• Elwanda Fish

    FRANKLIN — Elwanda Rheadean Phillips Fish, 80, of Franklin died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at her home. Born Aug. 11, 1933, in Love, she was the daughter of William Edgar Phillips and Edyth Alice Shelley Phillips. She was a homemaker. She owned and operated several …

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  • Veterans honored at John 3:16 dinner

    CHARLOTTE — South Pacific, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. For many veterans it’s a chance every year to be together, visit, eat a steak dinner and hear from a decorated war veteran who today works to spread the news of Jesus Christ as a soldier of …

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  • Council takes up ’14 budget

    The Batesville City Council has quite a bit of whittling to do on the 2014 budget to get it in the black. Monday night, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh and City Clerk Denise Johnston met with council members to begin reviewing the budget. In city general, the …

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  • Antique thefts net five-year sentence

    Andy J. Andis recently entered a negotiated plea of guilty for theft of items from Back In Time Antiques and was sentenced to 60 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction by 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp. On June 18, 2012, Linda Sue Jobe …

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  • Health insurance appointments being scheduled

    As most know, on Oct. 1, the Health Insurance Marketplace launched nationwide. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for uninsured people to obtain quality health coverage and to find out if consumers can obtain lower costs for private insurance. Although shopping for health …

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  • Strawberry issues boil order

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry Water System has issued a “boil water” notice, which became effective Sunday. Customers are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption. Water used for drinking or food preparation must be boiled briskly for one minute prior to use. …

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  • Guns reported stolen from 2 homes

    When Diana Quinn left around 5 a.m. Saturday morning to go deer hunting she came back to find her home broken into and several guns, knives and a police scanner stolen. Quinn told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Calendar she returned to her Pleasant Plains …

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  • Sulphur Rock City Park vandalized

    The merry-go-round at the Sulphur Rock City Park was pulled from its concrete foundation and flipped over resulting in $500 worth of damage. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer James Woods said he was told this is the second time in a week the park has sustained …

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  • Cops don’t buy CIA story

    Authorities didn’t buy the “CIA operative” story since they happen to know Shannon Tate from numerous other incidents. On Saturday, Tate went back to jail — this time for criminal trespass. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Woods said he was dispatched to T&J Circle to …

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  • Dad pleads to killing sons

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A judge says a northwest Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the separate deaths of his two infant sons. Washington County Circuit Court Judge William Storey sentenced Travis Fox of West Fork to two terms of life in prison …

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  • Friend arrested in man’s death

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Lead Hill man on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Marion County man. Sheriff Roger Vickers says officers arrested 30-year-old Joseph Saylors early Monday after a six-hour standoff. Vickers says Saylors was arrested after …

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  • Supper to benefit cancer patient

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Family and friends of Steve Qualls are hosting a benefit soup and chili supper on Friday at Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church to help with his medical expenses. Cost is $6 each and will include corn bread and a dessert. Meals can …

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