• Ag-Tech program draws students

    JONESBORO (AP) — There are more than 20 programmable computers on a tractor. It is a new aspect of mechanics for Westside senior Ryan Vickers. While he understands basic mechanic work, Vickers said he is ready to learn more about how to work with electronics …

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  • Hospital tax decision will be made Tuesday

    WRHS donates money to fight tax; foundation contribution reports have to be amended ASH FLAT — The lines are drawn in Sharp County over a special election to decide if voters will approve or disapprove a 1 1/2-cent sales tax to fund a new hospital. And, …

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  • Felony charges pile up

    Joseph Garcia won’t be leading police on any more chases, at least until he makes bond for all the charges that keep stacking up against him. This is also the same man who was shot a week and a half ago after allegedly beating up …

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  • Chase leads to numerous charges for Cave City man

    A Sharp County man is facing a number of charges after a chase in Independence County with police around 5 p.m. Saturday, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Aaron Moody said he was at the intersection of Pfeiffer Road and Highway 167, waiting …

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  • Glass pipe stolen in truck burglary seized as evidence

    A woman who reported her vehicle broken into was good to notify the police when she located the truck belonging to those she suspected of the crime. She should have stopped when the officer said he couldn’t find any of her belongings because it probably …

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  • 1 arrested for battery

    Independence County authorities were called to 2030 Reynolds St., Batesville, at about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 28 for a report of an incomplete 911 call. When they arrived a woman answered the door, crying, and pointed to the hallway of the residence. Deputy Anthony Carter said …

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  • Bank heist reported

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Authorities in Sharp County are searching for a woman they believe robbed First National Banking Company in Cherokee Village. Rick Crook, who is chief of police in Cherokee Village, said the bank was robbed early Thursday morning and an undisclosed amount of …

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  • Melbourne Project Graduation to host donkey basketball games

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne 2014 Project Graduation will have a Donkey Ball Game Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Monday in the Melbourne Elementary Gymnasium. Advance tickets may be purchased from members of this year’s senior class for $6 each. Cost at the door will be $8 each. …

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  • Guard updating information

    The Batesville Daily Guard’s annual Community Focus special section will publish on April 24, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • Annexation hearing set

    An annexation hearing will be held for the annexation of the county owned business park on White Drive at 10 a.m. Monday at the county courthouse before Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Quorum court slates meeting

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the juvenile courtroom in the Jess B. Carpenter building for its regular monthly meeting. The agenda includes a vote on the appointments of Ron Cantrell and Bill Hoskins to the Batesville-Independence County Industrial …

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