School budget approved; raises unsure

January 5, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Budget conferees approved Gov. Mike Huckabee's proposed two-year, $3.3 billion public school budget Thursday with no commitment to a promised $3,000 teacher pay raise.

Youth waterfowl hunt slated

January 5, 2001 DEWITT - Jan. 27 and 28 are the designated dates for the third annual White River National Wildlife Refuge Youth Waterfowl Hunt, said Larry Mallard, refuge manager.

AG&FC public meetings set

January 5, 2001 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold 13 public meetings in locations around the state Saturday for the purpose of gathering input for the upcoming 2001-2002 hunting se

Thefts, armed robbery probed

January 5, 2001 ASH FLAT - The Sharp County Sheriff's Department investigated 13 thefts during December, said Sheriff T.J. "Sonny" Powell.

Weather brings much to talk about

January 5, 2001 The weather provided plenty of opportunities to start lively conversations during 2000, beginning with a weather front dumping rain and driven by strong winds, through a heat and drought-plagued su

Unsolved murder tops year’s crimes

January 5, 2001 The year 2000 was quite eventful in Independence County. Listed below are some of the more significant activities and events dealt with by county law enforcement officials.

Postal-rate hike takes effect

January 5, 2001 Saturday will be the last day letters can be mailed for 33 cents, and postal officials are advising stamp buyers to get new stamps this week.

New sheriff conducts personnel inspections

January 5, 2001 Shortly after daybreak today, new Independence County Sheriff Dan Johnson and Chief Administrator John Hilburn began an inspection of personnel and equipment belonging to the sheriff's department.