• Local woman reported missing

    A Batesville woman is missing and considered endangered because of a medical condition, Sheriff Steve Jeffery said today. The sheriff’s office needs the assistance of the community to help locate Kimberly James, 45, who is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, …

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  • Wanting to pet horse nets criminal trespass citation

    Wanting to pet a woman’s horse has resulted in one man receiving a citation for criminal trespass. Hilda G. Webb of 201 Sunnydale Road, Pleasant Plains, called police around 11:44 p.m. Sunday to report a prowler on her property. While Deputy Phillip Pickett was en …

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  • Sheriff: July 4 is deadly day for traffic accidents

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said today that with Independence Day holiday approaching he would like to remind everyone that July 4 is typically the worst day of the year for traffic-related fatalities. The sheriff noted that, according to safety statistics, more fatalities …

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  • Amateur dog show to be held during Independence Co. Fair

    There will be a whole lot of barking going on during the opening night of the Independence County Fair. Set for 8 p.m. July 15, the third annual amateur dog show will be presented by the 2013 Junior Fair Board. Entry fee will be a …

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  • Felony filed in machete fight

    Bringing a machete to a fight has landed a 39-year-old Batesville man in jail on a felony aggravated assault charge. Duke L. Ashley of 59 Haynie Drive is being held on a $10,000 bond for allegedly poking 54-year-old Tim Cody of Conway three times in …

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  • Driver jailed after refusing to stop for police officer

    A Sidney man who refused to stop for police was taken to jail Monday morning, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. A 2013 Toyota Tundra pickup, traveling at a high rate of speed, with emergency flashers activated, was seen Monday morning …

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  • Woman says vandal was upset she intervened in fight

    A man angry with a woman who had intervened in a fight earlier allegedly took the anger out on her vehicles and window air-conditioner. Deputy Michael Calendar responded to a criminal mischief call at 410 Dry Run Circle, where Jasmine Walker, 34, told Calendar she …

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  • Filing period opens

    Those wanting to file for the annual school board elections in September have their first chance beginning today during regular business hours at their respective county clerk’s office. The filing period ends at noon July 9. Arkansas’ annual school board elections are Sept. 17. County …

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  • Water meeting postponed

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board meeting originally set for July 9 has been postponed due to the manager being unable to attend due to surgery, according to a news release. The next scheduled meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in …

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  • Newark offices to close

    NEWARK — The Newark Municipal Building, which includes the water department, will be closed Friday and Saturday in observance of the Fourth of July, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. Anyone wanting to pay water bills during either of those days should use the water payment drop …

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  • 2 WRMC employees join board

    Two staff members of White River Medical Center (WRMC) have been elected to a 3-member Arkansas quality advisory board. Members of 45 Arkansas hospitals voted to elect Jody Smotherman and Holly Robbins to serve on the Inpatient Quality Initiative (IQI) advisory board. Smotherman will serve …

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  • District farm family winners named

    LITTLE ROCK — District winners for the 67th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected. The district winners will now be judged to determine a state winner, to be announced at the Dec. 12 Farm Family of the Year luncheon at …

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