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New city to get new city hall

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Crystal Johnson presents Southside Mayor Ray Bowman with a book of the latest edition of Arkansas Municipal Codes. Bowman joked that he would be using it a lot as the new mayor of the state's newest city.

SOUTHSIDE -- About 100 citizens turned out Wednesday to see an historic ceremonial groundbreaking event for the new city of Southside's city hall.
Earthwork was completed and contractors were preparing to place reinforcement . . . more »


Local woman suffers collapsed lung, fractured ribs; assailant arrested


A Ruddell Hill man, identified as Roger L. Naulls, 58, who allegedly beat a woman bad enough to collapse a lung and fracture her ribs, is being charged with second-degree battery, a class D felony, and being held in the . . . more »


Finleys named Izard County Farm Family of Year

Photos by Frank Wallis

The Izard County 2018 Farm Family are Tim and Cindy Finley, pictured here with Tim's parents, Rayburn and Lacrisha Finley; daughter Kayla Finley Ward; her husband Daniel Ward; and their son, Eli, 2, would-be tractor driver; son Kody Finley and his wife Whitney.

SIDNEY -- If anyone want to know just how a ribeye steak comes to taste so good, just ask Tim and Cindy Finley, the 2018 Izard County Farm Family.
Short answer: Hard work and attention to details.
"Calves are weaned during . . . more »


Recycling future in Ind. Co. still uncertain

Curbside collection of recyclable materials from residences will cease for 60 days if the Independence County Quorum Court adopts a plan to save the service.
The plan hatched during a joint meeting Wednesday of the quorum court's . . . more »


Hot dogs at Help and Hope

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