• Patrol cop thwarts possible robbery

    Burglary patrol in the area of East Harrison Street Wednesday night may have thwarted what appeared could be a robbery in the planning, according to police. Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins said he was in the area of 25th Street, off Harrison Street, around 8:40 …

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  • Man arrested after taking photos of girls at school

    Littleroy Davidson Taking photos of female students entering the Southside High School buildings Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Sulphur Rock man for criminal trespass. School Resource Officer Randy Lamons said around 8 a.m. he began getting reports from students that a …

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  • Fire destroys trailer, starts 90-acre forest fire

    ASH FLAT — Firemen and investigators remained at the scene this morning of a Wednesday fire that destroyed a trailer off Simstown Road in Sharp County and sparked a forest fire that burned across about 90 acres, said Donald Cooper, dispatcher for the Ash Flat …

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  • Trolley Car Days festival to become two-day event

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Trolley Car Days festival in Sulphur Rock will be two days this year, said city Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The city council voted during its regular monthly meeting to make the celebration a two-day event, starting with a street dance the night …

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  • Election panel to meet

    There will be an Independence County Election Commission meeting at noon Friday in the Election Central office in the Independence County Courthouse basement. The purpose of the meeting will be to review all the names and positions from the candidate filing period, which ended at …

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  • Student’s artwork to be featured in Times Square

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School Junior Grant Sampson has never been to New York City, but his artwork will after this weekend when his “Elegant Portrait” is displayed in Times Square. Artsonia, considered the largest online kids art museum, has joined with the National Art …

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  • Officers mum in wife beating

    ASH FLAT — Authorities remained tight-lipped today in regard to a case in which a 32-year-old woman was found severely beaten and discovered lying in a ditch Monday night. In a press release Wednesday, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said April Herron was discovered in …

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  • Political races created by filings

    More political races were created as filings continued Wednesday and today, including a race for coroner in Sharp County and one for Izard County sheriff, according to information from Independence, Sharp and Izard counties. As of press time, the latest filings include: Independence  Circuit Clerk …

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  • Remembering Bess Wolf ‘You have to see the funny things in life’

    At 103, Bessie “Bess” Wolf kept fellow residents, staff and families at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home entertained with her piano playing. “She was a marvelously talented lady,” said Jim Barnett, a friend who said Wolf “was like one of the (Barnett) family” for decades. Wolf died …

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  • Wife beaten, left in ditch

    ASH FLAT -— A Sharp County woman is in critical condition after she was found in a road ditch covered in blood. According to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, 32-year-old April Herron was spotted lying in the ditch on Acres Road by an Ozark Acres …

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  • Council hears about standards

    The Batesville City Council was “schooled” Tuesday night. At the council meeting, Dr. Randy Willison, Batesville school superintendent, gave a presentation about the school’s role in “A Whole New Ballgame: Making Our Graduates and Our Community Competitive.” “We’re finding more and more and this is …

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  • 911 call from screaming mom ends in arrest

    An early Sunday morning call to 911 from a screaming woman sent police to a Finch Street address where they reportedly encountered a man going berserk and tearing up furniture. Deputy Shay Moore said when she arrived at the residence around 12:45 a.m., she could …

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