• Man reportedly on video taking heater, other items from store

    Taking more than a $1,000 worth of items from Walmart and getting away with it might have worked, but leaving them in plain sight during a domestic call didn’t pan out so well for Johnny L. Propst who is being held on a $12,000 bond …

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  • Discrimination case set for jury

    Genie Harrell will get her day in court. That decision was handed down by U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. recently in the case of the former Independence County appraiser who filed suit against the county for sexual discrimination after being fired in 2011. On …

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  • Early voting begins Tuesday

    Early voting for the quarter-cent economic development tax renewal will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday, beginning Tuesday. Early voting will be held at the White River Firefighters Training Facility on Cottonwood Street, next to Riverside Park in Batesville. It will not …

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  • Christmas parade is tonight

    The 2013 Batesville Christmas Parade will be at 7 tonight down historic Main Street, with the city/downtown lighting ceremony taking place before the parade at 6. For more information about Batesville Christmas events, call the Batesville Chamber of Commerce at (870) 793-2378 or email mandi.curtwright@mybatesville.org.

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  • Wintry weather predicted in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says colder temperatures and wintry precipitation are possible this week in Arkansas. Forecasters say a cold front is expected to move through the state Wednesday and stall out in the southern part of Arkansas. The weather service …

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  • Man arrested for drugs at Newport Walmart

    NEWPORT — One man arrested for drugs and an employee injured during Black Friday’s sales were among the incidents reported in Newport last Friday. Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said several Newport Police Department officers performed off-duty security work …

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  • Man, teen charged with assault in separate events

    A 25-year-old Batesville man was arrested for third-degree assault on a family member after allegedly threatening to harm his grandmother Tuesday night. According to a report, Independence County Deputy John Carroll was dispatched to 115 Stacey Drive where the 65-year-old woman said her grandson, Brandon …

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  • Name of victim in shooting in Jonesboro is released

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro have released the name of a man that officers say was shot and killed inside a nightclub on the city’s west side. Police Sgt. Doug Formon said that 22-year-old Xavier White was shot just before 2 a.m. Saturday inside …

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  • 2nd suspect in Wynne slaying surrenders to police officers

    WYNNE (AP) — Police in Wynne say a second man wanted in connection with a double-slaying has surrendered. Police told reporters that the 23-year-old suspect surrendered about midnight Saturday and was being held without bond and was due in court today. Two men have now …

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  • ‘Code word’ billboard vandalized in Harrison

    HARRISON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after someone vandalized a controversial billboard along the Harrison Bypass. The billboard went up in October and reads, “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White.” Someone vandalized the billboard early Friday to now say, “Anti-Racist is a Code Word …

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  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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  • Ozarka sets holiday celebration

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its fourth annual holiday event at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex, 218 College Drive in Melbourne. This event is free and open to the public. This year’s movie will be “A …

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