• Sex offender found with gun

    A warrant was issued for Mathew Polston, a convicted felon and a registered sex offender, after he was found with a gun, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Parole officers went to Polston’s home at 1360 Cold Creek, Cave City, on …

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  • Newport bridge work recognized

    Little Rock — On Jan. 10, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas celebrated its annual preservation excellence awards with an event honoring individuals and organizations for projects focused on historic sites throughout the state. Among the 2013 Arkansas Preservation Award recipients is the Award for …

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  • Crop This House set

    ASH FLAT — The fifth annual “Crop This House” all-night scrapbooking event is Feb. 28-March 1 at the Ash Flat Church of Christ’s Family Life Center. Registration fee is $50 and all proceeds go toward Rock This House Annual Women’s Conference, a non-profit organization. Doors …

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  • Master Gardener training set; deadline to apply is Feb. 7

    An upcoming Master Gardener training program may be just what you are looking for if you have always loved gardening but wanted to know more about it, according to a news release from the Independence County Master Gardeners. Local Master Gardeners make up a group …

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  • Early payday for thousands of state workers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Arkansas found a surprise in their bank accounts Wednesday. The state’s biweekly payroll was mistakenly direct-deposited into the bank accounts of just under 30,000 employees two days early. The employees should have been paid on Friday …

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  • Cave City students awarded in essay contest

    CAVE CITY — Sixth-grade students in Patricia Turnbough’s social studies classes and Jodi Moody’s English classes at Cave City Middle School were recently awarded for their writing skills and patriotism in a contest presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8042. The topic for this …

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  • Newark council moves meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The meeting had been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, according to Amanda McNeil, water clerk.

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  • 3 circulation area teams move into tourney finals

    CALICO ROCK — Both Melbourne senior teams, Izard County’s junior girls and the host school’s junior boys punched their tickets into the Izard County Invitational Basketball Tournament championship games Wednesday night. The Melbourne Bearkatz capped the night’s action with a 68-44 thumping of the Calico …

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  • Pioneer juniors win, lose in tournament semifinals

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville Junior High basketball teams won and lost in the semifinal round of the Mountain Home Junior High Invitational Tournament on Wednesday. The Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Highland Junior Lady Rebels 39-19 as Hannah Qualls totaled 16 points and five rebounds. …

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  • Sside bowlers blank Concord

    Southside bowling teams dominated Concord in bowling matches Wednesday at Hollywood Bowl. The Southerners won 13-0, taking singles matches by scores of 478-433, 399-398, 460-333 and 444-331, and also sweeping the Baker’s team scores 169-131 and 186-122. Kenzee Matthews led Southside with a 2-game total …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Mid-Continent Lady Cougars (2-5, American Midwest Lady Cougars; 2-12 overall) vs. Lyon Scots (6-2, 10-6) at Becknell Gym, 5:30 p.m. The Lady Cougars broke a 4-game losing skid Monday with a 59-48 decision over AMC rival Stephens (0-9, 0-15), and the Lady Cougars were without …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 23 – Saturday, January 25, 2014.

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