• DWI court holds graduation

    Don’t drink, work and stay busy. That’s what Dakota George said was his plan at his graduation from DWI court on Wednesday. Now 15 months sober, George said the program has made him a better person. DWI court models itself after the highly successful Drug …

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  • $250K bond set in fight

    ASH FLAT — Lemuel and Richard Lee Brinkley’s togetherness didn’t end after one was shot and stabbed. The two brothers then ended up at the same medical center and before it’s over they may be in the same county jail. One brother has been charged …

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  • Man accused of threats, battery, endangerment

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested Friday on a warrant that include charges of breaking and entering, terroristic threatening first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor, criminal mischief, and third-degree domestic battering. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said these four felony charges and …

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  • Lighting ceremony canceled

    Due to the amount of rain and bad weather expected for this afternoon, the city of Batesville will not be having the annual lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. tonight. The city will be turning on the lights at City Hall and also at Riverside Park …

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  • Santa Claus is coming to town

    Santa Claus will arrive at the Citizens Bank main branch on Dec. 9 to help the bank and its employees celebrate its annual open house. He will meet with area children and have photos taken from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. in the lobby at 200 …

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  • Winter weather advisory in Oklahoma, Arkansas

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Light freezing drizzle and rain along with sleet is falling in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sellers said this morning’s precipitation was spotty with the heaviest amounts falling in northwest Arkansas, leading to some icy spots …

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  • Single parent credits program for opportunity to succeed

    For Melissa Hood getting a college degree proves to her son that no matter how difficult life might be — never give up and that determination, hard work and dedication does pay off. A recipient of the Independence Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Hood was also …

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  • Multiple burglaries reported in Izard County

    MELBOURNE — Two burglaries, a vehicle theft and a criminal mischief case are currently under investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The Conoco Convenience Store in Calico Rock was burglarized early Friday morning and money was stolen from an …

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  • Club to sell hot chocolate

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be working a concession wagon, selling hot chocolate on Dec. 4, 9 and 11 at Riverside Park as part of the Christmas lighting display. This will be one of many “Christmas in the Park” activities this year which will also …

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  • Youth ranch sets craft fair

    BETHESDA — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold its 29th annual “Country Christmas” craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the ranch located at 100 Saint Vincent Place in Bethesda. Attendees can purchase unique handmade items by crafters from across the …

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  • Wilcoxon to lead new department at bank

    Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to the recently created position of senior vice president of Enterprise Risk Management for Citizens Bank, according to Phil Baldwin, bank president and CEO. In this position, Wilcoxon is responsible for Loan Review, Internal Audit, Compliance, Special Assets, Mergers and …

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  • Cave board approves technology bid

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s video surveillance system is getting an update. The Cave City School Board approved a bid of $18,400 from KLC Video Security Technology for new video encoders and servers for its video security system when it met for …

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