• Video voyeurism reported

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of video voyeurism, according to a news release. The incident took place at a party involving numerous local teenagers and one male juvenile who was placed in detention is being charged, the release states. The department …

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  • Literacy project relocates to Water Street

    In six years the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project has had many locations, but now it hopes to have found a home at 608 Water St., also known as the Cook House, in Batesville. The organization provides adult basic education in the form of one-to-one tutoring …

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  • 2 more rounds of wintry mix in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a potentially “significant” winter weather event could occur late Sunday into Monday morning in parts of northern Arkansas. Forecasters say freezing rain and sleet are possible for “prolonged periods” in parts of northern Arkansas on Sunday …

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  • Rezoning to be considered

    The Batesville Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at city hall to hold a public hearing on the rezoning of property at 200 General St., from industrial to residential. The commission will also hold a hearing to consider zoning of the property located …

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  • ‘Back on Broadway’ coming to Batesville

    Broadway will come to Batesville on March 7 with “Back on Broadway,” the fourth show in the performing arts series presented by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Student Government Association and First Community Bank. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the …

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  • Ex-treasurer facing new charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner was due in federal court today for an arraignment on new mail fraud charges. She is already set to go to trial next week on federal extortion and bribery charges. Earlier this month, a grand jury …

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  • More filings announced

    The deadline for candidates to file in the May 20 primary nears and filings continue to come in, according to the Independence, Sharp and Izard county clerk offices. No races have formed in Independence County as of Wednesday afternoon, but new filings include: Justice of …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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  • Church to host special guests

    Men from Renewal Ranch will sing, give testimonies and proclaim the message of Christ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Renewal Ranch is home to 35 to 50 men recovering from drug addictions. Following the service a barbecue meal will …

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  • Sweepstakes scam reported

    MELBOURNE — At least two individuals in Izard County have been contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House stating that the individuals have won large sums of money, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “The scammers direct the individuals to …

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  • ‘Grandmother’s Gadgets’ to be exhibited at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park’s newest courthouse exhibit, “Grandmother’s Gadgets,” will have its opening from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The exhibit features the technology of the early 20th century and adds a modern twist combined with hands-on activities. Staff from the Arkansas History Commission, …

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  • Rockabilly Boogiefest returns to ASU

    JONESBORO — The second Rockabilly Boogiefest, a benefit concert sponsored by Arkansas State University Museum, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Military Science Building, located at 1921 Aggie Road in Jonesboro. The talent lineup will be Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Charlie …

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