County fair gets underway

July 19, 2017 As the area passes the middle point of July, the farmers, beauty queens and craftspeople of Independence County are descending upon a 14-acre property …

Wanted driver eludes police after chase

July 19, 2017 A driver with outstanding warrants led Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens and other officers on a high-speed chase across the county before eluding them …

Man with flashlight busted for pot

July 19, 2017 Found walking with a flashlight near the Runway Road Apartment complex at 1 a.m. Wednesday, 39-year-old David Allen Duncan, who lives at the complex, …

Board OKs band, phone, kitchen purchases

July 19, 2017 New kitchen equipment, band instruments and an updated phone system will be coming to the Batesville School District after the Batesville School Board approved …

Gavin elected to council

July 19, 2017 Tammy Gavin Tammy Gavin, chief ancillary/support services officer at White River Medical Center, recently was elected to the Council of …

Gas line hit; bridge closed

July 19, 2017 POCAHONTAS (AP) — The Highway 67 bridge over the Black River at Pocahontas is closed after a construction crew struck a gas line.

Gov. touts global investment

July 19, 2017 NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ governor is promoting the state as a welcoming place for foreign companies to invest, joining at least three …

Riverfest suspends event after 40 years

July 19, 2017 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock’s annual music festival, Riverfest, is suspending operations after four decades. The Riverfest Inc., board of directors announced …