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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Izard County sheriff releases information on stabbing incident

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A stabbing incident last week on Zion Road in Izard County sent one person to the hospital emergency room. Sheriff Jack Yancey said his department was contacted by officers in Sharp County concerning a stabbing victim at the Cherokee Village emergency room on Tuesday, Feb....

BACC holds groundbreaking for Sara Low Memorial Dog Park

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Sara Low Memorial Dog Park on Chaney Drive, Thursday, Feb. 6. The park is named in honor of the late Sara Low, daughter of Mike and Bobbie Low, who died in the...

Stone County Circuit Court hands down sentences to inmates

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Sentences were handed down on inmates that entered a negotiated guilty plea in a recent session of the Stone County Circuit Court. Two inmates were sentenced to prison. Jonathan N. Pitts, 30, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on two counts of hindering apprehension...

Gary B.: Stole the tires right off her vehicle

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The Batesville Police Department said that their office was advised by a complainant that someone had stolen an Igloo cooler and a spare tire late Wednesday night (Feb. 5) from the bed of her pickup truck parked at an address on Lawson Drive. The police...

Obituary: Robert Lowell Terrell, Sr.

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Robert Lowell Terrell, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Robert was born on July 26, 1933, in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents Eleanor Pace Terrell and Lowell S. Terrell. Robert is preceded in death by his parents and...

A Sulphur Rock man celebrating a “little too much” ends up behind bars

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Independence County Deputy Jordan Wesley Harder was called to a Green Rock Street address in Sulphur Rock where he found a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado sitting in the front yard.  Deputy Harder also found the driver Shane Alan Cox, 21, of Sulphur Rock, who was...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department reports recent activity

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Over the last few days, the Independence County Sheriff’s Department has placed a vehicle into the Arkansas Crime Information Center which was reported stolen from a residence in the 2800 block of Saint Louis Street.  The stolen vehicle is a white, 2001 Ford F-150...

Lyon College to celebrate Black History Month 2020

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Featured Image: Lyon College Black Students Association members (left to right) Chave Zachery, Jalen Patton, Alexandria Harris, and Dimir Leftwich attended the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference in College Station, Tex., in January. Lyon College’s Office of Diversity in partnership with Lyon’s Black Student Association...

UA Criminal Justice Institute director speaks in Batesville

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Dr. Cheryl May, director of the Criminal Justice Institute since 2009, spoke to a local civil club Monday. The institute was established in 1994 and is part of the University of Arkansas system. One of the institute's main goals is to enhance the proficiency and...

Lyon College’s Roulier receives Fulbright award to India

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A Lyon College professor has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Dr. Scott Roulier has received a Fulbright award to Ahmedabad, India, to teach at the Centre for Environmental Planning...

Couple officially charged after robbery at gunpoint

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A Mountain View couple arrested just 30 minutes after allegedly robbing another couple at gunpoint has been officially charged in Stone County Circuit Court. (Click here for the original story.) Dakota Acklin (pictured above, left), 20, and Kristin Hicks (right), 21, were each charged with...