• Man accused of stealing AC unit, selling its parts to scrap yard

    A Batesville man who allegedly stole an air-conditioning unit and then sold its parts now faces charges of theft, according to an affidavit for arrest. Michael Hammer, 48, of Batesville faces a class D felony for the $2,500 theft that occurred last year when Nicholas …

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  • Man arrested for trespassing

    A trip to the doctor’s office resulted in an arrest for Bobby Lee Roberts, 46, of 3845 Jamestown Loop Road when he failed to obey orders from police Thursday afternoon. According to a report filed by Deputy Randy Jones of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, …

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  • Board to hear from award-winning teacher

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room where it will hear a presentation by high school science teacher Dr. Judy Butler, who recently received a $20,000 package prize for her classroom. Last fall, …

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  • Southside water serving 9K people

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority treated and pumped 302,872,000 gallons of water in 2013, which generated $1,464,040 in water sales toward a gross income of $1,983,731, Manager John Richardson told board members Tuesday. The daily average rate of treated and pumped water per …

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  • Fire danger elevated

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the danger of fire is elevated across much of Arkansas because of windy conditions and low humidity and burn bans remain in effect in three counties. The weather service said the danger of fire continued on …

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  • Cushman council meets tonight

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at city hall for its first business meeting of the year. Council members will hear department reports and review city bills. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Waterline relocation to be discussed

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Batesville City Hall. Board members will discuss a waterline relocation along Highway 167 North and engineering, water and utilities management reports will be heard. Meetings are open to the public.  

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  • Bank converts to state charter

    ASH FLAT — Martin Carpenter, chairman and CEO of the First National Banking Company, headquartered in Ash Flat, has confirmed that the bank received approval by the Arkansas State Banking Department to convert from a national charter regulated by the Office of Comptroller of the …

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  • UACCB offers variety of one-day courses

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer the following one-day classes: New Year, New You! Master your health in 2014. Many of us have heard how diet and nutrition affect our health, but do we really understand that interplay? This class seeks …

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  • ADH issues influenza warning

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a warning that influenza is causing severe illness and death in young adults and recommends that adults age 25 to 50 get vaccinated. Dr. Dirk Haselow, state epidemiologist and medical director for communicable disease at …

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  • Historical society sets meeting

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s winter meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of First National Banking Company in Ash Flat. Guest speaker and member Mary Cooper Miller will present the program “Getting a Cemetery on the National …

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  • ASU-MH digital photography contest under way

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has announced its amateur digital photography contest is under way. Photo categories include: black and white, celebrations, children, creative/abstract, landscape, mammals, non-mammals, people, pets, plants, sporting, still life/objects, structures, transportation and travel, and there is a …

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