• Local AT&T franchise gets new owner

    In an open house event May 3, NewWave Link of Tennessee announced the franchise purchase of the AT&T store at 70 Batesville Blvd. (formerly Cellular Mobility). “We are in the same Batesville location with the same staff, but with a new mission to support the …

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  • Drivers ed classes set

    Drivers education classes will be held at 8 a.m. beginning May 29 at Batesville High School, room 23. To register call Teonia Gott at (870) 793-6846 or Stu Smith at (870) 612-3974.

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  • Library to feature movies

    The Independence County Library at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville will host a free summer teen movie series beginning June 7. Films will be screened at the library at 2 p.m. on Thursdays through July 26. The June 7 film will be “Hugo” while …

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  • Sharp Co. JPs to meet

    ASH FLAT — The monthly meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court will be at 6 tonight in the Sharp County Courthouse at Ash Flat.

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  • Fish supper set at Strawberry

    STRAWBERRY — A fish supper fundraiser for the Strawberry Fire Department is set to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Strawberry School cafeteria, said Fire Chief Stanley Mayland. The menu includes fish, hush puppies, fries, beans, coleslaw and a dessert. The price is $6 …

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  • Pinkson family reunion planned

    CAVE CITY — The family of Bill and Adair Pinkston will have a family reunion from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cave City Community Center, said family member Johnny Curtis. A potluck meal will be served at noon. The annual event is …

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  • Memorial dance, potluck scheduled

    NEWPORT -— The Silver Moon Banquet Hall on Highway 367 North at Newport will host a Memorial Day family dance and potluck beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will include music by Jeannie and the Guys, Sonny Burgess, Rockin’ Luke Stroud and others. Veterans …

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  • Plants that changed world program to be presented

    The Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First Community Bank’s community room for a program about plants that have changed the world, according to a news release. Ann Wood of Searcy, who is recognized as one of the state’s top …

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  • Willis continues to improve

    A Batesville man injured in a shooting at home Thursday afternoon continues to show signs of improvements, according to family members. Hardy Willis, former Independence County coroner, called 911 around 2 p.m. Thursday to say he’d been shot. He was home alone at the time. …

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  • ConAgra laying off 233

    ConAgra Foods in Batesville is laying off more than 200 people as the plant will no longer be manufacturing frozen food dinners come July. Company headquarters notified between 230-250 employees at the Batesville plant on Thursday of the decision to relocate the frozen dinner line …

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  • Local man shot while sleeping

    A 911 call from former Independence County Coroner Hardy Willis saying he had been shot in the back sent police and an ambulance to 15th and Byers streets where he was found in a bedroom of his Batesville home Thursday afternoon. The call from the …

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  • A double birthday: Girl taking donations for Children’s

    Scarlett Hope Vaughn has a long road ahead of her, medically speaking, but her family is willing to help others facing a similar path. Without Arkansas Children’s Hospital, little Scarlett wouldn’t be here today, and to show their appreciation her parents, Gloria Gatlin Vaughn and …

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