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Thursday, May 28, 2020

BACC holds groundbreaking for Cedar Ridge Safe Room

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Cedar Ridge School District, Friday, Oct. 4. The Cedar Ridge Safe Room is a multi-purpose building that can accommodate approximately 300 people. Dr. Andy Ashley, superintendent of Cedar Ridge School District, has experienced two different tornadoes during school...

BACC releases info for their 2020 annual meeting and gala

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has announced plans for the 2020 annual meeting and gala. The event is presented by First Community Bank and will be held at the Batesville Community Center Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Other event partners, with First Community Bank,...

These guys look familiar? The Izard County Sheriff’s Dept. would like to visit with them about some fake $100 bills

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Via the Izard County Sheriff Department's Facebook page: The Izard County Sheriff's Department is requesting the public's assistance with identifying the men pictured. They are wanted for questioning involving counterfeit $100 bills. If you have any information on the identity and/or whereabouts of these men, please contact...

Batesville’s Walmart, Eagle Mountain EAST team for WRMC Teddy Bear Ministry

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The Eagle Mountain Elementary School EAST program and Walmart in Batesville partnered to donate stuffed animals to the WRMC Teddy Bear Ministry.  The ministry provides cuddly stuffed toys to help calm children during their hospital visit or stay.  Front from left: Thalia Strother, Kealon Johnson, Doc Spurlin, and Kylie Dixon. Back...

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...

Early morning accident at St. Louis and Harrison Street

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Authorities were working a two-vehicle accident this morning around 7:45 a.m. at the St. Louis and Harrison Street intersection in Batesville. No official word on injuries, but one person was seen being loaded into an ambulance.

Partial shutdown of federal government impacts Blanchard Springs

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The partial shutdown of the federal government has impacted many federally funded projects and attractions nationwide including services in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. The U. S. Forest Service-Ozark-St. Francis National Forests posted to their official Facebook page on December 22 about the cancellation of...

Region 8 News: Two children found with gunshot wounds in Cave City

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Authorities in Cave City are investigating what is being described as an accidental shooting involving two children. Click here for the story from Region 8 News. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest sports and weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary...

Two charged after burglary and theft at residence on Old Camp Road

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Two men have been arrested and charged in Independence County Circuit Court with burglary and theft of property from a residence on Old Camp Road, just east of Batesville. The Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest said approximately $3,000 in U.S. currency ($100 bills), $3,000...

Online business publication features Independence County

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin pointed us in the direction of an online publication, Business View North America.   Independence County is featured in the publication's March/April 2019 edition. The publication visited with three community leaders:  Judge Griffin, the Founder and CEO of First Community Bank, Dale...

A short agenda turns into a long night for the Independence County Quorum Court

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Instead of giving a short report to the Independence County Quorum Court at Monday's meeting, Sheriff Shawn Stephens made it more of an address about communications within county government. The sheriff said he wanted to be included on the front end of conversations that...