• Moose Club helps with charities

    What do presidents, governors, professional athletes, inventors, actors, musicians, NASCAR drivers and U.S. Supreme Court justices have in common? They are, or have been, members of Moose International. Frank Narramore, who is the Moose administrator at Lodge 1839 here in Batesville, and Steve Dale, who …

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  • Witness to History – Local woman recalls King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ 50 years ago

    Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped before approximately a quarter of a million people pleading for justice, freedom and equality for all. It was a key moment in the civil rights movement and in the nation’s history. His speech was part of …

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  • King’s speech called for justice, freedom for all

    The following is the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history …

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  • Teen jailed for arson, assault

    A 17-year-old male is in custody this morning, facing six counts of aggravated assault and arson charges after allegedly setting a fire on his mother’s front porch while six others slept early Thursday morning. Deputy Jordon Akins was called to 345 Oak St., Newark, where …

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  • Student suspended for alcohol

    A 17-year-old boy was charged Thursday as a minor in possession of alcohol and suspended five days from school after he admitted to drinking and having a bottle of wine in his car. Sgt. Jesse Wilson was dispatched to Batesville High School shortly before noon …

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  • ‘Ice,’ pot found after search

    A $35,000 bond has been issued for a Batesville man after officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and digital scales in his car and room at a local motel. Tyler Jerome Morton, 20, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (meth) less than 2 grams, a …

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  • Women sought for stealing school food

    A popcorn machine, nacho cheese machine, five cases of Gatorade, a case of hamburger patties, popsicles and four Crockpots along with eight compound bows and 103 arrows were stolen from the Midland School District and now two women are facing numerous criminal charges. Arrest warrants …

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  • Melton out on bond; victim ID’d

    FAYETTEVILLE — Police have identified the man whom former Batesville Pioneer and Arkansas Razorback football player Joshua Melton is accused of killing. Michael Gover, 30, of West Fork, was found dead Wednesday morning inside Melton’s home at 6316 W. Copper Ridge Lane in Fayetteville. Melton, …

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  • Unattended death reported

    Officers were called 35 Burress Lane in Pleasant Plains Thursday after a 66-year-old man was found unresponsive in bed. Priscilla Burress told Independence County Deputy John Carroll that she left home at about 7 a.m. to go to the hospital where her mother was having …

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  • Midland teacher participates in international education program

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Karen Wells, library media specialist at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains, recently joined more than 100 educators from across the U.S. and Canada in Burlington, Vt. for an exclusive week-long professional development and networking experience hosted by Discovery Education’s Discovery …

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  • Drivers reminded to use caution

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State transportation officials are reminding drivers to use extra caution when driving through work zones during the Labor Day holiday. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says it has been working to open as many travel lanes as possible for …

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  • Fake $10 bill reported

    Phoney money continues to make the rounds, most recently in the form of a $10 bill reportedly passed at Pizza Express, 325 Locust St., Newark, according to a report filed by Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods. Woods said he met with Kristi Cossey who said …

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