• Lyon to get $1M

    As the beginning phase of construction begins on new residence halls, Lyon College has received a $1 million lead pledge from the R.E. Lee Wilson Trust Foundation to help fund the new facilities. Lyon will receive the funds in five installments over the next five …

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  • Forgery bond set – Break-ins reported in separate reports

    Joshua Vickery won’t be able to use his cash when he is brought in to pay a $20,000 bond. Not if it’s the same bogus money he is accused of using at Walmart, which netted him a first-degree forgery charge. The information for arrest claims …

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  • Guard to offer discount, drawings

    During the week of the Independence County Fair, the Batesville Daily Guard will be offering a “fair” deal of its own. For those who visit or call the Guard office today through Friday, all home delivery subscriptions of six months or more will be 15 …

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  • Cooler temps, stormy weather headed to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a strong cold front will bring unseasonably cool temperatures to Arkansas along with the chance for flooding in the southern part of the state. Today was predicted to be another hot day, but temperatures are expected …

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  • Woman drowns at Bull Shoals

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Police say a woman has drowned at Brown’s Beach on Bull Shoals Lake. A witness said the woman had a child on her back before she drowned Sunday evening. The station reports the child is unharmed. The woman was taken by …

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  • Five generations of Kramer Family

    The Kramer Family gathered for a photo recently to take a five generation photograph. Seated is Glenda Kramer McKay, great-grandmother, of Searcy and Manola Kramer, great-great-grandmother, of Searcy (formerly of Rosie). Standing from left are Eric Scott Bell, father, with baby Rebecca Ray Bell, both …

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  • Miss Batesville, Teen pageants seeking contestants

    The Miss Batesville and Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen Pageants will be held on Aug. 1 and 2. Young ladies in Independence, Stone, Izard, and Sharp counties, as well as portions of White County that include the Midland School District and portions of northern Cleburne county …

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  • Commodity distribution date announced

    Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date. Proof of income and proof of identification must be shown. A variety of items will …

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  • Sharp JPs support grant, to talk about dogs

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court, during a special meeting Thursday, voted to support Spring River Paramedic Service’s application for a grant, that, if approved at the state level, would provide about $50,000 for computers and software updates, said County Judge Larry Brown. …

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  • Sharp Co. road to be closed

    ASH FLAT — Starting today, Wilson Well Road at the south Big Creek Bridge will be closed for approximately one week for bridge work, said Sharp County Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • Newark meeting to be at 5 p.m.

    NEWARK — Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Newark City Council will begin earlier than usual, said Joanne Langston, recorder-treasurer. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Newark Municipal Building and will involve routine departmental monthly reports. The mayor also gives a short …

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  • P-Plains to hear reports

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly reports and any other business that arises, said Mayor Rick Siler. The council will also review current bills.

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