• Employees to vote on school calendar – 4 1/2 days missed due to weather

    With students at the Batesville School District having already missed 4 1/2 days because of wintry weather, a change to the calendar may be in order, but on Monday the Batesville School Board agreed to send the matter back for another vote by the district’s …

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  • Woman stabbed in leg for Christmas present

    NEWPORT — A Newport woman was stabbed and robbed over a Christmas present for her child, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Newport police officers were dispatched to Harris Hospital around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and spoke to the …

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  • 2 missing teens reported

    A teen runaway who was reported missing and found earlier this month was reported missing again this week, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Jordan Townsend, 16, is described as being 5 feet tall, weighing 110 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. She …

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  • Justice served; lost wallet located

    Shannon Edwards got back a small part of her money, but the bulk of it is gone after another woman found her wallet in Walmart with $1,200 cash and allegedly decided to split it with her friends. Now, the one who took it is facing …

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  • $50K bond set in copper theft after man found hiding in grass

    Hiding in the grass didn’t last long for a 24-year-old Batesville man who was found with a backpack full of tools and approximately $7,000 worth of cut wire nearby. A $50,000 bond was set for Joshua A. Foster after he was charged with theft, first-degree …

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  • Pawn shop burglarized; man hit in head by unknown person

    An early morning alarm sent Deputy Jonathan Brown to a pawn shop where he found the windows to the business had been broken. Brown said he received the call around 2:24 a.m. Wednesday and when he arrived at Mike’s Discount Pawn at 55 Allen Chapel …

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  • Woman playing dress-up gets new outfit — jail uniform

    Pamela Sue Wood said she was at “Granny Dynamite’s” and was only dressing up when an unidentified man told her to “take them clothes off now!” That’s the story she told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Moody Tuesday when he was called to meet with …

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  • New kindergarten will be reviewed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet in the middle school library at 5:30 tonight to review a design for the kindergarten center project, said Superintendent Steven Green. The district, in partnership with the city, was recently awarded a $325,000 grant to …

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  • Two accused of forging checks in Fulton Co.

    Two men face felony charges after an Izard County businessman and two Fulton County residents claim they were victims of forgery. Matthew S. Coffman, 33, of 791 Dry Hollow Road in Oxford is accused of taking checks from Karen Coffman and Joey Burk, both of …

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  • Quitman woman pleads no contest in 2012 slaying

    CONWAY (AP) — A Quitman woman has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend. Jamie Lynn Leach entered the plea Wednesday in the August 2012 shooting death of 24-year-old Cody Bradley. Authorities say Bradley was found in a bathtub, …

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  • Holiday changes trash schedule

    Batesville Batesville City Hall will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Trash will be picked up in the city of Batesville as usual on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. However for the next two weeks, trash that would normally be …

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  • Lyon students place in contest

    Six Lyon College students who are studying Japanese this semester recently won a speech contest in which they wrote about their favorite character in Japanese anime, famous historical figures and places they would like to visit in Japan. Students presented their paper in Japanese from …

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