• Dove season opens Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK – With dove hunting season opening Saturday, Arkansans have a chance to get into the action a little or a lot. It’s their choice. For many, dove season means the opening weekend. For a smaller percentage of hunters, dove season is an option …

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  • USDA announces more help for drought-affected producers

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced another helpful change in August for farmers and ranchers whose operations have been impacted by drought, said Dee Anne Barnes, executive director of the Independence County Farm Service Agency office. “This one is made by the Risk …

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  • Permits offered

    LITTLE ROCK — Leftover deer hunt permits will only be available for online purchase beginning 8 a.m. on Sept. 10. Several AGFC WMAs throughout the state have a limited number of permits left over for modern gun, muzzleloader and youth permits. These permits are $10 …

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  • Buffalo event delayed

    HARRISON — It’s a trade-off for much needed rainfall, but the final event celebrating the creation of Buffalo National River in 1972 has been postponed, said Caven Clark, public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. “The slow-moving weather system is now …

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  • Lyon hires new faculty, staff

    Lyon College has hired several new faculty and staff members for the fall semester, according to a news release. Dr. Suzanne Cunningham praises experience as the key to success. She brings 35 years of teaching experience to Lyon College as a visiting assistant professor of …

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  • Fire truck pull benefits MDA

    Five teams and hundreds of supporters turned out for Saturday morning’s second annual Muscular Dystrophy Fire Truck Pull, hosted by the Batesville Fire Department. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn told the crowd that even though only half as many teams showed up this year, more …

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  • Developing communities: Peace Corps volunteer empowered by experience

    THAILAND — Eating snakes and rats are not things Elliot Brannon grew up eating but since joining the Peace Corps and moving to Thailand, he’s learned to love them. But it wasn’t the cuisine that propelled Brannon to service in the Peace Corps — it …

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  • Bond set – Quail Valley man charged after threatening to burn church

    In jail under an investigative hold for allegedly threatening to burn down a church, a Quail Valley man with an extensive criminal history is now facing a class D felony charge of terroristic threatening. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy …

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  • Possible fire at local KFC

    Batesville firefighters and personnel work a scene at Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silver’s after receiving reports of a possible fire shortly after 6 this morning. No fire was discovered but Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said smoke was found to be coming out …

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  • Phony money leads to 21 forgery counts

    Claiming he was given counterfeit money for his bicycle and a big-screen TV, a Heber Springs man is free on $50,000 bond after being arrested on 21 counts of forgery and counterfeit money. In a court affidavit filed Tuesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Thatch …

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  • Meth found in traffic stop

    Shawn Pridemore WALNUT RIDGE — Two Missouri men were arrested for drugs Monday during a traffic stop near Portia, according to a news release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. Goldman Truett, 41, of Dexter, Mo., and Shawn Pridemore, 20, of Chillichothe, Mo., were arrested …

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  • Drunk man arrested in street

    A Sulphur Rock man was arrested after police received a report of a man lying in the intersection of Moore Circle and Sanders Road around 9 p.m. Friday, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. When Deputy Shawn Stephens arrived he said …

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