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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Batesville Police investigate two traffic accidents

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The Batesville Police Department has investigated two traffic accidents this week, one with injuries. Both occurred on Harrison Street. Yesterday, an accident at the Harrison and 30th street intersection injured passengers in both vehicles. Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle operated by Hong Hughes...

Independence County Quorum Court convened briefly Tuesday evening

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Independence County Quorum Court hosted a brief, special meeting via teleconference on Tuesday evening.   The Court unanimously approved two resolutions during the meet. Resolution 2020-04 authorizes the County Judge to submit an application to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for a community development project.  This is for...

Judge signs proclamation designating Independence County a “Purple Heart County”

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Independence County Judge Robert Griffin recently signed a proclamation designating Independence County a "Purple Heart County." The designation recognizes and honors the service of those who were wounded or killed by the enemy while serving our nation and protecting our freedoms.    With the proclamation, the...

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...

Independence County man charged with theft by receiving

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An Independence County man has been charged by local authorities with theft by receiving. It involves 41-year-old Adam Brackett being in possession of a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe S.U.V. It was confirmed through the National Crime Information Center to have been stolen from Little Rock...

Melbourne man sentenced on child exploitation charges

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An Izard County man has been sentenced to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges, according to a statement from Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Steven Eldridge, 64, of Melbourne, pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing, distributing or viewing...

Newark man pleads guilty to murder

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A Newark man recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Independence County Circuit Court. John Matthew Goodman, 34, was sentenced to 28 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the murder of Steven William Reed, 27, of Newport. The circuit court information stated Reed had...

Independence County woman charged with felony theft by receiving

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Photo provided by the Independence County Jail An Independence County woman has been arrested and charged in circuit court with theft by receiving. Maranda Kay Younger (pictured), 21,  is accused of receiving or retaining a stolen debit card.   Authorities said in the affidavit that the card...

COVID-19 update: $10 million to rural hospitals, new task force to oversee gradual lifting of restrictions

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With a target of May 4 as the date to potentially begin lifting some coronavirus-related restrictions throughout the state, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today the formation of a new task force to help oversee the process. Led by businessman and Walmart heir Steuart Walton as...

Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center announces winners of Christmas decorating contest

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Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center, Inc. recently announced the winners of the "'Twas the Lights Before Christmas' Home Decorating Contest," sponsored by Crye-Leike Batesville Real Estate Center, Inc.; The Home Depot; W.R.D. Entertainment, Inc.; and David's Home and Sleep Center. Rex Brightwell (pictured) was awarded...

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Wintry mix expected for parts of area

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Jasper, Clinton, Heber Springs and Augusta are just some areas in the region that might be affected by a mix of wintry weather overnight. The National Weather Service out of Little Rock has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. tonight until 6...