• Lines drawn as election nears: Sharp voters split on wet/dry issue

    For about every sign seen along Highway 167 from Cave City to Hardy pushing for Sharp County staying dry, there stand just about as many pushing for it going wet. Whether or not Sharp County should be allowed to legally sell alcohol remains a hot …

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  • Zackerie Michael Wilson – Paid Obituary

    Zackerie Michael Wilson, age 9, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012, in Lebonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. He was born July 30, 2003, in Batesville, the son of Richie and Vickie Barham. He was a third grader at West Magnet School. He loved …

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  • Alcohol tax generates $23K so far in 2012

    The city’s alcohol tax has brought in just under $23,000 so far this year, according to figures from the Batesville City Clerk’s Office. Sakura’s has become the latest establishment with a permit from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, although Fox Creek BBQ is seeking the …

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  • Smoked turkeys, hams being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. Pickup will be Nov. 21, as …

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  • County rec committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court parks and recreation committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the county courthouse at 192 E. Main St., Batesville. The committee will review recently submitted grant requests. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Medicare enrollment fair set

    White River Area Agency on Aging will have its Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Room B of the Conference Center in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center in Batesville. …

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  • Marijuana proposal may start local fights

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — If Arkansas voters approve a ballot issue to make the state the first in the South to legalize medical marijuana, the move could set off a new series of fights in cities and counties over how to deal with the measure’s …

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  • Storybook Project comes to North Central Unit

    CALICO ROCK — It may not seem like much, but the opportunity to read a book to their children was something not possible for prisoners at the North Central Unit in Calico Rock until now — thanks to The Storybook Project. The Storybook Project allows …

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  • Veterans, Gold Star families, Navy hero will be recognized

    The late Gerald W. Farrier’s name is recognized around the globe because 40,000 U.S. Navy personnel per year are required to take training at the Gerald W. Farrier Naval Fire Fighting Facility in Norfolk, Va., but here in his hometown, even schoolchildren appear to not …

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  • Faith Brackett – Paid Obituary

    Faith Brackett, 88, of Concord died Monday, October 29, 2012, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born on January 25, 1924, in Almond, Arkansas, and was the daughter of Chester E. and Arkie (Kerlin) Thomas. She and her husband owned a general …

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  • War sesquicentennial events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — Lectures, living history events and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for November. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/. …

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  • Club News: Sharp County Extension Homemakers

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Extension Homemakers held their board meeting Oct. 25. Each club was represented and discussion of community projects was the topic of the day. An event is planned for Nov. 17 with the theme being “Fleas and Flour.” “Fleas” denotes a …

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