• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indiana Pacers 92-86 for their season-high seventh straight victory. With their new team president watching from a midcourt seat, the Knicks …

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  • Ribbons of Hope meets cancer patient needs

    After Sherrin Watson of Strawberry was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, she was told she would eventually need a bone marrow transplant in St. Louis. But with her husband Arlin retired and she having to leave her job because of her illness, they didn’t know how they …

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  • Tractor stolen, stuck in field

    Wanting to help a stuck buddy resulted in one doing jail time after he took a tractor without permission. Anthony Lee McFall, 21, of Fisher faces theft of property, criminal trespass and criminal mischief charges after he was found driving down the road on a …

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  • Three charged with breaking into storage unit, stealing items for scrap

    Three people face charges in connection with breaking and entering and theft at a storage unit. Those charged include Jennifer Lee Hobbs, 21, James Elmer Hughes, 39, and Ronald Lee Wells, 68, all of Batesville. Wells, is being charged as a habitual offender. All face …

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  • Economic development to hear request from Bad Boy Mowers

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will have its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. March 31 at the office of Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. The meeting day was changed from its normal day of Thursday due to …

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  • Man accused of threatening  

    MELBOURNE — A father and son duo were arrested last week following a fight at their apartment, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputy Phil Story responded to Moser Street Apartments in Melbourne on March 10 and arrested Nathan Hughes Sr., …

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  • Thousands of dollars in tools stolen from site

    Tools valued in the thousands were stolen from a work site on Haley Lane. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ben Keener said he met with Marty McGuire Monday who told him Lorinzo Hernandez is contracted by Batesville Poultry to build chicken houses and that Hernandez called …

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  • School discusses calendar, hires transportation director

    It could be Saturday school for students of the Batesville School District this week, but only if the Arkansas Department of Education approves its waiver request to reduce the number of days the district has missed because of Old Man Winter. But even if the …

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  • Concord Food Pantry may close doors

    CONCORD — The Concord Food Pantry is running low on food and needs assistance in order to keep operating, said Trudy Bruton, who has been arranging for shipments of food. Without help, the pantry may have to close in April, she said. This winter has …

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  • BJHS archers garner state championship

    Batesville Junior High School archers walked away state champs during the recent 2014 Arkansas National Archery in Schools program at Hot Springs with a high score of 3,260 points in the middle school division, according to results from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. BJHS …

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  • Lee, Chambers to hold booksigning

    Authors Janice Lee and Lynette Chambers will have a premier book signing for their latest novel, “And the Widow Wore Red,” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church Library, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville. The novel is the sisters’ third …

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  • Poultry operators must register

    The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and the Independence County Conservation District is reminding all owners of poultry feeding operations the annual registration period for such operations began Jan. 1 and runs through March 31, according to a news release. The Arkansas Poultry Feeding Operations Registration …

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