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Stone County Medical Center Auxiliary honored for service

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The Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) Auxiliary was recently honored for their service during a luncheon in Mountain View. The Auxiliary raised $12,418 in 2017 for the medical center. Pictured below from left to right: Joel Breeding, WRHS Foundation board of trustees; Teresa Cheatham,...

Arkansas State Police to investigate overnight police pursuit, shooting in White County

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A police pursuit along U.S. Highway 67 initiated by Bald Knob police last night (Wednesday, March 7) ended in Beebe with multiple law enforcement agencies involved, and the suspect driver reportedly attempting to take his own life. Phillip Stroisch, 42, of Chesterfield, Mo., was...

Lyon College Gospel Choir planning trip to Italy for a performance

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The Lyon College Gospel Choir has been invited to participate in the week-long Passion of Italy Festival in Rome for the summer of 2018. The approximate cost of the trip for the 14 choir members is around $44,700, $20,000 of which has already been...

Beede announces candidacy for Jackson County Sheriff

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Longtime Jackson County resident Jasper Beede has announced he will run as a Republican in the race for Jackson County Sheriff. A minister since 1981, Beede has been educated in criminal justice, electrical technology and has worked in criminal justice for 17 years. He has...

Steep Canyon Rangers coming to AState’s Fowler Center March 16

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Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the Steep Canyon Rangers, Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. as the next installment in the 2017-18 performance series. The Steep Canyon Rangers' newest album Out in the Open made its debut hitting #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart. In a...

Man charged with shoplifting laptops and cell phones from Batesville’s Walmart

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A man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with stealing laptops and cell phones from Walmart in Batesville. According to the court information in the Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest, 29-year-old Jason Michael Brown, on more than one occasion, entered Walmart in...

“Give a Schram Campaign” raising funds for new microscopes at Lyon College

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Dr. Mark Schram, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Lyon College in Batesville, had one dream: to equip an entire biology lab with new microscopes and related software. So, in January 2017, Dr. Schram started the “Give a Schram Campaign” to fund new microscopes for...

Independence County man charged with two meth-related felonies

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An Independence County man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with two drug-related felonies. In late February, the Independence County Sheriff’s Office and 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force received information that 47-year-old Jamie Ray Rounds had some stolen property at his residence,...

Mountain View girls heading to state championship game

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The Mountain View senior girls basketball team is on the verge of making school history. This past Saturday's victory in the regional finals sends the team to the state championship game this weekend for Class 3A athletics. The team meets Charleston for the championship at 4:30...

Two Batesville propane companies burglarized

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Two propane companies in the Batesville area were burglarized early Friday morning, March 2. Heritage Propane, located at 2105 N. St. Louis St., was apparently the first store entered by breaking the glass out of the front door and going inside. Police say the office building...

No monkey business — Area woman wanting to buy a primate pet presses charges when no monkey arrives

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is working on a possible fraud that was perpetrated on a Desha woman. The local woman was looking to buy a monkey and found one online from a person's website that said he was in the primate business. The local woman...