• Committee of 100 to mark 40th anniversary

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike and first lady Ginger Beebe will host the Committee of One Hundred’s 40th anniversary celebration with a special event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Governor’s Mansion. Tickets are $50 per person and may be reserved through a …

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  • Jurors award couple $6M – Montgomery was OB on duty when complications arose

    After three long, grueling detailed weeks of listening to medical terminology, jurors awarded what may be the biggest civil judgment ever in Independence County. Jury deliberations started Tuesday afternoon and wrapped up Wednesday with a verdict assigning 60 percent of the blame to the doctor …

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  • Officer shoots, kills pit bull after attempted attack

    A pit bull that allegedly tried to attack an Independence County officer was shot and killed Wednesday after a woman reported her neighbor’s dog had been in her yard, acting aggressively and allegedly attacking visitors. Deputy Ben Keener said he was called to 220 T&J …

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  • Easter Egg Hunts

    Easter by the River The “Easter by the River” egg hunt and other activities have been scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. More than 25,000 eggs will be hidden for four age groups: 10 a.m. — up to …

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  • Heber man arrested for disturbance at Walgreens

    Claiming his mother had left him at Walgreens when he went inside to shop for her only resulted in the arrest of a 57-year-old customer for public intoxication Monday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers was dispatched to the store at about 3:30 where he …

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  • Southside continues high school building

    SOUTHSIDE — The second phase of Southside High School’s building project that will include a media center and six classrooms is hoped to be completed this August, according to Superintendent Roger Rich, who gave an update on construction when the Southside School Board met recently. …

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  • New business wants in on growth

    Batesville is growing and Precise Solar and Power wants to be a part of that growth said owner Mike Arnold who along with co-owner, Randall Lovelace, recently opened up shop at #3 Triangle Lane Suite B (behind the Triangle Cafe). Precise Solar and Power, although …

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  • McCourt joins WRMC pain clinic

    White River Medical Center Pain Management Clinic has announced the association of Dr. Carol McCourt, interventional pain management, according to a news release. She will be a part of the medical staff at WRMC. As a pain management physician, McCourt will provide outpatient treatment to …

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  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also lower prices on about 1,000 basic items. Family Dollar did not provide details …

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  • Newark holds citywide yard sale

    NEWARK — The Newark Chamber of Commerce spring city-wide yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday. Maps may be picked up at the Red Rooster. For more information call (870) 799-8888 or (870) 613-2840.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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  • Memorial service set in Izard County for Civil War soldier

    A memorial service for James Henry Clay Harvell, the great-grandfather of several Harvells in the Izard County area including Roger Harvell of Lunenburg, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reeves Cemetery, just off Guion Road. Roger Harvell gave the following biography of his great-grandfather. …

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