• Authority to hear project updates

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will hear updates of three ongoing projects when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said manager John Richardson. Matt Dunn with Crist Engineers will give an update on the …

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  • New sign discussed New sign discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District could soon be getting a new LED sign and it was a topic of discussion at the school board’s meeting March 29. First National Banking Company of Melbourne is expected to furnish the sign at a cost of about …

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    The Independence County Retired Teachers will meet noon Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 258 College St. Nicole Stroud will present an overview of the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. For more information call Alice Witterman at (870) 793-5928.

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  • Local barber cuts hair for 49 years

    Bill Sullivan has been a barber for nearly 49 years and has no plans of quitting anytime soon. Sullivan, owner of Bill’s Barber Service, said he’d been contemplating for about four or five years whether to follow in his father’s footsteps, and in 1963 he …

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  • Book details ‘ghost’ case

    In 1929, five Stone County men were accused of beating another man, then setting his body on fire. Two were accused of raping the victim’s fiancée and forcing her to watch the brutal killing. Suddenly, during the middle of the trial in Mountain View, a …

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  • Traffic stop yields narcotics and meth

    Several narcotic pills and a quantity of crystal meth were reportedly found under the driver’s seat of a pickup truck when the driver was stopped by police Wednesday morning. Deputy Anthony Carter said around 8 a.m. he saw a light blue Chevrolet El Camino, driven …

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  • Webb benefit event set for Friday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church will host a benefit for Gail Webb to assist with medical expenses incurred as a result of cancer treatment. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The choir will present an Easter cantata, “Oh …

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  • Kiwanis to host Ryan Vaughan as speaker

    Ryan Vaughan, television meteorologist, will speak at the Kiwanis Club meeting at noon Friday at First Baptist Church Annex in Batesville. Vaughan received a bachelor of science in geography/meteorology from Western Kentucky University with a minor in broadcast news. He has worked at stations in …

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  • Dinner slated

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for children 11 and under.

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  • Fundraisers scheduled for Relay for Life/ACS

    Several fundraisers to benefit Relay for Life — American Cancer Society are currently being held or are upcoming. A bake sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until items are gone) Friday at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, located at 2080 Harrison …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8.

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  • Front door pried open to home in electronics theft

    Prying open the front door to the home of Mike Wycough on Batesville Boulevard is how thieves were able to access and steal a 32-inch Samsung flat screen TV and a VCR/DVD combo unit sometime Tuesday. Wycough told police the items were valued at $800 …

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