• Police: Body found near river could be actress

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” “Frozen River” and “Django Unchained.” A woman’s body was found in a …

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  • Clinton National Airport eyes baggage fix

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The largest airport in Arkansas wants to spend nearly $300,000 to help prevent planes from taking off without their passengers’ suitcases. Officials with the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field say a design flaw in its baggage-handling system is to …

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  • Judge wants new look at Buffalo River hog farm

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge wants regulators to take another look at the potential impact of a hog farm near the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. said Thursday a previous assessment was too brief. That review helped …

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  • Agri official retiring

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has announced the retirement of Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun. Calhoun’s retirement becomes effective Dec. 31. In a letter to Gov. Mike Beebe, Calhoun says that it has been “an honor and privilege” to serve in the …

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  • Board sets annual report

    CUSHMAN — The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its White River Academy campus at Cushman. Agenda items include the district’s annual report to the public, recognitions, a transportation report and bid approval for a fire alarm system at the Sulphur …

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  • Web Drury Adams

    The late Drury Adams: A Batesville icon

    When Drury Adams met you, he never forgot you. Now, the town Adams called home for more than 50 years is remembering a man who never met a stranger but to many epitomized the meaning of community spirit and living by the Golden Rule. Longtime …

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  • Boxcar left on shoulder

    A railroad boxcar that fell off a trailer onto the edge of the highway on a Ramsey Mountain curve Sept. 23 is still there. But after eight hours of hard work Wednesday by wrecker and crane crews, it’s now about 200 yards south of its …

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  • Streetscape changes under way

    The downtown streetscape has drawn a lot of comments from public and officials, but there is some activity there right now. “This week you will start to see some of those (orange poles) disappear,” promised Bob Carius with the Main Street Batesville organization. “The traffic …

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  • Mounted Patrol up, running

    It’s taken 7 1/2 years, but the Independence County Sheriff’s Department now has a Mounted Patrol division. The concept of a local volunteer mounted (horseback) search and rescue team goes back to mid June 2007 when the idea was introduced to the sheriff’s department by …

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  • Inmate attempts sucide

    An inmate with a noose around his neck jumped just as a jailer was walking into his cell and he was taken to the hospital for observation. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence county jail, according to the report. Officer Jason …

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  • Gun show announced

    SEARCY — A gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the White County Fairgrounds, located at 802 Davis Drive in Searcy. A large selection of new and used rifles, shotguns, handguns, …

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  • Woman dies in SC crash

    A Batesville woman is dead and another hospitalized after a Wednesday morning accident in South Carolina. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said his office was notified and asked to contact the families of Debra Gwyn Spohr and Bonnie Sutton. According to a newspaper report, Spohr …

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