• Martha Justine Williams – Paid Obituary

    Justine Williams, 88, died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born December 16, 1924, at Hickory Valley, Arkansas, to Justin and Aleen Staggs Milligan. She married Bee Williams September 16, 1939. Justine was a member of Weavers Chapel Free …

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  • Jurors find fault with everyone but Hatch

    The death of Heath Baird really did boil down to one thing: safety. And after deliberating for an hour and a half the jurors retuned with a decision on who was actually to blame in the 2008 death of the 26-year-old who died after falling …

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  • Offering aid to female students leads to arrest

    A 49-year-old Benton man was arrested Friday for criminal trespassing at Lyon College, saying he was a student trying to get a job and asking female students if they needed help moving into their dorm rooms. College security officer Wesley Davis told Independence County Deputy …

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  • Promise fulfilled: Cemetery goes on National Register

    CORD — A promise to a friend has been fulfilled, and the Walnut Grove Cemetery is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Walnut Grove Cemetery was among seven Arkansas properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Arkansas Historic Preservation …

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  • Cave City man says ex hit him at party

    A birthday party early Friday morning went off with a bang, but probably not in the way a Cave City man hoped it would. Officers were called to 78 Winchester Trail at 1:30 a.m. where Garian Osborn, 20, said he was allegedly hit in the …

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  • Batesville teachers to share $15K in education initiative

    Projects that focus on improving literacy and learning skills dominate the eight projects that will share in $15,000 in grant monies provided by the third annual Citizens Bank Education Initiative for the Batesville School District. “This year’s grants increase to $45,000 the amount Citizens Bank …

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  • Marquee restored; lights to turn on

    Fellowship Bible Church of Batesville, located in the Landers Theater at 332 E. Main St., welcomes the community as the lights go on for the first time on the restored marquee. Thanks to a community initiative called “Light Up the Landers,” local citizens organized an …

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  • Calico Rock to mark 110th anniversary of railroad

    CALICO ROCK — On Aug. 24, 1903, the first passenger train arrived in Calico Rock. The White River Line ran from Batesville to Cotter, completing a connection from Memphis to Kansas City on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. To celebrate the 110th anniversary of this event, …

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  • Cedar Ridge School Board to consider transfers

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. The agenda includes setting a date for the annual report to the public, approval of a mandated increase for adult breakfast and lunch prices and student …

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  • HB man is arrested for fighting with family

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man was arrested earlier this month after fighting with his wife and daughter, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Billy Leon Smallwood of Horseshoe Bend was arrested the night of Aug. 3 for third-degree domestic battering. Lawrence said officers of the Horseshoe …

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  • Election panel to conduct tests

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse to conduct logic and accuracy testing on voting machines to be used in the Sept. 17 school election and early voting period. One race will be held for the …

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature all Newport talent

    NEWPORT — KASU 91.9 FM, the public radio service of Arkansas State University, will present an all-Newport talent lineup of 10 veteran musicians for its next Bluesday Tuesday concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free and will be held at the …

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