• Justin and Jocelynn Flom: A magical couple

    Las Vegas — It was a summer spent in Branson, Missouri that changed Jocelynn Flom’s life forever. When she graduated from Concord High School in 2003 and the University of Central Arkansas in 2008, she never thought her social group would comprise of friends named …

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  • 1 dead in rollover

    A one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a 42-year-old woman Monday night on Sandtown Road. Forty-two-year-old Penny Yarbrough was pronounced dead at the scene by Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay after she was ejected from the passenger side of a vehicle and the vehicle landed …

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  • Vehicle theft results in arrest

    What seemed like a smart idea, ended up being a felony. Now, Shawn Smart faces a serious charge after he allegedly stole a vehicle. His bond has been set at $30,000. The 41-year-old Magness man has been arrested and charged after Corey Wright reported his …

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  • Out-of-control teen taken from grandparents’ care

    An out-of-control teenager was removed from the care of his grandparents. According to Deputy Wayne Green, the grandparents were attempting to take the 14-year-old to a parent-teacher conference when he became irate and tried to tear up the inside of the van. Green said when …

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  • Alleged toilet paper thief also snags headphones

    Since she was going to steal the toilet paper, it seemed only reasonable to take some headphones, as well. That is what Kiley J. Glass, 35, of Batesville told Independence County Officer Zach Rawlins when he was called to a local Dollar General store about …

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  • WRMC chef directs Café V

    As a line forms around the action station at Café V, Chef Blake Wilbanks and his staff work their magic to personally serve wrap after wrap, salad after salad, meal after meal, and they’re getting rave reviews. Wilbanks recently joined White River Medical Center as …

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  • Free movie to be screened

    Movies in the Park activities will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Riverside Park Amphitheatre. The movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson will be shown at 7. Admission is free. Children under 15 …

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  • Council to recognize firefighter, former alderman

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes recognition of firefighter Mark McCollum for his promotion to captain and Fred Krug for his years of service as an alderman, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments …

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  • Training center to break ground

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Workforce Training Center will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Bids were opened in July for the new fire training center/workforce training facility, and the apparent low bidder was M& …

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  • Cave City to discuss well

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city hall to hear an update on plans for a new water well, according to an agenda for the meeting. The aldermen will also review current financial, police department, fire …

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  • E-Shade sets festival

    EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade Fall Festival will be held Saturday. David Lynn Jones and Friends will entertain. The schedule is: vendor booths open, noon; parade, 1 p.m.; local entertainment and talent show, 2 to 6; and street dance, 7 to 10. A dunking …

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  • Little Rock Zoo hosts ‘Zoo Brew’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo will hold “Zoo Brew: A Suds Sippin’ Safari” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Participants will sample dozens of craft beers. Food from several central Arkansas food trucks, including Pie Hole, Southern Gourmasian and Awful Waffle, will be available …

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