web-law budget meeting

Jailers needed, facing shutdown

In a week and a half the Independence County jail will be short seven jailers and the jail could face shutting down, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, who addressed a joint meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court law enforcement and budget committee on Monday at the county courthouse. The committees met to discuss what the county will …

In Other News

Elderly man reports robbery, attack

An elderly man claims he was attacked Monday by a woman who demanded money from him. Independence County sheriff’s officer …

High-speed chases result in prison time

A high-speed chase in 2012 has resulted in a five-year prison sentence for Christopher R. Chandler. The sentence was recently …

Man killed in traffic crash

A Locust Grove man was killed in an accident earlier this week on Highway 14, according to a report from …

Batesville Fire Department to update preplans

For years, it has been the Batesville Fire Department’s policy to have a copy of every business’ contact and other …

Elementary construction talks to continue

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at noon Thursday to continue discussion of construction plans for a new …

Hot tamales being sold

A Super Bowl Hot Tamale Supper will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, …

First Community Bank hires assistant VP

Danita High has joined First Community Bank as assistant vice president and trust operations officer. A six-year veteran of trust …

Citizens Bank donates Westside police branch

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has gained a much-needed training and meeting facility with the donation from Citizens Bank of …

Sports

Austin Reaves records double-double in 3A-2 win

NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves remained undefeated at 7-0 in the 3A-2 District Tuesday with a decisive 55-39 win …

District leaders start fast, win big in Forrest City

FORREST CITY — Both 5A-East District leaders got off to fast starts and won big here Tuesday night. The Batesville …

ICYAA spring swim program sets registration for Monday

The Independence County Youth Athletic Association is scheduled to register swimmers for the spring session Monday at the Lyon College …

Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, January 28 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

This time, Hogs slip by Volunteers

FAYETTEVILLE — Once again against Tennessee, Michael Qualls and his Arkansas teammates struggled early to find their rhythm. The other …

Mental evaluation ordered by judge for boxer Taylor

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor, who is facing charges in two gun-related incidents, must undergo a …

QB legacies face ‘super’ test

PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see …

Serena advances, Venus knocked out in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys today at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, …