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Steep Canyon Rangers coming to AState’s Fowler Center March 16

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Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the Steep Canyon Rangers, Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. as the next installment in the 2017-18 performance series. The Steep Canyon Rangers' newest album Out in the Open made its debut hitting #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart. In a...

Man charged with shoplifting laptops and cell phones from Batesville’s Walmart

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A man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with stealing laptops and cell phones from Walmart in Batesville. According to the court information in the Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest, 29-year-old Jason Michael Brown, on more than one occasion, entered Walmart in...

“Give a Schram Campaign” raising funds for new microscopes at Lyon College

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Dr. Mark Schram, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Lyon College in Batesville, had one dream: to equip an entire biology lab with new microscopes and related software. So, in January 2017, Dr. Schram started the “Give a Schram Campaign” to fund new microscopes for...

Independence County man charged with two meth-related felonies

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An Independence County man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with two drug-related felonies. In late February, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office and 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force received information that 47-year-old Jamie Ray Rounds had some stolen property at his residence,...

Mountain View girls heading to state championship game

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The Mountain View senior girls basketball team is on the verge of making school history. This past Saturday's victory in the regional finals sends the team to the state championship game this weekend for Class 3A athletics. The team meets Charleston for the championship at 4:30...

Two Batesville propane companies burglarized

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Two propane companies in the Batesville area were burglarized early Friday morning, March 2. Heritage Propane, located at 2105 N. St. Louis St., was apparently the first store entered by breaking the glass out of the front door and going inside. Police say the office building...

No monkey business — Area woman wanting to buy a primate pet presses charges when no monkey arrives

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is working on a possible fraud that was perpetrated on a Desha woman. The local woman was looking to buy a monkey and found one online from a person's website that said he was in the primate business. The local woman...

WATCH: Last call at Kelley Wyatt’s — longtime Batesville restaurant closes today; view the final buffet

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Kelley Wyatt's Restaurant, a longtime Batesville eatery, served its final lunch buffet today. The restaurant, which has operated off and on in Batesville at various locations since the mid-1930s, posted the following announcement on their Facebook page late yesterday afternoon: The lunch buffet, which was famous...

New home of Independence County Library scheduled to open early June

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The renovation of the Barnett Building in downtown Batesville to become the home of the Independence County Library should be complete in April. Bill Walmsley, chairman of the Independence County Library Board informed the other board members Monday that he and Vanessa Adams, library...

Wood announces candidacy for State Rep District 63

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A small business owner and farmer, Bryson Wood of Floral, has filed to be a candidate for State House of Representative in District 63.  The district includes parts of Independence County. Wood is a 10-year member of the Midland School Board and currently serves as President. “I...

Local groups host Black History Celebration in Batesville

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The Lyon College Black Student Association and the UACCB Multicultural Student Association recently hosted “Black History Celebration” at the historic Melba Theater in downtown Batesville. The event was held in conjunction with Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by...