• Flu clinic rescheduled for Friday

    The Independence County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health has rescheduled its flu vaccination clinic for Friday, announced Sonia Nix, county administrator. Flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the health department office, 120 Weaver Ave. “We will …

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  • Inmate damages camera

    A security camera took the brunt of an inmate’s aggression Thursday, resulting in officers being called to the Independence County jail shortly after 4 p.m., according to a report filed by the sheriff’s office. Jailer Jason Bryant told Deputy Jordan Turner that he witnessed inmate …

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  • Disaster planners to meet

    The Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive. LEPC is made up of representatives from local businesses, emergency services, city personnel and local citizens who meet bi-monthly to develop disaster plans in case …

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  • Machete attack trial to begin

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith is to begin in Sebastian County Circuit Court. The capital murder trial of 21-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey was to begin today after a jury was selected last …

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  • Worker injured in cotton gin accident

    BAY (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a worker has been hospitalized after getting his arm stuck in a cotton gin. Bay Police Chief Paul Keith says the 68-year-old man was flown to a Memphis hospital after the Saturday night accident. Keith said firefighters …

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  • Seeking Santas for seniors

    Christmas cheer will be brought to senior citizens who may not otherwise enjoy the season due to lack of finances or family nearby, thanks to a program by Home Instead Senior Care along with local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce. Names of seniors who …

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  • Woman killed when home in Keiser explodes

    KEISER (AP) — Mississippi County authorities say a woman was killed and her son injured when their home in Keiser exploded. Investigators told reporters that the woman who was killed was in her late 80s or early 90s and that her 62-year-old son was flown …

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  • Guard seeking Christmas memories for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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  • Newark to collect e-waste at city hall

    NEWARK — The city of Newark will be collecting electronic waste at city hall from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20, recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said. Residents must check in at city hall before disposing of items, which can include computer monitors, keyboards, …

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  • C-Ridge board to hear report

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room. The agenda includes personnel reports and a presentation by Karl Pierce with First Solar concerning the alternative energy as it might relate to the Newark power plant …

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  • Izard County sets date for spelling bee

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Spelling Bee will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller complex at Ozarka College in Melbourne. Contestants will be those in fourth through eighth grades from schools in Izard County. The winner will compete in the …

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  • Clinton joins volunteers at food bank

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton joined volunteers at a local food bank on Sunday to pack up and distribute boxes of sweet potatoes to those in need. The community service event was part of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Clinton’s …

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