• Independence Co. Fair pageant deadline nears

    Applications for the 92nd annual Independence County Fair beauty and photogenic contests are available and the deadline to enter is Tuesday. They can be obtained at the fairgrounds, A Formal Affair, Terri B’s and may be downloaded from www.icfair.com. Meanwhile, auditions for the fair’s amateur …

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  • Sharp County Fair pageants planned

    ASH FLAT — Several beauty pageants will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Sharp County Fair, which will be July 24-28 at the fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road just off U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat, said organizer Sue Billiot. “To …

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  • Woman charged with public intoxication

    Charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest were filed against 45-year-old Joana H. Marroquin of Batesville Thursday night. Deputy Bret Ward said he was dispatched to the Davis Lane/Hawkins Street area around 9:20 p.m. regarding a woman in jeans and a sleeveless shirt walking in …

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  • Sex offender arrested for failure to comply

    HEBER SPRINGS — Elliot Gilbert, 36, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cleburne County on misdemeanor warrants at his place of employment on June 30, according to a news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department. “Gilbert, who had been living on Dekalb Road since …

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  • For the love of horses; Woman finds joy in four-legged friends

    SPRING MILL — Brenda Lawrence has always loved horses and showed it by letting one live in her home. “Nobody in my family liked horses,” Lawrence said. “If I didn’t know I looked so much like my daddy’s sister, I would’ve said, ‘You got the …

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  • Batesville Celebrates America

                   

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  • City to honor Charlie Strong

    Charlie Strong, head football coach at the University of Louisville and a Batesville High School graduate, will be recognized by the city in a ceremony at the Batesville Municipal Building Saturday, announced Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. “We will have a meet and greet for Charlie, along …

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  • Nature’s fireworks cause Sharp blazes State deals with fires, arrests

    ASH FLAT — Nature’s fireworks started two brush fires that claimed the attention of state forestry crews and three local fire departments in Sharp County on the Fourth of July. “We responded to two fires — one covered 49 acres and the other covered 53 …

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  • Child shot with BB gun hospitalized

    A report of a child shot in the back of the head sent an officer from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office to White River Medical Center Wednesday morning, according to a press release from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division …

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  • Board member resigns

    CAVE CITY — One school board member resigned while another was appointed during Cave City School Board’s recent meeting. Longtime board member Donald Simmons resigned toward the end of the regular monthly business meeting, Superintendent Steven Green said. Earlier in the meeting, Simmons left the …

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  • Jewelry, tools taken

    Police responded to an alarm call on Fairway Drive around 11 a.m. Tuesday where they learned that the home of Johnny and Starr Kent had been burglarized and jewelry stolen. Deputy Anthony Carter said he spoke with a relative who had been watching the house …

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  • Clarification

    Filing period for the City of Cave City recorder’s position is July 27 through Aug. 17. Candidates can file at the Sharp County Courthouse at Ash Flat. For more information call (870) 283-5455.

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