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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

BREAKING: Inmate community service worker walks off from work detail at Independence County Recycling Center

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The Independence County Sheriff's Department has posted on their Facebook page that an inmate community service worker, Justin Wedge, walked away from his assigned work detail at the county's recycling center. Wedge was last seen at approximately 12 p.m. today. The sheriff’s department was...

Norfork Brewing Co. opening June 23

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A new brewery is coming to the region. Based out of the renovated former Norfork Post Office and Grocery, the Norfork Brewing Company will have its grand opening celebration Saturday, June 23. Musical guests will perform through the day with the band Rio performing...

Warrant issued for Independence County man accused of beating and injuring woman

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An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for an Independence County man accused of beating and injuring a woman after she refused to have sex with him. The incident occurred on April 28 in the 100 block of Dry Run Circle with sheriff's deputies responding to...

BREAKING (UPDATED): Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. has shooting suspects in custody; victim has died

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UPDATED: June 14, 2018, 9:11 a.m. The man wounded in last night's shooting has died, and an additional suspect is in custody. See the press release regarding the incident from the Independence County Sheriff's Department below: Earlier post: Independence County authorities have announced that the suspect in a...

Independence County Sheriff sets Public Safety Committee meet for Thursday

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Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens has set a Public Safety Committee meeting for Thursday at 5 p.m. in the former Citizens Bank branch building on Central Ave. This is the former Citizens branch in west Batesville that was given to the county by the...

Region 8 News: Cave City man shot, authorities on lookout for multiple suspects (Link corrected)

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Region 8 News out of Jonesboro is reporting a 31-year-old Cave City man has been shot in the leg and authorities are on the lookout for Shae George, River White, and Teairra McClinton believed to be in a black 2013 Ford Fusion with Arkansas license...

Sanders joins FNBC Small Business Division

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Rena Sanders has joined FNBC’s newly formed Small Business Division as a Small Business Administration (SBA) and Commercial Lending Specialist. She will work directly with the division’s Senior Vice President Mark Skelton to grow and support the bank’s SBA portfolio. Prior to joining FNBC, Sanders...

He fought the law, and the law won; Stone County man slapped with 10 felonies after violent outbursts at swimming hole

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After pointing a pistol at several people at the Rosa Hold swimming area off Hwy. 14 West, a Stone County man battered a female, fought with Stone County Sheriff's deputies, tried to kick the glass out of the squad car on his way to...

Batesville Rotary announces community awards

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The Batesville Rotary Club recently announced the recipients of the club’s community awards. The Making a Difference Community Service Award went to George Latus.  The award honors a person who has been making a significant contribution to the community.  Latus was recognized for his work...

Faulty headlight leads to felony drug charge

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In the early morning hours of Monday, June 11, a vehicle was pulled over on Hwy. 167 South near the Allen Chapel intersection in Independence County. Independence County Sheriff's Deputy John Marlow, before exercising his given permission to do a quick search of the vehicle,...

Batesville City Council hears first reading of proposed ordinance to change terms of council members

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The Batesville City Council heard the first reading of a proposed ordinance to change the terms of council members at its meeting Monday. The proposed ordinance would refer to voters the question of whether to change the terms of council members from two years to...