• Isaac remnants bring rain, winds, outages

    About 2,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without power for more than two hours in the Hardy area this morning and Independence County saw small, scattered outages as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac hung around north-central Arkansas overnight. Flave Carpenter, customer service manager at Entergy, said …

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  • Izard native evacuated

    LOUISIANA -— Twenty-five miles west of New Orleans Steven McCurley was keeping an eye on the approaching storm. For days the weather reports bounced back and forth from a full-blown hurricane to a tropical storm. The Izard County native had missed Katrina but arrived in …

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  • 167 Showdown ends in 32-32 tie

    CAVE CITY — The Highway 167 Showdown became just that, a showdown to the end Thursday night at Caveman Stadium as the Southside Southerners and the Cave City Cavemen went down to the final seconds trying to decide a winner. They failed, ending tied at …

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  • Southside blanks Panthers

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Lady Southerners swept the Heber Springs Panthers 25-7, 25-16, 25-9 in a Class 4A Central volleyball contest Thursday. The Lady Southerners were led by Christin Mickle, who served 27-of-27 and seven aces. Jenn Wyatt went 19-of-19 serving with eight aces. …

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  • The Games 8/31/12

    Cave City at Southside TONIGHT • 7 The Junior Southerners are prepared to defend their own turf in a rematch of last season’s game, a 30-6 win for the Junior Cavemen in Cave City. The game will be a rare Friday night contest after the …

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  • 7 years after Katrina, more misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation’s midsection today after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water. It will be a few days before the soupy brown water recedes and …

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  • Woman’s assailant arrested

    A Southside man, who reportedly admitted to police that he slapped a woman, was arrested for domestic battering Wednesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlings responded to a report of a man and woman fighting in the 1400 block of North Central Avenue around 2 …

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  • County offices to close

    Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday and Tuesday’s trash routes in the city will run on Wednesday. Independence County trash and recycle routes will run as scheduled on Labor Day. The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat …

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  • Kentucky Headhunters to headline Depot Days

    NEWPORT — Grammy Award winners the Kentucky Headhunters will bring international stardom to Front Street in Newport on Sept. 29 for the 15th annual Depot Days Festival, presented by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, said festival chairman Henry Boyce. The line-up will also include …

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  • Search being called a recovery mission

    JACKSONPORT — The search for an Independence County man who went missing while swimming with others near the intersection of the White and Black rivers at Jacksonport in Jackson County early Thursday was stalled this morning after remnants of Hurricane Isaac continued to bring high …

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  • As Isaac leaves Ark., more storms to come

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The remnants of Isaac dumped rain across Arkansas, left thousands of residents without electricity and carried a lingering threat of severe weather into today. The National Weather Service said that once Isaac is largely clear of the state today, instability in …

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  • Flash flood warnings issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for counties in south and central Arkansas as the remnants of Isaac dump rain on the state. Meteorologist Emilie Nipper says there were reports of flash flooding in Pine Bluff and Fordyce as …

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