• Woman’s body found in Newark apartment

    Police were sent to a Newark home Tuesday afternoon in reference to an unattended death, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Fred Friar said when he arrived at the Long Street apartment, he was met by Dorris McElrath, who said …

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  • Five more file for council

    Four more Batesville City Council members have filed for re-election: Thomas E. Bryant has filed for Ward 1, Position 1, while Margarett Henley has filed for Ward 1, Position 2, David Shetron has filed for Ward 2, Position 1, and Douglas Matthews has filed for …

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  • SR council has short agenda

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to consider a short agenda, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will hear monthly departmental reports, review current bills and discuss any other topics that arise during the meeting.

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  • School policies to be considered

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider certified and non-certified personnel policies as well as Arkansas School Boards Association policies, for the upcoming school term, said Superintendent Steven Green. Quotes for …

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  • Drug dogs to visit CC Kiwanis

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center to hear from Evening Shade police officers/K-9 handlers Michael Graddy and Kevin Coursey, said secretary Lisa Reschke. Graddy will bring his police/drug dog Gator and Coursey …

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  • $100K bond set for teens

    Two juveniles incarcerated for violent crimes face additional charges after they tried to escape and attacked three guards last week. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, the two each face additional charges of attempted escape in the first degree and three counts each of …

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  • Speedway event, concert to aid Children’s Hospital

    Batesville Motor Speedway and Bad Boy Mowers have teamed up to bring a series of events to the area as they host the inaugural Bad Boy 98, a Lucas Oil sanctioned dirt late model event which will have the top dirt track drivers in the …

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  • Man arrested for hitting woman, child; another jailed after coming to school allegedly high to pick up kids

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford man was arrested last week after allegedly hitting a woman and 10-year-old child, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to an Oxford residence in response to a domestic disturbance where an argument had escalated to a physical …

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  • EQ board names 3

    Larry Jones Three new equalization board members were appointed and a new economic development director was hired at Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Sam Hurley, Tom Sisk and Garland Hankins were appointed to replace three members that resigned. “The realtor is hard to …

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  • Gone and Forgotten

    All across Independence and surrounding counties old family cemeteries are being destroyed by nature — and sometimes by man. Small family cemeteries are dotted all throughout Independence County. A lot of graves are simply marked with a large stone or what’s left of the metal …

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  • Stolen construction equipment recovered

    A $20,000 piece of construction equipment, stolen from a work site in northern Independence County, has been recovered in Jackson County, according to Deputy Shawn Stephens. Jim Bartlett with Klaasmeyer Construction Company told Stephens the mini excavator was shut down at the work site in …

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  • Evening Shade named ‘top school’

    FAYETTEVILLE — Cave City Superintendent Steven Green and Evening Shade Math & Science Academy Principal Kerry Huskey were notified Friday that the Evening Shade campus is being recognized as the top school in the state in two categories. “On behalf of the Office for Education …

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