• Trout stocking restrictions lifted

    HEBER SPRINGS – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently placed a trout stocking restriction on the Little Red River due to high water temperatures and low water releases. Southwestern Power Administration responded by releasing additional water from Greers Ferry Dam, according to Arkansas Outdoors, …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass event

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner weighed in 12.70 pounds to win the Cave City Bass Club’s most recent tournament, held on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament director Ron Watkins. Robert Thorne and Chris Swaim placed second with 6.85 pounds. Walker weighed in …

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  • Shooting range offers dove practice

    Local hunters are invited to a wobble trap event at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex Aug. 26 to prepare for dove season. “Wobble trap is a deviation from normal trap,” Range Supervisor Larry Pinkston said recently. “Targets go up and down, as well as …

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  • Woman charged for shoplifting sewing machine, other items

    Reportedly caught shoplifting for the second time, an 80-year-old Batesville woman has been formally charged in the second offense and banned from Walmart stores, according to a report by Deputy Andrew Rogers of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Andrews said he was dispatched to the …

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  • ‘Eds’ returns to Lyon campus

    For many at Lyon College a sense of community that was destroyed by fire in 2010 has returned and while the name hasn’t changed, the space certainly has. Edwards Commons, Lyon’s new two-story, 44,000-square-foot campus center featuring a cafeteria, student life offices, auditorium, game room, …

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  • Man pulls knife on clerk, flees

    Things got a bit dangerous at the Dollar General Store atop Ramsey Mountain Tuesday afternoon when a man suspected of helping a woman shoplift reportedly pulled a knife on a clerk before the couple fled in a stolen truck. Deputy Robert Moser with the Independence …

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  • Formal charges filed over ‘White Rabbit’

    A warrant for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, commonly known as synthetic marijuana, has been issued for Tawny K. Hubbard, 22, of Batesville, according to a court affidavit signed by Sheriff’s Narcotics Officer Chris Toland. The warrant was issued after narcotics officers …

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  • Reckless driver found lying in street gets arrested

    An apparent argument with passengers in his car resulted in a Batesville man having a wreck and being arrested on numerous charges Tuesday afternoon. Deputy Ben Keener said he was dispatched to the area of Main and Seventh streets just before 1 p.m. where witnesses …

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  • Candidate forum set

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Farm Bureau will be hosting a Measure the Candidates forum at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Exhibit Building at the Sharp County Fairgrounds, said Sue Billiot of the Sharp County Farm Bureau Women’s committee who also serves as …

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  • Election commission to meet

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in the courthouse courtroom located at 192 E. Main St. The purpose of the meeting will be to draw for candidate’s ballot positions for the November general election according to commission chairwoman Cathy Drew. …

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  • Resumés to be reviewed for city marshal’s position

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue to review resumés for the vacant city marshal’s position and possibly offer the job to one candidate, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. During last week’s regular meeting, the aldermen …

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  • Police chief to be honored

    SALEM — A drop-in retirement reception for Salem Police Chief Al Roork will begin at 5 this afternoon in the Salem City Hall and continue until 7, when a regular city council meeting will convene, according to a news release. Roork, who has worked for …

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