• Motel customer accused of ‘stripping’ room

    A Kansas City man who rented a room for a week is believed to have been the person who stripped it of almost everything but the bathroom sink. The manager at the Ramada Inn said the pillows, bedding, shower curtain and rod, along with the …

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  • Cyclist unable to outrun officers

    A man who told officers he fled just to see if he could outrun them ended up wrecking and racking up a number of charges. Jacob Hoffman, 30, of Batesville was riding his Suzuki motorcycle when the officer watched him do a burnout and followed …

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  • Drunks, drugs top Izard arrests

    MELBOURNE — Drunks and drugs are among the recent arrests at the Izard County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Cody Allen Curtis, 22, of Mount Pleasant was arrested on five charges of possessing a controlled substance with the intent …

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  • New parade date set for Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Cave City has set its Christmas parade for 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. Participants are asked to line up at the high school parking lot beginning at 3. To register for the event or for more information contact Shelly Huff Middleton …

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  • Suicide intervention training to be held

    The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Family Life Center at Batesville First Assembly, located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville. ASIST is for anyone 16 or older, …

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  • Sweet now accepting patients in MV

    Mountain View — Robyn Sweet, registered nurse practitioner (RNP), is now seeing patients at the Stone County Primary Care Clinic, located at 2202 E. Main Street, next to Stone County Medical Center (SCMC). Sweet earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Arkansas State University …

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  • White takes lead in UACCB student support services

    The new University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Student Support Services director, Dr. Deb White, pairs empathy with formal research and analysis to support and encourage student success. “I truly believe this type of work is my calling,” White said. “It is not just …

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  • Johnson named artist of the month

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library has announced its December artist of the month, Dana Johnson. Johnson promotes art and artists through the Yellville Palette Art League, known for its arts gallery and art-based workshops. A member since the league’s inception, Johnson serves on its …

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  • Chamber to host human resources training

    First Community Bank and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host human resource training focusing on recruiting, retaining and leading quality employees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank. Registration fees are $150 for …

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  • ICC students named to all-region bands

    BROCKWELL — Several Izard County Consolidated High School students have been named to the 2014-15 Arkansas Region V Junior High All-Region Bands. Callie Cole (flute), Michael Uecker (baritone saxophone), and Benji Norton (percussion) were selected to the First band; Autumn Thick (flute), Hayden Eckenes (clarinet), …

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  • City budget to get look

    The Batesville City Council has scheduled its next meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fire Station 3 on White Drive to finalize the 2015 budget.

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  • ICEDC slates meeting

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold a combined November/December meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at 500 E. Main St., second floor. The meeting will be routine and no actions are planned at this time, according to Bob Stroud, chairman.

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