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Wednesday Jul 23 | Batesville Daily Guard

Make-a-Wish sending boy, family to Disney World

Seven-year-old Jaxon Candler's wish is coming true - he and his family are going to Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid South, an organization that grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Related Topix: Crittenden County, AR, Sulphur Rock, AR, Batesville, AR

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Courier

Courthouse, 74, gets grant for elevator

Independence County has received a $150,000 state grant to install an elevator in its 74-year-old courthouse.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Batesville Daily Guard

Louisiana crew targets 4th WR canoe race title in row

Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, Arkansas, North Little Rock, AR

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Independence County Fair honors veterans with special ceremony

BATESVILLE, AR - Independence County honored its veterans Saturday at the fair's sixth-annual Veteran's and Military Appreciation Service.

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Related Topix: Batesville, AR, Cave City, AR

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Man charged with passing funny money

Surveillance video of counterfeit suspect Joshua Vickery BATESVILLE, AR - A Batesville man was arrested for passing counterfeit money around.

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Related Topix: Batesville, AR

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Batesville Daily Guard

Beller, Webb defend titles in March of Dimes 5K

Working in a music store struck just the right chord with 17-year-old Andrew Summers of Newark, who was recently among teens graduating from Jump Start, a career development program for high school students who are blind or severely visually impaired.

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Related Topix: Summers, AR, Newark, AR, Education Etc., Little Rock, AR

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KAIT-TV Jonesboro

Neighborhood Watch fights crime in Pleasant Plains

PLEASANT PLAINS, AR - Pleasant Plains residents said their city has changed.Gone are the days of unlocked doors and open windows.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Plains, AR, White County, AR

Batesville Daily Guard

Cop arrests woman for DWI, fleeing

"The bullet went in under my right ear and came out under my left ear - right through the middle of my neck.

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Related Topix: Jackson County, AR

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Arkansas Times

Jail seeks underwear donations; and that ain't all in tough times

Budget pressures on county jails are well-known. Mara Leveritt provides some personalized insight from Little River County, where inmates include Tim Howard, whose capital case Leveritt has long followed.

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Related Topix: Little River County, AR, Batesville, AR

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Batesville Daily Guard

12 graduates awarded scholarships

It didn't take Jodi Swift and Kevin Morris long to know they were right for each other.

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Related Topix: Sharp County, AR, Agriculture, Science

Sun Jun 29, 2014

KAIT-TV

Several highways closed due to flooding in Independence Co.

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR - Rain overnight and into Sunday morning flooded many highways in Independence County.

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Related Topix: Heber Springs, AR, Locust Grove, AR

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Flash flooding in Arkansas closes county roads

The office of emergency management in Independence County says heavy rainfall has caused several county roads to become impassable and culverts and bridges to be washed out.

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Related Topix: Weather, Desha, AR

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Flash flooding in Arkansas closes county roads

Glen Willis with the Independence County office of emergency management says heavy rainfall there has caused several county roads to become impassable and culverts and bridges to be washed out.

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Related Topix: Weather, Desha, AR

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