• 1 killed, 1 injured in crash

    ASH FLAT — A Cave City man was killed and a 19-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 167 south of Ash Flat Wednesday. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Roger Watts, 54, of Cave City was killed …

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  • Board welcomes new members; McClure receives award

    The Batesville School Board’s two newest members took their oath of office at their first regular meeting at the district’s alternative learning school at the former Cushman school campus Monday, and for one it’s a chance to continue her family’s legacy. Heather Fulbright replaces retired …

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  • Trailer fire ruled arson

    A mobile home fire that occurred Wednesday night has been ruled an act of arson. Deputy Anthony Carter with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to the fire at the corner of East Chestnut and Bayou streets around 8:49 p.m. to find …

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  • Election 2012 – Justice of the Peace (District 3)

    Republican Justice of the Peace Brent Henderson will face Democrat Howard Carpenter at the polls in November for District 3 which is in the southern part of Independence County. Repeated attempts were made to receive answers from Henderson and phone calls to him were not …

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  • Izard man arrested for drugs

    HIGHLAND — A Franklin man was arrested after drugs were reportedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Sharp County on Sunday. Sharp County officer Trint Milligan assisted Highland officer Brian Buchanan after Milligan’s K-9 dog, Acha, discovered a syringe and plastic baggie …

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  • UACCB board to discuss employment search

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. today in Independence Hall, room 140 west. Agenda items include recognition of new employees, personnel reports, a fall enrollment update and an update concerning the search …

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  • Shrimp boil planned

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School senior class parents will hold a shrimp boil on Friday to raise money for the 2013 Project Graduation, an event held to provide seniors a fun and safe environment to celebrate graduation night. Half-pounds of boiled shrimp along with potatoes …

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  • County accepting grant apps County accepting grant apps

    The Independence County Quorum Court Recreation Committee is now accepting applications for recreation and community activities grants for the upcoming 2013 year, according to a news release. Those that wish to apply must meet a recreation need/activity. The funding of the grants comes from a …

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  • Driver surrenders drug pipe

    Coming upon a truck parked in a ditch near Pleasant Plains Tuesday night, Independence County Deputy James Woods said he stopped to check it out and found it occupied by 29-year-old Timothy Clint Davidson of Floral. “I shined my spotlight on the truck and saw …

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  • Cyclist flees from marshal

    CONCORD — After a high-speed chase, Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson arrested motorcyclist Christopher Adcox of Weeki Wachee, Fla. on Wednesday. Adcox was charged with speeding, fleeing, reckless driving, no insurance, expired license plates and violation of a parole warrant out of Florida. Hopson said the …

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  • Praisefest returns to Newark

    NEWARK — Praisefest II is returning to Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Newark from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, according to Rob Ernest, pastor. Among the evening’s entertainment will be the gospel group New Creation and Nick Fudge. “David Grimes is catering hand-pressed six-inch burgers, …

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  • Church hosts women’s program

    First Baptist Church of Batesville will host the Women’s Ministry Team Fall Women’s Connection from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Annex Fellowship Hall. This year’s theme is “Focus: How’s Your Eyesight.” Speakers will be Kim Stanley, wife of ordained minister Joe …

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