grant said they were used to following orders — their mother Anne raised eight kids by herself and like any good Southern woman, she kept her brood in line. So the three thought when they joined the military the transition …

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  • Compass points to global mission work

    If the mark of a great church is not in the seating capacity but the sending capacity, then Compass Church’s measure is quite expansive. David and Lori Campbell were looking for such a place when their family made the decision to join the church in …

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  • Warrant yields guns, drugs

    Acting on numerous complaints, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, Chef Deputy Alan Cockrill, along with members of the sheriff’s Narcotics unit and patrol officers served a warrant at the Ronald Corter residence at 2140 Floral Road around 12:30 Thursday afternoon. “During the execution of the …

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  • Burglary warrant issued

    Bond for Brock Wayne Vanwinkle, 33, of Batesville has been set at $15,000 on charges of one count each of residential burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Shane Meyer said the charges against Vanwinkle were …

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  • Robbery suspect arrested

    It was a bad night for Curtis Watson of Wycough Street to be out walking Wednesday, especially since he allegedly had a face mask and marijuana in his pockets. Deputy Zach Rawlins said he encountered Watson as he was patrolling in the area of Lilly …

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  • County offices closed; quorum court rescheduled

    All Independence County government offices will be closed Monday in honor of Veterans Day. However, all county trash and recycling routes will run as normal Monday in the northwest quadrant of the county (north of the White River and west of Highway 167). All city …

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  • Concord eyes 2013 budget; firefighters selling pork butts

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the city hall to begin preliminary work on a proposed 2013 budget and to discuss upcoming city- and fire department-sponsored events, said Jayne Pettit, recorder-treasurer. The aldermen will also consider putting on …

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  • Fulton Co. totals don’t change outcomes in C-Village, Hardy

    SALEM — Vote totals from the portions of Cherokee Village and Hardy that lie partly within Fulton County did not change the outcome of any aldermen’s positions in those counties, according to figures obtained from the Fulton County clerk’s office. In the Cherokee Village aldermen’s …

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  • Pleasant Plains gets $300,000 grant

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced grants totaling $2,488,596 to 13 Arkansas cities and counties at a ceremony held Tuesday at the state Capitol. Pleasant Plains will receive $300,000 for a child care center to be built near the school campus. The tentative site …

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