• Charges pending against teen for taking girl’s car

    A 15-year-old boy who reportedly took a girl’s car keys from a ball park dugout, and went for a joy ride before wrecking her car, may be facing charges of auto theft, driving without a license and two counts of criminal mischief. Kaelin Schroeder told …

    Read More

  • UAMS-AHEC to meet

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center-North Central unit will hold two meetings on Thursday. The first will be held at noon at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce and the second at 5 p.m. in the Bad Boy Mowers conference room. …

    Read More

  • Library looking to form teen book club

    The Independence County Library is looking for teens who would be interested in being part of a book club. For more information visit the library at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville, call (870) 793-8814 or email indcolib@hotmail.com.

    Read More

  • Clothing giveaway set

    A community outreach clothing giveaway will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

    Read More

  • Sunday dinners set in E-Shade

    EVENING SHADE — The City of Evening Shade is holding fundraiser dinners from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on each of the next three Sundays in the Evening Shade School Cafeteria, said city official Kimberly Graddy. The menus are as follows: On Mother’s Day — …

    Read More

  • Weston Music Studio sets spring recital festival

    Weston Music Studio will hold its annual spring recital festival at 3 and 6 p.m. May 19 in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Themes are “Music Influenced by Great Literature, Art, Drama and Poetry” and “Classical …

    Read More

  • C-Ridge to discuss programs

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include discussion of concurrent programs offered by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, review of policy recommendations and a financial report. Meetings …

    Read More

  • Community School to meet

    The Community School will hold a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

    Read More

  • Quorum court to hear reports

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building. The agenda includes hearing reports from department heads, amending ordinances including one that will change three part-time transporter positions at the Juvenile Detention Center into full-time positions. All …

    Read More

  • BREAKING NEWS – Former Coroner shot

    Investigators are trying to decipher details regarding the shooting this afternoon of former Independence County Coroner Hardy Willis while he was home alone. Police and Vital Link ambulance were dispatched to his home on Byers Street in Batesville after Willis called 911 asking for help …

    Read More

  • One-vehicle accident

    A one-vehicle accident shortly after 7 this morning resulted in injuries to a mother and daughter. According to Izard County Investigator Charlie Melton, the truck driven by Tina Rainey, 42, of Violet Hill, left the road, hit some loose gravel and hit a tree. Melton …

    Read More

  • Suffering in silence: Couple copes with Crohn’s

    Some things are embarrassing to talk about and it’s the silence that is causing many people to suffer alone. Bruce Oakley didn’t want to admit he was sick. He was an avid runner, just a year into his new marriage to Suzy and living in …

    Read More