• Airport meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Airport Commission will meet at 5:30 tonight in the conference room at the airport terminal. It will by followed by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville pinning ceremony for the Aviation Maintenance class. Commission meetings are every third Monday of the …

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  • School honors former students – Playground dedicated to children killed in crash

    BALD KNOB — H.L. Lubker Elementary school in Bald Knob dedicated a playground Tuesday morning to two children who were killed in a car accident on their way to church in 2007. Tanner Rose, 9, and Brooklyn Rose, 3, were killed when a man driving …

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  • Accident causes outage

    ASH FLAT — A one-vehicle accident on Cardinal Road at Cave City on Monday led to a power outage over a relatively wide area, according to an accident report from the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department. About 5:24 p.m. William Smith of Highway 115, Cave City, …

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  • Cave City man killed after refusing to stop for police

    CAVE CITY — A driver who was either too impaired to know police were trying to stop him or otherwise refused to stop died following a Thursday afternoon, two-vehicle accident on Grange Road, according to Arkansas State Police Cpl. Seth Higginbottom. Dead is Carthal M. …

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  • Police called for dynamite

    When Herbert McDoniel learned the box he’d bought at auction might contain a detonator, he called a locksmith service. Actually, the box contained several sticks of dynamite and blasting caps, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Thursday, Officer Shawn Stephens and Sgt. Les McCollum …

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  • County looking to settle hydro

    After consulting with attorneys, the Independence County Hydroelectric Committee passed a motion to authorize Independence County Judge Robert Griffin to offer a settlement of $225,000 to Gerace Design Group Inc. The motion will go before the full court. The next scheduled meeting is June 11. …

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  • Carnival parade to change times

    The White River Water Carnival will have its parade this year, but the time has been moved, according to chamber officials. The parade will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 down Main Street. The theme is “Happy Birthday, Batesville,” in honor of the town’s 200th …

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  • Bond proposal on tap at Concord

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider approving the sale of second lien bonds for construction of a new maintenance facility, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. Dan Lovelady of First …

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  • Southside tops in geometry

    LITTLE ROCK — Southside High School has been named the top school in the state when it comes to student performance in geometry. School officials were notified this week by the Office for Education Policy at Little Rock, but any credit that the school deserves, …

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  • Huffing paint gets man arrested

    Huffing gold spray paint, getting into a fight and throwing the evidence into a ditch got a Batesville man arrested for public intoxication Thursday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, police were dispatched to Yates Lane at about 11 p.m. in reference to a …

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  • Benefit rodeo to be held Saturday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Paiton Turner Benefit Ranch Rodeo will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Plains Saddle Club. Events will include a three-man team participating in mugging, doctoring, loading and steer saddling. Entry fee is $30. A special event will be bronc …

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  • Ozarka Kids Academy to host summer camp

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka Kids Academy, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, will be offering a 12-week camp for children 6 to 9 years of age beginning Monday. The program will offer hands-on, organized and active learning for students, according to a news release. The curriculum will …

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