• A League of her own

    CALICO ROCK  — Kameron Teague was in her room with best friend Katie Hamby eating ice cream when the call came. She recalls her dad running upstairs all excited saying she had just won the 2012 All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Writer’s Contest. Downstairs, her …

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  • HSIC, ICARE, Petsense to host “Forever Home”

    The Humane Society of Independence County, Izard County Animal Rescue Effort and Petsense are partnering for their biggest life-saving event to date, the “Forever Home” Adopt-a-thon. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 at Petsense, located at …

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  • Prowling felon caught with gun

    It was during a burglary patrol early Saturday morning when Independence County deputies came across a vehicle driving slowly near the front doors of businesses at Town Plaza Shopping Center in the 1200 block of East Main Street. In a court affidavit, Investigator Dustin Robbins …

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  • Some water bills being posted late

    Just because you send your payment in on time online, doesn’t mean it will get to the water office before the deadline. Tuesday night, Nick Baxter with the Batesville Water Utility came before the city council to discuss a problem with the utility’s billing process. …

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  • Cedar Ridge board OKs radio nickname, reverses explusion for having marijuana

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District’s radio station KLLN will now be known as “Timberwolf Radio,” a name selected by students who are taking courses in radio and approved by the school board Sept. 18. The board also accepted transfer requests from seven students …

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  • Saturday is Drug Take-Back Day

    Got a cabinet full of unused (and potentially hazardous) prescription medications? Come Saturday, the public has an opportunity to get rid of them, as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This is a nationwide program administered by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction …

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  • Westside streets to close

    A few streets in west Batesville will be closed for a period of time, as city crews replace sewer lines. Starting Monday morning parts of Baker and Elsie streets will be closed to through traffic, but City Engineer Damon Johnson said there will be “quite …

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  • Absconder arrested on warrant

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested Asia Chappel of Hoxie on Tuesday on a revocation of probation warrant, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest comes from Chappel being placed on probation back in 2009 for possession of a controlled substance. Since being placed …

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  • Pedestrian struck on Harrison Street

    Hit by a vehicle on Harrison Street Wednesday night, Belinda Prichard (age and city unknown) was reported to be in good condition at White River Medical Center this morning, according to Sheila Mace, hospital spokeswoman. Charles Short, 61, of Melbourne told Deputy Ben Keener that …

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  • Plans for parade include lots of red, white, blue

    SULPHUR ROCK — It is time for those who want to be in the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days Parade on Oct. 6 to start thinking about their entries, said Slayton Thompson, who is helping organize the event. “We’d like to have a red, white …

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  • X-Factor Sled comes to fair

    The 2012 North Central Arkansas District Fair will feature one of the area’s top motor sports events this year. The Missouri-Arkansas Truck Pulling Association will bring the X-Factor Sled to Melbourne for a sanctioned pull. The pull has nine classes, including two-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive and diesel …

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  • 4th in the Fall to be held

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host 4th in the Fall on Sept. 29. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. in the Strawberry Gymnasium with Wright Way Quartet, Leah Wright and The Neeleys. Beginning at 5 p.m. at Strawberry Ball Field, entertainment will include Dance …

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