• Sanders Family Reunion

    CALICO ROCK — The Sanders Family Reunion will be Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Calico Rock. The event is open to all family and friends.

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  • Rounds Family Reunion

    CHARLOTTE — The Rounds Family Reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of Johnny Mack Rounds, located at 20 Oak Bluff Road in Charlotte. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends. For more …

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  • Bell wins piping championship

    Lyon College Piper Major James “Jimmy” Bell won the overall professional title at the 26th annual United States Piping Foundation Amateur and Professional Piping Championships held June 16 at the University of Delaware in Newark, N.J. Lyon student bagpiper Avens Ridgeway of Union, Maine, won …

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  • Batesville man faces theft, other charges

    A warrant has been issued for a Batesville man who reportedly confessed to stealing several items from a woman’s car and using her debit card without authorization, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jeff Sims. Sims said that on …

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  • Pinkston arrested for criminal trespass

    MELBOURNE — Adam Wade Pinkston, 39, of Jay Street, Melbourne, was arrested June 14 on charges of criminal trespass and criminal attempt to commit theft of property. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Pinkston is accused to attempting to take property from the Hayes …

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  • Tattoo marks Newark woman in phony money scam

    Comparison of video footage showing a woman with a tattoo on her neck and the driver’s license photo of a Newark woman were a match for the suspect in a recent forgery incident. Independence County Detective Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that on …

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  • House fire on College Avenue

    Onlookers watch as crews with the Batesville Fire Department work to extinguish a house fire at 1517 College Ave. in Batesville at about 10:30 Friday night. No one was injured or home at the time of the blaze, fire chief Brent Gleghorn said, noting the …

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  • Unborn child dies in accident – McSpadden to decide if charges are warranted

    A two-vehicle accident at the corner of 22nd and Harrison streets around 9:20 Saturday night resulted in a pregnant woman being injured and losing her unborn child, according to a press release this morning from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Those injured in the accident, …

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  • S-side superintendent discusses construction projects

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District Superintendent Roger Rich updated the Southside School Board on various projects in place during the board’s recent meeting. Among those project include construction of a new high school in which dirt work has begun, the new all-weather football field turf …

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  • Golf Classic raises more than $156K

    More than 40 teams turned out June 16 to raise more than $156,000 for White River Medical Center’s ground floor renovation and patient tour expansion project at the 18th Annual White River Health System Foundation Golf Classic. The event was held at The Course at …

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  • Council to consider ordinance

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a report from Tami Myer, tourism director for the Batesville Chamber of Commerce, and the consideration of a sales and use tax bond ordinance for the purpose of financing …

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  • Saffell man admits to forgery

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Saffell man was arrested Tuesday in Lawrence County on forgery and theft of property, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest stems from a Saffell resident reporting that approximately 50 checks had been taken and forged in the amount …

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