Near crash sends driver to jail

April 6, 2017 After nearly hitting the county sheriff head-on while driving in the wrong lane a Mount Pleasant man now finds himself in jail and facing …

Traffic stop leads to felony charges

April 6, 2017 While following a Chevrolet Tahoe, believed to be occupied by two wanted suspects, and observing the driver crossing the center line, Independence County Sheriff’s …

Two jailed after visit from probation officer

April 6, 2017 Bond has been set at $50,000 each for two Batesville men arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after a parole/probation officer made …

Seven go to Department of Correction

April 6, 2017 MELBOURNE — Seven Izard County inmates have been transferred to the Arkansas Department of Correction on various charges, according to Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley.

Library revamps website

April 6, 2017 The Independence County Library launched its new website Tuesday, complete with a fresh look and feel, clearer navigation, improved searching and plenty of content …

Woman dies in crash

April 6, 2017 JESUP — A Smithville woman died Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 115 in Lawrence County. Cpl. Anthony Dail with Arkansas State …

Southside water to meet

April 6, 2017 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1401 Batesville Blvd. Following a …

News of Other Days

April 6, 2017 35 YEARS AGO From Wilson Powell’s Then & Now column: Dorothy Moore Kinion taught for a total of 10 years at Oak …