• Foul play not suspected

    The body of an elderly Batesville woman was found in her home Wednesday afternoon when Independence County deputies and an Arkansas state trooper went to her home on a welfare check. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that his officers went to the …

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  • Applicants to be interviewed

    CONCORD — During Tuesday’s special meeting of the Concord City Council, Mayor Buck Rone and the aldermen reviewed applications for the vacant city marshal’s position and agreed to schedule interviews with three applicants next week, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. “They decided to interview three applicants …

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  • Group submits alcohol petition

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Sharp County isn’t the only county in Arkansas with a wet-dry issue. A group that wants to legalize alcohol sales in Madison County has submitted signatures to get the measure on the November ballot. Keep the Money in Madison County turned in …

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  • Quorum court to consider taxes

    The Independence County Quorum Court will discuss three positions in three different departments when it meets at 6 Monday night in the juvenile courtroom over the library. Juvenile Detention Center Administrator Peggy Kendrick, Circuit Clerk Debbie Finley and Tax Collector Janet Perkey are making the …

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  • WRMC nurse honored

    White River Medical Center registered nurse Christa Duggar is the July/August recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Duggar currently works in Senior Haven and has been at WRMC for six years. “I love what I do,” she said. …

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  • Office project tops agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — An update on the office building construction project tops the agenda when the Southside Public Water Authority board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The board will also hear a 2011 audit report, …

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  • Personnel session scheduled

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider any classified employee resignations or hiring and certified employee hiring, said Superintendent Steven Green. The directors will also consider bids for furniture the middle …

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  • Melbourne increases meal prices

    MELBOURNE — An increase in lunch and breakfast prices were approved and employees were hired when the Melbourne School Board met for its recent monthly meeting. Lunch prices for paying students were increased from $2 to $2.25 and breakfast prices from $1 to $1.25. Mount …

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  • Man on drugs arrested at Walmart

    Using a wall for support and addressing passing men as “Daddy” got a Sulphur Rock man busted for drugs at Walmart early Tuesday morning. As he was ending his work shift shortly before 7 a.m. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he responded to assist …

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  • Lyon’s Welcome Weekend nears

    Incoming students move into the residence halls at Lyon College during Welcome Weekend Aug. 18-20. The college is expecting approximately 164 freshmen and 54 transfer students. Welcome Weekend is designed to introduce incoming students and their families to the college and to get to know …

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  • Public nudity investigated

    Three separate acts of display of public nudity by area men are being investigated by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said Tuesday his department received reports of a man at a local restaurant exposing himself to a car hop …

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  • Sulphur Rock’s postmaster ends 39-year career

    SULPHUR ROCK — Randall Coe started his career with the post office four decades ago, long before the phrase “going postal” became part of the everyday vernacular and before anyone had even thought of mailing anthrax — back when people wrote actual letters and not …

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