• I thought we were friends

    I have gotten used to the fact that I embarrass my 13-year-old daughter Alexas all the time, but now apparently I am embarrassing her friends as well. Like most people in the world, I have a Facebook page and one day, one of her best …

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  • Life, liberty and the pursuit of typos

    I hope you enjoy your watermelon, fireworks and parades this Independence Day. I’m sort of burned out on the holiday. Somehow or another I got corralled into proofreading a history textbook chapter on the American Revolution. Whether because of political correctness, a desire to give …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 28, 2013 – Sunday, June 30, 2013.

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  • Firework show scheduled with tonight’s point races

    LOCUST GROVE — Drivers will hit the track tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway as Greg Waugh, Jason Wilkey, Travis Ashley, Larry House and David Hagler try to extend their leads in the Isle of Capri points racing series. The BMS will also celebrate the …

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  • Shepard appears in court

    ASH FLAT — Accused cattle rustler Ron Shepard got his day in court Tuesday, but not before a jury. His trial is set for later this month where he will be tried on six counts of theft with two other counts severed and set for …

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  • Man threatens another with knife during fight

    An argument between two men Wednesday night escalated when one allegedly grabbed a machete and threatened the other with it, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies Michael Darr and Darin Brewer arrived at the parking lot of Harp’s Grocery Store …

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  • Firing BB gun at patrol car ends in arrest, $250K bond

    SWIFTON — Firing a BB gun at the windshield of deputy’s patrol car and nearly hitting the officer has landed a Swifton man in jail and a bond set at $250,000 after reportedly protecting the property from would-be thieves. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said …

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  • Man upset when benefits run out

    A man who was told he wouldn’t be getting his unemployment check any longer allegedly threatened two women at the Arkansas Department of Workforce office, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Bret Ward talked with Judy Fullbright and Rita Eddy …

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  • SHS building nears second phase

    SOUTHSIDE — The first phase in the construction of Southside High School’s new building continues with it set to be turned over to the district by July 15 and occupied by students this fall, but Phase 2 isn’t far behind. The Southside School Board recently …

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  • ATV driver arrested for drugs

    A man riding his all-terrain vehicle down the road apparently changed his mind about fleeing police in mid-pursuit, according to a report filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy James Woods said he was on a routine patrol on Sandtown Road when he saw …

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  • Puppy adoptions are half-price this Friday, Saturday

    The Humane Society of Independence County is having a two-day only, “Out the Door Special” half-price adoption on all puppies. The special will be Friday and Saturday on puppies less than 6 months old. The puppies that are available have been spayed/neutered, are current on …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30, 2013.

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