• Free computer classes offered

    The Independence County Library is currently offering free computer instruction classes, according to librarian Vanessa Adams. From learning to use the mouse, to setting up an e-mail account, you will find the level of learning you need at the library in downtown Batesville.  Classes fill …

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  • Watson joins Ozarka foundation board

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation recently added Mike Watson of Ash Flat as a board member, bringing the total to 19. Watson will serve as a Sharp County representative. “I believe that the opportunity that Ozarka College provides our communities in North Central Arkansas …

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  • Radio club to meet Thursday

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Testing can be arranged for anyone wanting to obtain a Federal Communications Commission license, usually following the …

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  • ASU Distinguished Alumni to be honored

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Alumni Association will honor three outstanding individuals in its 29th year of recognizing distinguished alumni. The Distinguished Alumni presentation ceremony will be held at halftime of the Homecoming football game on Oct. 13. Since 1984, the ASU Alumni Association’s …

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  • Realtor completes FHA training program

    Amanda Montague, an agent with Coldwell Banker Choice Realty of Batesville, has completed comprehensive training in the U.S. Government’s FHA 203K Home Purchase and Renovation Loan Program, according to a press release. With this designation, Montague becomes a member of RebuildUSA, a nationwide organization of …

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  • Filing period ends, garners 20 area races UPDATE

    The filing period for municipal offices ended noon Friday and 20 races will mark area ballots when voters head to the polls for the general election on Nov. 6, according to information from the Independence, Izard and Sharp county clerk offices. A list of candidates …

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  • Pedestrian charged with meth

    Police contact with a man walking along a rural road led to an arrest on drug possession charges, according to a court affidavit filed by John Scarbrough, narcotics officer for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Scarbrough said that around 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 Deputy …

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  • First day of school

    Seventh- and eighth-graders at Cedar Ridge Junior High School walk the halls of their new building this morning on the first day of school. About 140 students will occupy the school’s new 14,000-square-foot facility in Newark that features eight classrooms, science lab, computer lab as …

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  • Armed man arrested for threat to kill

    A heavily armed man was intercepted after he reportedly threatened to kill his wife and himself Saturday night, according to police. Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager said he met with the man’s distraught wife and 12-year-old son at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office around 8:30 …

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  • Charge filed in heat death

    NEWPORT — A negligent homicide charge was filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court against a Newport man who inadvertently left his small daughter inside a parked car on Aug. 3 while he worked all day at Harris Hospital. The temperature was in the mid-90s …

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  • Theater receives bomb scare

    Police and emergency management officials responded to a bomb threat at the Oaks 7 Cinema around noon Friday after the manager, Sheldon Davis, said he got a call from his main office in Georgia that a bomb would go off in one of their theaters. …

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  • Rotary learns of Ascent services

    You see the white van emblazoned with “Ascent” in sunshine yellow all over town, but some people may not know the precious cargo inside. Ascent Children’s Health Services is an early intervention program aimed at helping children, and because of this program children have learned …

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