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Two men charged with unlawful burning on land owned by the U.S. Wildlife Trust

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After an investigation by an agent from the state's agriculture department, two men are now facing four felony counts of unlawful burning on land belonging to The Humane Society of U.S. Wildlife Trust in north central Arkansas. The Stone County Circuit Court documents note the...

Suspect wanted for fleeing and battery after Batesville traffic stop now behind bars

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Image via Independence County Sheriff's Department Independence County authorities have captured a suspect who fled on foot after a struggle with a sheriff’s deputy. On Sunday, April 4, Sgt. Ernie Gillihan of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department was patrolling on White Drive near the intersection of...

NYITCOM to hold free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Batesville

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Pictured: Saif Fiaz, a third-year medical student at NYITCOM at Arkansas State during a recent vaccination clinic at Pocahontas NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University will hold a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Batesville on Tuesday, April 13. The event will take...

Citizens Bank announces Adam Mitchell as new CEO

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Batesville-based Citizens Bank announced Thursday that Adam Mitchell is stepping into the role of CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Phil Baldwin.  Baldwin’s retirement, originally planned for mid-year, has been shortened due to the successful completion of a planned transition earlier than expected. “When I announced my...

BHS Project Graduation trap shoot tourney set for Saturday

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A trap shoot tournament for the Batesville High School Class of 2021's Project Graduation is being held Saturday, April 10, at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex on North St. Louis St. in Batesville Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the shoot will kick...

Individual charged in attack on 75-year-old man at Stone County RV park

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A Star City, Ark. man has been charged with allegedly attacking and beating a 75-year-old man at an area RV park. According to papers filed earlier this week in Stone County Circuit Court, Drew Tyler Luker, 24, is charged with second-degree battery against Robert Ashmore,...

Vehicle-motorcycle accident in Izard County claims life of Heber Springs man, injures three

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A vehicle-motorcycle accident at Violet Hill in Izard County on Tuesday afternoon took the life of one person and injured three others. According to the preliminary fatality report, a Dodge driven by Phillip Gillihan, 30, of Melbourne, was traveling west on Highway 56 when Arkansas...

Two Batesville-based banks make the top 15 in state according to assets

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In the April 5-11, 2021 print edition of Arkansas Business, two Batesville-based banks have made the list of top 15 FDIC-insured banking institutions chartered in the state according to total assets. First Community Bank of Batesville is listed as the number 7 bank in Arkansas...

Stone County files felony drug charges against two Independence County residents

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Two Independence County residents are facing felony drug charges in Stone County Circuit Court. Court records filed Monday say a Southside woman, Krystal L. Scheffler, 47, was pulled over in Stone County on Highway 14 East, near Pleasant Grove, on April 2. The court documents say...

Outdoor classroom underway at Lyon to honor Schram’s legacy

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Lyon College is nearing completion on the Dr. Mark Schram Memorial Outdoor Classroom. The classroom is located behind Love Hall and features a wooden platform where students can gather for class. Built-in bench seating will be added on the sides. The college will later landscape...

ADH COVID-19 vaccination clinic to be held in Batesville tomorrow

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A community COVID-19 vaccination clinic is planned for Wednesday, April 7, at the Independence County Health Unit in Batesville, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 3:30 p.m. or until supplies last. Vaccinations will be...