• Jacksonport Discovery Hour to be weekly event

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport Discovery Hour will be held every Thursday during June and July at Jacksonport State Park in Newport for children 6 to 12. Activities will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the park pavilion. Participants will explore the outdoors with a …

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  • Pearson awarded

    Austin Pearson of Pleasant Plains has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. He is a recent graduate of Midland High School and the son of Donna Mitchum and Tim Pearson. He …

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  • Students accept scholarships

    Eight students have been awarded Academic Excellence Scholarships at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Danielle Fair     Danielle Fair of Batesville is a graduate of Batesville High School. She is the daughter of Randall Fair. She …

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  • Floral man arrested following ATV stop

    Operating a three-wheeler, fleeing from police and driving on a suspended license didn’t bode well for a Floral man Sunday. Independence County Deputy Michael Darr said he was patrolling on Highway 25 around 2:30 p.m. near Greenbrier Bottoms when he saw an all-terrain vehicle traveling …

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  • Fundraiser to help Southside High student

    A street dance fundraiser will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at the pocket park in downtown Batesville to help one Southside High School student attend a motorcross national competition. Proceeds will help send Kyler Keeney, a sophomore at Southside High School, and …

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  • Thousands raised for charity

    Dee Woodworth, a 17-year survivor of breast cancer, does it not only for herself but her oldest son, father and mother while Kandess Pfitzner does it for her grandmother, Debbie Acklin. On Friday, they along with several hundred others turned out for the Independence County …

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  • ‘Little Old Men’ part of exhibit

    Terra cotta figures to be shown in North Little Rock Aline McCracken of Concord doesn’t mind showing off her “Little Old Men.” In fact they will be making their debut during the seventh annual Arkansas Sculpture Invitational at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St. in …

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  • Canning under way

    MELBOURNE — Squash, green beans and new potatoes are in abundance and rows and rows of tomatoes will soon be turning from green to red. “So far, it’s the best garden we’ve had,” Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Work in the garden begins early …

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  • Weekend shooting reported

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Saturday of a teenager that was bleeding off of Duck Puddle Road from what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “When officers arrived it was discovered that a young man from …

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  • Woman injured in fall

    Tara Farmer, 24, of Cushman was injured in a fall from the Little Lafferty Creek Bridge on Collietown Road near Cushman Saturday afternoon while using her cell phone, according to her husband. Billy Farmer told police his family had been at the creek most of …

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  • Council to consider grant

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will consider a  resolution to obtain a 50/50 matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Outdoor Recreation grant program in order to help improve recreation facilities. Members …

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  • Road in Sharp County closed

    ASH FLAT — Duncan Lane, north of Fools Creek in the Poughkeepsie area, closed this morning and will remain closed through Tuesday for road repair, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown.

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