• Water meter, food stamps reported stolen

    MELBOURNE — The theft of a water meter from the city of Horseshoe Bend has resulted in the arrest of a Franklin man, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. James Nathaniel Leis, 48, was arrested on theft of property charges. Leis posted a $1,125 …

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  • G.W. Palmer Logistics sells, adding jobs

    SOUTHSIDE — Another local business has sold to a large corporation but instead of closing its doors or losing employees, it’s looking to hire. G.W. Palmer Logistics, LLC, a refrigerated-based transportation provider, was recently purchased for $2.5 million, plus an earn-out capped at $2.8 million …

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  • Old Independence museum celebrates 15 years

    Old Independence Regional Museum will celebrate its 15th birthday at 2 p.m. Sunday with a special program and refreshments, said curator Twyla Gill Wright. It will also include a few minutes for its annual meeting. “Board members and staff invite all to come enjoy the …

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  • Burn ban issued

    A burn ban has been issued for Independence County and will remain in effect until further notice, according to officials. Outdoor burning of yard trash, construction debris, farm fields, brush piles, etc. is prohibited until the ban is lifted.

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  • President Clinton to speak at Greers Ferry Dam anniversary

    Heber Springs — Oct. 3, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s historic dedication of Greers Ferry Dam. A celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the JFK Overlook located just north of the dam. President Bill Clinton will make remarks from …

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  • Troopers fatally shoot man in Judsonia standoff

    JUDSONIA (AP) — Authorities say a Judsonia man was killed in a shootout with an Arkansas State Police SWAT team after an hours-long standoff in White County. State police say Judsonia police responded to a call Monday night about a man who was allegedly making …

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  • Street to be closed

    The city of Batesville has announced that 23rd Street will be closed from Lyon to Boswell from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday for routine street maintenance. For more information, call the city at (870) 698-2400.  

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  • Artist mistakenly put on terror watch list to speak

    A digital artist who was mistakenly put on the terror watch list and detained will discuss his life and work during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lyon College’s Nucor Auditorium. When Hasan Elahi was mistakenly put on the terror watch list and detained …

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  • Husband, wife arrested after traffic stop

    MELBOURNE — He may have run but he didn’t get very far. A Dolph man who met a cop stopped and tried to run away but was later caught, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. While on normal patrol Sept. 9, a deputy met …

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  • Dad, son jailed for drinking

    MELBOURNE — Some families can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the police. The Izard County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Horseshoe Bend Friday afternoon, resulting in the arrests of a father and son for drinking on the highway, according to Izard …

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  • Kids tell police ‘Mommy hit Daddy’; Man threatens to hit parents in separate incident

    A number of domestic disputes kept the Independence County Sheriff’s Office busy over the weekend. A Batesville woman was cited for third-degree domestic assault against her husband Friday after officers were called to 34 Redbud Drive. Deputy Aaron Moody said he arrived at about 7:30 …

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  • Aaron makes semifinals of Pillsbury Bake-Off

    QUITMAN — Tiffany Aaron of Quitman has been named one of 60 semifinalists in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. She needs votes from Arkansans to send her to the finals to compete for $1 million. Aaron was selected as a semifinalist in the Quick Rise …

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