web-dowell children

Dowell Transport keeps on truckin’ – Celebrates 40 years in business

Before his death Earl Dowell was adamant that his employees keep their jobs, and five years later his company has kept that commitment. Dowell was the founder of Dowell Transport Inc. and employees recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, remembering the man with a big heart and a great sense of humor. The business is now owned by Dowell’s children, Kerry …

In Other News

Southside to file for incorporation – Batesville pledges to challenge

The city of Batesville may be losing its chance to annex Southside — members of the Keep Southside Free From …

Adult son becomes hostile with mom

MELBOURNE — A man who choked his mother was arrested for third-degree domestic battery last week, according to a report …

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ author to speak

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of “Flags of …

Crash kills Sage man

MELBOURNE — A head-on collision Saturday resulted in the death of an Izard County man, according to Arkansas State Police. …

Remembering country stores

Brooks Blevins will be bringing a program about past and present country stores to Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 …

Nonprofit donates $10K to Ozarka College

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has been awarded $10,000 to benefit its scholarship program courtesy of the Stone County Community Resource …

Governor donates archives to ASU

JONESBORO (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe announced Saturday he will donate his eight years of gubernatorial papers, video footage, photographs …

Highway bid awarded

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Independence County, according to Arkansas State …

Sports

Undefeated ’Katz dismantle ’Hounds, 48-6

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz stand alone as the only undefeated football team in the Guard-circulation area after the Jonesboro …

Lyon suffers 0-4 weekend

PARKVILLE, Mo. — The Park University women’s soccer team took a 2-1 lead over Lyon College in the first half …

’Cane runs away from Pioneers with 21-0 surge

Jonesboro running backs ran through and around Batesville defenders for three scores with their first three possessions of the third …

Rams win, Pioneers finish last in 5A-East District golf triangle

PARAGOULD — Paragould defeated 5A-East District opponents Greene County Tech and Batesville in a boys high school golf triangular Thursday …

10 pounds measure up to 3rd title for Le, Lemon

The team of T Le-Russell Lemon won their third Tommy Clark White River Bass Classic title and $1,000 first prize …

Carr wins Mid-America street stock $10,000 prize in finale at Locust Grove

LOCUST GROVE — From his outside front row position, Aaron Carr led from start to finish Saturday to win the …

Auto Racing Briefs

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish at New Hampshire Motor …

Tennis

Batesville swept fellow 5A-East District member Nettleton in high school tennis matches Thursday at Lyon College. The Lady Pioneers won …