• Grinder pumps fuel economic growth

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Pump Source, a supplement to Water & Wastes Digest. This article is reprinted with permission of Water & Wastes Digest, a Scranton Gillette Communications publication (copyright 2014).   Arkansas city installs low-pressure sewer …

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  • Candy bars cause evac at call center

    An evacuation at the Access Arkansas call center on White Drive in Batesville Tuesday morning was the result of two king-sized Hershey’s chocolate bars that had melted. The center received a piece of mail in a white standard-sized envelope addressed to management staff that had …

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  • Highway worker injured in fatal curve

    One month after a highway department worker was killed on East Main Street — a second has been injured in another accident at the same spot. Emergency responders were dispatched to an accident in the curve of East Main and Highland, where 57-year-old Ernest Duwayne …

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  • Gun jammed before man could shoot brother

    The man who got shot at Lock 2 on the White River Dam wasn’t talking, but his friend who took him to the hospital sure was. When Cpl. Fred Friar with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office arrived at White River Medical Center on Aug. 27, …

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  • 12 animals set to be euthanized

    Twelve counts of animal cruelty were given to a 47-year-old Batesville woman after Independence County sheriff’s officers removed seven cats and five dogs from her home. Deputy Jeff Adam said he was called to 250 Antioch Road in reference to a welfare check on some …

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  • Firefighters getting much-needed equipment with tax dollars

    In times of emergency, minutes count and having a fire truck break down on the way to a fire or firefighters working with sub par equipment is simply not acceptable. In November 2012 local voters passed a half-cent firefighter tax that was split amongst the …

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  • Downtown to host farmers market this weekend

    Historic Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the pocket park on Main Street. The event will include a yoga class from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and a kids’ yoga session from 9 to 9:45 a.m., both …

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  • Batesville woman arrested for battery

    MELBOURNE — A Batesville woman was arrested last week for fighting another woman at a party in Melbourne, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lindsey Dawn Teague, 23, of Batesville was arrested Thursday for third-degree battery. The warrant of arrest stems …

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  • Gun brought into school

    MAUMELLE (AP) — Police have arrested a North Little Rock man who they say brought a gun into an elementary school. Maumelle Police Capt. Jim Hansard says 33-year-old Kevin Hamilton is charged with possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a gun …

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  • Road closed for bridge repair

    ASH FLAT — Beginning Sept. 15, Nelsonville Road in Sharp County between the South Big Creek Bridge to Wilson Road will be closed for approximately one week for bridge repair, said Dan Melbourne, road superintendent.

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  • 1 booked for sex trafficking

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 22-year-old fugitive accused of trafficking at least two women and possibly others from out of state to Baton Rouge, allegedly forcing them into prostitution Investigators first learned of Emmanuel Bailey’s operation …

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  • High-speed chase yields arrest

    BERNIE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Arkansas man who they say led officers from six law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through southeast Missouri. Fifty-year-old Wendall Coleman’s charges include driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and failure to drive on the right side …

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