• Driver jumps embankment, keeps going

    Although he reportedly admitted to having drunk five beers before he ran off the road, jumped a bank and then continued on his way, Erik R. Carroza got a break from police early this morning. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he was sitting at …

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  • Fulmer among retiring assessors recognized

    Little Rock — The Arkansas County Assessors Association recognized six retiring assessors at its October continuing education meeting for their service to the state. Odus Fulmer of Independence County was among the honorees and was celebrated for his 11 years of work as a dedicated …

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  • Batesville site reducing waste

    Can you imagine a world with no food waste? ConAgra Food does — and is committed to just that. On Thursday, in celebration of America Recycles Day, ConAgra Foods announced its annual Zero Waste Champion award winners, recognizing 17 facilities that have reached a major …

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  • Troopers to be on roads

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Police says it’s joining a nationwide program to watch drivers on U.S. highways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. ASP Col. Stan Witt says troopers statewide will be taking part in the national “Click It or Ticket, Day and …

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  • Election to be certified

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county clerk’s office to certify the final 2012 general election totals. The  clerk’s office is located in the county courthouse at Main and Broad Street in Batesville.

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  • Veterans office to close

    The Independence County veterans office in the county courthouse will be closed next week plus the following Monday, according to Andra Taylor, local veterans director. The office will resume normal business hours Nov. 27. For more information call (870) 793-8812.

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  • Airport meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. Among the business to be discussed is the ongoing airport improvement project currently under way.

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  • McSpadden to be at Bethel as part of pulpit exchange

    Lyon College Chaplain the Rev. Nancy McSpadden will  deliver the sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 889 Oak St., Batesville, as part of an exchange in pulpits. Last year, Curley Roberts, pastor, was invited to speak at Lyon College’s Dr. …

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  • Man wanted after police chase, escape

    A Little Rock man apparently slipped away from the White River Medical Center where he was being treated for injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash with state troopers. Now, the Arkansas State Police and the Independence County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help …

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  • Parade honoring war heroes ends in tragedy

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A float decorated with American flags and carrying wounded veterans and their spouses to a banquet in w Texas took the full force of a train at a railroad crossing, killing at least four people and injuring 16. Some managed to …

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  • Walmart and Target: A tale of 2 discounters

    NEW YORK — This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not. Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, on Thursday acknowledged that its low-income shoppers continue …

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  • The game – 11/16/12

    Batesville at Greenbrier, Class 5A State Playoff quarterfinal Kickoff • tonight 7 The Pioneer offense has shown an ability to “take what they give us,” Batesville Coach Dave King said, and they’re likely to be required to do the same again tonight in Don Jones Stadium. …

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