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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Local creek restoration, new lake planned for completion in 2022

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A Louisiana company has been hired for the cleanup effort of Departee Creek in Independence County with a new lake planned for completion in 2022. The project has been a long time in getting to the cleanup effort. The Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District was...

State Revenue Office in Batesville closed due to water damage

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"Office temporarily closed due to water damage." That’s what the sign says that is taped on the front door of the Arkansas State Revenue Office in Batesville. The office is located on a corner lot in the Town Plaza Shopping Center. It’s where you register...

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....

Batesville Area Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for Blue Moon Coffee

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Blue Moon Coffee today. Blue Moon Coffee is a drive-thru coffee shop which serves hot and cold fresh brewed Onyx Coffee daily, as well as smoothies, teas, and treats for children. Blue Moon Coffee is...

Lyon Homecoming and Family Weekend draw record crowds

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A record number of over 500 students, alumni, families, and friends of Lyon College gathered this past weekend, Sept. 28 through Sept. 30, to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend. The college started off the weekend’s festivities on Friday with the Career Center’s Career EXPLO and...

Independence County probationer arrested on firearms charge

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An Independence County man on probation is behind bars after authorities found multiple firearms at his residence. According to the incident report, Arkansas Department of Corrections officers Corey McCullough and Dalton Wallace were conducting a home visit to a Rounds Road residence occupied by a...

Independence County Quorum Court refuses to consider private club application; county attorney says court not responsible for approval

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In a special meeting Thursday, the Independence County Quorum Court refused to approve an application for a private club permit. It accepted county attorney Eric Hance’s interpretation of the state law enacted in 2017 that changed the procedure for obtaining a private club permit. Hance said...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department responds to a domestic disturbance at Newark, suspect flees the scene

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Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said a man involved in a violent domestic disturbance Thursday night at Newark fled the scene before deputies arrived. Sheriff Stephens said the female involved in the incident went to the hospital emergency room for treatment of her injuries....

White River Health System opens clinic in Fairfield Bay

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White River Health System (WRHS) is eager to announce the opening of a new medical clinic in Fairfield Bay.  The clinic, named WRHS Fairfield Bay Family Clinic, opened on January 7 with Ashley Bagwell, APRN as the family provider. As an APRN, Bagwell will provide primary...

Overnight earthquake rattles north central Arkansas

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A magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook a good portion of the southern Ozarks overnight. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was recorded at 1:43 a.m. local time with the epicenter located around 11 miles south, southeast of Gassville, near the Baxter/Marion County...

BREAKING: Two infants found dead inside suitcase in Cross County

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ArkansasMatters.com has the breaking news that two infants have been found dead inside a suitcase along County Road 62 in Cross County. Click here for the info.