• Pageant seeks contestants

    HARRISON — The Miss North Central Arkansas, Miss North Central Arkansas Outstanding Teen and North Central Arkansas Princess pageants will be held Oct. 18 at Harrison High School. To enter, submit a résumé and platform sheet along with $75 entry fee to Rebekah Lane, 123 …

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  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still …

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  • Melbourne school to implement Chromebooks

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District is putting technology in the hands of its students after the recent purchase of 140 notebook computers in response to the growing need for such media in the classroom. With the new Common Core standards being implemented across the …

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  • Area woman mauled by dog

    CAVE CITY — Police arrived to find a Cave City woman killed by her pet pit bull Friday afternoon after her daughter called 911 advising the dog was attacking her mother. Sharp County police dispatch received the call at about 2:16 p.m. from the victim’s …

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  • Crash claims one, injures five others

    One woman was killed and five people injured in a head-on crash on Watson Road Saturday, according to a report filed by Sgt. Shawn Stephens with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Brenda Kay Jackson, 63, of North Vaughn Street, Sulphur Rock, died in the accident, …

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  • Groups partner for Project Pink

    Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be putting the pedal to the metal, working to find a cure with its “Drive breast cancer outta here” campaign in October. The Wood family of dealerships will again be going …

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  • Search for lost woman ends with man taken into custody

    As one group of police officers were trying to find a woman lost in the woods north of Batesville, another group was arresting her friend on drug charges. Deputy Michael Darr and other officers were dispatched to an area off Chinn Springs Road around 10:45 …

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  • Man who became violent at club transported to county jail

    A Floral man reportedly causing problems for staff at a local club was arrested for public intoxication after telling police he could not find anyone to drive him home. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods was dispatched to the Moose Lodge shortly before 3 a.m. Sept. …

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  • Alcohol, meth top Izard arrests

    MELBOURNE — Two Izard County residents were arrested last week for intoxication, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Christopher John Frey Jr., 48, of Brockwell was arrested Thursday night for public intoxication following an incident at Mount Pleasant. Frey remains in the Izard …

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  • Arrests include drugs, battery

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested last week following a fight in that city, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Richard Jules Crouch, 43, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree battery and public intoxication. Crouch was transferred to a mental facility …

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  • WRMC to host event

    White River Medical Center will host Business After Hours from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room inside the Josephine Raye Rogers building. Business After Hours provides chamber members the opportunity to meet new people, renew old friendships and make new business …

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  • School plans festival

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary and preschool will have its annual fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Children’s games and activities will be available for nominal fees including a cake walk and book walk, concessions and a barbecue dinner. Admission is free.

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