• 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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  • Correction

    In an article in Wednesday’s edition, the late Hardy Willis was incorrectly listed as owner of Willis Funeral Service during an investigation of marijuana distribution. He was manager at the time. Hardy Willis was later cleared of all charges.

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  • Izard County singing scheduled

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County monthly singing will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Brockwell. Old and new hymns will be featured. The Jeff Cooper family has donated new Heavenly Highway hymn books, so there are plenty of books for everyone. For …

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  • Scholarship deadline nears

    The deadline to submit applications for the Independence County Single Parent scholarship is nearing, according to a news release. Applicants must have their paperwork filled out and returned to the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office at Batesville by Aug. 30 to be considered for the …

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  • Exercise program offered

    The Cooperative Extension Service will be offering the Strong Women program, a 12-week exercise program for middle-age and older men and women. An informational meeting will be at noon on Wednesday at the Extension Office located at 1770 Meyers St. The cost will be $12 …

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  • The Daltons to perform

    The Daltons of Somerset, Ky., will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dripping Springs Assembly of God, located at 636 Dripping Springs Road in Judsonia. For more information call John Blankenship at (501) 305-1693. The group will also perform during the Sunday morning …

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  • Youth service club begins

    A new Modern Woodmen of America youth service club is starting in Batesville, according to a news release. The club will have its first activity at 5 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park, Pann Pavilion, located at 1740 Chaney Drive in Batesville. The activity is open …

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  • Friendship Outreach presents program

    Doc and Connie Spurlin and Friendship Outreach will present Singin’ in the Hall with their guests, Lookin’ Up, of Conway at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church. Admission is by donation of any amount. A concession stand will be open. All proceeds will benefit …

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  • New consignment shop opens on Main Street

    Konsigner’s Konnection, formerly of Jonesboro, is now open in downtown Batesville at 250 E. Main St. in the old Charlie’s Men’s Wear building. Offering a huge selection of clothing for the whole family, as well as several collectable antique furniture items and everything in between, …

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