• Guitars, candy taken in two separate burglaries

    Two bass guitars were reported missing after a break-in at the Liberty Temple church near Bethesda sometime between July 29 and Saturday morning, according to Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer. The instruments were reportedly noticed missing from the stage when church personnel arrived to do …

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  • UACCB announces hiring of Foree, Landers

    Amy Foree has been selected to fill a vacancy in enrollment services at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Foree graduated from Arkansas State University in 2006 with a bachelor of science in marketing/management. For the past five years, Foree has worked in …

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  • Stopped for no tags, man charged with drug possession

    A minor traffic violation led to a Batesville man’s going to jail for a warrant and drug-related charges early Saturday morning. Seeing an older model Cadillac being driven without tags around 6 a.m., Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan stopped the driver, Lynzee Simmons, 28, who …

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  • Suspect wanted in home burglary, jewelry theft

    A suspect in a jewelry theft burglary is now a wanted man, according to a local court affidavit filed Friday. A warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Joshua Brokaw of Goforth Drive in Batesville for allegedly entering the home of Janice Hodges and taking jewelry …

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  • Ticket issued for burning

    A Desha man has a court date after being issued a ticket for violating an Independence County burn ban. Joshua A. Mohlke, 31, of 355 Jamestown Loop was cited after the Desha Fire Department had to put out two fires at his residence around 7:45 …

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  • Filing deadline nears

    Sharp County had five new municipal filings as of 9 this morning, according to the county clerk’s office. They include:   Ash Flat Ward 2, Position 2 — Rickey Crook Cave City  Ward 2, Position 2 — Eddie Johnson, incumbent Ward 4, Position 2 — …

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  • Concord council to meet

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet in special session at 7 tonight in the city hall to review applications for the vacant city marshal’s position, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Enough applications have arrived to begin looking through them and selecting some applicants for …

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  • Burglary foiled

    Witnesses say the man they saw break into the Newark Pharmacy and Health Clinic Monday night fled just moments before police arrived. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom was dispatched to the business at 503 Vine S. around 10:40 p.m. to find the pharmacy drive through …

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  • Scam targets families

    MELBOURNE — The most recent scam brought to the attention of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department involves calls being made to relatives claiming that they are a loved one, that they have been hurt and need money to get home, according to a news release …

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  • Man thrown from car in crash, facing drug charges

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who crashed his car is facing drug and traffic charges, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Clayton Lynch, 24, lost control of his vehicle in the Melbourne city limits on July 28, left the road, hit the front of a …

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  • Bernard honored

    Dick Bernard has done everything from selling Amway and life insurance to driving an ambulance for a funeral home. An avid supporter of the Miss White River Pageant System and many other community organizations, Bernard was named the 2012 King White River during the Miss/Teen …

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  • Pageant winners crowned

    Mason Magouyrk, 19, of Batesville is crowned Miss Batesville 2013 Friday night. Four young women will be representing Batesville and the White River area in the Miss Arkansas and Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen pageants next summer in Hot Springs. Friday night, a new Miss Batesville and …

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