• Holcomb, Combs win drag races at Newport

    NEWPORT — Don Holcomb and Ross Williams finished first and second, respectively, in the Footbrake division Sunday at the Newport Dragstrip. Jerry Taylor and Lonnie Allwhite were eliminated in the semifinals. In the Super Pro division, Tye Combs and Butch Travels finished 1-2. Falling out …

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  • Family sues insurance company

    It’s been more than a year now that Danny and Tammy Cox have sat at their table, watered the flowers in the yard or simply chilled out in their favorite sitting spot. It’s been more than a year that their home caught fire and burned, …

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  • Man jailed for rape

    A 20-year-old Batesville man is being charged with the rape of a teenage girl along with having explicit material involving a child. A $150,000 bond was set for Cody Tyler Moore-Ponder over an incident occurring at the city park. According to the affidavit for arrest, …

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  • Student charged in alleged attack

    CAVE CITY — A 17-year-old Cave City student charged in a March 5 fight on campus pleaded “true” to charges of disorderly conduct and third-degree battery in juvenile court before Third Judicial Circuit Judge Kevin King May 8. The bullying incident in a Cave City …

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  • Dates set for ABC drawing – 48 apply for package store

    LITTLE ROCK – So many people filed applications to open package stores (retail liquor stores) in Sharp County that it is expected to take two days to hold a double blind drawing to determine which four applicants will be successful, Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator …

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  • Alleged robber caught

    Caught! One day after a robbery was reported on Main Street in Batesville, the man authorities were looking for was taken into custody and is now behind bars. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said Bryce Baxter was located and taken into custody Wednesday afternoon. Baxter …

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  • Spilled chicken byproducts makes for messy accident

    EVENING SHADE — The driver of a tow truck was left in a sticky, smelly mess the morning of April 30 when poultry processing byproducts, called “wet waste,” slopped into the cab of the wrecker just north of Evening Shade, according to a written accident …

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  • Residents tell police they saw theft in action

    Sulphur Rock neighbors united Wednesday and stopped a possible would-be thief who landed in jail empty-handed. Officer Billy Croom said he was called to 517 N. Main in Sulphur Rock in reference to someone being caught attempting to steal an air compressor. When he arrived …

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  • Hillcrest organist to attend camp

    STRAWBERRY — Sixteen-year-old musician Corbin Sturch loved the organ at first touch. It’s a feeling the Hillcrest High School junior only describes as “out of this world” and it has afforded him the chance to study as a high school organ performance major at a …

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  • State agency warn taxpayers of email scam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is warning state taxpayers of an email scam that seeks personal information. The department says the sender of the email claims that the recipient’s tax return is being reviewed by Arkansas Revenue Services and …

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  • Southside authority looks at extending sewer service

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board on Tuesday discussed the possibility of extending the sewer force main an additional 3,000 feet west along Heber Springs Road to Fred Street, said Manager John Richardson. “This would allow for an additional 16 homes and an …

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  • FamilyFest serving free lunch

    DESHA — Southside Assembly of God will host the Southside FamilyFest from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Desha Park. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Activities will include inflatables for all ages, horseshoes and picnic games. For more information call (870) 793-7552.

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