• Search nets drugs inside woman

    A woman that probation and parole authorities wanted drug-tested and searched was found to have 2 grams of meth inside her body. Officer Colby Markum said he was called to Kennedy Park in Batesville to meet with an officer who asked him to transport 44-year-old …

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  • ICEDC considers grant for parking lots

    Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home is hoping to refurbish and expand its parking after adding 25 new jobs following its move to 2800 Neeley St. last year. On Tuesday officials came before the Independence County Economic Development Commission looking for help. Five representatives from Wood-Lawn Heights …

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  • Officers serving warrant, arrest 2

    Officers trying to serve an active U.S. Marshal warrant ended up getting two for one when a female attempted to help with the escape. Independence County deputies Jonathan Brown and Tommy Harper went to a residence to speak with a woman about the location of …

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  • Mistrial declared in Gover murder case

    FAYETTEVILLE — A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the murder trial of a former Batesville Pioneer and Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking, according to published reports. One of the jurors in the case was dismissed before noon. …

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  • Cop arrests woman for DWI, fleeing

    An officer trying to find a woman who might be in need of medical assistance ended up arresting her. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Moody said he was called to Loop Road at Locust Grove Monday afternoon for a disturbance and was told by dispatch …

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  • Domestic dispute results in arrest

    Officers in Independence County were summoned to the Old River Package store at Elgin to meet with Jackson County officials over a domestic incident. There, they found Ginger Ann King, 41, of Newport and William Jason Garrison, 38, of Batesville detained by Jackson County officials. …

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  • Veteran waits 25 years for medical records

    Recent months have revealed many scandals within the Veterans Administration but it probably came as no surprise to Anthony Blair, an Army veteran, who said it took 25 years to get his medical records from the military. When they finally did arrive, Blair said they …

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  • Chaney Drive now open

    Chaney Drive in Batesville is now open following repairs made to the road damaged by recent storms and flooding, city officials announced today.

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  • School board filings continue

    Filings for area school board elections continue today, according to information from county clerk offices in Independence, Izard and Sharp counties. They are as follows: Independence County Cedar Ridge — Zone 6, David McIntosh Midland — Position 4, Joseph Cox   Sharp County Cave City …

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  • HSIC to host dog bath, dip

    The Humane Society of Independence County will have a dog bath and dip from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. In conjunction with the event, Thousand Hills Veterinary Service will have its monthly low-cost vaccination clinic …

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  • WRHS implements online tool to help patients

    While it may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, the new patient portal offered by White River Health System called My WRHS Health, is a tool hoping to bring convenience to patients. A patient portal is a secure website that gives patients …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Independence Day Parade and Celebration, Horseshoe Bend, 10 a.m. Call (870) 670-5433. • Fish ID and Techniques, 2 p.m.; Grandmother’s Trunk, 3:30; Owl Prowl, 8. Jacksonport State Park campground, Jacksonport. Call (870) 523-2143. • Celebrate America, Riverside Park, 7-10 p.m. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members …

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