• Highland resident named recipient

    ASH FLAT — Charles Fuller, a 2014 graduate of Highland High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Boyd Carpenter Scholarship, awarded annually by FNBC. This is the 30th year for the $4,000 scholarship. Fuller ranked second in a class of 96 and …

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  • Students of Lois Hacker hold piano recital at Sage Baptist Church

    SAGE — Piano students of Lois Hacker were presented in recital June 1 at Sage Baptist Church. Participating were Davis Norton, son of Robert and Vicky Norton; Benji Norton, son of Robert and Vicky Norton, Katelynn Johnson, daughter of Brandon and Crystal Johnson; Elle Edwards, …

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  • Judge orders mental exam for Pangburn suspect

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a 25-year-old Pangburn man accused of killing his parents. Cleburne County Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp approved the mental evaluation request Tuesday for Justin Nickelson. Prosecutors charged Nickelson with two counts of capital …

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  • Citizens ask, ‘Where were the sirens?’

    Friday’s EF1 tornado that rolled through Batesville has brought up the question of why the tornado sirens didn’t sound. The answer: Most of the sirens in the county aren’t even operational — and haven’t been for quite some time. Citizens showed up to Monday’s Independence …

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  • Body found in river

    MELBOURNE — A body found Friday belonged to an Izard County man, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Izard County deputies were dispatched to a site near Jenkins’ Boat Dock near Calico Rock after an early morning report that a body was observed floating down White …

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  • Man with knife comments about gutting someone

    A man with a large knife was muttering about how cops needed “to be handled” and cut up was taken to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Wayne Green said he received a call around 1:24 a.m. Monday from the EZ Mart in Newark saying a …

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  • Sister jailed following fight over drug dealer

    Two sisters fighting over a drug dealer’s name ended with one going to the hospital and the other to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Darin Brewer said he was called to 320 Cool Mist Lane over a woman who had been assaulted while the other …

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  • John 3:16 to dedicate new multi-purpose building

    CHARLOTTE — Fresh off the heels of its most successful Unity Fest on the River to date, John 3:16 Ministries will next turn its attention to holding a dedication and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday for its new multi-purpose building located at …

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  • Open house slated for Sharp Co. ER

    Cherokee Village — The convenience of having emergency care close to home for Sharp County residents is almost here. Construction teams are putting the final touches on the WRMC Medical Complex ER, which will open June 23. Approval has been obtained from Centers for Medicare …

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  • Photos sought for Bethesda Day

    BETHESDA — Organizers of Bethesda Day, which will be Saturday, are asking all persons who attended school at Bethesda to make a special effort to attend, said Joseph Hill. With a Facebook page, “Remembering When You Grew Up in Bethesda, Arkansas,” there are more ways …

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  • Man arrested for battery after pushing pregnant girlfriend

    MELBOURNE — A man who allegedly pushed his pregnant girlfriend while holding a baby was taken to jail May 30, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Matthew Galloway, 27, of Mountain Home was arrested near the Homeless Gospel Church near Pineville. …

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  • Pineville man attempts to stab brother, who responds with handgun

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man apparently forgot the cardinal rule of “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” last weekend. The Brown brothers of Pineville were arrested Saturday following a fight apparently following a long-term argument over land previously owned by their now deceased …

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