• No decision yet on where new Ebola patient will go

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa said he doesn’t know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital. “I know there have been discussions that this person …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, September 4, 2014.

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  • $35M in crops lost to flooding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars lost in crop value for Arkansas farmers. Farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop value. The University …

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  • Revenue slightly up in August

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas finance officials say the state’s revenue in August was higher than the same month last year and ahead of their expectations. The Department of Finance and Administration said today the state’s net available revenue in August totaled $398.3 million. That’s …

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  • Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love,” has died. He was 63. Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent heart attack at his home in …

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  • Couple wins Imagination Events’ dream wedding

    When her boyfriend didn’t pop the question after a year of dating, it was Elizabeth Woodruff’s bubble that burst. Finally, he did, and now Woodruff and her fiance, Stephen Anderson, have been announced as the winners of the Imaginations Events wedding giveaway. Both are Batesville …

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  • Turning 110

    Theodore Roosevelt was president. Cy Young was pitching a perfect game. Orville and Wilbur Wright were making headlines. Andrew Carneige donated $1.5 million for a peace palace. The Pope forbade low-cut dresses in the presence of churchmen. The St. Louis police department looked into fingerprints …

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  • Evidence gathered in brass burglary – Man hogs bacon, shoves in pants

    The apparent removal of a window air- conditioning unit gave burglars access to a Dry Run Circle residence over the weekend in which numerous brass items were taken. Georageann Hicks told Independence County Deputy John Carroll that she discovered items missing from her mother’s burglarized …

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  • Asking someone else’s wife for sex leads to arrest

    MELBOURNE — Timothy Scott Cannon’s first mistake was asking a woman for sex. His second was hitting her husband in the face. Cannon, 22, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested Aug. 25 after Deputy Jaden Whitfield was dispatched to a reported fight at a Robin Street …

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  • Gas drive-off arrest made

    MELBOURNE — A Norfork woman was arrested for driving off without paying for her gas, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Christina Ann Copes, 31, was arrested Friday on a theft of motor fuel warrant. She is accused of pumping fuel into her vehicle …

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  • Keller’s announce new location

    SOUTHSIDE — The Bateville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Keller’s Bouncy Houses Inc. at 1 p.m. Thursday for its new private indoor party location at 50 Sugar St. (the road that runs beside The Property Shoppe). The event is open …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner to benefit foster, adoptive association

    The Independence County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association will have its annual fish and chicken dinner fund raiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Pavilion 1 in Riverside Park at Batesville. The meal will be provided by John 3:16 Ministries. Tickets are …

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