• Macedonia Cemetery cleanup

    Macedonia Cemetery will hold its annual cleanup at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Work will also be done at Duggar Cemetery if needed. Lawn chairs and a chainsaw are requested. A potluck will be served at noon at Macedonia Cemetery. For more information contact Anne Moore …

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  • Women’s auxiliary to meet

    CUSHMAN — Cushman Women’s Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cushman Community Center. Anyone interested in helping with any activities surrounding Miners Day, which is set for Oct. 13, is asked to attend. To become a member of the club or for more …

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  • UCD rededicates 105-year-old county monument

    The 105-year-old Confederate Monument on the Independence County Courthouse lawn was rededicated recently by the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy. According to the wording on the monument itself, that same UDC chapter was instrumental in raising monies for the monument …

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  • Several UACCB students receive GEDs

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville were held Monday. Students receiving General Education Degrees include: Batesville — Jonathon Bagwell, Jodi Barrett, Casey Beasley Jr., Jesse Blake, Heather Bostock, Harley Bower, Kenise Bowman, Dakota Branscum, Paula Brasher, Jake Brown, Brandi Burgess, …

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  • Woman’s body found in Newark apartment

    Police were sent to a Newark home Tuesday afternoon in reference to an unattended death, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Fred Friar said when he arrived at the Long Street apartment, he was met by Dorris McElrath, who said …

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  • Five more file for council

    Four more Batesville City Council members have filed for re-election: Thomas E. Bryant has filed for Ward 1, Position 1, while Margarett Henley has filed for Ward 1, Position 2, David Shetron has filed for Ward 2, Position 1, and Douglas Matthews has filed for …

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  • SR council has short agenda

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to consider a short agenda, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will hear monthly departmental reports, review current bills and discuss any other topics that arise during the meeting.

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  • School policies to be considered

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider certified and non-certified personnel policies as well as Arkansas School Boards Association policies, for the upcoming school term, said Superintendent Steven Green. Quotes for …

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  • Drug dogs to visit CC Kiwanis

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center to hear from Evening Shade police officers/K-9 handlers Michael Graddy and Kevin Coursey, said secretary Lisa Reschke. Graddy will bring his police/drug dog Gator and Coursey …

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  • $100K bond set for teens

    Two juveniles incarcerated for violent crimes face additional charges after they tried to escape and attacked three guards last week. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, the two each face additional charges of attempted escape in the first degree and three counts each of …

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  • Speedway event, concert to aid Children’s Hospital

    Batesville Motor Speedway and Bad Boy Mowers have teamed up to bring a series of events to the area as they host the inaugural Bad Boy 98, a Lucas Oil sanctioned dirt late model event which will have the top dirt track drivers in the …

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  • Man arrested for hitting woman, child; another jailed after coming to school allegedly high to pick up kids

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford man was arrested last week after allegedly hitting a woman and 10-year-old child, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to an Oxford residence in response to a domestic disturbance where an argument had escalated to a physical …

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