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New life for Dogpatch USA property?

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InsideFortSmith.com reports the long-closed Dogpatch USA near Jasper might be home to a new tourist destination. Click here for all the info.  

Biker killed in one-vehicle accident in Baxter County

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A motorcyclist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Baxter County. William B. Cockrum, 60, was traveling north on Hwy. 5, just north of Clarkridge, according to Arkansas State Police Cpl. Britt Clements’s preliminary report, when his Harley Davidson motorcycle went off the...

Man arrested for meth possession after Pleasant Plains traffic stop

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A Letona, Ark. man was arrested Friday on Blackland Road near Pleasant Plains when a vehicle in which he was a passenger was clocked going 67 m.p.h in a 45 m.p.h.-posted zone. In the police report, John Marlow, a deputy with the Independence County Sheriff’s...

New Southside restaurant celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill, Thursday, Nov, 30. Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill is located 39 Jones Dr. in Southside. Jones Drive is directly past the Southside Harps Foods location on Batesville Boulevard. Oscar’s Smokehouse &...

Former Lyon College head coach releases statement on departure

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Below is the full statement of former Lyon College head football coach, Kyle Phelps, on his recent departure. Gary Bridgman will have more info on this story during today's Ozark Newsline at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Arkansas 103 KWOZ. Listen on-air,...

Poughkeepsie man flips pickup on Harrison Street in Batesville

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A Poughkeepsie, Ark., man flipped his truck Thursday morning, just before 9:30, while driving into Batesville from the east on Harrison Street. (State Hwy. 69). Apparently, the driver of the pickup truck, Danny Beard, 62, told police he was driving along in the outside lane...

‘Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste’ returns to Southside

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Jeremy Hall (left) and Maddie Poole from Southside Schools at the 2016 Madrigal Feaste The 23rd annual ‘Ye Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste’ returns to Southside School, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9. The Feaste, a reenactment of a 15th century royal banquet, is...

Batesville City Council recognizes three for helping wounded officer

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Three local individuals were recognized at Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meeting for coming to the aid of a Batesville Police Department (BPD) officer wounded by gunshots after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Joseph Penn, Shannon Briley and Ronatta Moser came to the...

HBO doc on Arkansas meth use features rehab center with local ties

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The newly released HBO documentary, Meth Storm, focuses on meth addiction in rural Arkansas, and the film includes a look at a year-long faith-based rehabilitation center based out of Perry County with ties to the WhiteRiverNow.com region. The center, Renewal Ranch, was started about five...

Arkansas unemployment benefits to be ‘chipped away’ in 2018

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A look at unemployment insurance in the state of Arkansas finds a “chipping away” of benefits by the state legislature over the past few years, with the “chipping” continuing into January 2018. The state governing body has repeatedly reduced the amount of unemployment insurance available...

Live broadcast at Citizens Bank helps raise funds for Youth Ranch

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Giving Tuesday was Nov. 28, and to celebrate locally, the W.R.D. Entertainment (WRDE) family of radio stations teamed with Citizens Bank of Batesville to help raise funds for the Arkansas Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch in Bethesda. A series of remote broadcasts from the parking...