• Man wants to pursue criminal charges against grandmother

    An 18-year-old Magness man said his grandmother demanded he give her $4,000 so he could see his sister and after he gave it to her she left the state. Darrell Johns said he took $5,000 out of his account and gave Rita Kirk of Weldon, …

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  • Thida man wanted after fleeing police

    Trying to get cops to wreck after he fled a police traffic stop now has a Thida man wanted by the law. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said Christopher Atkinson, 37, of Departee Creek was reportedly driving in an erratic manner on Blackland Road …

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  • Off-duty cop arrests theft suspect

    When stealing items from parked vehicles it’s a good idea research your target area. That’s something Derrick A. Larry learned the hard way Thursday morning, according to a court affidavit filed by Lt. Mike Mundy of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. According to Mundy, the …

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  • Sex offender reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Terry Foster, according to a news release. Foster is 55 years old, weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair, blue eyes and a scar on his left arm. Foster, who lives in the …

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  • Izard deputies deal with stabbing, domestics

    MELBOURNE — A domestic fight at a Calico Rock apartment complex over the weekend resulted in one woman’s going to jail, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Leah Renee Shaver, 36, of Calico Rock is accused of stabbing a male companion, who required hospitalization. John Webb, …

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  • Hicks named new dispatch supervisor

    A former county judge will be back in public service, this time as Batesville Dispatch supervisor. Bill Hicks will be taking over as dispatch supervisor on Aug. 25, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh announced Tuesday night at the city council meeting. He will replace Joy Wilson, who …

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  • Cave City board gets new member

    CAVE CITY — The school board at Cave City has a new member. Ashley Beller was appointed as interim board member replacing Kirk Ratliff who had resigned in the June meeting, said Superintendent Steven Green. “Mrs. Beller actually filed for the position and is unopposed …

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  • Johnny Cash’s boyhood home opens Saturday

    DYESS — It’s yellowed with age and doesn’t have a case but the small pillow brought comfort to a young J.R. Cash after the death of older brother Jack. Inside the five-room home sits the family’s old, upright piano but it is perhaps by luck …

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  • Cave City to set public meeting

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school library to introduce new employees and set a date for the September meeting and annual report to the public, according to an agenda for the meeting. A …

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  • Civil War group to hear about hill country clan/Union fighters

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. William Baker of Newport will present a program entitled “The Williams Clan: Hill Country Farmers and Union Fighters.” Thomas Jefferson …

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  • Cave City classes to resume

    CAVE CITY — Cave City School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Buses will run. Superintendent is Steven Green. Administrative assistants/bookkeepers are Margaret Beever and Becky Johnson. District treasurer is Lisa Albertson. School board members are Steve Stauffer, president, Dean Hastings, secretary, Donald Simmons, Wendell …

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  • Melbourne plans for new year

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Superintendent is Gerald Cooper. Administrative assistant is Chrystal Conrad. District treasurer is Toni Lawrence. School board officers are Toby Smith, president; Jason Miller, vice president; and Brad Wheelis, secretary. Board members are Robert Cooper, Kirk …

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