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Couple, allegedly high on meth, lead Stone County officer on chase with speeds reaching 100 mph

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A Fifty-Six, Ark. man, allegedly high on methamphetamine, led a Stone County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant on a high-speed chase over the weekend, according to authorities. On Saturday, March 5, Lt. Zach Alexander of the Stone County Sheriff's Department noticed a couple in a vehicle driving...

Stone County couple arrested for allegedly tying up and beating juvenile after missed curfew

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Stone County authorities were recently notified that a 16-year-old female, according to court records, had been handcuffed, tied up with rope, and beaten for missing curfew. The juvenile told investigators she had gotten home after her curfew time, staying late with some friends at the...

First Community Bank tops Forbes 2020 Best-in-State Banks and Credit Unions list

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First Community Bank has been chosen as the top bank among four other financial institutions on Arkansas’ best banks by Forbes for its 2020 Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions list. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal...

Two-vehicle accident south of Newark takes life of young Newport man

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An 18-year-old Newport man was killed Monday afternoon just before 1:30 in a two-vehicle accident south of Newark on Arkansas State Highway 69. The Arkansas State Police preliminary fatality report said a 2012 Freightliner was traveling north on Highway 69 south of Newark when a...

Stone County woman charged after caught switching price tags at Mountain View Walmart

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A Stone County woman was caught and charged with switching price tags and ringing up items below their actual costs at the Mountain View Walmart store. Court information stated Autumn Renee Youngberg, 25, switched the price tags on three items that sell for a total...

Razorback Coach Mike Anderson coming to Hog Bash 2018 April 24

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The head coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Mike Anderson, will headline Hog Bash 2018, Tuesday, April 24, at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The Razorbacks’ mascot, Tusk, is also scheduled to be part of the...

Sobriety checkpoint yields arrest of man for meth possession

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During a sobriety checkpoint operated Friday evening, Sept. 7,  in Independence County, a 42-year-old man was arrested for possession of a narcotic, namely methamphetamine. The checkpoint was assisted by the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile unit from Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy. When the...

Independence County woman found with meth as she was being transferred from court to jail

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An arrest warrant has been issued for an Independence County woman who, while being transferred from district court to jail, was found to be in possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to introduce meth or cocaine into the human...

Main Street Batesville scales back downtown Halloween plans; ‘The River Haunt’ approved to open

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The popularity of Main Street Batesville’s Fun & Safe Halloween trick-or-treat event will make it difficult to hold this October due to social distancing regulations and other coronavirus guidelines, according to Main Street Batesville (MSB) and downtown merchants. But there are plans for a...

Independence County woman charged with felony theft by receiving

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Photo provided by the Independence County Jail An Independence County woman has been arrested and charged in circuit court with theft by receiving. Maranda Kay Younger (pictured), 21,  is accused of receiving or retaining a stolen debit card.   Authorities said in the affidavit that the card...

VET IQ Petcare holds ribbon-cutting at Batesville’s Walmart

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Described as offering "Smart choices for a healthy pet," the new VET IQ Petcare outlet located in the Batesville Walmart Supercenter celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for their opening. Ambassadors from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand along with other guests...