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Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

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The 2020 election cycle for the Preferential Primary begins Tuesday with the opening of early vote polling sites in Batesville at the Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Center and in Southside at the new Southside City Hall building.  Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and...

Lady Southerners defeat the Lady Warriors of Westside Monday night, 77-32

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The Lady Southerners ran their record to 12-3 (4-0 in conference) dominating the Westside Lady Warriors 77-32 Monday night at Southside. The Lady Southerners had five players in double figures London Cuzzort had 21, Reese Garner with 18, Olivia Allen scored 14, Brett Gardner...

Independence County Election Commission met Thursday

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The Independence County Election Commission met Thursday, Dec. 5 to allow candidates to draw straws for their ballot positions.  Two other large items were announced at Thursday's gathering. 2020 has potential be a year of record voter turnout and Independence County is officially a voter...

A short agenda turns into a long night for the Independence County Quorum Court

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Instead of giving a short report to the Independence County Quorum Court at Monday's meeting, Sheriff Shawn Stephens made it more of an address about communications within county government. The sheriff said he wanted to be included on the front end of conversations that...

Independence County Quorum Court has light agenda for upcoming meeting

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Solid Waste Department pick-up equipment and a county board re-appointment are New Business items on the Independence County Quorum Court’s agenda when it meets April 8. Independence County Judge Robert Griffin will ask the court to re-appoint Joe Don Reynolds to the County’s Public Health,...

President Clinton to speak at ASU Feb. 11

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JONESBORO – President Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, will speak at Riceland Hall of Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus, Monday, Feb. 11. “An Evening with President Clinton” will be part of the...

Independence County Democrats committee elects new officers

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The Independence County Democrats committee met Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Independence County Library in Batesville. The committee elected new officers for the 2019-2020 political cycle. The new officers, pictured below, are, from left: Shannon Hix, chair; Nisha Viswanathan, vice chair; Bruce Oakley, secretary;...

Sen. Irvin looks toward the 2019 state legislature highlights

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In her report from the Arkansas State Capitol, Sen. Missy Irvin says when the legislature meets on Jan. 14 of the new year, it will take up proposals to lower income taxes and simplify the tax table. One of the main questions is how quickly...

Independence County Republican Party sets day and time to elect officers

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The Independence County Republican Party says it will elect officers in its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Citizens Bank Annex Building, 285 E. College in Batesville, at 6:30 p.m. Offices to be filled include chairman, first vice-chairman, second...

Senator Missy Irvin to chair Senate committee

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State Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View has been elected to the chairmanship of the Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee. Sen. Irvin’s selection was made during the 35-member Senate’s organizational meeting.  The members also formalized the rules for the 92nd General Assembly of...

Dean of Clinton School of Public Service to talk politics at Lyon College Dec. 6

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Article by Madeline Pyle Lyon College With the results of mid-term elections still fresh, many might wonder the fate of the 2020 elections. Next Thursday, Dec. 6, Dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service James L. “Skip” Rutherford III and Lyon College’s...