• Quail Valley Baptist announces VBS schedule

    Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church will have its annual vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 3 and the evening of Aug. 5. The theme for this year’s event will be “An Amazing Desert Journey with Jesus Christ,” and it …

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  • Church to host free car wash for community appreciation

    MELBOURNE — Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold a community appreciation event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at Highways 58 and 69 Junction, five miles south of Melbourne. Two teams will provide a free car wash on a first-come, first-served …

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  • Concert to benefit Stone County Museum

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tickets are on sale now for a two-hour concert that begins at  2 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Stone County Museum, said local historical society member Robbie Purdom, who  is helping publicize the event. “This concert will be held in the recently …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2012.

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  • ‘New spin on old tradition’ Water Carnival set for Sept. 8

    Being held along the banks of the White River at Batesville on Sept. 8 is not the only change coming to this year’s 69th Annual White River Water Carnival. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Water Carnival committee and local business leaders held a public …

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  • Talent auditions to be held in August

    Auditions for the annual White River’s Got Talent competition will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Finalists who are chosen from auditions will participate in the White River’s …

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  • Two charged in parks’ thefts

    Casey Sumpter HEBER SPRINGS — Two Heber Springs residents face multiple charges in connection with numerous thefts from Corps of Engineers day use parks in the Greers Ferry Lake area, according to a news release from Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. The thefts were reported …

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  • Fake pot sale leads to arrest

    An arrest warrant signed by Judge Chaney Taylor Monday has charged 27-year-old Jennie Renea Nash of Cave City with selling synthetic marijuana near a school, a class C felony. In the warrant affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Narcotics Officer Chris Toland said the charges stemmed from …

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  • Dollar General ‘grand opening’ to be Saturday

    CAVE CITY — A grand opening celebration at Dollar General’s new location at 333 N. Main St. in Cave City is set for Saturday, said company spokesperson Emily Weiss from the firm’s headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tenn. “Dollar General continues to make shopping easier and more …

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  • More input needed from Independence County businesses

    Companies that house or handle dangerous chemicals in the area are not attending mandatory meetings of the Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee and that could spell trouble in the event of a major disaster. “Regulated industries seem to have decided they don’t need to …

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  • Cave City debt-free after bond payoff

    CAVE CITY — The City of Cave City recently paid off a Rural Development bond in a move that will save the city in excess of $200,000 in interest payments alone and make the town debt-free, according to Jonas Anderson, a Cave City alderman. “The …

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  • Man skips checkout with buns

    Skipping the crowded checkout line because he was in a big hurry to get his hamburger buns now means a Batesville man will have to wait in line at district court Aug. 15. Kathy Jo Crafton, an employee of Dollar General Store on North Central …

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