Elderly woman abused by caregiver dies

May 19, 2017 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Jane Sandefur has died. Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said he received a call from dispatchers at 10:15 p.m. Thursday …

Contraband found at jail

May 19, 2017 Two Independence County jail inmates were found with contraband and now face new charges, according to reports filed with the sheriff’s office. On …

Motorcyclist jailed on multiple charges

May 19, 2017 A motorcyclist who kept his expired license plate tucked away ended up going to jail anyway on a multitude of traffic and other charges, …

Perkey to resign as tax collector

May 19, 2017 Janet Perkey Independence County Tax Collector Janet Perkey will be resigning from her office on June 2 after more than …

UACCB named among top 10 colleges

May 19, 2017 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has been ranked among the top 10 community colleges in Arkansas, naming it one of the …

Fundraiser for Altom to be Saturday

May 19, 2017 FLORAL — A fundraiser for Brandon Altom will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Floral Fire Department, located at 3760 Floral Road in …

Habitat sets annual fundraiser

May 19, 2017 The Habitat for Humanity of Independence County’s “Home Matters” annual banquet and silent auction will be held Thursday, May 25 at the downtown Barnett …