• Peco hears residents’ concerns

    NEWARK — A new property owner in Sulphur Rock and representatives of Peco Foods Inc. met with angry home-owners at a meeting on Thursday at the Newark City Hall over chicken houses being built in their neighborhood. Louis Ho said he, along with another person, …

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  • Legion of Honor – Floral man among veterans awarded

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — France is searching the globe for soldiers who fought against the Germans in World War II to honor them for their service, and six from Arkansas were awarded the country’s highest honor Wednesday. Among them was Richard McNulty of Floral. French …

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  • Runaway teens found

    Two juveniles reported as runaways earlier this week have been found, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. Matthew Bullock and Brooke Campbell, both 16, have been located safe and unharmed. The department would like to thank the public for its support in finding the …

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  • 911 called when woman overdoses

    A man who called 911 after a woman overdosed found himself arrested for methamphetamine, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy James Woods said he and emergency medical services were dispatched to a commercial parking lot in Moorefield between 7-8 a.m. …

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  • Woman abandons dog, drugs

    A woman who checked in at a local motel apparently left her drugs — and a dog — behind, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The manager of a local motel contacted Deputy Ben Keener and said that Tanya Turner …

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  • Kids helping kids: Calendar already brings in $6,500 for BBBS

    Kids helping kids. That is the idea of a local calendar benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas. While some of the models sprouted fairy wings, others stayed more down-to-earth with fishing poles, and come next year they will all be helping children in …

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  • Two accused of shoplifting flea spray, cat toys, other items

    An 18-year-old woman and 21-year-old man were detained at Walmart on Wednesday for shoplifting, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Bobby Woods was dispatched to Walmart to speak to loss prevention officer Greg Sims, who said he had witnessed …

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  • Ennis to sign first book

    What began as a bedtime story for Mike Ennis’ children, Mila and Eamon, is a now a 42-page illustrated book titled “Brother Prairie Dog Goes To Town.” Ennis, a real estate broker who recently started Aber Gwyn Publishing House, LLC, said it was his wife, …

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  • Quorum court moves meeting

    The Independence County Quorum Court meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the juvenile courtroom in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St., Batesville. The meeting was moved from the second Monday because of Veterans Day. Department heads …

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  • Veterans program set

    A wreath ceremony will be held Monday at Kennedy Park, on the south side of the White River Bridge, in celebration of Veterans Day. The main ceremony has been moved, for safety reasons, to the park (it was traditionally held on the bridge itself), according …

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  • Donations sought for Operation Christmas Child

    Calvary Baptist Church is seeking help for Operation Christmas Child and those who can donate items for children in need. Volunteers will be sending shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and necessity items for children in more than 100 countries. Operation Christmas Child is part …

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  • Smoked turkeys, hams, pork being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12- to 14-pound turkey or 10- to 12-pound bone-in ham is $34.95 each, and 8-pound pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. Pickup …

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