• Batesville getting $250K for street overlay project

    Batesville water customers can now pay their bills online. Tuesday night, City Engineer Damon Johnson came before the city council and announced customers can pay water and sewer bills by visiting www.cityofbatesville.com/utilities.php and following the directions. “Hopefully this will make it more convenient” for customers …

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  • Texas man wanted for murder captured in Sharp County

    STRAWBERRY — A man wanted in Texas for first-degree murder and aggravated assault was captured Wednesday in the Sharp County area, according to Sheriff Mark Counts. Danny Mitchell Cannon, 54, a suspect in the murder of Baird, Texas resident Brenda Ruth Holland was arrested in …

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  • Candidates return to alma mater

    SOUTHSIDE — Campaigning may be new to those who have never run for political office, but ask those who know 23-year-old James Sturch and they’ll likely say he’s been preparing for it his whole life. For his alma mater, Southside High School, however, it’s a …

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  • Bond set in burglaries

    A $50,000 bond has been set on charges of burglary, theft, firearms violations and drugs. Twenty-five-year-old Jordon Gray Cato faces a multitude of felony counts. According to the affidavit for arrest, Independence County Officer Aaron Moody was called to Cord Road on March 21 over …

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  • Woman’s ride cut short

    A 28-year-old Searcy woman’s ride and a drive did not last long after she paid for a vehicle with a bogus check. Jolee A. Jefferson bought a 2011 Kia Sorento for $19,900 at Mark Martin Ford and gave them a check from Searcy Beauty College …

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  • Multiple thefts reported

    Independence County authorities were called to 1850 Cave Creek Road on Easter Sunday when a man returned home from church to discover his home broken into and burglarized. Homeowner Daniel Lee said he left the residence at about 10:45 a.m. and returned at 2:45 p.m. …

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  • ‘300 Days of Grazing’ highlights conference at Experiment Station

    During last week’s Livestock Field Day at the University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station west of Batesville, Tom Troxel, associate head of the department of animal science gave a five-year summary of the division’s “300 Days of Grazing.” The program, now in its …

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  • Annual plant sale to be Saturday

    The Independence County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Arkansas National Guard Armory at 1690 White Drive (state Highway 25), Batesville, according to a news release. “The sale will include flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, …

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  • Two face alcohol-related charges

    A 19-year-old Batesville woman is facing charges of DUI after she was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Monday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Michael Moody was dispatched to 301 Section Lane at about 7 a.m. and upon arrival, he and Cpl. …

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  • Springfest is Friday, Saturday

    HEBER SPRINGS — The 27th annual Springfest will be held Friday and Saturday in Heber Springs. Historic Spring Park will be filled with arts and crafts, activities for children, live music, art demonstrations and festival foods. Pet lovers may enter their dogs in the “Pooches …

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  • 2 honored at Folk Center; Driftwood film debuts

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas History Commission and the Ozark Folk Center hosted a reception honoring David Jones and Ron Sherman, and presented a screening of “Jimmy Driftwood Remembered: The Lost Footage,” created by Ron Sherman Productions, to an intimate gathering of Jones and Sherman’s …

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  • Pain clinic, pulmonology move to new location

    The White River Medical Center Pain Management Clinic and the Batesville Pulmonology Clinic recently moved to a new location inside the White River Medical Arts building at 1700 Harrison St., on the WRMC campus. While the move isn’t too far from their old locations, it …

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