• Club News

    Independence County Historical Society Batesville Genealogical Society African-American genealogy was the subject of the program presented to the joint meeting of the Independence County Historical Society and the Batesville Genealogical Society. It was held Sunday, at First Community Bank. Presenting the information was Jane Wilkerson, archival …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Mattie Ballard, Clayton Bernard, Abigail Catacutan, Jonathan Clark, Olivia Clark, Lexi Edwards, Allison Fredricks, …

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  • Pastor: Don’t stop with ‘I have a dream’

    “There is still work to be done.” This was the message from the Rev. Leslie Roper during the “Keepers of the Dream” service honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday. Roper, who was the speaker of the hour, …

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  • Chicken house fire ruled arson

    Independence County officers have ruled a fire on Cord Road in Newark Thursday to be the work of an arsonist. Todd Drake told Deputy Michael Calendar that he arrived at his property after 4 p.m. to find his hay barn, chicken house, hay bales and …

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  • Woman tells police ex-beau violated order of protection

    A Batesville man is facing charges of obstructing governmental operations, drug possession and failure to pay registration fees after a woman called police Tuesday saying her ex-boyfriend violated an order of protection. According to a report filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Bentley, …

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  • Man accused of stealing AC unit, selling its parts to scrap yard

    A Batesville man who allegedly stole an air-conditioning unit and then sold its parts now faces charges of theft, according to an affidavit for arrest. Michael Hammer, 48, of Batesville faces a class D felony for the $2,500 theft that occurred last year when Nicholas …

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  • Man arrested for trespassing

    A trip to the doctor’s office resulted in an arrest for Bobby Lee Roberts, 46, of 3845 Jamestown Loop Road when he failed to obey orders from police Thursday afternoon. According to a report filed by Deputy Randy Jones of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, …

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  • Board to hear from award-winning teacher

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room where it will hear a presentation by high school science teacher Dr. Judy Butler, who recently received a $20,000 package prize for her classroom. Last fall, …

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  • Southside water serving 9K people

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority treated and pumped 302,872,000 gallons of water in 2013, which generated $1,464,040 in water sales toward a gross income of $1,983,731, Manager John Richardson told board members Tuesday. The daily average rate of treated and pumped water per …

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  • Fire danger elevated

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the danger of fire is elevated across much of Arkansas because of windy conditions and low humidity and burn bans remain in effect in three counties. The weather service said the danger of fire continued on …

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  • Cushman council meets tonight

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at city hall for its first business meeting of the year. Council members will hear department reports and review city bills. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Waterline relocation to be discussed

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Batesville City Hall. Board members will discuss a waterline relocation along Highway 167 North and engineering, water and utilities management reports will be heard. Meetings are open to the public.  

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