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Shooting charges filed

Man charged with stabbing

Cool water feels good

Restaurant inspections listed for week of July 2-6

Al Crouch


Robert Wheat

Robert Allen Wheat, 37, of Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, passed away. . .

Susan Waits

Susan Metta Waits, 34, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at UAMS in. . .

Frank Meeker

Frank Dontie "Donnie" Dewey Meeker, 73, of Imboden and Cherokee. . .

William Jones

William "Bill" Jones, 70, of Cave City died Tuesday, July 17,. . .

Connie Johnson

Connie Millsaps Johnson, 49, of Berryville passed away at. . .

Watermelon Festival gearing up


Photo courtesy of Chad Graves

Chad Graves sent us some beautiful photos from the Johnson Brothers watermelon patch taken on July 3. "The Johnson Brothers have been watermelon farmers for 42 years. When Phillip was 13 his dad passed away and Phillip did not want the harvest to go to waste so he went to work," Graves said. "I sure enjoyed taking some pictures and hearing their story."

CAVE CITY -- The 39th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival will be held July 26-28.
"Every year we gather to celebrate, relax, and enjoy life in Cave City, AR. Blessed with the sandy soil that makes our watermelons the World's

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Lyon 5th in SAC preseason football poll


Lyon Sports Information

Lyon Scots kicker Ignacio Gomez (right) boots and extra point during a home game last season. At the Sooner Athletic Conference Football Media Day on Thursday, Gomez was voted the preseason Special Teams Player of the Year.

Lyon Sports Information
FORT WORTH, Texas -- With the 2018 football season opening up in just over a month, the Sooner Athletic Conference released its preseason poll on Thursday at its first-annual Football Media Day, which was. . . more »

Independence Promise program launched


Independence County Public Education Foundation Chairman Dr. Brian Shonk explains why this community needs a Promise program and what led the board to this model because "the No. 1 handicap we have found in students pursuing higher education or training is financial barrier." He went on to say that the program will focus on equitable financial access to educational opportunities, shortening time from high school graduation to workforce entry, and partnerships that allow students to graduate career or college ready.

Be watching for new Medicare cards

Seniors, can we talk?
Have you gotten yours? Ruth has — it's new and looks a little different.
What did she get? Ruth received her NEW Medicare card. Even though it still shows "Medicare Health Insurance" at the top, everything else is a. . .


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