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KAIT Jonesboro
Evening Shade under boil order after water system workA Sharp County city is still under a boil order following maintenance work on t
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 3 days ago
A Sharp County city is still under a boil order following maintenance work on their water system. The Evening Shade Water Department posted on their Facebook page Sunday the city continues to be under a boil order until further notice. An earlier... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Speed to be reduced in Ash Flat after safety studyappropriate by the commission as well as other factors. However, the commissio
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 4 days ago
appropriate by the commission as well as other factors. However, the commission stated that after meeting with Fowler and Sharp County Judge Gene Moore about recent crashes in the area, the speed limit will be reduced to 40 miles per hour in that... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Inmate said to flee after church outingSharp County Sheriff Mark Counts let an inmate out of jail last month so he cou
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts let an inmate out of jail last month so he could go to church at a Bible-based ministry for people with addictions. But Mark Adam Johnson, 29, of Batesville "ran off after church," according to an affidavit filed in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas man faces negligent homicide charges in crash that killed 2, documents show58, of Walnut Ridge on two felony counts of negligent homicide involving a vehi
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
58, of Walnut Ridge on two felony counts of negligent homicide involving a vehicle while intoxicated, documents filed in Sharp County Circuit Court show. Authorities say Barnes’ 2004 Chevrolet pickup, traveling at speeds up to 71 mph, crashed... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Sheriff releases new details in murder investigation, says victim was beaten to deathNew details have been released into a murder investigation in Sharp County. She
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 9 days ago
New details have been released into a murder investigation in Sharp County. Sheriff Mark Counts told Region 8 News that Mark Shirley beat his wife Amanda Shirley and Mark Ballard earlier this month. Ballard later died. On Oct. 2, the two were found... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Man faces charges after deadly attackA Sharp County man faces charges of first-degree murder and battery in connecti
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
A Sharp County man faces charges of first-degree murder and battery in connection with an attack that left an Ash Flat man dead and a woman seriously injured, Sheriff Mark Counts said. Mark Shirley, 36, was ordered held without bail in the Sharp... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Court of AppealsHarrison and Klappenbach, JJ., agree. CV-16-1122. Nick Murphy v. FNBC Bank f/k
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Harrison and Klappenbach, JJ., agree. CV-16-1122. Nick Murphy v. FNBC Bank f/k/a First National Banking Company, from Sharp County Circuit Court. Dismissed. Harrison and Klappenbach, JJ., agree. CV-17-41. Debbie Jean Brown and Louise Pilz v.... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Parents helping others while honoring daughter's memoryA Sharp County couple is honoring the memory of their daughter while helping ot
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 15 days ago
A Sharp County couple is honoring the memory of their daughter while helping other families dealing with cystic fibrosis. Sadie Medlock passed away in October 2015, after living 18 years with the disease. Ken and Shelly Medlock have now founded the... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
man found covered in blood dies, murder investigation underwayA man who was found covered in blood has died. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Count
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 17 days ago
A man who was found covered in blood has died. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts confirmed to Region 8 News that the male victim, Mark Ballard, died early Tuesday morning. Ballard's body has been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Man jailed after 2 relatives found 'covered in blood' in Arkansas home, sheriff's office saysfound unresponsive and "covered in blood" in their Arkansas home shortly after
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
found unresponsive and "covered in blood" in their Arkansas home shortly after noon Monday. In a news release Tuesday, Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said the male and female victims were found in the bedroom of a residence on U.S. 167, south... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
man and woman found covered in blood, family member arrestedSharp County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a call of an unresponsive man and
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 17 days ago
Sharp County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to a call of an unresponsive man and woman in Ash Flat found the victims in a bedroom, covered in blood. According to a news release from Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts, the unidentified victims were... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Man sent to hospital with head injuries, two arrestedSharp County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are investigating an incident that lande
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 18 days ago
Sharp County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are investigating an incident that landed one man in the hospital and two others behind bars this weekend. Sheriff Mark Counts said they were called to a Cave City house around 3:45 a.m. Sunday for a man who... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Charter school status provides new classes for studentsA Sharp County high school is now a charter school, a distinction their princip
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 22 days ago
A Sharp County high school is now a charter school, a distinction their principal said has helped them ensure success for all of their students. Cave City High School Principal Mark Walling said being a charter school gives them more... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Charter school status provides new classes for studentsA Sharp County high school is now a charter school, a distinction their princip
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 22 days ago
A Sharp County high school is now a charter school, a distinction their principal said has helped them ensure success for all of their students. Cave City High School Principal Mark Walling said being a charter school gives them more... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Accidents on roads fatal for six peopleshut down for more than two hours. Also Tuesday, a 22-year-old Cave City man d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
shut down for more than two hours. Also Tuesday, a 22-year-old Cave City man died after his vehicle hit a tree stump in Sharp County, state police said. Johnny Taylor was traveling west in a 2009 Chevrolet on West Center Street near Cave City,... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
County to celebrate courthouse anniversaryYou are invited to a celebration Friday in Sharp County. The Sharp County Cour
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 1 months ago
You are invited to a celebration Friday in Sharp County. The Sharp County Courthouse was dedicated 50 years ago on Sept. 16, 1967. It replaced the courthouses that were in Evening Shade and Hardy. A reception will take place in the main lobby of... Read more

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