• Trolley Car Day pageant canceled

    The Trolley Car Day beauty pageant which was scheduled to be held on Friday night at the Sulphur Rock Elementary auditorium has been canceled.

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  • Lyon welcomes urban development expert

    Jean-Luc Krieg, an urban development expert, will present the first convocation program of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium at Lyon College. Admission is free and the public is invited. Born and raised in Ivory Coast, West Africa, Krieg is executive director …

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  • Annual nut sales are under way

    Local conservation districts’ annual nut sales have started, said Independence County district secretary Ricki Gilbert and Sharp County secretary Kerrie Brightwell. Offerings from the two districts vary slightly.   Independence County Fancy mammoth pecan halves, 1 pound, $8.50; 5 pounds, $42.50; and 30 pounds, $249; …

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  • Izard 4-H hosts ‘Drive One for the Community’

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County 4-H program is asking friends and supporters to take a test drive for a good cause Saturday to help the 4-H program earn up to $6,000. “Our local Ford dealer, Freedom Ford, is offering its ‘Drive One for the Community’ …

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  • 2-week-old baby receives heart transplant

    CAVE CITY — Justin Frazier and Stevi Herrmann would love nothing more than to hold their newborn son for the first time or be awakened by his cries and stumble sleepily to his nursery for a 2 a.m. feeding. More than that the first-time parents …

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  • Stockholder sees country club as investment for city

    No price is being discussed yet — or even whether the city really wants to buy it — but the city council continues to gather input about the now defunct Batesville Country Club. Tuesday night the council, with all members present, held a public hearing …

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  • Homeowner slashed by armed intruder

    A Batesville man said he was in the back of his house when an armed invader barged in and slashed him with a knife, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Donahue, 20, said he heard the front door to his …

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  • Man beaten at local gas station

    Pumping gas at a local convenience store at 2 a.m. proved to be a painful experience for 31-year-old Landon Mercer of Batesville. Mercer, who had driven to a local grocery store parking lot to wait for police, reportedly said he was at the Pfeiffer One …

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  • History of Batesville, county 1840-1907 published

    Volume I of “A History of Batesville and Independence County, Arkansas,” covering the period 1840 to 1907, is off the press and available for $40, said Gary Perkey, who researched, compiled and edited the information. “This history is a compilation of newspaper articles, in chronological …

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  • Mystery mail contains illegal drugs

    When Chrystal Coles of Batesville got a package from Lasi, Romania, Monday she was naturally curious and opened it, only to discover it contained 112 blue square pills, several packets labeled Toy Fluid and a pamphlet labeled Enjoy Factory. She became concerned and called police, …

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  • Overdose investigation ends in arrest

    A 29-year-old father who refused to seek medical help for his small children who had reportedly ingested large doses of gummy vitamins, was arrested on unrelated charges Tuesday night. Deputy Anthony Rogers said police received a call around 11:20 p.m. regarding two small children, ages …

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  • EHC seeks new members

    Extension Homemakers clubs are partners with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture–Extension. The clubs are educational and community service organizations. Their mission is to empower individuals and help families improve their quality of life. EH clubs use the latest research-based information to teach nutrition, …

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