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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sulphur Rock kindergarten celebrates Christmas with craft fun

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Sulphur Rock kindergarteners (from left) Ellery O'Neill, Trey Rhoades, Addie Jo Simpson, and Lynleigh Neal add birdseed to peanut butter on their Christmas birdfeeder during craft day on Monday morning. All kindergarteners made several Christmas and winter items during the event. Pic submitted

Arkansas Business puts spotlight on Batesville Police Department

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Arkansas Business, the statewide weekly business journal, has posted an article spotlighting the Batesville Police Department and its community outreach programs. Read all about it by clicking here. Image via ArkansasBusiness.com

Independence County Quorum Court meets, determines 2018 budget

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The Independence County Quorum Court approved an ordinance Monday establishing the annual operating budget for 2018. The budget ordinance also authorizes salaries and wages for county officials and employees. The total County General Budget for 2018 is $7.07 million, down from this year's budget of...

Central Magnet teachers hold door decorating contest

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Central Magnet Elementary teachers recently held a Christmas door decorating contest at the Batesville School. State representative James Sturch and Miss Independence County, Sharissa Herekamp, were the celebrity judges and chose as first place second-grade teacher Jessica Mead's decoration featuring the Grinch in a...

Pleasant Plains woman charged with taking truck after tiring from walk

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A Pleasant Plains woman has been charged in Independence County Circuit court for theft of property, a class D felony. On Oct. 16, court records show deputies were dispatched to a report of a stolen 2007 white Chevrolet Colorado truck that was last seen...

Independence County under Red Flag Warning

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The National Weather Service in Little Rock has put Independence County under a Red Flag Warning. A Red Flag Warning means conditions are ripe for possible wildfires. Click here for all the info.

Suspect arrested in murder of former Stone County resident

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A Jacksonville, Ark., man who police allege killed a former Mountain View resident has been arrested and charged by the Sherwood Police Department in connection with that July murder. Sherwood Police Chief James Bedwell, reports Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 36, is the suspect in the capital...

Brushy Road man in jail after high-speed chase, facing multiple charges including drug possession

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Two Independence County deputies apprehended a man just before midnight Thursday after a high-speed chase. Deputies Justin Kirk and, later, John Morrow chased Patrick Franklin Riley, 38, of Brushy Road, at speeds in excess of 75 m.p.h. in some sections of the county after...

Deputies detain Oil Trough man for possible copper theft on Newark farm

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Copper wire stolen from a center pivot irrigation system on a farm near Newark has led to a suspect being detained at the scene. Independence County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Bill Cullum farm after an alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning indicated someone was...

Independence County Budget Committee presented with cuts for offices and departments

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Bob Qualls shares this report from last night's Independence County Budget Committee: The Independence County Budget Committee began its meeting Thursday with an almost $51,000 shortfall. When it adjourned about 30 minutes later, the budget was $54.14 cents to the good. The Budget Committee had previously...

Independence County authorities issue warrant for check theft suspect; nab Chicago man for fake bills

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In two Independence County forgery cases, one woman had an arrest warrant issued, while the other, a man, is in jail and charged with two forgery counts. Independence Circuit Court records say the warrant was issued for Alicia M. Green, 32, who is wanted and...