• Pardon sought in 1982 shooting at E-Shade

    It’s been almost 32 years to the day since Cecil Knappenberger shot Wiley Johnson. Now the man once charged with murder who ended up in prison for manslaughter is seeking a pardon. It was around 8:34 p.m. on March 23, 1982 when former State Trooper …

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  • Rollover sends two to hospital

    SULPHUR ROCK — A one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon resulted in two people being transported to the hospital with injuries and a careless driving charge for the driver, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:32 p.m. at …

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  • Scottish Festival nears

    The 35th Arkansas Scottish Festival will be held April 11-13 on the  Lyon College campus. “The Arkansas Scottish Festival celebrates Lyon College’s Presbyterian and Scottish roots and begins with the Celtic Concert at 7:30 p.m. (that) Friday in Brown Chapel. The opening ceremony (that) Saturday …

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  • Chamber trap tournament set for Friday

    The third annual Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Trap Tournament from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex Registration will begin at 9 and the first pull will be at 10. Each team will consist of five shooters shooting 25 targets …

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  • Myers, Chaney, Neeley streets to get repaved

    Atlas Asphalt has announced it will be working on Myers and Chaney streets in Batesville today and Thursday, according to Mark Lamberth. “Then we will move over to Neeley Street and do several blocks on Neeley on Friday,” he said. “We try to take advantage …

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  • Severe weather possible in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Severe thunderstorms are possible in parts of Arkansas later this week. The National Weather Service says a cold front is expected to sweep across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas late Thursday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing along the front. Strong …

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  • Southwest Trail was first surveyed road in Arkansas

    “The Southwest Trail — Old Military Road or a Road of Many Names” was the topic of the program given at Old Independence Regional Museum on Sunday as told by two “rut nuts,” a self-description given by Scott Akridge and Bill Leach to themselves. Both …

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  • Former adviser gets 2 years

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock says a former financial adviser has been sentenced to two years in prison for bank fraud. Christopher Williams of Bryant was sentenced Tuesday to the prison term followed by five years of supervised release. …

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  • Shoffner finances ‘exhausted,’ asks for legal help

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is asking a federal judge to declare her unable to pay for legal representation and to appoint counsel for her. Shoffner was convicted this month on 14 bribery and extortion counts. She has another 10 fraud …

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  • Hot Springs Housing Authority raided by fed agents

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The administrative offices of the Hot Springs Housing Authority have been raided by federal agents with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General. Agents could be seen searching different offices, removing boxes and searching some vehicles …

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  • Lyon sets art show

    Lyon College’s “Students’ Senior Thesis Art Show” will be held through April 11 at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building on campus. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and candidates for a bachelor of arts in studio art will showcase …

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  • Citizens Bank promotes employee

    Citizens Bank has promoted Charolette Royal to the position of assistant corporate trust officer, and she has recently attained the title of certified corporate trust specialist. “Charolette achieved the CCTS designation by demonstrating excellence in the field of corporate trust,” said Robin Brock, senior vice …

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