• Lyon sophomore soccer player wins American Midwest Conference award

    ST. LOUIS — Lyon College mid-fielder Jack Hayes won the American Midwest Conference men’s soccer defensive player of the week award. Last week, Lyon posted a 2-0 record to improve to 5-1-1 on the season. Hayes helped the Scots record its fourth straight shutout in …

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  • Lady Southerners take down Lady Panthers

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 25-8, 25-13, 25-6 in a 4A Central Conference match Tuesday night. The Lady Southerners improved to 7-2 in conference play and 14-3 overall as Courtney Farrier chalked up 11 kills, and Maggie Ried …

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  • Solid as a rock

    CORD — People in Cord know Royce and Randy Bradley are rock solid, people they can depend on. Whether it’s helping beautify the town or simply putting up a mailbox for an elderly person, the brothers have been raised to help their neighbors. The only …

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  • Man was strangled for meds

    A Vine Street man said he was robbed of cash and medication as he started his routine walk Monday night. Larry Miller, 45, said he had just finished watching wrestling on TV and was going for his nightly walk around 10:10 when the incident occurred. …

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  • Depot Days line-up includes Brandon Giles, tribute

    NEWPORT — Self-taught pianist Brandon Giles, originally from Magnolia and who played the part of Jerry Lee Lewis in the musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” will be among those opening for the Grammy-winning Kentucky Headhunters at the 15th annual Depot Days festival Saturday on Front Street …

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  • Sheriff: Inmate attempts suicide

    Local authorities were unable to find a weapon inside an Independence County jail cell where an inmate reportedly attempted suicide just before 10 Monday night. Independence County Deputy Michael Darr said inmate Derrick Hicks, 31, of Batesville made small self-inflicted cuts on his left wrist, …

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  • S-Rock PO seeks input

    LITTLE ROCK — Sulphur Rock Post Office customers are being asked for their input into the future of their post office in survey forms mailed to their addresses, said Postplan Coordinator Tanya Boyles of the United States Postal Service. Postplan is a review process for …

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  • Just Chillin’, Habitat chapter team up for ‘give back night’

    Just Chillin’ has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Independence County and will host a “give back night” from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Proceeds from sales will be donated to Habitat’s upcoming building project. In addition to give back night, Just Chillin’ also …

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  • Man accused of beating pregnant teen

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man who beat up a pregnant woman in front of his son was arrested late Thursday night, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Izard County deputies were sent to 86 East Jacksonport Road in reference to a domestic violence call. …

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  • Court dates set for woman, father charged in death

    JONESBORO (AP) — Court dates are set in Jonesboro for a father and daughter who prosecutors say were involved in a murder-for-hire plot to kill the woman’s husband. Michelle Despain and Carl Kelley are charged in the August 2011 shooting death of Jonesboro businessman Marc …

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  • New center lands conference

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Although it’s still under construction, the new convention center in Texarkana has already landed an event for 2015. The city announced Monday that Texarkana will host the Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 2015. It’s the first time the annual event …

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  • AEDC guarantees first loan under program

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says it’s guaranteed the first loan through a program aimed at promoting the development of minority business enterprises in the state. The commission says the first loan through the minority business loan mobilization revolving loan fund …

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