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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Razorbacks Coach Chad Morris previews new football season and building program at last night’s Hog Bash in Batesville

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Chad Morris, head football coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks, was the keynote speaker at Hog Bash 2019 last night at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. The coach came to the stage after Arkansas’ number one Razorbacks fan and ESPN Fan Hall of...

Mountain View man sentenced to eight years in prison for terroristic threatening

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Christopher B. Cantrell, 38, of Mountain View has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for terroristic threatening.   Charges were dropped for residential burglary, intimidating a witness, and interference with emergency communications per conditions of a negotiated plea. Cantrell was fined $1,500 plus court and...

Stone County woman sentenced in case of first degree forgery and theft

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A Stone County woman has been sentenced to five years in prison and twelve months in the county jail after pleading guilty to first-degree forgery and theft of property.  Amanda Marie Branscum, 29, was sentenced in Stone County Circuit Court on Feb. 28 in Mountain...

Batesville Parks and Recreation announces Camp Rec: Spring Break Edition

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The Batesville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an activities camp during the week of Spring Break at the Batesville Community Center. The City of Batesville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce Camp Rec: Spring Break Edition. The camp will be hosted at...

Stone County man sentenced to 50 years on sex charges

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A Stone County man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison on 22 sex charges. Timothy O. McCrobie, 38, was sentenced by Judge Tim Weaver to 40 years in prison on 20 counts of sexual assault of a child in the second degree and...

Students name Lyon College pet park “Schram Memorial Bark Park”

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Lyon College hosted the “leash cutting ceremony” and name unveiling for the new pet park installed on campus on Friday, March 1. Dean of Students Dr. Patrick Mulick announced the park would be named “Schram Memorial Bark Park” after the late Emeritus Professor of Biology...

Man charged after meth found during traffic stop

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A traffic stop due to a faulty headlight ultimately led Independence County authorities to charge a Tuckerman man for possession of methamphetamine. Independence County Circuit Court records say Dennis Troy Jones, 21, of Tuckerman, was driving his van on north Highway 167 when he was...

LISTEN: Gary B. visits with Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge about consumer scams

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Next week is National Consumer Protection Week, and it's a good time for a reminder about a few of the scams that are pulled every year in Arkansas. Gary B. visited with Arkansas Attorney General (and Batesville native) Leslie Rutledge about some of those scams...

Independence County JP speaks at Batesville City Council meeting

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At Tuesday's Batesville City Council meeting, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said he would be willing to meet with the county and discuss their city-county issues, but the mayor wants all Independence County cities to participate as well. A new member to the Independence County Quorum Court...

Cedar Ridge receives Outstanding Gifted Program award

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Cedar Ridge Schools has been honored by the Arkansas Governor’s Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education. The school’s gifted and talented teacher, Carol Woods, accepted the Act 56 Award of $3,000 for an Outstanding Gifted Program in a district with fewer than 1,000...

Harrison Street repair due to wall collapse, not sinkhole

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During Tuesday night's Batesville City Council meeting, it was explained to the aldermen that the big hole in the westbound lane of Harrison Street, between Ramsey and Slater Streets, was a collapsed drainage structure wall and not a sinkhole. Since Harrison Street is actually a...