• Alzheimer’s grants available

    LITTLE ROCK — Alzheimer’s Arkansas has Family Assistance Grants available specifically for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Approval for the grants is not based on income. These $250 grants may be used to pay for respite care, legal …

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  • ‘Fantasticks’ rescheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “The Fantasticks” performance, which was canceled due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, has been rescheduled for April 22 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. All tickets previously purchased will be …

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  • Missing man found dead

    The search is over for a missing Batesville man. Police said 65-year-old Luther Olinger was found Friday afternoon in a shed next to his residence in Meadow Heights and died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The body was sent to the …

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  • Man accused of pulling gun

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman and threatened to kill her. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said deputies Phil Story and Doyle Cross responded Monday night to a Violet Hill residence following a complaint that a …

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  • Crash throws alleged drunk driver from car; 5 men cited

    A teenager who was thrown from his car after an accident couldn’t avoid police — or a drunk-driving charge. Erin Oakley Davis, 19, of McHue Road, Batesville, was cited for DWI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury. Independence County …

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  • $100 counterfeit bills passed in Batesville

    A Newark man is accused of passing $100 counterfeit bills at several locations in Batesville. Harrison Tovey faces five felony counts of forgery, according to the affidavit for arrest. According to court documents, Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Jones was called to Arby’s on Dec. …

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  • Masonic rings, other items stolen

    Some items taken from a home invasion have been returned but not the Masonic jewelry. Officers were called to 897 Rock St. in Batesville recently where they talked with homeowners, Mayfan and Clinton Thomas, who said they arrived home to find their home had been …

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  • Wallet stolen from truck left broken down on side of road

    Deputy Michael Dickinson said he was dispatched to Old Camp Road last week in regards to a vehicle that had been vandalized and the license plate stolen. Dickinson said he talked with Beverly Ball, who said the truck her daughter Joshlyn Hicks drives (a Chevrolet …

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  • Driver charged with DWI while lying in hospital bed

    As he lay in a hospital bed, 62-year-old Greg McDougal of 1185 Batesville Blvd. was charged with DWI. Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, Deputy Phillip Pickett was dispatched to 2445 Camp Tahkodah Road in regards to a rollover accident. While approaching the scene Pickett …

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  • Ex-boyfriend accused of threatening texts

    MELBOURNE — A Hot Springs man was arrested Friday after threatening property and bodily harm to a Calico Rock female, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The complainant stated that she had received threatening text messages from her ex-boyfriend. A few …

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  • Airport to hold groundbreaking

    A groundbreaking ceremony has been set for the new hangar at the Batesville Regional Airport at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Congressman Rick Crawford is scheduled to attend. The new hangar will be one building with six bays measuring 48 feet wide by 41 feet deep. These …

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  • SHS plans mock accident, drill

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will be conducting a mock accident and drill known as “Every 15 Minutes” beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday on Scott Drive. Area emergency personnel will be on scene for the event, which is held to warn students about the dangers …

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