• Finalists announced in White River’s Got Talent

    From soloists to skits, there will be a variety of entertainment during the White River’s Got Talent finale, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 8 as part of the 69th annual White River Water Carnival. “This year, the contest drew dozens of entrants from a multi-county …

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  • County court to discuss bonds

    The Independence County Court will convene at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse to consider the issuance of $45 million aggregate principal amount of pollution control revenue refunding bonds. The bonds will refinance certain pollution control facilities acquired, constructed and installed by Entergy Arkansas …

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  • Student caught with pot

    He may not have been smoking in the boys’ room but a Magness teenager was caught after smoking marijuana at the Cedar Ridge High School gym Thursday afternoon. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the school at Newark shortly before …

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  • Student dragged by semi

    NEWPORT — An Arkansas State University-Newport student was air-lifted to a Memphis hospital on Wednesday after he was reportedly dragged several feet by a semitruck. Newport police and emergency personnel were dispatched to the school’s commercial driving course at 7648 Victory Blvd. at about 2:50 …

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  • Council cancels meeting

    The Batesville City Council has canceled its meeting for next week because of the lack of agenda items, officials announced. The council usually meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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  • Christian singer to perform

    Christian country music artist Hunter Erwin, a native of Tickfaw, La., will bring his testimony in music to Foothills Cowboy Church at 595 Hilly Village Road about halfway between Batesville and Cave City at 10 a.m. Sunday, said Lance Hames, pastor. It will be Erwin’s …

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  • Donations needed for Cedar Ridge food/goods pantry

    NEWARK — The employees of Merchants & Planters Bank are taking donations for the Cedar Ridge food pantry. Pre-packaged, non-perishable food items, canned goods, cleaning supplies and paper products will be accepted. All donations will go to help area families in need. The bank collected …

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  • Highway 177 to be one lane across Norfork Lake

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One lane of Highway 177 across Norfork Lake will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday and ending Oct. 5 in order for workers to repair and seal the road surface across the dam. The closure is being …

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  • Brockwell school DVD available

    BROCKWELL — Brockwell Gospel Music School has DVDs of this year’s closing program for sale. To order a copy, call Anna Floyd at (870) 368-5012 or Beverly Meinzer at (870) 793-8234.

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  • Look Good, Feel Better program begins Monday

    The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program for women currently undergoing cancer treatment from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center for first-time class participants. The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer patients …

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  • Foster parent information session planned

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services of Independence County will host a free foster parenting information session at 6 p.m. Monday at the DHS office at 100 Weaver Ave., in Batesville. The meeting is for those interested in learning more about how to be a …

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  • Fundraiser to benefit foster children

    The Area IX Foster Parent Association will host a fundraiser featuring activities, entertainment and meals catered by John 3:16 Ministries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Fish and chicken dinners will be available for $7 and door prizes given away, among other activities. …

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