• Carlew to speak in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Jerry Carlew of Kiwanis International will be the speaker at the Cave City Kiwanis Club at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center, according to a news release. Carlew is from Newport.

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  • UAMS to help present free health screenings Saturday

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy students and Kroger will partner to give free health screenings at the 29 Kroger pharmacies throughout the state Saturday. The screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks and will be held on …

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  • Stepson accused in shed break-in

    A warrant has been issued for a 27-year-old Thida man after he allegedly broke into a storage shed at a relative’s home Sept. 24. Sheriff’s Investigator Jeremy Qualls said the owner of the shed, Scott Cowell, reported seeing his stepson, Shawn Michael Chance, attempting to …

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  • Voter registration deadline is next week

    LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin today reminded the public that the deadline to register to vote in the November General Election is one week away. “Arkansas law sets a deadline of 30 days before an election to apply to register to vote,” …

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  • Second play to be staged

    The second half of the true story of the Civil War in Independence County will be presented the first weekend of February 2013. The first half was performed in January 2011. The plays are presented as part of the national commemoration of the sesquicentennial of …

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  • Trolley Car festival goes back to two days this year

    SULPHUR ROCK — Harkening back to earlier days of the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days festival, the 27th edition of the event has been expanded to two days. And the weather is also expected to be cooler than during most of the past celebrations, since …

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  • Trolley Car Days Schedule

    Friday 6:30 p.m. — Sulphur Rock Fire Department serves hamburgers, hot dogs 7-10 — street dance featuring John Parks Band 10 — fireworks   Saturday 10 a.m. — parade 10:30 — Joe Johnson Line Dancers 11 — Rockin’ Luke Stroud 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — 3 …

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  • Brooks named second lieutenant in National Guard

    LITTLE ROCK — Shannon Brooks of Little Rock has been pinned second lieutenant in the Arkansas Army National Guard, according to a news release. Brooks was honored at the pinning ceremony Sept. 8 with the following awards: 87th Troop Command Distinguished Graduate Award, The Honor …

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  • Rifle, jewelry, taken in burglary

    A house being remodeled in the Newark area was burglarized and numerous items stolen over the weekend, according to homeowner Crystal Summers. When she called police Summers said the home was locked up Friday evening and the back door was found open by the renovator, …

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  • UPDATE: Outdoors sale, cookout planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A firearms/outdoors gear fall barbecue event is set to start at noon Saturday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center on Camp Tahkodah Road, according to a news release. “This is a potluck event with hamburgers, hotdogs and tamales being provided with door …

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  • Couple arrested in weekend domestic

    A report of a couple leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance in Batesville Saturday night ended in their arrest near Cushman around 7 p.m., according to Deputy John Carroll with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Carroll said he drove from Cushman toward Batesville on …

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  • Marshal seeks public’s help

    CONCORD — The Concord city marshal is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen motorcycle. The 2006 Suzuki GS-500 F motorcycle, burnt orange in color, was stolen sometime Sunday or Monday, Marshal Bobby Hopson said. “It has damage to its right side of …

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