• Study supports canoeing on Poke Bayou

    What started as a vision for some members of the Batesville community a few years ago is now a step closer to reality following a feasibility study by Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. That “vision” was to expand local natural resources, Poke Bayou in particular, …

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  • Lucero Family Picnic returning

    The Lucero Family Picnic will return to Riverside Park in Batesville May 19 after a four-year hiatus, according to Steve Thomas with Batesville Promotions. Lucero, from Memphis, is touring the nation in support of its new CD, “Women & Work,” which debuted last month on …

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  • Burglars grab electronics

    While he was at work Tuesday, someone took the opportunity to grab a TV and electronics from the home of Jordan Holloman on Allen Chapel Road. Holloman told police he left for work around 10 a.m. and returned at 5 p.m. to find his 42-inch …

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  • Proposed Southside park to be discussed

    SOUTHSIDE — A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 14 at Southside High School cafeteria annex. The purpose of the meeting is to identify potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities for the year. Following the identification process, officials will select …

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  • Bell given scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Haley Bell of Saffell has been awarded a University of Arkansas at Community College of Batesville Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of UACCB through an agreement between UACCB and Williams. Bell is a …

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  • Manuel honored

    Ariel Manuel MELBOURNE — Ariel Manuel of Cave City has been named an Ozarka College Ambassador. Manuel, a senior at Cave City High School, is the daughter of George and Mandy Manuel and plans to study business at Ozarka College. Ambassadors are awarded a $250 …

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  • CCHS students named scholars

    Dustin Headstream Christina Smith MELBOURNE — Dustin Headstream and Christina Smith, both of Sidney, have been named Ozarka College Regional Scholarship recipients. Headstream is the son of Dwayne Headstream and Brenda Rumpous and Smith is the daughter of Wayne and Dana Lilley. Both are seniors …

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  • Fitness winners named

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary hosted a “Family Fitness Challenge” in which families were asked to log their heart healthy activities for six weeks and the top families were recently announced during a spring showcase, according to a news release. Winner of the challenge was the …

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  • Woman arrested after screaming outside bank in early morning

    An early morning screaming session outside a local bank drew the attention of police, resulting in a Davis Lane woman’s going to jail on drug charges. Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers was dispatched to Bank of America on Broad Street around 2 a.m. Tuesday regarding …

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  • Thieves target fisherman, ball park

    Several thefts and burglaries were reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office in the past few days, but no suspects were named in any of these incidents. Deputy Robert Moser took a report Sunday morning from Russell Teague of 9040 N. Central Ave. after he …

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  • Saturday night sandbar fun ends in rollover, one arrest

    What started out as four-wheeling fun on the sandbar Saturday night didn’t end so well for Garrett Evens after he wrecked his Nissan Pathfinder, got Tased and went to jail for drunk driving. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said he was dispatched to the sandbar …

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  • WRMC to sponsor 3rd annual bike ride

    White River Medical Center Cycling will sponsor the third annual All Rise Century bicycle ride at 8 a.m. Saturday beginning at the Independence County Department of Human Services Office, located on Highway 69 East, two miles east of Walmart. The event is a no-frills, supported …

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