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Friday, September 25, 2020

Hometown Teams Exhibit now open

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The Old Independence Regional Museum held their reveal celebration of the new exhibit, Hometown Teams, on Saturday, December 16. NASCAR Hall of Fame member, Mark Martin, was in attendance and spoke of the role his hometown has played in his legendary career.

American Spiritual Ensemble to perform in Jonesboro

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the American Spiritual Ensemble in the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music...

Central Magnet teachers hold door decorating contest

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Central Magnet Elementary teachers recently held a Christmas door decorating contest at the Batesville School. State representative James Sturch and Miss Independence County, Sharissa Herekamp, were the celebrity judges and chose as first place second-grade teacher Jessica Mead's decoration featuring the Grinch in a...

Central Magnet students make donation

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Central 4-H and K-Kids clubs collected almost 2,300 canned and dry goods from the families at Central Magnet in Batesville this Christmas season.  The two clubs worked at collecting, counting, sorting, and boxing the goods to be sent to the fairgrounds and packed for...

KATV: Dixie Cafe locations to close

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A longtime fixture on the statewide restaurant scene is apparently closing its doors. Little Rock television station KATV is reporting they've received word from managers of various locations of The Dixie Cafe that the chain is closing for good on Wednesday. Apparently, the Little Rock corporate...

New Southside restaurant celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill, Thursday, Nov, 30. Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill is located 39 Jones Dr. in Southside. Jones Drive is directly past the Southside Harps Foods location on Batesville Boulevard. Oscar’s Smokehouse &...

Possum gets drunk as a skunk at Florida liquor store

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Pic via Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge The Northwest Florida Daily News has news on a possum found drunk as a skunk, so to speak, in a Florida panhandle liquor store. Click here for more info on the inebriated marsupial.

Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center hosting Christmas light decorating contest

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Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center is teaming up with The Home Depot, David’s Home and Sleep Center as well as the W.R.D. Entertainment media family to host the “‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas” Home Decorating Contest for Independence County residents. Homes will be judged for...

2017 Batesville Christmas Parade

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https://youtu.be/A43f-ySYbnk

Drone forces wildfire detection flight to reroute

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The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission (AFC) has suppressed 76 wildfires that burned 1,999 acres since Sunday.  All Arkansas counties are now under high wildfire danger. Residents across the state should avoid outdoor burning until rain is received. On Tuesday, an Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC)...

West Batesville man charged with firearm violation

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A West Batesville man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The charge is a felony. Robert G. Vaughn, 22, was arrested Nov. 23 after being stopped while he was driving...