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Monday, July 13, 2020

Batesville Police Department names ‘Officer of the Year’ during annual banquet

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Batesville Police Department (BPD) Criminal Investigator Fred Friar was named Officer of the Year during the BPD's annual banquet Friday night. Chief Alan Cockrill said Friar was chosen for his dedication and loyalty to the department and his passion to serve. Friar received a handgun...

Previously convicted felon arrested after found hiding in a storage shed

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On Dec. 11, Independence County Deputies Jason Cole and Tyler Cunningham responded to a call at 10 Edith St. in Magness. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Ashlyn Treadway who lives at the property where the storage building is located. Treadway states when she arrived...

Probation violator arrested, controlled substance and other drug paraphernalia found

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On December 12, 2018, Sergeant Jordan Turner of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department was out with other deputies at the Exxon Tiger Mart on Ramsey Mountain. According to reports, Derek Hill, 31, of Batesville had been taken into custody for probation and parole violation.  Hill...

Cave City School Board to meet Thursday Evening to address personnel

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The Cave City School board has called a Thursday evening meeting to address personnel.  The board will accept resignations and also hire new staff members. The Cave City board meets at the Cave City Middle School Library, 711 N. Main St. at 5:30 p.m.  All...

Three arrested in Mountain View after cashing non-negotiable check at local supermarket

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Three people were arrested after cashing a non-negotiable check at a Mountain View supermarket, and in effect, tried to bilk the supermarket out of $1224.85. The court documents state a man and woman, Christopher Allen Walraven and Alexis Leanna Murray, 25 of Bono, Ark., entered...

Stone County couple arrested after charges of rape, permitting abuse of minor (WARNING: SENSITIVE CONTENT)

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Following up on information received earlier this month, the Stone County Sheriff’s Office recently launched an investigation of a Stone County couple regarding the of rape of a minor female. The court information said from the defendant’s interviews and statements, it was learned that the...

Bank of Cave City celebrates opening of Batesville branch

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Bank of Cave City staff served cookies and cider as they visited with their new neighbors in the recently opened branch on Dec. 6t. The staff hosted the meet and greet as a chance to get to know the other occupants of 1141 Plaza. ...

Batesville City Council passes ordinance concerning garbage fees

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Batesville City Council met for their last meeting of 2018 on Tuesday Evening. The Council passed an ordinance to amend the residential curbside waste and pickup ordinance. City trash crews will start placing sticker directions on cans placed incorrectly for automatic pickup. The newer...

Name Correction: Suspect dead after a shooting at a Jonesboro apartment complex

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On Tuesday, Dec. 11,  Jonesboro Police Department (JPD) received a call reporting that a person shot at 607 Gladiolus, E building.  Officers responded and found the victim, a 41-year-old Jonesboro resident, Dennis Mardis, shot multiple times by the occupant, Brenda Thomas, 56. The victim, a maintenance...

Attempted armed robbery at a Batesville restaurant stopped by employees

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Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill said an attempted armed robbery occurred at Wendy’s Restaurant on Saint Louis Street in Batesville, Monday night. The Chief stated the call came in around 9:30 p.m. and his officers were quickly on the scene. Apparently, the actions of the...

Arkansas State to accept February National ACT for Institutional Scholarships

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Arkansas State University's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships shared a news release via Facebook that states the university will accept the February National ACT for Institutional Scholarships due to inclement weather causing cancellation of several exams in the region on December 8th. Previously, the...