• Alleged shoplifter accused of having meth, knives

    Stopped by store personnel for allegedly taking electronic items from the Batesville Walmart store without paying, 24-year-old Jacob Moody of Batesville is also facing charges of drug possession, according to Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday, according to Collins. …

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  • Burglary suspect sought

    This photo was taken from surveillance camera footage recorded at the scene of a residential burglary which occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Stecker Road and Hiram Road in Cleburne County. In the full video, the suspect is shown making forced entry …

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  • Lyon board freezes tuition

    The Lyon College Board of Trustees has frozen tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year in response to changes in the Arkansas lottery scholarship. It took this unusual action because it recognizes the need to keep Lyon affordable and accessible to students and their …

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  • $3,000 cashiers check stolen

    A Dry Run Circle woman reported Thursday that her residence had been entered and a $3,000 cashiers check from a local bank and her debit card stolen along with other items, while she was in jail for several days, said Independence County Deputy Kirk Green, …

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  • Ark. House to vote on pawn shop data legislation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas House lawmakers are set to vote on a measure to require pawn shops to electronically upload their records to law enforcement in order to assist in criminal investigations. The House was scheduled to vote on the measure today. The bill …

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  • Bricks available to honor vets

    ASH FLAT — Memorial bricks honoring U.S. veterans are for sale by the American Veterans Memorial Committee until April 1, said committee member Nelson Gatewood. The bricks will be installed as part of the American Veterans Memorial on Nix Ridge Road in Ash Flat. Veterans …

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  • Mitre saw taken from church

    A 10-inch Dewalt mitre saw valued at $200 was taken from an outbuilding at Hope Lutheran Church at 2415 E. Main St., Batesville, sometime within the past 10 days, said Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar. Steve Kruse told Calendar he noticed Thursday that the storage …

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  • Lawmakers could expand school breakfast program

    LITTLE ROCK — About $1 million would buy a lot of meals from a school cafeteria, and that’s exactly what a bill in the Arkansas Senate aims to do. The measure would make money available for grants to prompt more schools in the state to …

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  • Performing arts activity held

    SULPHUR ROCK — The 2013 Independence County 4-H Performing Arts Activity was held Feb. 16 at the Sulphur Rock School Cafetorium. Eighty-five 4-H’ers competed in club skits, vocal, dance and instrumental categories. Winners were: Vocal cloverbud — Sarah Barber, Southside Afterschool, first; Kaylee Leddy, Cave …

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  • Revival announced

    NEWARK — Faith Tabernacle Church will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through March 8. Edwina Kidd is the guest speaker. The church is located at 125 East Sixth St. in Newark.

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  • Maxwell Louis Sharp

    Adam and Natasha Sharp, Madison and Liam of Ash Flat have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Feb. 26, 2013. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12.8 ounces and has been named Maxwell Louis Sharp. Grandparents of the …

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  • Karmen Nichole Templin

    Shaun and Charlie Templin of Melbourne have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 25, 2013. The baby weighed 5 pounds, .1 ounce and has been named Karmen Nichole Templin. Grandparents of the child are Tonya Templin, Shannon and …

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