• Four arrested for getting girls drunk, raping them

                WALNUT RIDGE — Four Lawrence County men were arrested Saturday after two girls told authorities they had been given alcohol and then raped while they were under the influence, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. All four men face …

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  • Disruptive man arrested

    A Batesville man was arrested Wednesday for obstructing government operations after police were called to 15 Red Bud St. about a domestic disturbance. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said when he and Cpl. Michael Calendar arrived after 7:30 p.m. they were greeted by Laura Black …

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  • Expired tag catches cop’s eye

    An expired temporary tag caught the attention of Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffrey and landed Tabitha L. Woodward, 27, in jail. Woodward was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest and it was later learned Woodward was driving on a suspended driver’s license, …

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  • March of Dimes walk nears

    SOUTHSIDE — The annual March of Dimes walk for babies will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 May 4 at the Southside High School walking track. This is the time for individuals and groups to turn in money they have …

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  • Road to be closed between Walnut Grove, Cord

    The Independence County Road Department will be closing Lewallen Lane off Highway 25 between Walnut Grove and Cord Monday to replace a low-water slab in that section of road, according to Charlie Morris at the Independence County Judge’s office. The work is scheduled to take …

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  • 2 nabbed for theft while tot sleeps

    With a baby asleep in the car, a Batesville woman and a Cave City man were arrested for theft and drug possession after a caller advised of two vehicles and people possibly stealing items on Blowing Cave Road Tuesday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Cruse will perform at Lyon

    Hannah Cruse will perform in a senior music recital at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. A reception will follow in the Bevens Music Room. Cruse’s recital will feature works on oboe, piano and organ by composers from …

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  • Ford to be honored by church

    NEWPORT — The First Presbyterian Church of Newport will honor the Rev. Alan Ford for his 35-year commitment to the church and the community in a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at Fourthth and Main streets in Newport. …

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  • Ozarka sets GED schedule

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

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  • Who’s going to fill his shoes? George Jones, country superstar, dies at 81

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Jones, the hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died today at Vanderbilt …

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  • Baker speaks to historians

    MELBOURNE — Presenting a program titled “The Blue and the Gray: Searching for Civil War Ancestors” at the April 14 Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting was Russell Baker, retired archivist from the Arkansas History Commission. Baker, the author of several dozen articles for …

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  • Friends of rivers to celebrate

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers welcome the public to help them “Celebrate the Rivers” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Vada Sheid Building on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Guests will learn how …

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