• Police called for dynamite

    When Herbert McDoniel learned the box he’d bought at auction might contain a detonator, he called a locksmith service. Actually, the box contained several sticks of dynamite and blasting caps, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, Officer Shawn Stephens and Sgt. Les McCollum …

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  • County looking to settle hydro

    After consulting with attorneys, the Independence County Hydroelectric Committee passed a motion to authorize Independence County Judge Robert Griffin to offer a settlement of $225,000 to Gerace Design Group Inc. The motion will go before the full court. The next scheduled meeting is June 11. …

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  • Carnival parade to change times

    The White River Water Carnival will have its parade this year, but the time has been moved, according to chamber officials. The parade will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 down Main Street. The theme is “Happy Birthday, Batesville,” in honor of the town’s 200th …

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  • Bond proposal on tap at Concord

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider approving the sale of second lien bonds for construction of a new maintenance facility, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. Dan Lovelady of First …

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  • Southside tops in geometry

    LITTLE ROCK — Southside High School has been named the top school in the state when it comes to student performance in geometry. School officials were notified this week by the Office for Education Policy at Little Rock, but any credit that the school deserves, …

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  • Huffing paint gets man arrested

    Huffing gold spray paint, getting into a fight and throwing the evidence into a ditch got a Batesville man arrested for public intoxication Thursday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, police were dispatched to Yates Lane at about 11 p.m. in reference to a …

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  • Benefit rodeo to be held Saturday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Paiton Turner Benefit Ranch Rodeo will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Plains Saddle Club. Events will include a three-man team participating in mugging, doctoring, loading and steer saddling. Entry fee is $30. A special event will be bronc …

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  • Ozarka Kids Academy to host summer camp

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka Kids Academy, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, will be offering a 12-week camp for children 6 to 9 years of age beginning Monday. The program will offer hands-on, organized and active learning for students, according to a news release. The curriculum will …

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  • G/T accepting nominations

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District gifted and talented program is currently accepting nominations for prospective students who demonstrate high intellect, creative skills and task commitment. Nominations will be accepted for students entering fourth through 12th grades this fall. Placement is determined by a committee …

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  • Cemeteries to hold cleanup

    Macedonia Cemetery will hold its annual cleanup at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Work will also be done at Duggar Cemetery if needed. Workers are asked to bring lawn brooms, and a chainsaw is also needed. A potluck will be served at noon on the Macedonia site.

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  • Pleasant Grove school reunion is Saturday

    PLEASANT GROVE — The Pleasant Grove school reunion will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and albums to share. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to the public.

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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