• Thanksgiving four-wheeler arrests

    It wasn’t a very good Thanksgiving for Vernon Vinson of Cleghorn Chapel and Cora McKinzie of Sulphur Rock. Vinson was arrested on several traffic violations, including fleeing from police, after he was stopped for riding a four-wheeler on a public highway around 7:40 a.m. Thursday. …

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  • Jewelry, outdoors equipment stolen

    There are no suspects in the Wednesday burglary of Amy Cowen’s home on Kari Brook Lane south of Batesville in which a ring, shotgun and fishing gear were stolen. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said Cowen told him she left home around 1 p.m. and …

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  • Wanted man allegedly found with drug paraphernalia

    When you’re wanted by police in two different counties, walking the city streets while carrying a drug pipe is not a particularly good idea, as 40-year-old Billy Joe “Bobo” Conley of Batesville found out Sunday evening. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said he was in …

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  • Accident ends in arrest

    When Mark Winkle was speaking in alternating fast and slurred speech and with blanks in his memory, police began to suspect that the 43-year-old Batesville man was high on drugs when he wrecked his car in a deep ditch early Sunday morning. Deputy Michael Moody …

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  • Nursing assistant awarded

    Linda East, certified nursing assistant for Caring Hands Hospice of Batesville, recently received the Heart of Hospice Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas, according to a news release. The HPCAA Heart Award is designed to honor the person affiliated with hospice …

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  • Unclaimed property auction set

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas auditor’s office has scheduled its monthly online auction of unclaimed property. The auction on eBay is to start at 10 a.m. Friday and will be open for seven days, and bidding is open to anyone except auditor’s office employees. …

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  • EHC to host holiday open house

    The Extension Homemakers Council of Independence County will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cooperative Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Demonstrations, displays and samples of holiday decorations, gifts, crafts and food will be shown. …

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  • An Arkansas holiday tradition, Festival of Trees returns Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK — Ticket sales are under way for the 36th annual CARTI Auxiliary Festival of Trees, a three-day holiday celebration and fundraiser benefitting CARTI cancer patients set for Thursday-Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center Ballroom in downtown Little Rock. The CARTI Auxiliary Festival of …

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  • December Civil War events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — A re-enactment on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Prairie Grove, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for December 2012, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial …

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  • Baileys to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bailey, 1962                   Allen and June Bailey of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Elizabeth’s Restaurant, located at 231 E. Main St. in Batesville. …

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  • Peyton Paul Krieger

    Adam Krieger and Mary Turner, Shelby and Emily of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Oct. 30, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14.1 ounces and has been named Peyton Paul Krieger. Grandparents of …

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  • Heidi Alyse Cooper

    Tyler and Whitney Cooper and Addie of Melbourne have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 22, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.6 ounces and has been named Heidi Alyse Cooper. Grandparents of the child are …

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