• Driver busted for tossing drugs in front of officer

    A Batesville woman was arrested for drug charges after being involved in an accident, then allegedly throwing drugs into the street in front of an off-duty cop. The off-duty officer, Deputy Shay Moore with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, said she was in personal vehicle …

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  • Lyon opens Free Store

    It is not uncommon to see college students wearing shorts in the middle of winter. Some wear them by choice; others struggle financially to afford the basic necessities while already paying for tuition, books and meals. Lyon College is easing the burden on students by …

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  • Filings continue

    Political filings continued today, according to information provided by area county clerk offices. Candidates have until noon March 1 to file for office. Write-ins and independents running for county or township offices have until noon Thursday to get their paperwork in and file a notice …

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  • Suit re-filed over inmate’s death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The widow of a man who died of a heart attack in the White County jail has re-filed a federal lawsuit against two people who worked there. A federal judge dismissed Marilyn Haynes’ lawsuit against Sheriff Ricky Shourd and six other …

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  • Woman jailed for cruelty sues

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Former Gamaliel resident Tammy Christine Hanson is claiming in a federal civil lawsuit that she faced “cruel and unusual punishment” while a prisoner in the Baxter County jail after being convicted of animal cruelty. Hanson, representing herself, called several witnesses during …

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  • Hillcrest, Izard County boys move up in region

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Cougars advanced into the semifinals of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament by defeating the Black Rock Zebra’s 65-43. The Cougars led 20-12, 36-26 and 52-35 at the quarter breaks. Jake Dockins led the Cougars with 14 points. Trenton Hatman added …

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  • Witt named head pro

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Zach Witt, a River Valley High School graduate and former star athlete for the Rangers, has been promoted to Head Golf Professional at the Indian Hills Golf Course. Witt has been with Indian Hills since August as the Golf Pro Assistant. Witt, …

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  • Lyon falls twice in last regular-season trip

    HENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman swept Lyon here Thursday in a regular-season road finale for basketball. The Lady Lions steadily pulled away from the Scots in the second half for a 57-44 decision in the opener. After trailing in the first half, the Lions outscored the …

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  • Pioneer Ryan Coles signs with Lyon College baseball

    Ryan Coles Batesville Pioneer Ryan Coles signed a national letter of intent to attend Lyon College and play baseball for the Scots, Batesville Coach Mark Rush announced. The ceremony took place at the North Complex and the Pioneers’ home field on Thursday, . Coles, a …

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  • TV’s ‘Biggest Loser’ finds herself 88 pounds lighter

    Given the chance Becky Comet doesn’t know if being on TV’s “The Biggest Loser” is something she would do again. “I hope I don’t ever have to do that again,” the 51-year-old schoolteacher admits, laughing. A family history of diabetes and high cholesterol, a brother …

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  • J-boro mail operations moving to Memphis

    JONESBORO — The United State Postal Service has announced that mail processing operations from the Jonesboro Customer Service Mail Processing Center will be moved to the Memphis Processing and Distribution Center. The Jonesboro center will cease operations once the transfer is complete, according to a …

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  • Police take credit card fraud, theft reports

    Suspects have been named in the case of fraudulent use of a credit card belonging to a Batesville man who requires daily assistance. Betty Wilroy of Batesville told police Wednesday morning that someone has been using credit cards belonging to her husband, Robert Wilroy, to …

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