• Man trying to deposit coin jailed for drugs

    A man wanting to deposit an expensive rare coin to start his presidential campaign will first have to make bail and pay for his own defense after police were called to the fourth bank he visited on Friday afternoon. Jason C Bailey, 26, of Sidney …

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  • Cops seek one, get two

    Officers were just looking into possible drug activities of one individual, but ended up arresting two, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Friday afternoon, investigators from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force obtained a search …

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  • Hospice program to serve veterans

    One out of every four dying Americans is a veteran, according to www.wehonorveterans.org, and a new hospice program has been established to cater to their specific needs. The “We Honor Veterans” campaign was designed to educate its partner programs on the unique needs of veterans …

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  • Brothers jailed over 911 calls

    While en route to a 911 hang-up call on Mother’s Day, Officer Shawn Stephens was notified by dispatch they had made contact with a caller from the residence and some type of disturbance was in progress. Stephens arrived and learned from 20-year-old Marcus Hogans that …

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  • Cops say stolen Mule was traded for drugs

    When one of the more than $11,000 in items reported missing landed in the hands of a Batesville man, authorities charged him with theft by receiving. According to affidavit for arrest, Aaron Long, 38, of 2865 Shade Tree faces a class C felony charge. The …

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  • Travelers tickets available

    Citizens Bank locations in Batesville are distributing 1,000 free tickets to “Batesville Appreciation Day” at the 2013 Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball game at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. The Texas League game against the Springfield Cardinals will be played at Dickey-Stephens Park, which is located on …

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  • Part of Rolling Hills Road closed

    ASH FLAT — Rolling Hills Road between Liberty Hill and Ridge Road closed this morning for road work and will remain closed until May 28, according to a news release from Sharp County Road Department Superintendent Dan Melbourne. The road is in central Sharp County. …

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  • Bray hired at UACCB

    Lynn Bray has been hired as administrative assistant for community and technical education at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Bray has 25 years accounting and secretarial experience following her graduation from Manhattan Vocational Technical School in Kansas in 1986. She worked at …

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  • JPs to hear hydro report

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom located on the second floor of the Independence County Library building. The agenda includes reports from department heads and a representative from Hughes, Welch and Milligan will discuss the annual hydro …

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  • Cash mob location set

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce announced the Sonic in Southside, located at 50 Stanley Wood Drive, will be the “cash mob” site on Friday. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. customers will receive 10 percent off purchases and can register to win a $25 gift card. As …

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  • Meeting has light agenda

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business meeting, said Mayor Rick Siler. The aldermen will hear monthly reports, review current bills and perhaps discuss the planned extension on the fire …

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  • Kiwanis satellite club formed

    The Kiwanis Club of Batesville is starting a Club Satellite, a section of the club whose members meet at a different time. The Club Satellite will be meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the River Room at Josie’s. Members will eat at their own expense …

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