• Wanted man accused of attempted dog snatching

    Trying to stop a possible dog snatcher resulted in the arrest of a wanted man. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Aaron Moody said he was called about an erratic driver in a Hummer south of the airport over a man with a gun trying to steal …

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  • ‘Smart Start’ is Tuesday

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project will host its second annual “Smart Start” back-to-school distribution event from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday (August 13) in the Cave City Elementary safe room. The organization will have school supplies for grades K-12 for those in need; bags will be …

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  • Newspapers In Education connects students to the world around them

    Elizabeth Smith’s children might not have known LifePlus International was a worldwide company based in Batesville had they not had to research and write a report on the sponsoring business that helps makes the local Newspapers In Education program possible to the Independence County area. …

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  • Chamber CEO earns certificate

    Crystal Johnson, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce president/CEO, was among the 32 individuals who were awarded graduation certificates during the 27th annual Community Development Institute–Central (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas on Aug. 2. Johnson completed all three years of the institute’s program of …

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  • Intimidator building to open

    A grand opening will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in celebration of the most recent Bad Boy Inc. expansion, the Intimidator building, 102 Industrial Drive. Gov. Mike Beebe, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will be present.

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  • ICEDC meeting location moves

    The special meeting of the Independence County Economic Development Commission has been moved from the Batesville chamber to the Citizens Bank Downtown Annex meeting room on College Street, according to Larry Jones, ICEDC director. The meeting will start at 5 tonight. All meetings are open …

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  • AG: School must name teachers in gun program

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said …

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  • Scuba diver dies in lake

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Illinois man drowned while scuba diving in Bull Shoals Lake in northern Arkansas. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers says Philip Schwab of Stovington, Ill., apparently ran out of air while in water 74 feet deep on Saturday. …

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  • Dance workshop scheduled

    North Arkansas Dance Theatre will hold its annual Dance Intensive Workshop Aug. 9 and 10 at the NADT Dance Academy, located at 206 East Main St. in Batesville, for dancers age 9 and older with at least two years of dance training. A buffet lunch …

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  • Back to school party slated

    First Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1101 Brooks St. in Batesville, will have a Back to School Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center. Activities will include games, bounce games and bounce houses. Free hot dogs, chips, …

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  • C-City school reunion planned

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City High school class of 1963 will host the annual alumni reunion Aug. 10 in the Cave City Middle School cafeteria. The event is for everyone who attended Cave City High School and their families. Lunch will be served at …

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  • Clothing to be given away

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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