• Lewis Jones

    NEWPORT — Samuel Lewis Jackson Jones, 71, of Newport died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Born Jan. 23, 1941, in Surrounded Hill, he was the son of Abe and Irene Lewellen Jones. He was a 1959 graduate of Newport High School. Following graduation, he farmed alongside …

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  • Beulah Conyers

    Beulah Irene Conyers, 95, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Mike Conyers and Steve Shauf officiating. Burial will be in Barren Fork Cemetery at Mount Pleasant. Pallbearers will be Paul Bray, …

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  • Robert Baker

    SAGE — Robert John Baker, 68, of Sage died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Born Sept. 26, 1944, he was the son of Robert B. and Vesta Lee Baker. He was a lifelong resident of Izard County. He married Joyce Gillihan on May 28, 1971. Most …

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  • Sammy Sutton

    SMITHVILLE — Sammy Lawrence Sutton, 69, of Smithville died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born June 24, 1943, in Des Arc, he was the son of James Franklin Sutton and Joy Gross Sutton. He was of the Christian faith. He served in …

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  • Clint Reed

    FLORAL — Clint Rolland Reed, 53, of Floral died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born May 5, 1959, in Little Rock, he was the son of William Dale Reed and Ruby Violet Blankenship Reed. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed …

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  • Lavon Mathews

    CAVE CITY — Lavon Hartzog Mathews, 84, of Cave City died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Born June 13, 1928, in Wisner, La., she was the daughter of George and Agnes Hartzog. She was a member of New Prospect Landmark Baptist Church in Sulphur Rock. She …

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  • School officials react to tragedy

    The school bus may have arrived the same time it always does. Getting up may have been a struggle as it can be after the weekend. Some children may have opened their lunch boxes to find peanut butter and jelly — again. Chances are getting …

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  • Lone female officer finds acceptance on the job

    Twenty-three-year-old Shay Moore just needed a job when she went to work for the White River Juvenile Detention Center. That job led her to work at the Independence County jail and then she became an Independence County sheriff’s deputy. Now  she can’t see herself doing …

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  • Armed robber takes truck

    ASH FLAT — A good Samaritan who stopped to help a man who was apparently having vehicle trouble on Griffin Road in Sharp County about 10 p.m. Monday found himself looking down the barrel of a shotgun. Shane Gonzales told sheriff’s officers he had gotten …

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  • Women arrested for assault, theft

    MELBOURNE — It was the women who topped the number of arrests in Izard County over the weekend, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Terry Lynn Sweeney, 29, of 3025 Old Larkin Road in Melbourne was arrested Friday on a theft of property warrant. …

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  • Police confiscate check software, gun, needles

    Wanted as an absconder, a Southside man has additional charges pending against him after he fled from police early Friday morning. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he and Reservist Brittney Engelheart were on burglary patrol in Southside around 3:40 a.m. when they spotted a …

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  • Deer causes crash

    Swerving to avoid a collision with a deer resulted in a Batesville woman rolling her car over and taking a trip to the hospital Monday night. Anna T. Dean, 21, said she was traveling west on Webber Chapel Road in Bethesda when a deer ran …

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