• Man arrested after taking photos of girls at school

    Littleroy Davidson Taking photos of female students entering the Southside High School buildings Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Sulphur Rock man for criminal trespass. School Resource Officer Randy Lamons said around 8 a.m. he began getting reports from students that a …

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  • Fire destroys trailer, starts 90-acre forest fire

    ASH FLAT — Firemen and investigators remained at the scene this morning of a Wednesday fire that destroyed a trailer off Simstown Road in Sharp County and sparked a forest fire that burned across about 90 acres, said Donald Cooper, dispatcher for the Ash Flat …

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  • Trolley Car Days festival to become two-day event

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Trolley Car Days festival in Sulphur Rock will be two days this year, said city Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The city council voted during its regular monthly meeting to make the celebration a two-day event, starting with a street dance the night …

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  • Lady Bulldogs look like leaders

    The TranSouth Athletic Conference softball favorites stayed in character at House Field on Wednesday. The Union Lady Bulldogs won their ninth straight, improving to 4-0 in the TranSouth and 9-1 overall as they run-ruled the Lyon College Scots 8-0 and 13-0. Union was picked to …

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  • Election panel to meet

    There will be an Independence County Election Commission meeting at noon Friday in the Election Central office in the Independence County Courthouse basement. The purpose of the meeting will be to review all the names and positions from the candidate filing period, which ended at …

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  • Student’s artwork to be featured in Times Square

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School Junior Grant Sampson has never been to New York City, but his artwork will after this weekend when his “Elegant Portrait” is displayed in Times Square. Artsonia, considered the largest online kids art museum, has joined with the National Art …

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  • Officers mum in wife beating

    ASH FLAT — Authorities remained tight-lipped today in regard to a case in which a 32-year-old woman was found severely beaten and discovered lying in a ditch Monday night. In a press release Wednesday, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said April Herron was discovered in …

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  • Political races created by filings

    More political races were created as filings continued Wednesday and today, including a race for coroner in Sharp County and one for Izard County sheriff, according to information from Independence, Sharp and Izard counties. As of press time, the latest filings include: Independence  Circuit Clerk …

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  • From antiques to race cars, Batesville is happening

    Batesville — Arkansas’ oldest existing city — offers visitors a rich variety of places to go and things to do. Old Independence Regional Museum, located at Ninth and Vine streets, preserves the history of the original 1820 Independence County, which included all or part of …

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  • Crushing rock with bare hands

    Larry Stroud “What the ???” One of the most entertaining ornithology class forays into the woods back around 1969 from Arkansas Tech was to Lake Nimrod. The most fantastic aspect of the trip was crushing rotten rocks with our bare hands. Alongside a dirt road …

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  • Applying for Medicare online quick, easy

    We have been telling people how quick and easy it is to apply for Medicare benefits online — even if you’re not ready to apply for retirement benefits. Perhaps, though, the best advocates we have for the online Medicare application are the people who are …

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