• Wanted man turns himself in

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department nabbed another of its most wanted on Tuesday, reported Sheriff Jody Dotson. Franklin “Peewee” Carothers, 22, formerly of Portia, was arrested on an alias bench warrant for residential burglary, breaking and entering, theft of property and criminal …

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  • Ind. Co. sex offender wanted

    A warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Dustin E. Moore for failure to maintain a current residential address registration with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Moore’s last known address, as of April 25 of this year, was 870 Six Mile Lane in Oil Trough. A …

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  • Variety night raises $90K for ministry

    For seven years John 3:16 Ministries of Charlotte has set aside one night in the fall to showcase local talent complete with dinner, auction items and door prizes all for a good cause. On Saturday, the faith-based boot camp for men with drug and alcohol …

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  • Husband, wife jailed for battery

    ASH FLAT — A husband and his pregnant wife were both arrested on domestic battery charges and a juvenile was taken into custody by the state Department of Human Services as the result of an incident that began about 8 p.m. Wednesday in an apartment …

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  • Recycling employee arrested

    A county employee who took a three-hour nap on the clock Monday afternoon was arrested for drugs, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Mike Price responded to a call around 12:45 about a county recycling truck that had been parked …

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  • Governor coming to Batesville

    Gov. Mike Beebe will award Peco Foods a $485,000 Arkansas Economic Development Commission grant at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Peco Foods, located at 625 Allen St. The grant is for the expansion of its Newark mill and Batesville plant. Peco also received a $175,000 local …

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  • Woman arrested in theft of tools

    WALNUT RIDGE — A 22-year-old Powhatan woman was arrested in Lawrence County on Friday for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Sherry Rutherford was arrested for burglary, theft of property and criminal trespass. She remained in jail in Walnut …

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  • Tutors, Inc. – How one school found a way to make use of what it already had

    West Magnet Elementary found itself in need of tutors and in turn found a way for students to help each other. Tutors, Inc. started last year and uses sixth-grade students to help kindergarten through third-grade students. “We run it like a business,” Regina Forehand, school …

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  • $35,300 in jewelry taken in burglaries

    Thefts in three separate incidents across the county have resulted in the loss of approximately $35,300 in jewelry, according to local authorities. One such incident was reported Saturday night when Michelle Roberts of Desha told Independence County deputies Bobby Woods and Kirk Green that her …

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  • Art exhibit to highlight students’ progress

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will present an art exhibition by students who began their art studies at UACCB. The students’ art will be on display in the hall gallery of Row Johns Building until Nov. 29. This display is entitled “Ex-Patriot’s …

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  • Izard recycling to be offered two days a week

    MELBOURNE — Izard County residents will now have access to drop-off recycling two days a week beginning Nov. 3. The recycling program operates in the parking area by the Izard County jail at 300 Circle Drive on the Highway 9 Spur at Melbourne across from …

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  • Youth ranches to honor Gus Malzahn

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will honor Gus Malzahn at its 17th annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner Thursday at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock, according to a news release. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Embassy Suites’ Ambassador …

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