• Club News

    Diamond T 4-H THIDA — The 10th Annual Diamond T 4-H Club awards ceremony was held Nov. 9 at Thida Community Center. Hannah Kimmer, vice president, opened the ceremony by welcoming the guests. Adriana Miranda, song leader, led a prayer. Josh Fick, ambassador, and Will …

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  • Mountain lion killed in Arkansas, first since 1975

    HERMITAGE (AP) — Game officials say a hunter has killed a mountain lion in Arkansas for the first time since 1975. The Game and Fish Commission said Thursday that 62-year-old Douglas Ramer of Bastrop, Louisiana, was deer hunting east of Hermitage in Bradley County when …

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  • LR Police to release new transgender policy

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Police Department says it will release a new policy governing how officers should treat members of the city’s transgender community they make contact with. The department will release the new policy Wednesday at the Transgender Day of Remembrance …

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  • Hutchinson sets up website for transition

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says the public can apply for jobs and appointments in his administration in a new website he’s setting up as he prepares to take office next year. The incoming Republican governor told reporters Thursday that he …

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  • Former Clinton staffer Bowen dead at 91

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former First Commercial Bank chairman and tax lawyer William H. Bowen, who served as former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff during Clinton’s run for president, has died. He was 91. Pulaski County Coroner Jerome Hobbs confirmed Bowen’s death Thursday. The …

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  • Body of man found at bank

    The body of a man found near the drive-through of a local bank has been sent to the state crime lab to determine the cause of death, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Officers were dispatched to the First Community Bank branch on Eagle …

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  • Man escapes injury in rollover

    Wednesday morning was going like any other work day for Jeremy Medley, but just before noon things suddenly went downhill — literally. As a city employee with the parks and recreation department Medley routinely uses a tractor with a front-end loader on the city golf …

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  • No split yet – Aldermen mull feasibility study

    The city of Batesville is not splitting from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office — at least not yet. Tuesday night Steve Davis, president, Kevin Crosson and Hugh Earnest with Davis Business Planning, LLC came before the Batesville City Council to present their findings from a …

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  • Drivers needed to transport veterans

    The desire to help other veterans is what drives retired veterans Rick Swietek, David Nardecchia and Lee Earnheart, who in turn drive veterans to their doctor appointments. All three are drivers for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) van that transports veterans and their caregivers free …

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  • Shoplifters to be jailed

    Shoplifters are going to jail. Previously, officers made an effort to not strain the overly-crowded jail with some misdemeanors, but that has changed with the onslaught of shoplifting offenses making it even worse with the holidays approaching. That memo didn’t get released before three Walmart …

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  • Newport man killed

    NEWPORT — A Newport man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 17 just east of Highway 67 in Jackson County, according to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police. James Durham, 64, was driving his 2001 Buick in the eastbound lane …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Simply Southern Playhouse featuring “The Key of G,” 201 E. Main St., 7 p.m. $5 adults, $2 children. • Family dance featuring Vaughn Riley …

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