• Driver cited for DWI said passengers were drinking

    A 35-year-old Sulphur Rock woman was arrested early Sunday after telling an officer she was driving because her two passengers had been drinking. Her story was not good enough, as she found out after failing three field sobriety tests. Independence County sheriff’s officer Jordan Akins …

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  • Two jailed for theft at mobile home

    MELBOURNE — Two people who were allegedly spotted taking items from a mobile home in Calico Rock have been arrested, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Bobby Paul Gilley, 25, and Stephanie Marie Richardson, 28, both of 211 Estes Heights, Pineville, were arrested Thursday …

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  • Hillcrest sets May 13 graduation

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School in Strawberry will have its graduation at 7 p.m. May 13 in the Lynn Multi-purpose Building. Valedictorian is Zach Van Austin Doyle, son of Billy and Lana Doyle of Lynn. His school clubs and activities include Future Business Leaders of …

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  • Sex offender moves to Horseshoe Bend

    MELBOURNE — A Level 3 sex offender has moved to Izard County and is residing at 611 Dove Lane, Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Sheriff Tate Lawrence recently announced. Timothy T. Thomas, also known as “Hillbilly” Thomas and Tim Thomas, was convicted Aug. 5, 2002 in …

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  • Police seeking man who stole credit card

    A $25,000 bond has been set for a Batesville man accused of using a credit card he stole from a woman whose car he allegedly broke into at the Dollar General store in westside Batesville last month. The morning of March 20, Susan McLaughlin reported …

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  • Public intox, drugs net arrests

    A Locust Grove man was arrested Friday night for driving on a suspended license, drug possession, no tags and fake tags, according to a report by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Canard, 23, was stopped when Deputy Aaron Moody saw the black Chevrolet Impala …

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  • E-mail marketing workshop offered

    Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host a professional e-mail marketing workshop 1-4 p.m. May 8 at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce office located at 409 Vine Street. The three-hour …

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  • Izard County High hosting blood drive

    BROCKWELL — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the campus of Izard County High School in Brockwell. This is the third of three drives this school year. In November, 30 units of blood were …

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  • Single parent scholarships available in Izard County

    MELBOURNE — Currently there are several hundred single parents living in Izard County whose financial situation prohibits the furthering of their education, but there is help for those individuals courtesy of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Izard County. Past recipients include Terri Ann Pipkin, …

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  • Head Start accepting apps

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will hold registration for Head Start, a free preschool program for children who will be 3 or 4 by Aug. 1. “NADC Head Start offers kindergarten readiness, state quality approved classrooms; experienced, certified teachers; nutritious, USDA-approved meals; and children with …

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  • Traveling Civil War exhibit to make stop at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — The traveling exhibit “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” will be displayed May 1 through 30 at Jacksonsport State Park Courthouse Museum, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport. The exhibit features a time line of the events which unfolded in Arkansas during the five …

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  • Ozarka sets GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College adult education department has announced its 2013 GED testing schedule. Testing will be held on Ozarka campuses unless otherwise noted. May 6, 13 — Ash Flat May 7 — Salem courthouse May 7, 14 — Mammoth Spring May 9, 21 …

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