• 1 arrested, 1 sought in burglary

    CAVE CITY — Approximately $7,000 worth of items were taken from a home in Cave City and one man is in jail and another wanted for questioning. Cave City Police Chief Nathan Stephens said Sgt. Brian Barnett responded to a residence on Terrie Drive Sept. …

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  • The Bethany Project holding annual coat drive

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project is currently seeking new and gently used coats for its upcoming coat drive. All sizes, from infant to adult, are welcome. “The Warm Fuzzies” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at the Cave City Elementary …

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  • Stolen road signs found as part of drug investigation

    ASH FLAT — An ongoing drug investigation in Sharp County has led to the arrest of Barry Neal, according to Sheriff Mark Counts. Counts said he and Chief Deputy David Huffmaster went to Neal’s residence at 968 Calamine Road on Wednesday and received permission from …

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  • Batesville among ‘Leaders in Fitness’

    Little Rock — The city of Batesville is among the recipients of the 2013 Leadership in Fitness Awards from the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness and will be recognized at an event Oct. 4 in Little Rock. “We salute this year’s recipients for exemplifying the …

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  • Man pleads not guilty in cyclist crash

    AUGUSTA (AP) — A 21-year-old man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutor John Bell said Teagan Ross Martin of Newport pleaded not guilty on Thursday to all charges. Martin …

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  • Registration opens for ‘business boot camp’

    Independence County Economic Development Inc. will host a Small Business Bootcamp for existing businesses 6-9 p.m. beginning Oct. 15 in Room 815 of the Row Johns Library located on the campus of University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The boot camp will continue for …

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  • Parole board denies request for commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — A Brockwell man who was picked up at a home visit last summer by parole officers has had a request for his sentence to be commuted turned down by the Arkansas Parole Board. Cortney L. Jennings, 34, is currently serving a prison …

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  • Nominations sought for Lyon Service Day

    The Lyon College Service Day committee is currently identifying worksites for the school’s annual service day planned for Oct. 22. For this event, members of the Lyon community travel to sites in or near Batesville where they work on projects that serve the Batesville community. …

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  • Hangar project to be discussed

    Batesville Regional Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the terminal. Bob Chatman will give his engineer’s report, discussing hangar building project sizes and costs. The commission will discuss disking/seeding of bare areas and tree removal/clearing a lot across the highway.

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  • Burglar leaves phone behind

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police investigating the burglary of a business had no trouble developing a suspect after they found a mobile phone that was left behind at the company. Police said Thursday that the phone was plugged into a charge at the …

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  • Prisons to auction off horses

    BENTON (AP) — Arkansas’ prison system is planning to sell some of its horses at auction next month. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says people will have a chance to bid on about 35 retired horses, colts and mules at the agency’s third horse …

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  • Ark. lawmakers back cuts to food stamp program

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ four congressmen have voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program, a 5 percent reduction to the nation’s main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans. Republican Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, …

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