• Sheriff warns against slots

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery issued a warning today to any local businesses that might be operating illegal gambling devices: “Get rid of them.” “I’ve gotten some complaints from citizens saying that some local businesses are running slot machines,” Jeffery said. “A man called last …

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  • Newport robbery reported

    NEWPORT — A robber in Newport made off with an undisclosed amount of cash over the weekend. Newport police officers were dispatched to Hardee’s Restaurant in reference to a robbery shortly after midnight Saturday, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford, Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. …

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  • Fighting couple jailed

    Deputy Darin Brewer said he arrested Doug Waugh and Susan Gann on domestic charges Saturday afternoon because they were aggressive and hit each other. Brewer said he was dispatched to Harmon’s Butcher Shop in the 2200 block of Batesville Blvd. around 2:20 p.m. to speak …

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  • Burglars hit Cushman business

    An alarm around 10:30 Friday night sent Deputy Shay Moore to the Cushman Superstop on Highway 69 north where she found the convenience store had been broken into through the back door. “There was evidence on the door frame that the door had been pried …

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  • Rockhounders to tell their story

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Ken and Bobbi Goslee, who have been rockhounding for 30 years and in many states, will present the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club’s program at 10 a.m. Thursday in Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, said President Ruth Maxedon. “They have had …

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  • Panel prepares for election

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet several times at the courthouse in regards to the upcoming general election: •  9 a.m. Friday, to go over election equipment and prepare items for the election. •  8 a.m. Monday, to allow contact judges from polling sites …

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  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary Fall Festival is Friday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant Elementary Fall Festival will be Friday. Games will be held in the classrooms, and prizes will be awarded to winners. A spook house will be in the speech and resource building. Food will be served in the cafeteria beginning …

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  • Eutopia Baptist to host revival

    CAVE CITY — Eutopia Missionary Baptist Church of Cave City will have a revival at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The message will be brought by Jerry Clements of Pleasant Grove. Singing will be led by Charles Landers. The church is located seven miles west …

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  • Reunion set

    Former employees of Batesville Manufacturing, General Tire, GenCorp and GDX will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at China King banquet room, located at 1238 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville, for lunch.

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  • Craft fair ready to kick off

    The 28th annual Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Commercial Building at Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. Several new vendors …

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  • Senior center to hold diabetes support group meeting

    ASH FLAT — The Defeat Diabetes support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ash Flat Senior Center, located on Homewood Village Drive in Ash Flat. The topic is diabetic neuropathy. Reneé Brink, registered nurse and director of the Arkansas Department of Health …

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  • Fulton Co. extravaganza slated

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will be hosting the second Annual Holiday Extravaganza from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. The fair office is now …

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