• Men’s breakfast is Sunday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Barren Fork Church holds a free men’s breakfast and fellowship at 7 a.m. every third Sunday. The church is located on Barren Fork Road in Mount Pleasant.

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  • Church holds Bible series

    The Church of Christ at Quail Valley will have its annual Summer Bible Series from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through July 25. The theme is God’s plan for the family. Classes will be held for ages 2 and up, including adults. The church is …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The annual Cave City School Alumni Reunion will be held Aug. 9 in conjunction with the annual Cave City Watermelon Festival. The reunion will be in the Cave City Middle School Cafeteria. All former students, teachers and their families are invited to attend. Lunch will …

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  • Maria Shriver launches program honoring her father, Sargent Shriver

    NEW YORK — Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps. The Shriver Corps will train volunteers to help poor Americans connect …

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  • WM hospital reopens

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A West Memphis hospital says it has opened its doors this week after it closed down a month ago from a fire. Crittenden County Regional Hospital reopened this morning. The hospital says it expects to reopen its labor and delivery and …

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  • Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

    NEW YORK — Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her …

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  • Family raising money for mother

    They were high school sweethearts, have been married for 20 years and have four sons, but the seemingly fairy-tale life all but shattered in 2011. Chris Stump and his wife, Tracy, heard the words no one wants to hear — cancer. Tracy was diagnosed with …

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  • Stone County escapee caught sleeping

    Shane Lee Mitchell wasn’t on the lam long before he was captured sleeping in a chair. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office learned Mitchell had escaped from the Stone County jail Wednesday afternoon and that he might be in the area. Officer John Carroll said he …

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  • Biker eludes police

    A police-motorcycle chase that started in downtown Batesville ended in a ditch near Desha Tuesday night. Around 10 p.m. Independence County deputies Jeff Adams and Gene Davis were on Central Avenue and within a few blocks of each other when they spotted a Suzuki motorcycle …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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  • Thousands flock to fair

    Thousands flocked to the Independence County Fair Wednesday and the weather couldn’t have been nicer. Cooler temperatures brought in 3,695 people, up from last year’s attendance of 3,055, according to officials. The night was jammed packed with plenty of entertainment including the Independence County Fair …

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  • Three busted for drugs in Newark park

    Things were dull at the Newark City Park Monday evening, so around 6:20 p.m. Joseph Boode decided to take a ride on the hood of Kruz Roberts’ car. Matthew William was just along for the ride. Things livened up, however, when Newark Deputy Ashley Edwards …

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