• Still tilling at almost 100

    When it came ground-breaking time this spring, Winnie Griffith’s daughter who lives nearby tried to keep her from putting in a garden. “She’s 99 and a half. She’ll be 100 in October,” said another of Griffith’s daughters, Bonnie Barnett of Chinn Springs Road. “She (my …

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  • Employee blamed for missing funds

    More than $11,000 in lunch money funds were discovered missing after a state police investigation was conducted at the Southside School District, and now a former employee is facing charges.

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  • Grandma Davis leaves lasting impression

    It’s lunch time at Central Magnet Elementary. As kindergartners file in and sit down with their trays, the foster granparent makes her way around the table to assist each one. Her frail hands slowly open a milk carton for a little blond-haired girl. “Thank you, …

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  • Illegal items found after search

    A Cherokee Village woman was taken to jail after a traffic stop Thursday. Officer Andrew Rogers said he was on patrol when he came across a black Nissan Altima with no license plate. He said he spoke with the driver, 45-year-old Jennifer Heinbach, and passenger …

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  • More heavy storms on tap for the Midwest; 1 dead

    TULL (AP) — Authorities say a driver died when strong winds knocked a tree onto his car in rural Arkansas as thunder storms and several tornadoes swept through the Midwest. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the man was killed late Thursday in Tull, 30 …

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  • Entergy reports 31K outages after storms

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas said more than 31,000 homes and businesses were without power this morning after severe storms swept through the state. Nearly 10,000 outages were reported in Pulaski County, which was beset by thunderstorms throughout Thursday night. According to the …

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  • Strawberry woman arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — April Baldwin, 41, of Strawberry was arrested Wednesday by Lawrence County sheriff’s officers on charges of forgery, reported Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest comes after the sheriff’s office was contacted about a possible forged Social Security check,” Dotson said. “Sheriff’s investigators contacted …

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  • Heavy rains take a toll on roads, bridges

    Heavy rains overnight caused some major damage due to flooding in the area, according to Glen Willis, director of the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, who said most of the heavy water damage occurred south of the White River. As of this morning, a …

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  • Woman charged with arson

    CALICO ROCK — Authorities in Izard County have charged a woman with arson. Fifty-two-year-old Linda Tinin was taken into custody in Calico Rock and questioned in connection with an incident that occurred at the home of Lillian Loosey. Tinin was considered a possible suspect when …

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  • Police: ‘Confirmed fatalities’ in Arkansas floods

    WALDRON (AP) — Arkansas State Police say there are “confirmed fatalities” in western Arkansas where a county sheriff and game warden went missing in floodwaters overnight. State police spokesman Bill Sadler would not say how many deaths were confirmed from the flooding or whether they …

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  • Website workshop offered

    The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a workshop titled, “Website in a Day,” for local small business owners and their employees. The workshop will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12 at the …

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  • Poker Run set for Saturday

    CAVE CITY — Dream Riders Biking for Children Poker Run will be Saturday beginning at Cave City Park. The first bike will be out at 10 a.m., and the last bike will be out at noon. The last bike must be in by 4 p.m. …

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