• E-Shade’s Eva Haley to teach workshop

    HARDY — Evening Shade artist Eva Haley will teach a “Power of the Compositional Sketch” workshop sponsored by the Spring River Artists Guild from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at 3919c Highway 62/412 in Hardy (next to Computer Source), said Fran Sabia, publicist. …

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  • Web T Shirt Girl

    Student designed t-shirt for breast cancer awareness

    Allison Fredricks, 12, looks overs some of the words used to describe those affected by breast cancer including “cherished,” “beautiful” and “believed” on a T-shirt she designed to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the cure. Fredricks, a sixth-grader at Central Magnet Elementary, …

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  • Former bank teller accused of theft

    ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat woman faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $12,540 from the bank where she worked at the time, according to an affidavit for her arrest. Penny Lea Estes is accused of the crime, said Third Judicial District Prosecuting …

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  • Romney wins mock election

    CHARLOTTE — In 2004 George W. Bush secured Cord-Charlotte Elementary’s vote to win the presidential election and he did. In 2008, it was Barack Obama who secured the popular vote with students and he too became commander in chief. Their votes may not count but …

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  • Dota reverses firing of manager

    CORD — The Dota Public Water Authority board voted during an Oct. 15 special meeting to fire Rusty Paul, manager of the water system, but things have changed since then, said board President Randall Henley. According to a letter to Paul, when the board voted …

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  • Motorcycle wrecks in chase

    A traffic violation that led to a police pursuit ended in a crash and arrest Thursday night. Independence County Deputy Michael Moody said that around 9:10 p.m. Arkansas State Police Trooper Chad Conder attempted to stop a motorcycle driven by Jeremy Berkshire, 33, of Little …

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  • Cave board tours renovated library

    CAVE CITY — Before Monday’s regular meeting of the Cave City School Board, librarian Heather Landers and middle school Principal Mark Smith led the board on a tour of the newly renovated middle school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. “The board was very impressed with …

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  • Burglars hit fire station

    Unless there is a fire, the Newark Fire Station isn’t used a lot with meetings except only every other week and therefore it isn’t known exactly when burglars made their way into the building. Around 5:20 Wednesday afternoon James Langston reported finding the meeting room …

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  • Ballot issues may be seen online; voters asked to show ID

    Voters can now have an early look at their ballot, according to Charlie Morris, co-election coordinator for Independence County, by visiting www.votenaturally.org and clicking on the Voterview button. “This is a great way to check your voter registration information as well as the races and …

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  • Schwegman’s gets grant to replace awning

    With the help of the Citizens for Downtown Batesville (CFDB) program, Schwegman’s Office Supply was recently able to replace the awning in front of its building, according to a news release. Citizens Bank in 2011 created CFDB, a funding program designed to complement efforts to …

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  • Traffic stops end in alcohol, drug arrests

    Breath mints weren’t enough to conceal the odor of alcohol on Michael S. Dombroski’s breath Tuesday night. He went to jail on alcohol and drug-related charges. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was patrolling the area of 20th and Myers streets near Fitzhugh Park …

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  • Impact with car flips truck

    A Southside woman has been charged with careless driving following a two-vehicle crash that caused a small pickup truck to flip over Thursday afternoon. James Dunegan, 42, driving a 2000 Chevrolet S-14 pickup, told police he was traveling north on Highway 167 and attempting to …

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