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Harrisburg man charged with battery after his vehicle gets stuck in Batesville

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A Harrisburg, Ark., man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with second degree battery. The charge stems from an incident on April 3 in the 4900 block of Harrison Street.  The Circuit Court documents said Michael Brandon Bornhoft, 38, a current parolee, apparently had...

Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Judge speaks in Batesville on Issue 1

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Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Judge Annabelle Imber Tuck spoke to the Independence County Bar Association Tuesday about the ballot measure known as Issue 1, the proposed amendment to the Arkansas constitution scheduled to be on the November ballot that is often portrayed as a...

Naked Mountain View man taken into custody on arson charge after house burns

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When Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds and his investigators were dispatched to a structure fire Wednesday, April 4, not only did they find a house on fire, but also found a naked man standing next to the home, watching it burn. The man, later identified...

Sheriff makes traffic stop; driver and passengers now face charges

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A traffic stop Tuesday by Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens on a pickup truck yielded charges on three individuals. The front seat passenger, Tim Collins, was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Independence County and was taken into custody. A back seat...

Former juvenile detention guard pleads guilty to charges

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A news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, says a former officer with the White River Detention Center in Batesville pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges that stemmed from his use of pepper spray on a 15-year-old inmate. The former...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

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The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

Main Street Farmers’ Market prepares for Opening Day – May 5

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Each year the Main Street Farmers’ Market brings hundreds of residents and visitors downtown to browse local art, crafts and produce. On May 5 , the Main Street Farmers’ Market will be kicking off the upcoming market season with Opening Day from 8 a.m....

Rayford appointed to state coalition

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The Arkansas Department of Education Division of Public School Accountability has appointed Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce COO Jamie Rayford to their Family and Community Engagement Coalition. Rayford also currently serves as a Community Resource Partner for ForwARd Arkansas.   In a letter received Thursday,...

Same-day, in-person service for birth and death certificates now available in Independence County

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In the near future, all 75 Arkansas counties will be equipped to provide same-day, in-person service for birth and death certificates. Of the 18 counties in the northeast region of the State Health Department, four can now provide these services: Independence, White, Craighead, and Crittenden....

Impending bad weather forces cancellation of Bad Boy 98

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Rain, snow, and sub-freezing temperatures predicted for the weekend have forced the cancelation of the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway, according to a release on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series website LucasDirt.com. “We are very disappointed to have to cancel the...

Former Razorback Bazzel to speak at upcoming tourism banquet

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A former Arkansas Razorback Football player and founder of the Frank Broyles Award will be the keynote speaker at the annual Ozark Gateway Leo Rainey Tourism Appreciation Banquet. The event will take place at the Batesville Community Center on April 27 starting at 6 p.m. The...