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UACCB teams with Econo-Mart on COVID-19 vaccination clinic for staff

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Jodie Hightower (left), assistant to the chancellor at UACCB, was the first UACCB employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Paul Holifield (right) of Econo-Mart Pharmacy during the clinic. / Images via UACCB UACCB held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for employees on Jan. 22. In a...

First-degree murder charge filed against Weathers

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A first-degree murder charge has been filed in Independence County Circuit Court against Cody Weathers (pictured above in his Greene County, Missouri jail booking image), 28, of Batesville. Authorities have said Weathers is the suspect in the Jan. 25 killing of Adam Lowry, 29, inside...

Sheriff: Cave City man busted after officers find meth, paraphernalia

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As the result of an ongoing drug investigation, the Sharp County Sheriff's Department along with Cave City Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the residence of Dennis Tucker on Brickle Springs Road. A release from Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts says officers found several...

Mr. and Miss BHS plus Students of the Month named at Batesville High

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Batesville High School has named the Class of 2021 Mr. and Miss BHS. The honorees this year are Isabella Higginbottom (pictured above, left) and Elijah Livingston (right). Every year the honor is given to two seniors who are selected by BHS faculty and staff, based...

Couple arrested in Mountain View on drug violations

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A couple stopped by authorities this past Friday in downtown Mountain View for not having a license plate ended up in the Stone County Jail on felony drug violations. According to the arrest affidavit, the driver, identified as Christopher Lee Posey, 29, was found to...

BREAKING: Authorities on the lookout for Cody Weathers regarding incident

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UPDATE, Jan. 26. 2021, 1:30 p.m. -- Authorities report the subject, Cody Weathers, has apparently shaved his head and face. The Independence Sheriff’s Department is actively searching for Cody Weathers, 28 years of age. Weathers is driving a white 2016 Chevrolet Silverado with Arkansas tag...

Concord School District goes virtual for rest of week

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The Concord School District informed parents Monday afternoon that due to the number of faculty and students in quarantine, the district is pivoting to virtual learning for the rest of this week. The notice (see below) said students would be sent home with meals for...

BREAKING: Manhunt underway for murder suspect in Independence County

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UPDATE, Jan. 26, 2021, 9:39 p.m. -- Cody Weathers is in custody in Missouri after turning himself into the Springfield Police Department. Click here for more information. UPDATE, Jan. 26. 2021, 1:30 p.m. -- Authorities report the subject, Cody Weathers, has apparently shaved his head...

Two killed, three injured in off-road vehicle accident in Independence County

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Two Batesville women were killed and three people injured in an off-road vehicle accident Saturday night in Independence County. According to the Arkansas State Police fatality report, a 2018 Polaris off-road vehicle driven by Samantha Townsend, 30, of Batesville, was traveling southbound on Kelly Road...

78-year-old Stone County man charged after weapons found

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A 78-year-old man in Stone County is in big trouble concerning firearms found in his possession. Court information says Stone County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a Cove Road residence in reference to a disturbance on Dec. 1. Upon arrival, deputies identified the 78-year-old man --...

Norris selected as Ozarka’s Employee of the Quarter

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Featured image: Katie Norris, Ozarka's Employee of the Quarter Ozarka College has announced Katie Norris of Melbourne, Arkansas has been selected as Ozarka’s Employee of the Quarter. Norris is the Director of Public Relations & Marketing for the college. “Katie does a fantastic job as director...