• Warm-up is (finally!) in sight

    BOSTON (AP) — A speedy winter storm that blew through parts of the Great Lakes and East on Tuesday is expected to leave a trail of warmer weather and rain that should provide a respite for residents weary of weeks of bitter cold but create …

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  • Former state trooper faces charges

    ASH FLAT — An Arkansas state trooper based in Cave City was charged Friday with breaking and entering, a class D felony, in connection with missing drugs from the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, according to public documents from the county’s circuit clerk’s office. The charge …

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  • Southside school sets last day for June 4

    SOUTHSIDE — Unlike some area schools, Southside is one that doesn’t plan to cancel spring break. The Southside School District missed 10 days due to inclement weather and has since made up one day by holding classes on Monday, Presidents Day. The last day of …

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  • Four arrested for drugs

    WALNUT RIDGE — Four people were arrested on drug charges in Lawrence County on Feb. 13 and on Valentine’s Day, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Arrested were Todd Jayce Matthews, 23, of Walnut Ridge; Ray Fry, 42, of Imboden; Markus Ellison, 45, of Walnut Ridge; and …

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  • Officers capture Calico Rock man

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man who managed to avoid apprehension for several days was arrested last week Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Daniel Dwight, 24, was arrested Wednesday night in Harrison and has a lengthy criminal history in Izard County and the surrounding …

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  • Literacy director named to create strategic plan for county library

    As director of the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project, Nicole Stroud knows the importance of a community library just as she knows the importance of making illiteracy a thing of the past, and now she will help the Independence County Library form a plan to ensure …

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  • AF man hires firm to sue investigator

    ASH FLAT — A man who was given a court-appointed attorney to fight his drug charges in circuit court has apparently found enough money to hire a private attorney to sue an arresting officer. Larry Casey, who lists an Ash Flat address, is charged with …

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  • Fraternity sets communitywide chili dinner

    Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Lyon College will host an all-you-can-eat chili dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville. The event is open to the public and the cost is $5, but children 5 years old and younger eat free. Patrons …

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  • Bank promotes 3, hires 1

    Citizens Bank continues to bolster its branch leadership with recent promotions and a key hiring at two of its branch locations in Batesville, according to a news release. Stefanie Canard, a Citizens Bank associate in the retail department for more than 10 years, has been …

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  • Aldermen to hear reports

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet in regular session at 7:15 tonight in the city hall to hear departmental reports, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. Current bills will also be reviewed.

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  • Cattlemen meeting is Thursday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Independence-Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tadpole’s Restaurant in Pleasant Plains. The cost is $5 per person.

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  • NADC board to hold meeting

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. (NADC) board of directors will hold a quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Directors will hear reports on programs such as Head Start, low- income home energy assistance and outreach, workforce investment, YouthBuild …

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