• Club News

    Ruff Riders 4-H ASH FLAT — The Ruff Riders 4-H Club took part in the 2014 Arkansas State 4-H horse show recently. Winners in the speed events were: Austin Manning, fifth, pony barrels; Shaina Manning, 10th, senior barrels; and Kaitlyn Coursey, fifth, senior barrels. Shaina …

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  • Chief not guilty on 2 counts

    HARRISON (AP) — The police chief of Bull Shoals was found not guilty Friday night on two counts related to a 2013 arrest. A mistrial was declared on the third count of use of excessive force in the case of Daniel Sutterfield. The jury acquitted …

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  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies at age 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. …

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  • Fallen soldier to be honored

    1944. The United States was in the midst of World War II. After Allen Ray Engles was drafted into the Army, he and his sweetheart Dora Etta wrote letters back and forth. Married for five years, the two had never really been apart until he …

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  • IDC settles on price

    After nearly an hour of discussion on Thursday afternoon, members of the Batesville-Independence County Industrial Development Corporation came to an agreement as to what amount they would sell the remaining parcels for in the Batesville-Independence Industrial Park. Lifeplus International is interested in the properties that …

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  • When rotary phones came to Batesville – Technology now obsolete

    Fifty-five years ago, on July 19, 1959, high technology came to Batesville’s telephone system — rotary dial telephones were introduced, and lots of people did not understand how to use them. The Batesville Daily Guard and Weekly Record printed a four-page special section that included …

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  • Granddaughter charged in fraud

    A two-month spending spree with her grandfather’s stolen credit card has the police looking for 36-year-old Angela Garcia of 1090 Sherrill Drive. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that Richard Richardson filed a report on July 2 stating that his …

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  • Sharp Co. fair activities to start

    ASH FLAT — Some Sharp County Fair activities will take place Monday at the fairgrounds a short distance east of U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat with the commercial exhibits and vendors setting up from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and …

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  • Vehicle associated with missing man found

    MABELVALE (AP) — Arkansas police say they have found the vehicle a missing 24-year-old Lonoke County man was driving before he disappeared. Saline County sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday night to a call about an abandoned vehicle in a wooded area in Mabelvale. A department spokesman …

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  • BAAC to exhibit Mitchell artwork

    Mountain View artist Dusty Mitchell will exhibit his work at Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main through Aug. 8. Mitchell’s unique sculptural and installation works come together in this exhibition, “All You Can Eat,” which provides a commentary on American culture and the food …

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  • Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas corrections officials told lawmakers Thursday they’ll need up to $100 million to build a new prison and $25 million to operate it annually in order to ease prison overcrowding. The request from the agencies overseeing Arkansas’ prisons and parole programs …

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  • Trial expected to end for Bull Shoals police chief

    HARRISON (AP) — The trial against the Bull Shoals police chief who’s accused of using excessive force against a suspect is expected to end this week. Daniel Sutterfield is accused of kicking Nicholas Dore and using a stun gun during Dore’s July 2013 arrest. He’s …

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