• Southside teachers vie for grants

    SOUTHSIDE — Eight projects conceived by educators are being evaluated for funding from $5,000 in grant monies available in the second annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Southside School District.  The applications will be reviewed and selected by a panel representing Lyon College; grant …

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  • Toddler with ax found roaming; couple arrested

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford couple was arrested last week after a toddler was found roaming the neighborhood carrying an ax, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Mary Katherine Dehli, 32, and James Edward Filchack, 40, were arrested May 13 for endangering the welfare of …

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  • Electronics, alcohol, gun, copper reported stolen

    Most of the items taken from a home on 17th Street were electronics, but they also tossed in a bottle of scotch. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Randy Jones said he was dispatched to the residence and spoke with Jimmie Liles who said he had came …

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  • Unity Fest to feature Combs, fish dinner, giveaways

    A 2014 Kia Soul signed by Mark Martin, a Bad Boy MZ Mower and big-screen HD TV will all be given away at the ninth annual Unity Fest on the River, set for May 31 at Riverside Park. Tickets are still $10 and include a …

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  • AG certifies language for alcohol sales proposal 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has cleared the way for supporters to begin gathering signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales in every Arkansas county. On Monday, McDaniel approved the text and ballot title of the proposal that …

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  • Magness man arrested for drugs

    Driving with an obstructed view of his license plate resulted in the arrest and numerous charges against a Batesville man who was stopped near Pleasant Plains Saturday night. Marshal Mark Clark said he was patrolling along Highway 157 and Blackland Road where he came upon …

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  • ‘Bug Run’ to benefit sheriff’s ranch

    A “Bug Run” motorcycle benefit will be held Saturday to benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch. Registration will be 4 to 6 p.m., dinner from 6-7 and ride out at 7 at 100 St. Vincent Place. The family-friendly cookout will feature live music by Blue …

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  • Dollar General awards grant

    NEWARK — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Friends of the Timberwolves, a nonprofit organization that supports education, in Newark a literacy grant in the amount of $2,000 to support adult, family and summer literacy programs, according to a news release. This local grant …

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  • FEMA assistance expanded to Independence, Sharp, Izard 

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded federal disaster aid to 11 Arkansas counties, making Clay, Cleburne, Faulkner, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and White counties eligible for reimbursement for a portion of their expenses due to the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes …

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  • OEM wants storm victims to call FEMA

    Glen Willis, Independence County Office of Emergency Management director, is urging those who sustained storm damage from the April 27th storm to call FEMA. “When the IA (Individual Assistance) teams came to survey Independence County eight days after the event, we had only a few …

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  • Batesville filings close

    Filings closed at noon Monday for Batesville municipal offices, and there were no races. Filings were as follows: • City attorney — T. Lindsey Castleberry • Mayor — Rick Elumbaugh • City Clerk — Denise M. Johnson • Ward 1 Position 1 — Tommy Bryant • Ward 1 Position 2 …

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  • Concord board meeting reset

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally scheduled earlier this week has been rescheduled for 7 tonight in the high school media center, said Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson. The board will review an attorney’s opinion concerning the proposed sale of the Wilburn campus, discuss …

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