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Gary B.: Man, just released from prison, busted for meth in Independence County

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A man, just out of prison in Mississippi, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Independence County and now faces felony charges. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said Sgt. Chris Toland was called to Shultz Lane to assist the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections.   Probation and parole...

Museum to host Spring Family Day

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Old Independence Regional Museum is going to the birds…and the bears, and maybe even some butterflies. The museum has announced plans for the annual Spring Family Day, Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the museum grounds. As part of Arkansas Heritage...

Batesville company awarded bids to resurface sections of state highways

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A Batesville company has just received the bids on two of four resurfacing projects in White County. Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville was awarded a contract to resurface over seven miles of U.S. Highway 167 between Velvet Ridge north of State Highway 87. The Arkansas...

Mountain View police discover trap door for escape at residence while looking for offender; arrest subject’s wife

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Mountain View police officers discovered a trap door used for escape purposes during a search of a residence belonging to a man wanted on warrants, according to Stone County Circuit Court documents. Officers Cody Lee and Joseph Beaudin went to the 600 Oak St. residence of...

Arkansas Folk Fest coming to Mountain View this weekend

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The 56th Annual Arkansas Folk Fest will unfold this weekend in Mountain View. On Friday, April 20, food vendors will be open all day on the courthouse square. The Artisan Market will open at 11 a.m. with live music on the square beginning at...

Stone County man charged with felony after companion found with fork stuck in her

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A Stone County man has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with felony domestic battery following an April 15 incident. Authrotirites were called to a Hwy. 263 S residence belonging to Benjamin Hade Finley, 41, and found Finley's companion, Paige Bright, injured with a...

‘Crawfish for a Cause’ coming April 28

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The second annual Crawfish for a Cause is coming Saturday, April 28, to 8005 Harrison St., between Sulphur Rock and Magness. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and feature music; live and silent auctions; fellowship; activities; and lots of crawfish. There will be...

Independence County Sheriff: Be on the lookout for fake bills

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is warning retail operators about "movie replica" $1 and $10 bills and counterfeit $20 bills. The sheriff released two reports today (Tuesday) about fake bills being passed at Doublebee’s in Newark and Dollar General on Allen Chapel Road in Southside. Sheriff...

Gov. Hutchinson speaks to Batesville High students regarding the importance of learning computer coding

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) made a stop in Batesville today on his statewide tour to promote the importance of computer coding education for today's youth. The Arkansas governor spoke this morning to students at Batesville High School concerning the growing need for experts in...

Independence County Library finalizing plans for move to new location

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The Independence County Library Board is working to clear the way for the library’s move to its new location in the former Barnett Building on Main Street in Batesville. The board discussed signage that will be used in the library, including those that will denote...

LISTEN: Gary B. talks with P.I. revisiting Rebecca Gould murder case in Izard County for upcoming national podcast

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The Rebecca Gould murder case that occurred in Izard County almost 14 years ago is being revisited by a New York journalist and licensed private investigator with local ties. Katherine Townsend, now living in New York but originally from Mountain View, has been obsessed with...