• Sentences handed down

    Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp recently handed down several sentences in Independence Circuit Court: • Jerry Don Smart was sentenced to three years in Arkansas Department of Correction for four counts of felony theft of property. • Joshua Henry was sentenced to 10 years, one month …

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  • Liberty Bank to break ground

    Liberty Bank of Arkansas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of its newest Batesville banking center, located at 1895 Harrison St., at 10 a.m. Thursday. The ceremony marks the start of construction for a one-story, 4,700-square-foot banking center scheduled for completion in …

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  • Lyon to host concert, dance

    Lyon College will host a live concert and dance to celebrate the completion of the Edwards Commons student center at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Patterson Dining Hall. Rodney Block & the Real Music Lovers of Little Rock will perform. The event is part of Family …

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  • One of two stolen boats recovered at Concord address

    HEBER SPRINGS — During the past week, two boats reported stolen last month — including one taken at Drasco — were recovered by Cleburne County sheriff’s investigators, Sheriff Marty Moss reported on his office’s website. On Aug. 22 a 21-foot Larson ski boat was reported …

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  • Former inmate faces forgery, identity fraud charges

    Shortly after her release from the Independence County jail on Aug. 22, Mary Pearce of Pleasant Plains allegedly started passing forged checks on a phony account, according to a court affidavit filed by Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Brent Everett …

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  • Husband arrested after knife threat

    After allegedly choking his wife and chasing her with a knife, 22-year-old Timothy Hughes of Edith Street in Batesville was jailed on a domestic violence charge Monday afternoon. Deputy Brian Luetschwager with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to a residence on …

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  • Volunteers give back

    NEWPORT — Several residents of Jackson County gave back to nature by participating in the Great Arkansas Clean Up at Jacksonport State Park Saturday. Volunteers met at 9:30 a.m. at the Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center to start the cleanup and finished by noon. Participants …

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  • Music show planned in H-Bend

    HORSESHOE BEND — The monthly Music in the Mountains Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The Highway 289 Band, the theater’s house band, consisting of Melodie Clemmons, Dr. Ron Yow, Chuck McNeight and Bob McCarty, will showcase many of …

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  • Aerojet reunion set for Saturday

    The Aerojet reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pavilion No. 4 at Riverside Park, next to Josie’s. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • Simulcast to feature acclaimed Bible teacher

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Best-selling author and nationally acclaimed Bible teacher Beth Moore will bring her “life changing” teaching and worship event, Living Proof Live, to women across the world through a global simulcast event  Saturday at Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. “Living …

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  • Girl Scouts set recruitment

    The Girl Scouts will hold a local recruitment for girls ages 5 to 18 at Stars and Stripes Gymnastics, 3417 Harrison St., in Batesville from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration is $12 annually and custodial adults must accompany minors to the event to fill out paperwork.

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  • 2 arrested in park

    Hanging out at a public park with outstanding warrants and drug paraphernalia in their car was a bad move for two Poinsett County residents Sunday night. According to Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins, a sheriff’s narcotics officer spotted a red Lincoln at Kennedy Park south …

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