• Boards to meet

    Quarterly meetings of White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and White River Planning and Development District Board will be Tuesday at Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus. Solid Waste Management District Board will meet at 10 a.m. White River Planning and Development …

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  • CRT designed to ‘bridge gap’

    Even before the country was focused on strained relations between law enforcement and the public, one local agency was putting its own team together to improve its image. The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to bridge the gap with the creation of a new …

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  • Man accused of assault says he lost his temper

    A man who claimed to be having a heart attack, chest pains, stroke, brain aneurism, seizures, and was going blind in one eye capped his medical problems off by asking for a Catholic priest for last rites. Instead, the 53-year-old Pleasant Plains man was told …

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  • ‘Shop with a Cop’ needs funds

    Each year approximately 100 Independence County children in foster care are treated to a gift card and are accompanied by police officers, firemen or first responders while they purchase what they want for Christmas, but this year, it may be a lot less. The Area …

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  • Search for Searcy toddler called off

    SEARCY — Police called off a search for a missing 2-year-old Monday and said various forms of foul play are “the only possible remaining scenarios” following a weeklong search through Searcy, a city of 23,000. Hundreds of volunteers joined police officers and deputies in the …

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  • Cushman under boil order

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman Water Department suffered a water main break and a boil order is being issued for all persons on the Cushman Water System until further notice, according to Leila Skelton, recorder/treasurer. Water used for drinking and cooking should be heated to a …

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  • Century Farm recognized

    NEWPORT — In 1900, farmers made up approximately 38 percent of labor force. Today less than 1 percent claim farming as an occupation (according to the Environmental Protection Agency). This year the Arkansas Agriculture Department recognized 54 farms across the state as Arkansas Century Farms, …

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  • CAP celebrates 73 years

    Today’s Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is currently known for its three main missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. “As it celebrates a 73-year anniversary on Dec. 1, CAP is growing stronger each and every day,” …

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  • Public hearing rescheduled

    This week’s public hearing in front of the Batesville Planning Commission has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. The commission meeting was originally scheduled to meet on Dec. 1 but has been rescheduled for Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at city hall. The hearing is …

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  • Pesticide training offered

    The next Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will be held Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office, 1770 Myers St., Batesville, starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the class that qualifies farmers for a State Plant Board license to buy restricted pesticides. There is a …

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  • Ozarka to host ‘Holidays in Who-ville’

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its fifth annual holiday event at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the John E. Miller Education complex at Ozarka College in Melbourne. This year’s theme is, “Holidays in Who-ville” and families are invited to join Ozarka College for the viewing …

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  • Choirs to present ‘Messiah’

    The Lyon College Chorale and Batesville Choral Society under the direction of Dr. Michael Oriatti will present a performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon campus. Prelude music arranged by Oriatti will be presented by the …

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