• Polly DuVall Williams – Paid Obituary

    A beloved mother, sister, aunt, granny, “Gigi” and friend, Flora Mae Williams, known as Polly to most, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the age of 84. Born in Blytheville on February 1, 1929, to Clarence Allen DuVall and Mabel Baswell DuVall, she …

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  • Alaska health official eyeing Arkansas plan

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State health commissioner Bill Streur is looking at whether Arkansas has a health care solution that might work in this state. Arkansas wants to use Medicaid expansion money under the federal health care law to enroll people in private plans on …

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  • Nu-Way Cleaners owners find shirt business a natural fit

    As longtime owners of Nu-Way Cleaners, Donnie and Linda Creighton know their way around a shirt. So when the opportunity arose to buy T-Shirt Express it seemed like, well, a natural fit. Part of the Nu-Way Cleaners & Laundry Inc. operation involves uniform rental, and …

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  • It’s official — Pilgrim’s Pride shutting down

    An estimated 400 Pilgrim’s Inc. employees got their walking papers on Wednesday when a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) notice was posted notifying them the plant would be shut down in 60 days, according to Tim Nichols, president of Teamsters Union of Arkansas. …

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  • Sheriff: Shooting appears to be justified

    WIDEMAN — Investigators spent the good portion of Wednesday processing the scene where a shooting took place the night before resulting in the death of an Izard County man. While Izard County authorities and Arkansas State Police officials were still processing the single-wide mobile home, …

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  • Operation Ozark Frost ends with four drug arrests

                HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said the completion of operation “Ozark Frost” has been completed with four arrests. This month, Cleburne County sheriff’s officers and special agents with the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force conducted …

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  • Shooting victim ID’d

    ROMANCE (AP) — Authorities in White County have released the name of a man found shot to death in the town of Romance. Sheriff’s officials said 20-year-old Donald Fletcher Rouse was found dead early Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head. The body was …

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  • Hay fields yield more this year

    What a difference a year can make. With only one cutting of hay in a year of extreme drought and high temperatures in 2012, cattlemen in Independence County had to buy hay or sell cattle. This year, despite a few weeks of hot weather earlier …

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  • Spring Valley thefts top reports

    A Spring Valley man who was released from the hospital Tuesday arrived home to find two guns missing but no signs of forced entry into his home. Charles Crownover of Stacey Drive said he arrived home at about 4 p.m. after being in the hospital …

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  • Eagle Fest Chili Cook-off set

    ASH FLAT — The Spring River Chamber of Commerce is joining the Eagle Fest celebration by hosting a chili cook-off Sept. 14 with set-up time being from 7:30-9 a.m., said Nancy Orr, who is helping with publicity. Teams will draw for set-up spots. The entry …

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  • ICEDC office to move

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission office will be moving to 345 Main St. in Batesville, effective Oct. 1, according to Larry Jones, economic development director who said the move is due to a need for a larger space. The office is currently being housed …

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  • Officials work to keep chronic wasting out of Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists have put new rules in place in an effort to keep what’s known as chronic wasting disease out of the state. The disease has no known cure and has affected deer in other states. It …

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