A&P commission chooses branding company

July 26, 2017 The city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission has chosen a branding company to help it promote tourism in the area. At its quarterly meeting …

38th rector to be installed

July 26, 2017 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Batesville will host a new ministry celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday in which the Rev. Larry R. Benfield, bishop …

Economic panel to meet

July 26, 2017 The Independence County Economic Development Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce board room.

Teen fatally shot outside youth shelter

July 26, 2017 MARION (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old boy outside an emergency shelter for juveniles in eastern Arkansas and a criminal investigation is …

Dozens charged in drug, gun probe

July 26, 2017 WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Dozens of people have been charged with gun and drug crimes by federal and state agencies in east Arkansas after …

Dance academy names scholar

July 26, 2017 Katie Wilson, who portrayed the Doll in North Arkansas Dance Theatre’s production of the “Nutcracker,” won the coveted 2017 Patrick Crommett Memorial Scholarship for …