• Moore, Potts win tournament hosted by Batesville Bassmasters

    Thirty-four boats participated in the Batesville Bassmasters’ recent tournament on Lake Norfork, and it was a beautiful day to be on the water, said Colin Patterson, who reported the results. Jeff Moore and Greg Potts won the tournament with 14.77 pounds and the big bass …

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  • JAKES Day, Gunslingers for Gobblers set for May 17

    On May 17 at 9 a.m., the Independence County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host JAKES Day and the Gunslingers for Gobblers event at the shooting range just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167 N., according to NWTF official Chris McDonald. …

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  • Horse show winners announced

    MELBOURNE — The District Fair spring horse show was held April 17 at the Izard County Fairgrounds, as per Nancy Orr, Sharp County representative. The following youth placed: Miniature horses — Gwyneth Figgins, first; Ruger Treadway, second; and Emma Brink, third. Ponies — Samantha Franks, …

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  • NALC food drive is Saturday

    Come Saturday, Batesville letter carriers will be picking up more than the mail. The local post office will hold its annual food drive for Batesville Help and Hope that Saturday, and officials are asking for the public’s help with the largest one-day food drive in …

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  • Prosecutor says case not provable – Animal cruelty charges dropped

    SALEM — Rodney Kankey is free to go. The Fulton County man charged in 2010 with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty, five of them felonies, will not stand trial. Prosecutor Don McSpadden said the state has the lack of an ability to prove …

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  • Hot woman gets naked at river

    Andrea Pichardo has long-term goals. The naked 18-year-old told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Stephens as soon as she gets her citizenship, she plans to either join the Army or Navy. Stephens said he was called to Kennedy Park because a woman was naked on …

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  • Rape charges filed

    Two charges of rape have been filed and a bond set at $25,000. William J. Freeman, 35, of 729 Bates St. is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl. The affidavit for arrest states Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter met with the mother on March …

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  • Police: Man lied about being held hostage

    A man wearing a child’s shoe and a woman’s sandal who claimed to be held at gunpoint was later charged with communicating a false alarm and for public intoxication. Mitchell C. Jackson, 24, of Batesville told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Davis he was held …

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  • Everett to lead

    Immediate leadership change took place last week when Alternative Opportunities acquired Health Resources of Arkansas and with it came a new executive director. Curren Everett, who lives in Fulton County and is a previous elected official serving in both county and state offices, has been …

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  • Reception planned for Love’s 91st birthday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Alphea Love will celebrate her 91st birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Community Center. Refreshments will be served. The event will be hosted by her family. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. She …

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  • Chaney Drive closed

    Chaney Drive in Batesville will be closed until further notice while repairs are made to the road damaged by recent storms and flooding, city officials announced Tuesday.

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  • Lyon sets graduation

    Lyon College will hold its 2014 commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Brown Chapel South Lawn, according to a news release. In case of rain, graduation will be held in the gym. Baccalaureate will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel.

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