• Rev. Dudley Lockard

    GREENBRIER — Rev. Carl Dudley Lockard, 80, of Greenbrier died Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born Jan. 25, 1933, at Sunny Slope near Prim. He was a retired minister, having served as pastor of several churches in Arkansas, and was a current member of …

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  • Roy Barnett

    HARRISBURG — Roy Barnett, 76, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at his home. Born Dec. 22, 1936, in Batesville, he was the son of William “Bill” and Effie Barnett. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horse trading, gardening, working on tractors, playing music and singing. Survivors include …

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  • Ina Branscum

    Ina Jane Branscum, 95, of Batesville died Friday, July 26, 2013, in Batesville. Born Oct. 13, 1917, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Arthur and Margie Sherril Parker. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors include two sons, …

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  • Norma Whitmire

    CAVE CITY — Norma J. Preston Whitmire, 85, of Cave City died Friday, July 26, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born Nov. 29, 1927, at Three Sands, Okla., she was the daughter of Gus Isaac and Myrtle Edna Turner Brock. She was a homemaker and …

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  • Trash hindering production of hydroelectric units

    Independence County is losing $250,000 a year, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin because the trash rake systems on the three White River hydroelectric projects do not work properly. According to project manager John Stacy, they haven’t worked since day one. Water runs through …

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  • Woman claims on mission from God

    Saying she was on a mission from God and working for the federal government landed a 29-year-old Batesville woman back in jail, again. Deputy Andrew Rogers was called to a fast food restaurant Thursday and immediately knew Amber Jean Bryant from previous encounters. Rogers said …

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  • CCC, Camp Hedges’ 80th anniversary to be held

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Stone County Historical Society will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Camp Hedges #743 on Aug. 3, said event coordinator Robbie Purdom. A slide show presentation on the history of the CCC highlighting Camp Hedges from …

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  • Man sells drugs to cops

    WALNUT RIDGE — Selling methamphetime to the police got a Hoxie man arrested Wednesday, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. Carson Gates, 20, was arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance. According to Sheriff Jody Dotson, Gates was out on bond from …

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  • ‘Heels and Helmets’ fundraiser slated

    Heels and Helmets, a for-women-only fundraiser for the Christian Health Center of Batesville, will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Hall of Industry at the Independence County Fairgrounds. Attendees can learn the basics of football and tailgating displays, browse silent …

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  • Owner questions beagle’s death

    When Mike Wagner left his home to visit a friend he decided to take Casey, his pet beagle with him. As soon as he arrived at Steve Williamson’s home on Oak Bluff Road in Independence County he let Casey run around the property. When it …

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  • CDC working Ark. case of parasitic meningitis

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock television station is reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found a rare case of parasitic meningitis in Arkansas. The CDC says Arkansas had five cases of the waterborne illness between 1962 and 2012. Television …

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  • Baxter County receives most from game, fish fines

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says that it collected more than $632,000 in fines during the 2012-13 fiscal year. The money is set aside for education programs in the counties where the fines were collected. During the 12 months ending …

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